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e Midggan Ball
Sixty-Ninth Year

'ben Opininns Are Free
Trutb Will Prevail"

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



"What Do I Do Now, George?"
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Readers Give Support
To SGC President

State Schools' Joint Action:
A Voluntary Alternative

THE CONCEPT of a unified budget for higher
education - representing all of Michigan's
nine state-supported colleges and universities-
is apparently heading toward crystallization
after several years in the formative stage.
The need for such action has become increas-
ingly apparent in recent years. With higher
education in Michigan being a rapidly changing
enormity, notions of a centralized governing
authority have often been tossed back and
forth. Had the nine institutions not made the
move themselves, the state legislature might
have imposed a similar plan on them, but one
which they might regard disagreeably. Such a
plan was recommended this summer in a report
by educator John Dale Russell, who called for
creation of a central state agency, separate
from the schools themselves.
THE NEW SYSTEM arrangement proposed
by the schools basically places centralized
power with the State Council of College Presi-
dents, and is a "voluntary alternative" to Rus-
sell's suggestions.
The system is good in that it gives educators
a chance to analyze their own problems, make
their own recommendations, an'd ultimately, to
channel their owni future. To oversimplify, it
means a "united we stand" front will be thrown
up against the legislature's policy of "hold the
The joint budget request should alleviate two
unfortunate situations: 1) the competition be-
tween various schools for appropriations, and
2) the bitter struggles between the schools,
acting individually, and the lawmakers, which

Of To uruamei

ONCE UPON A TIME. in a world smaller but
just as complicated as our own, a dashing
young Prince of Nations determined to enter the
World Tournament of Arms, a recent innova-
tion then in progress. He did so because his
honor was at stake, and the Prince was known
far and wide to be a highly moral and upright
ruler. He also had the shining hope of making
this the last of all tournaments, because he
knew they were cruel, wasteful exhibitions, and
the Prince was above all kind-hearted.
Although he entered toward the end of the
competition, the Prince's strength and daring
dazzled all the other participants, most of
whom were middle-aged anyway, and ran out
of breath very quickly. When the Tournament
ended, therefore, the Prince had risen to the
head of his team, which won handily.
Numerous prizes awaited the winners, and of
course bickering broke out almost immediately,
as was the standard order of things after such
tournaments. Each winning State entered into
friendly competition with his teammates, in an
Men Still March
Associated Press News Analyst
strange silence over Western Europe.
From the North Sea to the Alps the guns
ceased pounding for the first time in four years.
The "War To End Wars"-the war which the
United States had so blithely entered "To Make
The World Safe for Democracy"-was over, or
so the people thought.
The Western Allies had won, and that first
Armistice Day their peoples celebrated like
madmen. In later years the celebration became
a tribute to the men who had done the winning.
But the "War To End Wars" hadn't worked,
and there came other wars, and more winners,.
The anniversary was renamed Veterans Day,
in honor of them all.
The twentieth century, which had been ex-
pected to produce a new apex in the advance
of civilization, began to be called "The Bloody
The roll of honor has grown beyond any pro-
portions which could have been imagined by
the madly happy people of Nov. 11, 1918.
Now there is observance rather than cele-
After 40 years the world is still not safe for
democracy. In the background there remains
the long roll of the drums.
fir .1.I

have erupted frequently in committee and on
the legislative floor.
The new program suggests there may be an
easing of the normal pressure exerted by the
nine schools, who, armed with their briefs and
lobbyists, have made the atmosphere more
intense than anything else. In the future, the
budget for higher education, while reaching a
skyscraping 100 million for operations and $25
million for capital outlay, will at least be single
and unified, thus simplifying matters in Lans-
POSSIBLE DRAWBACKS to the proposal are
worth examining. While competition in the
Legislature may be reduced, this does not rule
out the possibility of heated disputes among
the educators themnselves, as they deliberate
around their conference table. For certainly
the plan implies that each institution sacrifice
some of its own sovereignty towards the end
of a better quality of education across the state
as a whole. Just how much sovereignty? No-
body knows. But it is only human to seek the
best possible position for the University one
represents. Perhaps, in the long run, the state
schools are just getting themselves into a new
frying pan.
However, whatever apprehensions an ob-
server might have about the matter, they must
be discarded, at least temporarily. The plan,
above all, is a necessity. Whether the concept
of centralization is appealing or not, it is ex-
pedient and comes better voluntarily than by
imposition of an alternate-and apparently
repelling-solution by Russell.
rits and Honor
attempt to gain as much of the spoils as pos-
sible for himself.
But the Prince, as has been mentioned, was
very young and very inexperienced. Yet he
was unwilling to relinquish his position as
Leader of the team, for he was convinced of the,
righteousness of his own point of view. Where
he had to overrule his teammates, therefore,
inevitable disputes arose,
PRINCIPAL AMONG these was, of course,
Principle, for the Prince's strong moral fibre
would not allow him to capitalize on another's
defeat. He was shocked and angry, therefore,
when his teammates spoke in terms of "Retri-
bution," and "Retaliation," or when they ex-
pressed their determination to have the losers
pay the costs of the Tournament.
The Prince had had two slogans affixed to his
coat of arms; the first read "Victory Without
Malice," while the second, which he had carried
into battle with him, referred to "The Tourna-
ment To End All Tournaments." And he simply
could not understand why, since his teammates
professed to accept these slogans, they persisted
in acting contrary to them. Didn't they, too,
wish to abolish the evil tradition of Tourna-
ments immediately?
And so they did, but each of them-exactly
like the Prince himself-wanted the tradition to
end to his own benefit.
THE PRINCE could not comprehend this. He,
working to his own benefit? m vain, the
other States attempted to explain that main-
taining the status quo was to the benefit of the
Prince alone.
After all; they argued, the Prince had hardly
received so much as a scratch in the Tourna-
ment, and therefore needed no costly recupera-
They,'on the other hand, were also in favor
of' abolishing Tournaments, but they first
wanted to be sure the losing team would help
pay for their recovery from the most recent
Furthermore, they were adamant in their
feeling that there must be proper safeguards
against the losing team challenging them again
when they would be off-guard. They were very
much afraid, they said, that while they let their
armor rust and the spears become blunt, their
opponents would secretly prepare themselves
for another challenge.
The Prince, who was an Honorable Man, was
horrified at this trend of thought. And how-
ever much they argued, the other States could
not make him agree that his righteousness

came from the strength of his own castle, and
the width and depth of the moat that sur-
rounded it.
AND SO, THE PRINCE and his teammates
compromised. The losers were forced to pay
the costs of the Tournament, but the Prince
refused to allow measures to insure their con-
tinued cooperation. After all, he maintained,
the losers more than any other would want
to see Tournaments permanently abolished.
THE PRINCE GREW UP, and became a King.
In the interim, of course, more Tournaments
were held, and he participated in all of them,
for he was an Honorable Man, and had a duty
to perform in the world.
H-is Great .,-m- ho .r .mi at4 n lx - - ~n


W ASHINGTON - The national
political community is full of
forecasts of a coming Nixon-
Rockefeller collision for the 1960
Presidential nomination just like
the late Senator Robert A. Taft
of Ohio had in 1952 with Dwight
These predictions are that his-
tory will repeat itself with Vice-
President Richard M. Nixon as
the young pro grappling with a
popular amateur, Gov.-elect Nel-
son Rockefeller of New York, as
old - pro Taft grappled With a
similarly popular amater, Mr.
Some see the script for this
drama as already written. It is
complete with parts not only for
the stars, Nixon and Rockefeller,
but also for all the supporting
players. The "Wall Street" Eastern
Republicans are seen marshalling
on one side of the stage ready to
feed the socko lines to Rockefeller.
The Midwestern regular Republi-
cans are moving up on the other
side of the stage to do their dra-
matic bits for Nixon,
THERE IS plausibility in this
picture, It is indeed probable that
there will be another great contest
within the Republican party be-
tween the Rockefeller "moderns"
and all the rest of the Republicans
put together. It is unlikely, how-
ever, that any really exact repro-
duction of 1952 can occur.
True, Nixon and his party wing
may correspond roughly to Taft
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General Notices
Student Government Council Agenda
Nov. 11, Council Room, SAB, 7:30 p.m.
Special meeting-Sigma Kappa
Extended Hours: Women students
who attended the concert at Hill Aud.
on wed night, Nov. 5, had extended
hours until ii1:30.
There will be several vacancies in the
Martha Cook Bldg. for the second se-
mester, Feb., 1959. Those interested may
apply to the Director. For appointment
please call NO 2-3225.
The next Flu Shot Clinic for stu-
dents, staff and employees will be held
in Rm. 58 (basement of the Health
Service) Thurs., Nov. 13, only. Hours are
8:60-1:45 a.m. and 1:00-4:45 p.m.
Proceed directly to basement, fil out
forms, pay fee ($1.00) and receive in-
It is recommended that each person
receive two Injections approximately
2-3 weeks apart. This clinic will be open
for both first and second shots.
Lecture: Tues., Nov. 11, 8:00 p.m.
Univ. Hosp. Amphitheater. Dr. R. W.
Brauer, U. S. Naval Radiological De-
fense Laboratory, will speak on "Liver
Circulation and Liver Function." Open

ades of Robert A. Taft

t C, )*.,4

and his party wing, and Rocke-
feller and his wing may correspond
to Eisenhower and his wing. But
there will be significant differ-
ences in the plot of 1960 from that
of 1952.
The Vice-President is both more
and less than was Taft. His lead-
ership of the regular Republican
organization is more sure than was
Taft's at the comparable pre-con-
vention period of eight years ago.
He is an immensely more capable
practical "operator" than Taft
ever was. Heavy-handed mistakes
by lieutenants at state conventions
compromised Taft's candidacy for
him before the national convention
even opened. And it was character-
istic of the Senator's awkward but
moving grandeur as a man that
these mistakes remained unre-
Nixon lieutenants will make no
such mistakes. At the first sign of
even potential ineptitude they
would be ex-lieutenants Nixon, in
a word, now has a harder grip on
the regular party mechanism than
Taft ever had. Moreover, though
no one knows what the case may
be two years hence, Nixon as of
now certainly is not so vulnerable
as was Taft to the old cry: "He
can't win."
This is so mainly because he is
immeasurably less vulnerable on
another count. Terribly damaging
to Taft was a wide feeling that
he was hopeless on foreign policy;
that he was some sort of isola-
tionist. Nobody could rationally
make that accusation against Nix-
on. First, his record simply would
refute it. Second, he is much more
gifted at explaining himself to the

HE CAN HANDLE the simplici-
ties -- and sometimes even the,
over-simplicities. But Taft always
assumed that "intelligent people"
would grasp what'he meant; if
not, then so much the worse for
them. For the views of the "un-
intelligent," he couldn't have cared.
There is, however, an important
other side of the medal. This is a
human fact. It is that while the
Vice-President's practical skill is
far higher than was Taft's, he
does not command the almost in-
credible loyalty of the regular
rank-and-filers that was auto-
matically Taft's, When they
thought Taft was wrong on an
issue these rank-and-filers would
only shake their heads and say,
"That's old Bob for you." It never
cost him an ounce of their sup-
TAFT WAS a dynastic figure-
so much so that they did not
flinch even from their own aware-
ness that thepublic neverpunder-
stood him and quite probably
would reject him if ever he were
nominated for President. What-
ever "Bob" did was all right with
them-including those times when
he would call them by the wrong
names and clearly suggest that
they would do well to go some-
where else and stop annoying him.
Nixon simply cannot count on
anything of this sort. The Old
Guard might fight briskly for him.
But the Old Guard would not
stand in its tracks and die hope-
lessly for him as it would, any
day, for Taft.
(Copyright 1958, by United
Feature Syndicate, Inc.)


To the Editor:
ON READING the article in Fri-
day's Daily by Thomas Turner
the interesting thought occurs as
to what purpose, if any, this article
serves. One could guess that it is
one man's appeal to the rest of
the student body to vote intelli-
gently for able and capable candi-
Unfortunately however the most
able andcapable of the candidates
will not have his name on the
ballot. Maynard Goldman has
served SGC faithfully for far long-
er than it could be expected that
any student should. It would seem
further, that the state of student
government is not good when the
withdrawal of one person-and
only one person-could create that
chaotic effects that Mr. Turner
Far more important than this,
however, is the net effect upon stu-
dent government in general. It
would seem that many of the
candidates would not fit into the
category of "good people." Candi-
dates are romping all over the
campus spewing forth such ideas
as "taking away power from SGC."
These are the people who conceiv-
ably could direct the activities of
the SGC for the next few months
-directing it because the organi-
zation lacks any real or effective
leadership, the kind of leadership
that created the SGC, the kind of
leadership that has given Michi-
gan students their first all-campus
government. To be faced withthe
prospects of voting for candidates
such as theeone quoted as saying
"that the real power should rest
with the administration," places
all of the student body in the
position whereby they seemingly
have little choice. If students such
as these quoted above were present
on the campus when SGC was con-
ceived, we would probably find
ourselves *ith little more than
an agency composed of students
to rubber stamp decisions of the
Office of Student Affairs.
It would seem that the time has
come for students on this campus
to express some feeling as to how
desirable they feel an effective,
powerful, and influential student
government needs to be. It would
seem that the time is ripe for those
believing in student government
-as student government-to cease
their sitting on, the sidelines and
use every means within their power
to express to the University as a
wheole that student government
with real and effective power is
the only kind of student govern-
ment that is desired.
-Tom Rathay, '60E
To the Editor:
IT SEEMS TO US that Student
Government at the University,
particularly the future role of SC
in student government, will suffer
a severe setback by the withdrawal
of Maynard Goldman from the
forthcoming SGC election. It ap-
pears that certain individuals in
the Administration and various
campus organizations are exerting
a type of pressure which can have
nothing but ill effects. Student
government on this campus must
keep the American ideals in mind.
However, there are those who
would rather plough under our
democratic approach merely for
their own selfish, bigoted desires.
The difficulty stems mainly from
the Sigma Kappa issue. Because
of Mr. Goldman's role in this
controversy he has been criticized

for representing the aforemen-
tioned approach. SGC and all
other government, for that matter,
need people who have the courage
of their own convictions and have
the integrity to stand up for that
which is right. We feel that some
are using Sigma Kappe as a politi-
cal tool with which to attack Mr.
Goldman's position.
Shall we as-university students
so enlightened and liberal as we
profess to be, allow certain in-
dividuals and groups on campus to
bludgeon the free thinkers into
submission? Shall we put our in-
herited ideals in our back pockets
in order that a few may direct
SGC in the manner these few
choose, even though ithviolates
what is basically morally right?
What future can SGC have on this
campus when it becomes so in-
fluenced by minority pressure that
there is no longer any opportunity
for independent thinking, free
speaking, and enlightened acting?
The challenge is ours, fellow
students, as to vihether or not we
will allow SOC tb become a stag-
nant tool of the few or a forward
looking, progressive voice of all
the opinions and ideas of this great
university student body.
-Elliot Tepper, '62
-Lawrence J. Gusman, '59
-Paul A. Campbell, '61
Reviewf. .
To the Editor:
Last night the well -nw
trumpet virtuoso and archangeln
Gabriel gave a well - balanced,
thoughtful program of wide-spread
appeal. (He is very fat.) Most
trumpet enthusiasts were inter-
ested in the Glotzenheimer "Blast
in G-Minus" which is the supreme
test for a trumpeteer. Mr. Gabriel's
weaknesses and strong points were
exposed (his socks fell down, re-
vealing gnarled ankles), in a per-
formance that ranged from the in-
spired to the confused, yet was
generally solid-man. The incisive
chordal statement of the fiendish
fugue was clearly articulatedsafter
the first entrance (the first en-
trance was unsatisfactory because
Mr. Gabriel had gotten stuck in
the stage door), but certain in-
tonation difficulties marred it
slightly. (i.e., Mr. Gabriel
breathes.) The Pizza sectio,, how-
ever, a deceptively apparent move-
ment never achieved any direction
and gaveone an impression of
confusion. (As exemplified by that
last sentence.) He then took the
Pretzel movement at a brilliant,
somewhat uncomfortable pace.
(He was standing on his head.)
"Night of the Spider," by the
29th century composer, Arachnid,
is an example of dyingor dead im-
pressionism, (old impressionists
never die; they just smell that
way), relying the same virtuoso
tricks (29th century English) that
are apparent in the work by Para-
site. Both works were performed
with flair, but betrayed some of
Gabriel's technical weaknesses.
(That breathing again.)
I do not mean to detract from
Gabriel's genius-everyone knows
the kind of reviews he invariably
gets in his home surroundings.
(But then those reviewers are
rather prejudiced.) But, as a
highly skilled and experienced
hashish-pipe smoker, I cannot help
but feel that at times he lacks
certain subliminally neo - positive
qualities of projective communica-
tion. (See Lewis Carroll, et al.)
But then-perhaps he is merely
over my head. All in all though
the performance was like solid-
--F. S. Dean
To the Editor:

THE NOVEMBER 4th issue of
The Michigan Daily contained
a letter to the editor, headed
"Disturbance." The author of this
brilliant work, one Wells Gray,
seemed quite disturbed by the be-
havior of ten students sitting at
the rear' of the hall. Since there
were only six students in all, Mr.
Gray's estimate is as inflated as
his prose was turgid. Being part
of the six we feel that some reply
must be made to Mr. Gray's ac-
cusations. It is true that we sat
at the back of the hall, but we
were merely trying to get our
questions answered.
Mr. Gray's statement that Mr.
Pirincin's logic was weak qualifies
as one of the better understate-
ments of the year. For an hour we
were treated to a muddle of badly
worn phrases, circumlocutions, and
what might be charitably described
as maniacal ravings. After this
stimulating talk we felt inclined
to ask questions, which we did.
To the socialist mind this prob-
ably seemed a nasty capitalistic
trick, but Mr. Pirincin answered
our questions with the same logic
which characterized his speech.
That is to say he used a torrent
of words to say absolutely nothing,
This was the only disturbazlcd
which we caused.
Mr. Grav befnr anain nicking

controversy he has been criticized

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;AN WILLOUGHBY..... Associate Editorial Director
ATA JORGENSON ...,.... Associate City Editor
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AN JONES -.1 .......Sports Editor
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