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Seventy-Third Year
Truth Will Preval">
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

It Shall Not Be Moved"

'Call Me Bwana'
Not Up To Hope

Needs Program
In Comparative Literature

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IT'S NEVER too difficult for a person to find
a lack in the University-everyone has his
own private axe to grind about the academic
curriculum, be it legitimate or not. But there
is one area where a complaint against Uni-
versity neglect could be considered valid. There
is no program for the student who wishes to
unravel the. complexities of comparative world
There are courses offered in most of the
language departments for those with no pro-
ficiency in the language-"X literature in
translation." But once a student has com-
mitted himself to a specific major, the time
required to complete the courses for the major
plus the distribution requirements doesn't leave
sufficient hours in the undergraduate life to
take even a few of these courses.
It is parochial that the University only offers
ft major in specific ┬░languages. Of course much
of great literature is lost in translation, but
not enough to excuse the fact that many stu-
dents might have a genuine interest in getting
a disciplined taste of the thought produced
by men of different nations and ages.

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IN ORDER to provide a degree in comparative ofic
. . of whic
literature the University would be barely The o
taxing its existing facilities. Most of the in trans
necessary courses are already offered. The pro- partmeni
gram would be above the average in the num- cover thi
ber of hours the student must take-leaving to mate
hime extraordinarily little time for electives; courses p
but that's not an insurmountable barrier. literatur
The program could be designed along the terialize
lines of the area studies. Making use of avail- ture.
able courses and professors in differing depart-
ments and having the Job of coordinator be IN ORD
shifted around, as it is in the Asian Studies be ta
sequence. year shoe
A program requiring 53 hours would manage these dif
to squeeze in a smattering of most countries' judgmen
greatest works. However, this, coupled with the ferences
48 hours required by the distribution require- and trea
ment courses would leave only 19 hours free discuss
during the entire four-year undergraduate dent has
career,. but the student would simply have to are all cc
commit himself- to this program early. It would A mor
discourage major-switching. the Univ
is provin
THE. ALREADY EXISTING courses cover ing worl
most of what would be required: the Survey It wou
of English literature-two semesters, four hours sity to in
each-required for all majors in the English alreadyE
department; English 469 and 470 are American This wo
lit-the writings from the Puritans to 1870 program
are covered in the first course and the second
encompasses those from Walt Whitman to
War of'
by Walter L
THE LETTER of the Soviet Central Commit- ence of n
tee of the Communist Party about the dis- the prob
pute with China is long, about three pages of revolu
of newspaper print. Anyone who drives himself The u
to read it all will do well to remind himself of nucle
that the Sino-Soviet conflict in Central and alike for
Eastern Asia existed long before either country impels K
became Communist. The conflict existed when understa
the Romanovs and the Manchus were in power. make an
For Russia and China have long had conflict- than an:
ing vital interests. The Russian empire pushed nuclearv
eastward to the Pacific; the Chinese empire nature o
pushed northward into Manchuria and toward position
Siberia. This conflict is still unresolved. example:
Unless we bear this in mind, we must wonder Chinese i
why the Soviet letter says that the Communist with Sen.
states began to quarrel' "in April, 1960" when Khrushc
"the Chinese comrades openly disclosed their They we
differences with the world (i.e., Soviet) Com- to be c
munist movement . . ." Why 1960? By then, Soviets w
the Soviet Union had given China massive aid when, sa
in the task of industrialization. What caused paper tig
the Soviets to pull away thereby infuriating the The S
Red Chinese? At the bottom, it seems, it was general t
because Mr. Khrushchev recognized that the munist d
old and basic conflict was manifesting itself has been
in China as a willingness, perhaps even as a President
will, to precipitate a war between the Soviet and the 1
Union and the United States. The letter quotes The Sov
a horrifyingly-reckless statement approved by abandon
the Central Committee of the Chinese Com- That is n
munist Party which welcomes a thermonu- can prom
clear war: "On the ruins of destroyed imperial- and Taiw
ism, the victorious peoples will create with
tremendous speed a civilization a thousand BUT IF
times higher than under the capitalist system." it doe
The Soviet letter, which at this point is war is th
surely straight Khrushchev, remarks, "It is highest p
permissible to ask the Chinese comrades if ments m
they realize what sort of 'ruins' a world nu- they enga
clear-rocket war would leave .behind." There

ent. These four courses would suffice
Ks written in the English language.
Slavic languages department Russian
452 give Russian literature in trans-
These two one semester courses touch
stoevsky, Tolstoy, Pushkin, Gogol and
tal Russian authors, whose importance
t be ignored.
lassical studies department now offers
our courses in both Greek and Latin
n translation. These courses cover all
f the ancients-poetry, drama philos-
d history.
)ER to give at least nodding acquaint-
with the cultures of the Orient, Great
f the Near and Far East must be
These courses are now offered for
irs credit each. They touch upon the
and Confucius as well as works of fic-
i asTale of Geni..
inavian Literature in translation pre-
rindberg and Ibsen as well as others.
are two courses offered by the Ger-
artment for those having no facility
anguage which would be applicable.
and classic German Literature, each
rare for three credit hours.
ny department which excludes courses
lation is the Romance Languages de-
t There is nothing given which would
ese. But it wouldn't be too difficult
rialize three three-hour one semester
presenting French, Italian and Spanish
e in translation. These three, if ma-
f would just about complete the pic-
DER for a tie-in to exist-a course to
ken the final semester of the senior
'uld be required which would discuss
ferent literatures. Not to make relative
ts but analyze how the cultural dif-
produced, the variations in themes
ftment. Also, this final course could
why the different works that the stu-
studied, even though so very different,
nsidered "great."
e cosmopolitan air would be provided
'ersity by a program of this type. It
cial to eliminate such an area, cover-
d-wide material.
ldn't be very difficult for the Univer-
taugurate either. Most of the facilities
exist; or the potential at any rate.
uld fill an unnecessary void in the
of the literary college.
Contributing Editor
W. ords
nuclear weapons has changed radically
em of war and peace and the problem
tion and reform.
nderstanding of the intolerable nature
ar war-which could be catastrophic
capitalism and communism-is what
ennedy and Khrushchev to seek and
nding. The two governments which
d own nuclear weapons know better
gone else the infernal character of
weapons. It is ignorance of the true
f nuclear war which creates the op-
in both alliances. About Cuba, for
Khrushchev's argument with the
s substantially the same as Kennedy's
. Barry Goldwater. Both Kennedy and
hev are accused of cowardly caution.
re wrong, say their respective critics,
autous when, says Goldwater, the
ould never have fought a nuclear war,
y the Chinese, the Americans are a
oviet letter goes on to speel out in
erms what has happened to the Com-
octrine of revolutionary wars. This
a prime cause of friction between
Kennedy and Chairman Khrushchev,
ocus of the friction is Southeast Asia.
iets do not, of course, promise to
support -of revolutionary movements.
o more to be expected than an Ameri,
ise to abandon our clients in Korea

an and Viet-Nam.
I READ the Soviet letter correctly,
s say that the prevention of nuclear
he paramount necessity and has the
xiority. Therefore, revolutionary move-
ust not be supported to a point where
age directly the great nuclear powers.
is no reason to think that there will
ontinuing friction arising from the.
nary conditions of so many of the
countries. But it is not, I believe,
istic to say that the friction can con-
;hout easy resort to the use or to the
nuclear war.
pressive Dart of the Soviet ltter, is

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Souther n Law Lacks Just ice

BOB HOPE'S latest film "Call
Me Bwana" now playing at
the Michigan Theatre is diverting
fare-certainly enough to satisfy
the average audience. But it is not
consistenly funny enough to rank
with the best Hope has done in
films, much of which was very
funny (even if we wholly ignore
the "Road" films he made with
Bing Crosby in the 1940's).
Hope, as Matt Meriwether, the
author of a book recounting a
series of his (completely trumped-
up) experiences in Ekele country
in Central Africa, is chosen by the
C.I.A. to lead an expedition into
that very area. The object is to
recover a Cape Canaveral moon
probe that had re-entered the at-
mosphere at the wrong angle.
Meanwhile, Luba(Anita Ekberg),
a professor at a Soviet Institute
of Anthropology is picked by her
government to charm her way into
the expedition and run away with
the probe once it is found. She is
to be a Mata Safari, so to speak.
* * *
MATT'S TOTAL and apparently
inexplicable lack of familarity
To T.edt
To the Editor:
ALTHOUGH The M ic h i g a n
Daily does not have a letters
to the editor column, I would like
to issue a rebuttal on your guest
editorial "Godwateritis" of July
16, 1963, by Dave Hood of "The
Summer Reveille."
Firstly, Dave states that Gold-
wateritis has struck with devast-
ing effect in the South. What
devastation?-If he speaks of Mis-
sissippi or. Alabama, let me remind
him that- the troops. there were
under orders of Mr. Kennedy-not
Mr. Goldwater. Also does Mr.
Hood think that the Republican
Party of the North should kill the
Southern Republican movement
by abortion before it ever really
starts? He also states that a large
number of the college youth that
are for Goldwater have had an
unhappy childhood. Maybe they
have. In the sense that they have
been compelled to witness South
Korea, Vietnam, Hungary, and
now Cuba and the Wall in <Berlin.
But were these Goldwater's fault?
Dave goes on to imply that the
symptom on Goldwateritis is the
same as- John Birchism. Anyone
schooled in political thought can
show the tremendous difference
between the conservatism of Gold-
water and the fanaticism of
Welch. He also states that people
afflicted with Goldwateritis -get
mad when Mr. Rockefeller's name
is mentioned. What are we sup-
posed to do-cheer? He says Gold-
water fans may start accusing
everyone of being Communists and
then goes on to imply that a Gold-
water fan and a John Bircher are
one in the same. I ask Mr. Hood,
how can he possibly justify at-
tacking supposed Red-baiters and
then turn around and start Birch-
baiting himself?
Dave said that the remedy for
Goldwateritis is to call a doctor
who is opposed to medicare-be-
side a small minority is there any
other type? I agree with Dave
when he says that the best "pre-
vention" against Goldwateritis is
common sense. Yes, let's counter-
act Goldwateritis with common
sense. A foreign policy based upon
common sense, and not upon
dreams of understood world moral-

with Africa, and Luba's attempts'
to seduce him, comprise the rather
trite substance of the picture's
humor, and by themselves they
are quite inadequate. But a num-
ber of bright touches elsewhere
keep the humor perking. I par-
ticularly remember the two "pars
pro toto" sketches: Khrushchev,
seen only as a bald head, a Rus-
sian accent, a shoe used as a
gavel; and Kennedy, seen -as a
Boston accent and a rocking
Luba eventually falls for Matt
however, and gives up on her plot
to sabotage his recovery of the
probe. They marry, et cetera, ad
On the technical side, the color
processing was exceptionaly good
and the music was composed by
none other than Muir Mathieson,
who also did the music for Laur-
ence Olivier's Academy-Awar-
version of "Hamlet" (1948).
Briefly then, if someone gives
you the money and you have - the
time, "Call Me Bwana" is a fairly
good investment for both.
-Gary Robinson
ity and appeasement of Comnmun- .
ism. A domestic policy based upon
common sese, and not upon the
continued establishment of a Key-
nesian "utopia."
-Lee E.Hornberger, Jr. '66.
Library Use..
To the Editor:
I WISH to protest the university
ruling restricting those not en-
rolled in the summer session from
taking advantage of library facil-
ities. I have been a regular stu-
dent at the university for the last
two semesters and am presently
registered in the pre-law curricu-
lum for the fall semester.
Though I am technically not a
student at the present, university
possession of my $50 enroflment
deposit, reserves a place for me as
a student in the fall. This places
me in a position entirely differ-
ent from those persons unaffiliat-
ed with the university who are
normally restricted from using
library facilities and checking out
As the university presently op-
erates on a limited program for
the summer session, I see no rea-
son why those in my position
should be restricted fror fully
using library facilities. Surely -this
extensive library system can ac-
commodate both summer students
and others of my status.
-Eric L.4 Zubel
Tarzan... .
To the Editor:
IT SEEMS to me that one of th
functions of a great. university
is to encourage at least a token -
amount of literacy among its stu-
dents. If this is the case, why is
it that roughly 30 per cent of the
paperback books on sale at the
Michigan Union are by Edgar Rice
Has student mentality degen-
erated to the point where they
must turn to "Tarzan" for Intel-
lectual stimulation and asmuse-
ment, or is the Michigan Student
Union selecting its books for visit-
ing elementary school groups and
Cub Scout packs?
-Arthur Bernstein '64


JUSTICE WITH her eyes blind-
folded and her scales balanced,
impressively stands at the en-
trance of the United States Su-
preme Court. Words carved on the
building's entrance p r o c l a im
"Equal Justice for All."
American law finds its basis in
its impartiality and blindness to
outside influences. Before the Bar
of Justice, all men are equal and
all men are entitled to the same
Southern justice is devoid of
both these characteristics.
The judiciary of Albany, Ga., is
no exception.
AGAINST THE massive array.
of black robes, old court houses,
and high judicial benches stands
Chevenir Bowers King, considered
an outstanding legal mind even
by his advisaries.

the next morning accepted the
brief, placed it on his desk and
then without reading it, denied
the plea.
Mr. King related an incident
that occurred to him which would
shock any. first year law student,
who had any knowledge of court
room procedure.
A lawyer, as an officer of the
court, has access to all informa-
tion,.vocal and written, that comes
into the courtroom. When counsel
for one side approaches the bench,
it is the right and duty of oppos-
ing counsel to accompany him.
. . ,s
IN ONE CASE where Negroes
were being tried for some petty
offense (if there is such a thing
in the South), Mr. King followed
the, prosecutor to the bench, but
went unnoticed by the prosecutor
or the judge.
"After hearing the prosecutor
say to the judge 'this charge won't
stick but we've got to pin some-
thing on them,' I said in as aud-
ible a voice as I could muster,.
'This conversation is unfit in this
Thereupon the judge informed
King that he had no business up
at the bench and shouldn't have
been there to begin with.
It is not surprising that Mr.
King went on to, state, "We have
not had any progress in effecting
any relief we have sought through
the laws."
* * .
PART OF Mr. King's lack of
success has been his inability to
appeal decisions of the lower
courts. Mr. King, the only lawyer
defending Albany M o v e m e n t
members, has not had the time
for extensive appeals since he is
tied up with what he refers to as
These "irrelevancies" are mat-
ters which would not normally
bother a lawyer in his daily prac-
tice. Trouble seeing jailed clients,
trouble in finding out police
charges, trouble in learning who
actually is arrested eliminate. and
waste much of this man's precious
In addition, many devices open
to a lawyer in a different area are
for one reason or another closed
to him.
He spends much of his time try-
ing to effect immediate release of
those in custody awaiting trial.
Whereas the Writ of Habeas
Corpus is used as , an effective
means to accomplish this in other
areas, it is almost a useless device
in the state of Georgia.
GEORGIA GIVES a judge eight
days to hold a hearing on the
petition of Habeas Corpus. "And
in my experience," Mr. King add-
ed, "it probably wouldn't be
granted anyway." An appeal would
defeat the original purpose of the
writ since it would take too, long.
Those arrested, therefore, are
being freed through appearance
and appeal bonds.
Formerly, appearance b o n d s
could be in the form of securities
or property. Recently, however,
Albany Police Chief Laurie Pri-
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.4white water
relief in matters addressed to -the
Courts and law are composed of
people. The people who sit and
govern the Southern courts are
Southern whites. This holds true
for the federal courts as well as
the local county and city courts.
But already there is one glim-
mer of hope for those seeking the
equal justice that they are en-
titled to. The United States Fifth
Circuit Court stands as a bulwark
against the questionable practices
of Southern justice. It stands as
one of the "most enlightened
courts" in the South.

., . freedom fighter
The contrast between Mr. King
and Albany City Judge Clayton
Jones is both startling and sad-
When Mr. King was questioned
about the integrity of the Albany
courts, he smiled and responded
that as an officer of the courts,
he could not answer that ques-
tion. He continued to smile and
went on to say, "the courts may
not be completely called contum-
acious although they might occa-
sionally brink on it."
* * *
THE ACTIONS of Judge Jones
reflect tellingly on the Albany
judiciary. A judge's every action
and every comment have far
reaching consequences on his
right to sit in judgment in a court
of law. A judge stating that he
despises allNegroes immediately
prejudices himself in any future
case that comes before him con-
cerning Negroes.
This old and somewhat emac-
iated "Southern gentleman"geven
failed to maintain the image of
impartiality when he addressed a
Ku Klux Klan meeting and said,
"The Negro is the lowest type of
mankind that we have in this


HERE IS the crucial issue betw
and Moscow. The issue is whet
would be acceptable or intolerab
desirable or disastrous. The Red Cl
profess to regard nuclear *war as s
that it need not be avoided, so des

not be c
een Peking revolution
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