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Seventy-Second Year
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'Advise and Consent'
Too Weak for Export
"ADVISE AND CONSENT" is the type of long novel that inspires
readers to "wait for the movie." Readers who have been waiting
would do better to read the novel than to see the movie.
Otto Preminger's motion picture, "Advise and Consent," has the
same relation to the novel as his "Exodus" did to the novel. The basic
plot-line is there; all the sensationalism is there (in fact, the homo-
sexual sub-plot has been augmented in the screenplay); and all
the major characters are intact. But none of the author's ideas, the


IDAY, JULY 13, 1962


The New-Model OSA:
Now It's up to Regents

the Office of Student Affairs yesterday, and
although slightly tarnished by some of the
same old discouraging trends and policies that
linger within that office, it provides hope for
the liberal student and faculty members who
have been pressing for changes in student af-
fairs during the 'past few years.'
Vice-President Lewis's announcement that he
is taking over real control in the OSA, plus the
recommendations he made to the Regents last
May to reorganize it, could go a long way
towards clearing up lines of authority and es-
tablishing clear-cut delegated areas of re-
Perhaps the most glaring fault of the OSA
has been a lack of strong, decisive leadership
and its muddled lines of responsibility. Lower-
echelon administrators used to be particularly
fond of passing the buck for certain policies,
claiming that they did not have the jurisdic-
tion or authority to take the responsibility
for these actions, although in practice they
did have more than a little autonomy. But now
that Mr. Lewis has come out and said he has
assumed the ultimate control for the OSA,
subject of course to the President and Regents,
we will know at least partially whom to blame
or praise for the office's decisions.
IF THE REGENTS at their July 27 meeting
approve recommendations 'Lewis made to
them last May, more confusion and clumsiness
in structure would be eliminated. At that time,
he proposed that five directorships be set up
to handle, areas of housing, counseling, student
organizations, scholarships and loans, and dis-
cipline. These matters would be handled on a
functional basis, rather than on the overlapping
hodgepodge type of organization now reigning.
Instead of having separate dean of men and
dean of women's offices, for instance, working
in parallel areas such as housing and counsel-
ing, and almost totally unaware of what the
other is doing and totally unwilling even to
communicate, the functionally-based realign-
ment would provide better coordination of
policy and consolidation of labor. Better yet,
each of the directors is to be directly respon-
sible to the vice-president, so there can be no
bones about pin-pointing decisions or fixing re-
Lewis, however, still has to make recommen-
dations to the Regents on personnel and dean-
ships, Unfortunately, he has chosen to con-
tinue the same pattern of secrecy and lack of
candidness that has characterized the OSA dur-
ing recent years.
HE HAS REFUSED to make any public state-
ment on what he has in mind for these two
aspects, although he has communicated his
opinions to the OSA staff. It is quite obvious,
for example, that he doesn't think there should
be any deanships, because he has recommended
that their traditional functions be rearranged
into the autonomous directorships. Since it is
hard to imagine what a dean of men or a dean
of women or a dean of students would do if
he didn't counsel, direct housing, look after
scholarships and loans, oversee student orga-
nizations or take care of discipline, is is ap-
parent that he wants the deanships eliminated.
His refusal to discuss personnel, either on or
off the record, is also somewhat puzzling. At a

time of disorientation in the OSA, with many
of the personnel jittery and some scared for
their jobs, it might have been possible for
Lewis to at least give a statement of confidence
in the OSA staff. He has not done this, nor
has he faced up to the fact that some of the
personnel are inadequate.
An account of the blunders and incompe-
tence during the OSA in the past few years
would have to be a very lengthy one.
ASURVEY taken by an East Quadrangle resi-
dent advisor of the criticisms made by the
inhabitants of quad living was pigeon-holed
by the assistant dean of men for housing and
never acted upon, even though that document
merely reported recurring complaints and in
fact charged a lack of understanding by the
administration of problems in the quadrangles;
A popular housemother was secretly fired,
then after this action came to light, was re-
hired again, with no reasons given for either
A coeducational housing committee was set
up, didn't meet for four months until a couple
of Regents started to poke into the affair, then
took one brief tour of Alice Lloyd and decided
coed housing could be instituted in fall 1962.
It will not be started until fall 1963, however,
because of the committee's lack of planning
and inexcusable delay;
Counseling in the scholarships and loans
department continues to strike many students
as rather harsh and insensitive,
THESE FIASCOS are of course the result of
inadequate personnel, in several instances
Lewis himself. But it is hard to understand
the University's lack of willingness to fire or
transfer inadequate administrators. Students
who do not maintain a certain grade-point
average are asked to leave the University, with
not real regrets from the administration, be-
cause they have done an inadequate job in
their courses. Faculty members who either do
not perform enough research or do not teach
well are simply not promoted, which in effect
is a blunt hint to leave the campus.
Why the squeamishness, then, for individ-
uals who do not carry out their administrative
responsibilities in a manner similar to the level
expected of students and faculty members? Ad-
ministration is an exact and measurable sci-
ence; orders are issued, policies are made to
be carried out. This is in contrast to the high-
ly personal and generalized nature of aca-
demic work, yet it is seldom if ever that an in-
competent administrator is relieved of his
In fact, it would be to Lewis's practical ad-
vantage to get rid of such individuals. If he is
going to stick his neck out and accept total re-
sponsibility for the actions of his subordinates,
then he will have to take the blame for any
malfeasances that occur.
LEWIS's RETICENCE to talk about person-
nel or the deanships situation becomes more
easily understood, though, when it is realized
that his recommendations for restructure have
to be approved by President Harlan Hatcher,
as well as the Regents.
If Hatcher disagrees with Lewis about a pro-
posed policy for the OSA, then Lewis isn't
going to want this to become public. If he
thinks there is a chance the Regents won't like
his ideas for personnel and structure, he isn't
going to want to have this setback known to the
students or faculty. A vice-president, after all,
is supposed to maintain a dynamic and respect-
able image.
But within two weeks, the final decision
should become public. The Regents should be
able to complete the overhauling of the OSA
at their July meeting, so that the situation
cools off before the fall semester begins.
AT THIS TIME there are few clear indica-
tions as to what the Regents will do, except
to organize the OSA on a functional basis.
(Lewis wouldn't have said anything about the
directorships for print if he didn't have some
assurance the Regents would approve them.)
The Regents will have to contend with public
pressures strongly favoring the current image
of the OSA protecting the students from them-
selves, or they may themselves believe that a
paternalistic administration is necessary for
the good of the University.
They will also have to tackle the problem of
how to bring the OSA in line with the aca-

demic-orientation outlined in the philosophy
adopted by the Regents at their May meeting.
It is fairly certain that a pittance of student-
faculty advisory groups for Mr. Lewis and
several of the directors will not be enough to
placate many of the students aware of the
situation or faculty members involled in cam-
pus politics.
Faced with these two channels of action,
the Regents by political necessity will make
some sort of decision attempting to satisfy
both. We can only wait and see what it will be.
Sell Out

Strengthen Local Governments

detailed characterizations, or in-
timate attention to realism are
AllenDrury after years of ex-
perience as a newspaper corres-
pondent in Washington, D.C., had
concrete ideas about the signifi-
cance, power, and integrity of the
Senate. In stripping the novel to
its basic plot (will the Senate "ad-
vise and consent" to the Presi-
dent's nomination for Secretary of
State?), Mr. Preminger makes the
Senate appear to be an unsavory
collection of radicals, perverts,
playboys, and senile men.
* * *
CERTAINLY there were ele-
ments in the melodramatic end-
ing of the novel (i.e. the Russians
landing on the moon) which were
unnecessary, but the Senate did
have the insight to resolve its
problem. In the motion picture,
the senators are so befuddled and
engrossed in petty intrigues that
only through the deus ex machina
death of the President can the
Senate be restored to a civilized
Mr. Preminger can, at least, re-
cruit first-rate actors in amazing
quantity. It would be hardly worth
the space necessary to comment
on all the actors (there are some
twenty "name" actors) because all
the roles are superficial and small
'in order to include the large cast
of the novel.
Undoubtedly, the outstanding
performance is turned in by Bur-
gess Meredith in a cameo role as
the mysterious investigation wit-
ness who reveals the "Communist
leanings" of the would-be Secre-
tary of State. He simpers, coughs,
and sweats himself into reality, be-
coming the only actor in the film
(aside from the senators who play
themselves) who is believable as a
have been recorded about the en-
tertaining performance of Charles
Laughton as Senator Cooley of
South Carolina. However, it should
be recognized that as the com-
bined comic relief and villain Mr.
Laughton "has all the good lines."
Yet, with all these lines, he merely
falls back on his usual grimaces
and little-boy stances to create
another stereotype of a conserva-
tive southern senator.
Of course, it would be impossi-
ble to hope that the movie could
catch the flavor of Washington as
well as the novel, but certainly
more than the Capitol Dome and
the Washington Monument are
characteristic of the city.
Certainly a far better argument
for all those loyal Americans who
are fighting the exportation of this
movie from fear of the distorted
image it would create would be the
fact that, as a significant motion
picture creation "Advise and Con-
sent" fails on nearly every count.
-Milan Stitt

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the
eighth of a nine-part series on the
new state constitution.)
Daly Staff Writer
TrHE LOCAL government article
of the new constitution went
a short distance toward improving
the strength of the state's local
units. However some of the provi-
sions that were included drew
heavy fire from some of the Re-
publican delegates.
to the
To the Editor:
MY FRIENDS and I realize that
it is hard to get reviewers
during the summer. But why print
such masterpieces of vagueness as
the review of the Baroque Trio
in yesterday's Daily.
What can Mr. Pollinger pos-
sibly mean by "virtually un-
recorded," and this is the first
time I have ever seen a sentence
ended in a comma: A work is
either recorded or it is not, and I
hope that The Daily is not con-
sidering setting grammatical pre-
cedents like a Chicago newspaper
I know.
--John Foler, Grad
To the Editor:
BY VIRTUALLY unrecorded I
mean that records are gen-
erally unavailable. It is, of course,
true that the Platti Sonata is re-
corded in a collection on a set
of Polish 178's released just before
the war (which unfortunately
destroyed all of the masters). It
is also true that there are several
copies extant of a tape of the
Boismortier Sonatarecorded in
1957 at the Eastman School of
Music, but these hardly constitute
an accessable supply.
I'm sorry if this was what was
on Mr. Foler's mind, but as for
ending a sentence in a comma,
--Dick Pollinger, '66L

Township government was per-
petuated over the strong objec-
tions of Prof. James K. Pollock
(R-Ann Arbor) of the political
science department.
He insisted that only two forms
of government were needed in
Michigan-the county as an area-
oriented government, and the city
as a service-oriented government.
*. **
"TOWNSHIPS may be desired
and necessary in certain parts of
rural Michigan for some time to
come but I would prefer having
them disappear on a statutory
basis than to have them embalmed
in the constitution as a con-
tinuing, permanent set-up," Prof.
Pollock said.
"After all, 28 of our states get
along without them .we now
are burdened with the cost of
maintaining 1,258 of them," he
He proposed to let the Legisla-
ture deal with the organization
and dissolution of such political
subdivisions but the majority of
the delegates voted against his
* * *
provements were included in the
new constitutional provisions.
These included:
-Cities and villages are em-
powered to enact tax measures,
other than levies on property, with
the provision that the Legislature
can preempt the field or place any
restrictions by law.
-Counties are allowed a mini-
mal amount of home rule. Each
county can structure its own gov-
ernment, subject to legislative
rules, and the approval of its
-"Two or more counties, town-
ships, cities, villages or districts
(may) enter into contractual un-
dertakings or agreements with one
another or with the state . . .
for the joint administration of any
functions or powers which each
would have the power to perform
way to metropolitan government
and metropolitan services. Pro-
jects that were too big for one unit
to handle separately could be un-

dertaken by two or more units
subject to rules laid down by the
Legislature. This would certainly
promote efficiency and lower costs.
-The courts are instructed to
liberally construe "the provisions
of this constitution and law con-
cernipg counties, townships, cities
and villages . . . the powers grant-
ed to counties and townships by
this constitution and by law shall
include those fairly 'implied and
not prohibited by this constitu-
* * *
UNDER THE NEW document
the court house officers, sheriff,
clerk, treasurer, register of deeds
and prosecuting attorney, would
be elected for four year terms.
Township office holders, the su-
pervisor, a clerk, and the treasurer
could have terms from two to
four years.
Each township is authorized one
member on its county board of
supervisors, as at present. The
section under which the Legisla-
ture fixes apportionments on
boards of supervisors is also con-
Metropolitan areas, however,
would be authorized to establish
"additional forms of government
or authorities with powers, duties,
and jurisdictions as the Legisla-
ture shall provide."

.Foreign A id
Horse Race
T HE TROUBLE with foreign aid
to countries like Yugoslavia,
Poland, and India is that the rea-
sons for giving it are rather hard
to understand and are even harder
to explain. Having followed the
debate for many years I have been
asking myself what it is that has
really divided the objectors in
Congress from both the Eisen-
hower and Kennedy administra-
Why is it that the two Presi-
dents who have conducted foreign
policy have both wanted to have
the right to give aid to countries
which are avowedly Communist or
to neutral countries which so often
disagree with us so much?
This is no issue between Demo-
crats and Republicans. It is be-
tween factions within both parties.
Only a loose talker would say that
the two Presidents have been less
anti-Communist than the objec-
BUT WHY, I have been asking
myself, have the two Presidents
found it so hard to convey their
own convictions to the objectors in
Congress and to the wider public
which supports them? I wonder
whether the crux of the difficulty
of explaining the policy does not
lie in the difference between buy-
ing a horse and betting on a horse
As I read the speeches of the
objectois they seem to be saying
that unless Yugoslavia, Poland,
and India adopt the American
ideology and follow American pol-
icy, we are not getting for our for-
eign aid what we are paying. They
do not object to grants and loans
as such.
What sticks in their throats is
that while we pay the piper we
cannot call the tune. This, as the
objectors see it, is not only a
waste of money but it is a foolish
underwriting of an un-American
way of life and an un-American
line of international policy.
* * *
their advisors and supporters
know that while it may be possi-
ble, and occasionally necessary, to
buy corrupt and weak little gov-
ernments, countries like Yugo-
slavia and Poland and India have
proud national traditions and are
in a state of revolutionary patriot-
ism which makes them quite un-
purchasable. The mere suggestion
that the object of American for-
eign aid is to buy them would pro-
voke a violent nationalist reaction.
Therefore, the two Presidents
had not said, cannot say, and must
not say that they are attempting
to buy influence with the Ameri-
can aid. This, however, weakens
their case with the American ob-
jectors who cannot understand
giving out money without getting
an immediate tangible return. The
position of the two Presidents is
that they need the right to make
well-placed bets, which might be
lost, but, if won, would pay off
handsomely in the general interest
of peace and security.
If we lose the bet on India, that
is to say if this one great free
democratic Asian state is unable
to make a go of it, it will be an
historic catastrophe. Let us not,
therefore, give way to our irrita-
tions. It will be no consolation if
India breaks down into anarchy
to be able to tell ourselves that we
do not like Krishna Menon and
that he got what was coming to
(c) 1962, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.






"AND THE LIGHT shines in the darkness,
and the darkness grasped it not . .
These words of St. John the Apostle un-
fortunately do not apply to the undergraduate
library after 10 p.m..
During the fall and spring semesters, the
UGLI stays open until midnight. The com-
fortable furniture, excellent lighting and nearly,
complete silence makes for concentration. A
student who comes to the UGLI after dinner
gets a lot done in five hours.
But now the evening hours have been cut
40 per cent, to the disadvantage of the hun-
dreds of students who make use each night of
the best place on campus to study.
LIBRAMPANS CITE the fact that there are
less students around in the Summer Ses-
sion to use the UGLI. But even though there
are less, shouldn't those who do come be allow-
ed more time for uninterrupted work than the
present closing time permits?
It would seem, considering the number of
students who would remain, that the ideal
closing time during the summer session would
be 11 p.m.
Many students-and maybe their teachers
too-will be gratified if the light shines in
the darkness for one more hour.
Editorial Staff
FRED RUSSELL KRAMER .................. Co-Editor
PETER STEINBERGER ..................Co-Editor
AL JONES ......................... Sports Editor

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of The Univer-
sity of Michigan for which The
Michigan Daily assumes no editorial
responsibility. Notices should be
sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3564 Administration Building
before 2 p.m., two days preceding
General Notices
The list of persons who passed the
language exam, for the MA in history
is posted in the office of the Dept. of
History, 3601 Haven Hall.
Student Government Council: Activi-
ties approved (effective 24 hours after
publication of this notice).
Baha'i Student Group, Lecture, July
25 or Aug. 8.
Soph Show, Mass Meeting, Sept. 27.

Women's League, Intern'tl Comm.,
International Orientation Tea, Sept. 11;
International Sister Brunch, Sept. 15.
Doctoral Recital: William Eifrig, or-
ganist, will present a recital Sun., July
15. 4:15 p.m. In Hill Aud. in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for the
degree Doctor of Musical Arts. Com-
positions he will play' are by Sessions,
Sowerby, Krenek, Ives, Mueller, and
Lockwood. He will be assisted by a spe-
cial Choral Ensemble, Celia Weiss, viol-
inist, with Gary Glaze, conducting Ses-
sions' Mass for Unison Choir and Or-
gan. Also assisting will be Davil Wol-
ter and Ernest Caviani, trumpets, Law-
rence Weed and Robert Simms, trom-
bones. Marilyn Mason is the chairman
of Mr. Eifrig's doctoral committee. The
recital is open to the public without
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