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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom


Threat of thundershowers,
clearing in afternoon

ashington: Fickle or aithful, Awas


EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last
in a series of articles on impressions
of Washington, D.C., this summer,
where Daily reporter Killingsworth
served asa congressional legisla-
tive assistant and as The Daily's
Washington bureau.
Special To The Daily
WASHINGTON - George Ber-
nard Shaw once said that there
are two kinds of women: those
who loved him, who were eternally
faithful-and those whom he lov-
ed, who were infernally fickle.
If Washington were a woman, it
would fall into Shaw's second ca-
No other city has such an in-
stinct for power-or such a har-
lot's ability to go where power is.
But at the moment, Washington
is Lyndon B. Johnson's city-so,
in a sense, Washington is now

eternally constant.
The President is a different
man seen in his elenient than he
appears to the rest of the nation,
however. To most of the country,
accustomed to the presidential
visage only through photographs
or television, Johnson seems pale,
flat and slightly drab..
Stomping around the White
House with reporters and photog-
raphers, or plunging himself-and
his wife-into a howling crowd of
summer government interns, how-
ever, the President is a much dif-
ferent man.
Television and photographs do
not convey a ruddy complexion,
gnarled hands or a deeply-lined,
deeply-tanned face, however, and
they only imperfectly convey phy-
sical presence-and so the sheer
physical dominance of the Presi-

dent is lost to all but White House
Sometimes, however, this comes
through for the benefit of the
cameras. As, for example, when
Johnson was signing the extension
of the Peace Corps into law.
Overcome by the heat and the
excitement of standing beside the
President of the United States,
Andrea Hays. the young daughter
of Congressman Wayne Hays (D-
Ohio), fainted smack in the middle
of some presidential remarks
about how the flower of our
dauntless youth has helped work
wonders in steaming foreign
But little Andrea revived in
time to get a pen and a presiden-
tial kiss, after which Johnson
added, "Don't you mind, honey-
I've fallen down a good many

times since I got to the White
Despite the charm of this little
cameo, most Washington observers
are inclined to view this last
Johnson statement as containing
considerably more hyperbole than
But some would also dispute the
charges of "the Johnson treat-
ment" and "arm-twisting" so often
leveled against the President.
True, Johnson is a smart opera-
tor-as when he nearly inveigled
former Senator Barry Goldwater
to come to the White House "for
a cup of coffee to talk over the
steel situation."
Goldwater doesn't drink coffee,
and, when he realized Johnson
was trying to upstage a top-level
Republican m eting by crowding
if off the front page with a tete-

a-tete with him, he discussed the
steel situation over the phone in-
But apart from such flourishes,
Johnson has not exerted himself
unduly to get what he wants.
He doesn't need to-nor would
anybody with a greater than two-
thirds margin in both houses of
Congress and with a nearly two-
thirds electoral margin like his.
In fact, politics here is almost
boring, jarred from its somewhat
somnolent nature now and they
by a performance by someone like
the irrepressible Everett Dirksen.
Congressional offices are enliv-
ened only occasionally by the whip
calls of administration leaders,
and the calls themselves are us-
ually made more out of habit than
And while there has been con-

siderable talk about Johnsonian
"arm-twisting" producing a "rub-
ber-stamp" Congress, the most
popular political pastime here for
many congressmen has become the
"power of negative thinking" gam-
In this ploy, freshman Demo-
cratic congressmen beginning to
get sensitive to the essentially
meaningless charges or "rubber
stamp" call up the White House
to ask if their vote will be needed
on an administration measure for
which they've concocted a plaus-
ible reason for opposing.
The office of Larry O'Brien,
Johnson's legislative liason man
(and now postmaster general-
designate) hastbuzzed with such
requests in the past several
And, almost invariably, he is

glad to help out, releasing the
congressmen to vote against their
target bill.
He knows, as do the congress-
men, that "negative voting" on
some administration bills is not
only harmless-thanks to the huge
Democratic majorities in Con-
gress-but also useful in counter-
acting the "rubber-stamp" charge.
And if negative voting will keep
the heavy Democratic advantage,
more power to it.
Politics thus has taken on a
somewhat dull tinge here. Not
even the Viet Nam crisis has pro-
duced much public interest, al-
though most congressmen are
concerned about it anyway. "We
got only six letters on'Viet Nam
in ten weeks," one congressional
aide said scornfully. "That's less

than we got on motor truck taxa-
But like the "flat" Johnson per-
sonality, which mass media unin-
tentially convey, the impression of
Washington politics in 1965 as
"boring" is superficial-because
it conceals a revolution in process.
In eight months, the country
has seen more legislation pro-
duced than has occurred in the
preceding eight years.
During the ceremonies preceding
the President's trip to the Capitol
to sign the 1965 Voting Rights
Act, a visitor from Uruguay asked
one Congressman's aide if Negroes
had been legally allowed to vote
before the act became law. I
And this striking example of
foreign mis-impressions about the
United States is matched-or per-




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The University is one of 11 Midwestern universities partici-
pating in a feasibility study of an electronic communications
network to provide education with everything from computer
conversations to educational broadcasting. Such a network could
transmit programmed broadcast material among the universities
on a round-robin basis, and also could provide for closed circuit
communication of instructional and research material.
Bids on the Medical Science Building, phase II, have gone
out and must be in by Oct. 21, John McKevitt, assistant to the
vice president in charge of business and finance, said yesterday.
The Medical Science Building will cost approximately $11,945,000
with the state appropriating $9,400,000 and the federal govern-
ment giving $2,500,000 for a research wing. When the building is
completed in either the spring or summer of 1968, the East
Medical Building will be turned over to the literary college..The
pharmacy and geology departments will probably move in after
the building has been renovated. This will allow the chemistry
department to expand in the chemistry building and the botony
and zoology departments in the natural science building.
s " "
University students may be able within ten years to study,
write, listen to music, poetry and instructors, and even watch
filmstrips in study booths linked to computers. The University
may have 1000 of these booths in libraries and classroom build-
ings by 1975, according to Prof. Stanford Ericksen, director of the
Center for Research in Learning and Teaching. "We are now
developing the prototype of automated study booths at the
Center," Ericksen said. The student will use equipment attached
to a computer with stored information, such as already exists to
search for bibliographic references. The computer will be used
as a master teaching machine and will supply the student with
whatever subject matter the teacher has entered into the system.
** * *
James McEvoy; Grad, president of Graduate Student Coun-
cil, said yesterday that the housing committee of GSC was acting
independently when it endorsed the VOICE housing stand. Mc-
Evoy said, "The Housing Committee has acted without the ap-
proval of GSC and is on its own so far." He added that debate
on this issue would be handled at today's GSC meeting.
Five of the 11 executive board members chosen last spring
for. Assembly Association have reopened their positions for
petitioning. Two of the members were forced to drop because the
director of their residence hall decided that their staff jobs
presented conflicts of interest with their positions. 160 letters
were sent' out for a meeting held recently to encourage partici-
pation in Assembly Association. However, only 10 to 15 girls
Assembly Association is holding its annual conclave Sept. 19
to discuss the problems of dorm life. The keynote speaker is Alice
Haddix, previously director of the dormitory system at Oakland
University in Michigan, and presently a graduate student at
Wayne State University.
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society has announced the cast for
its fall production of "Pirates of Penzance or The Slave of Duty."
Morton Achter, Grad, will direct the show's music, and Allan
Schreiber, Grad, the dramatics. The singing leads are Nicholas
Batch, '66, Frederick; Gersh Morningstar, Major-General; Law-
rence Zee, '66, Samuel; John Allen, Grad, Sergeant of Police;
Susan Morris, Grad, Mabel; Lynn Hansher, '69, Edith; Hen-
rietta Montgomery, '69, Kate; Cecily Simon, '67, Isabel; and
Kathleen Kimmel, Grad, Ruth.
"Once Again 1965," sponsored by the Dramatic Arts Center
of Ann Arbor, will open Sept. 17 with a concert entitled "Un-
marked Interchange." The program, held on the top level of the
Maynard Street Parking Structure, will be repeated Sept. 17.
The following day the group will present "A Concert for Ann
Arbor." Tickets may be obtained from Marshall's Book Shop, the
Music Center, or the Dramatic Arts Center.
The General Library is displaying the Annual Exhibit of
Ohicago and Midwestern Bookmaking in its lobby for the next two

- :

Reveal Date
For 'Opening
New College
MSU Defies Romney
Committee in Setting
Up School of Medicine
Michigan State University op-
posed the recommendations of
Gov. George Romney's Blue Rib-
bon Committee on Higher Edu-
cation when it announced yester-
day that it will open a two-year
College of Human Medicine in
September, 1966.
The move, unsuspected by state
officials, formally established the
school, although it had been plan-
ned several years ago. The school's
opening had been delayed by a
recommendation of the Association
of American Medical Colleges, a
body accrediting American medi-
cal schools.
The group had said it would
withhold approval until physical
facility and staff shortages were
Romney's Blue Ribbon Commit-
tee suggested that a medical school
at Michigan State should not be
opened until increases were made
in enrollments at Wayne and
Michigan medical schools. How-
ever, the Michigan Medical So-
ciety praised Michigan State ad-
ministrators in 1964 for foresight
in making preparations for a med-
ical college.
The school will be an outgrowth
of the Institute of Biology and
Screvane Concedes
NEW YORK (A')-Abraham
D. Beame won the Democratic
nomination for mayor last
City Council President Paul
R. Screvane, who was retiring
Mayor Robert Wagner's choice,
conceded just before midnight,
two hours after the polls closed.
Beame, backed by party lead-
ers Wagner had tried to purge,
will go up against Republican-
Liberal nominee John V. Lind-
say in a battle of opposites.

-Daily-Robert Wilimarth
BROTHER DTVID STEINDL-RAST of the Mount Savior Benedictine Monastery in Elmira, N.Y., addressing the International Con-
ference on Alternative Perspectives in Viet Nam, suggested that a peaceful solution could be attained through the perspective of the com-
mon bond of the monastic world.
Intellects Seek To Reco-mmend
Progra ms To En ie Nam War

Soviet Union
United States
Suport Halt
Report Air Losses,
Relative Stanstill of
Battlefront on Land
NEW DELHI () - Prime Min-
ister Lal Bahadur Shastri told
political leaders yesterday India
will work for an "honorable and
just" halt in the war with Paki-
stan, informed sources reported.
Shastri conferred with U.N.
Secretary-General U Thant on
details of a possible cessation of
hostilities. A government spokes-
man said Shastri will announce
his decision to Parliament
There was no assurance that
Shastri and Thant would reach
agreement or that Pakistan would
join in if one were reached. But
it appeared the great powers, es-
pecially the Soviet Union and the'
United States, had thrown their
weight behind Thant's mission in
an effort to get peace talks
Marking Time
The U.S. marked time on eco-
nomic aid decisions concerning
India and Pakistan in hopes that
Thant would make headway in
arranging the cease-fire.
Officials were reported. banking
on Thant. But they believed the
next few days could be critically
important in determining the
course of the conflict. They feared
Red China might intervene on a
limited scale with military inci-
dents on the Indian border.
Relative quiet was reported on
the battlefront.
Objectives Achieved
A. M. Thomas, minister of de-
fense production, told Parliament
India had "well-achieved" its ob-
jective in two sectors.
He described these as the sector
in southwestern Pakistan, where
an Indian force struck across the
border Wednesday in an attack
in the direction of Karachi, Paki-
stan's major seaport; and about
600 miles to the north between
the Pakistani cities of Lahore and
In the air war, however, scores
of casualties were reported in
strikes by Indian bombers on two
Pakistan towns.
64 Dead
A spokesman in Rawalpindi,
Pakistan's capital, said at least 64
persons were killed and 100
wounded when the planes attacked
Peshawar and Kohat, 100 miles
west of Rawalpindi.
The spokesman said four bomb-
ers attacked and were intercepted
by the Pakistan air force. One
Indian plane was said to have
been downed, the spokesman said.
Reliable sources have renorted

The concern of the international
community in the formulation of
foreign policy was documented
again yesterday by a gathering
here of 50 social scientists, theo-
logians and writers from six
countries seeking to recommend
programs to end the war in Viet
Emphasizing policies for the fu-
ture rather than criticizing past
American policies, the conference
on "Alternative Perspectives on
Viet Nam" is a follow-up on the
Viet Nam teach-ins which were

held across the nation last spring.
According to the statement of
assumptions which were issued
when the conference was called,'
"The teach-ins and discussions so'
far have been extremely effec-
tive in raising fundamental issues
and in analyzing the weaknesses
and dangers of current policy;
they have been less effective, how-

to develop new perspectives on the
problem, out of which alternative
solutions are more likely to
With this motif, the conference
was opened with speeches on the
psychological, political, and relig-
iovs perspectives of the war in
Viet Nam.
Prof. Herbert Kelman of the

ever, in identifying alternatives to psychology department and the
current policy. Center for Conflict Resolution
Search said that the immorality of the
"It is to the search for alter- United States' bombing and kill-
natives that we, the conferees, ing people we are supposed to be
must now devote our primary at- defending and the fact that the
tention. This in turn requires us Saigon government is not support-

ed by the South Vietnamese peo-
ple has led to serious consequences
on the American domestic front.
One manifestation of the grave
ramifications of the U.S. position
has been news management and
the issuance of misleading reports
such as the "white paper," Kel-
man said.
Jules Roy
French writer Jules Roy, win-
ner of the Grand Prix de Litera-
ture de l'Academie Francaise and
a former member of France's
armed forces, compared the posi-
tion the U.S. finds itself in to that
of France in the '50's with the ex-
ception that "your imperialism is
probably more deeply rooted than
Brother David Steindl-Rast of
the Mount Savior Benedictine
Monastery in Elmira, N.Y., said
that a peaceful solution of Viet
Nam could be attained by using
the perspective of the common
bond of the monastic world. He
said that there currently were
overt differences between the
monks of the oriental world and
the monks of the western world,
but these divisions between the

Medicine, established in 1961 by
Michigan State's Board of Trus-
tees. The board planned the school
with the intent of developing a
more encompassing medical school
from it.
The school is planned to pre-
pare students for the third and
fourth years of study at institu-
tions granting MD degrees.
$5 Million
Studies at the MSU Medical
School will be correlated with clin-
ical training at Sparrow Hospital
in Lansing. In developing its own

Charges U.S. Aim in Viet Nam
To Be Confrontation with China

EDITOR'S NOTE: In an interview
with several Daily staff members,
Jules Roy, distinguished French
author, winner of the Grand Prix
de Literature de l'Academie Fran-
caise and author of several books
including "The Algerian War" and
"Dien Bien Phu," expressed someof
his views on the viet Nam situa-

atomic bomb and I had a feeling
that this would mark the begin-
ning of a plan to destroy and pre-
vent further development of the
Chinese," Roy said.
Roy emphasized this point when
he added. "It is a fact that the

is glad that someone else is do-
ing it for them, Roy added.
In comparing the Algerian war
with the Viet Nam .war, Roy em-
phasized that the former concern-
ed only France whereas the lat-
ter interests the world at large.




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