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Our Next Regent
May Be a Democrat


Gov. George Romney may soon throw
partisan pressures out the window in fa-
vor of a healthier University Board of
The governor's announcement of a re-
placement for Allan R. Sorenson, the last
remaining Democrat on the board, who
resigned recently, is expected in the next
few weeks,,
It is very possible Romney will appoint
a Democrat.
has been to balance all the state
boards when possible. With the University
vacancy, he has another excellent oppor-
tunity to prove his sense of fair play for
the opposition.
Despite November's Republican land-
slide, Michigan remains far from a to-
tally Republican state. Furthermore, the
added responsiveness a member of the
minority party could add to the govern-
ing board of the state's foremost Uni-
versity is essential.
A step beyond the need for a Demo-
cratic candidate is the necessity for ex-
perience. The board faces serious deci-
sions in the near future, from the choice
of a new University president to the struc-
ture of decision-making. The recent and
rapid transfer of power that has occur-,
red within the board would leave it with'

more inexperienced hands than is desir-
The new regent, therefore, must have
considerable experience with the state's
educational structure and with the Uni-
versity in particular.
THESE SIGNIFICANT demands of diver-
sity and experience have already been
recognized. Mrs. Trudy Huebner, a Re-
publican from Bloomfield Hills, has urged
that Romney appoint a Democrat to the
vacant seat. Even a Republican state of-
ficial has outlined the positive values of
such a move.
Exactly who should fill the position is
irrelevant. Clearly it should be someone
representative of the diverse demands of
the state. A Democrat would be respon-
sive to the presently unrepresented views
of his party. An experienced and respon-
sive independent would be equally desir-
Yet a Republican, particularly among
seven others, would probably add but an-
other partisan voice in an already GOP
FROM ALL SIGNS, the final decision in
Lapsing has not yet been made. Hope-
fully, Gov. Romney will continue his ef-
fort to balance and diversify the Board
of Regents.





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Cal Commencement: Pare ntis Cum Laude

Collegiate Press Service
I THINK there should be a med-
al awarded to parents of Uni-
versity of California students:
"Honorable Service in Battle," or
"Courage under Attack."
These long-suffering individuals
ought to receive some sort of rec-
Perhaps at graduation, after the
usual ceremony, the chancellor
could have all of the "graduated"
parents stand and hail them with:
"And by the authority vested in
me by the Regents, I hereby con-
fer upon you the B.S. Degree."
And we all know what "BS" stands
Pity the poor parent of a Cal
student at any social gatherings.
At first he proudly admits that
his son or daubhter attends the
BigU. ...butlookout!
"BERKELEY," snorts a listener.
(To all outsiders, UC is always
referred to as BERKELEY!) "You
let your kid go to school up there
with those COMMUNISTS!"
"They aren't Communists," says

Noble Parent, inwardly thinking
how much easier it all would have
been had Junior gone to USC. "Cal
is a fine academic institution. .."
"Don't tell me, I know," inter-
rupts the listener, whose last vis-
it to the Bay Area (in 1947) con-
sisted of a tour of downtown El:
Cerrito. "I've seen what goes on.
Nobody ever studies! All they do
is picket!" (leering). "Your kid
grown a beard yet?"
"No, she hasn't," explains Papa
wearily. "Actually she's in a soror-
"A sorority! Don't give me that !
Probably a Communist front."
"Listen, I-"
"NO, YOU LISTEN! Anybody,
that sends a kid of theirs to that
Little Red Schoolhouse - get it?
Little RED Schoolhouse, har, har!
-is nuts! That place should be
bombed! What they need is a get
tough policy. Kick 'em ALL out!"
And Papa exits, temporarily
overwhelmed but not defeated, to
get another double martini and
L yap a new battle strategy.
Mother is not safe, from The

Enemy either - she finds herself
surrounded even in such an in-
nocent place as the beauty par-
Hear the latest about Berkeley?
We call it BERSERKLY now!
Why can't they be real college
kids, like UCLA?
LADY: (maggnimously) Well,
kids will be kids but honestly,
with the taxpayer's money the
least they could do is go to class.
MOM: (flushed) Excuse me ...
LADY: I mean, have you ever
SEEN such a bunch of weirdos?
Max Rafferty (controversial Re-
gent of the university)-and he
ought to know-says all they do
up there is have LSD parties!
MOM: (worried frown) . . . I
don't believe that.
read it in the paper. If you can't
believe what you read in the pa-
per, I mean, what can you believe?
MOM: The papers aren't always
very objective.
LADY: Well my son, who goes
to San Jose State and is going to

be a corporation management
trainee and personnel guidance
counselor says that ALL the creeps
from San Jose transfer to Berke-
MOM: (indignant): My daugh-
ter goes to Cal and she is not a
creep and neither are her friends!
LADY: (shocked silence, laced
with pity)'. . . You'd better get her
out of there quick! My friend Ber-
tha said her husband's sister-in-
law's cousin Ethel sent their
daughter to Berkeley and in six
months she was SMOKING and
had a boyfriend who was a Com-
MOM (disturbed): . . . I'm late
for an appointment. Never mind
the hairdo.
OF COURSE, parents of Cal stu-
dents are modern day Jeckels and
Hydes. They may defend you to
the death, but for you their tune
changes slightly, as the following
incident will show.
CAL STUDENT: Hi, folks! I'm
home for vacation!
MOM: My God, your hair is so
long! And who ever heard of

wearing sandals in December!
C.S.: Oh, Mom ...
DAD: What's going on up there
with those few non-student agita-
tor beatniks?
C.S.: Whatya mean, "few!"
Really, there are some legitimate
issues, ,REALLY legitimate issues
involved here. One cannot.. .
DAD: Issues smishues? What do
you thing you're there for, free?
Were YOU involved in those dis-
C.S.: (really C.S.) Of course not!
MOM: That's good. I don't want
you to get HURT! Honestly, what
a bunch of goings on.. . lunatics!
I just hope you never get mixed
up with-(sound of phone) Hello?
Oh, hi, Grace. Yes, she just got
home. What? (bristling) What do
you mean, "radicals!" LUNATICS!
Grace, how many times do I have
to tell you that what you read In
the papers isn't necessarily...
. Like I say. A medal please.
Or at the very least, a crash hel-
met . . . (Miss Lafayette is a staff
member of the Daily Californ-

Commerce' (and) Labor

"Washington continues to be shocked
by the innovations of the new (Wil-
son) administration ... here in Wash-
ington they seem to undermine the
foundation of society."
-The New York Times
March 13, 1913
T HEABOVE COMMENT appeared with
the announcement in 1913 that the old
Department of Commerce and Labor was
to be divided in two.
Fifty-four years later, the President has
asked for a reversal of that decision, and
once again more than a few people are
At the present time, there are 53 exec-
utives in the Labor Department and 71
in the Commerce Department, all slight-
ly nervous about losing their jobs.
FOR A REVELATION that was supposed
to be "nothing new," Dr. John C. Pol-
lard's recent revelations about illegal drug
usage on campus has raised quite a furor.
Equally surprising is the University ad-
ministration's swift denial of his claims,
insinuating that Pollard had "hallucinat-
ed" about the extent of student use of
the drugs.,;
and the administration were appropri-
ate. To rebut the administration denial,
he said, "would be laughable." Later he
added, "The officials made me look like
a liar, but I understand I have put them
on the spot."
To the news media, who clearly over-
played his remarks, he said, "I am amaz-
ed at the response . . because there was
nothing particularly new nor revealing in
any of my statements."
DR. POLLARD'S original purpose in
making his remarks-to inform and
create concern among physicians and re-
searchers about the growing problem of
drug usage and restrictions-is admirable.
So is his uncompromising stand in the
face of a sensationalizing press and the
disappointing response of the administra-
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But more important labor and man-
agement both fear that such a setup
might tip the present balance of influence
against their respective interests. For the
division of the two departments, though
never exceptionally well defined, has
served the interests of both power blocs.
It is presently a healthy situation, as
both sides know their voice will be heard
in the administration.
'HAT IS NOT TO SAY there isn't any
waste. Over the years, both depart-
ments have collected a rather formidable
and diverse list of responsibilities, rang-
ing from welfare programs to weather
They have also picked up ponderous
bureaucracies, and their work is often
overlapping. (For instance, poverty pro-
gram funds are administered through the
Commerce Department and welfare pro-
grams operate through the Labor De-
It is this overlap and featherbedding
which irks the President and other pro-
ponents of a combined Department of
Business and Labor. They call for a sharp
slash in personnel, but have no definite
program for handling the burdening list
of functions under a single director.
BUT THE OVERLAP and featherbedding
can be eliminated without the combi-
nation of the two departments, which
will bring unfortunate consequences.
A grand coalition of these interests
would result in a sort of "lobbying" race.
The rivalry between labor and manage-
ment which is already at a high point,
would become more intense in the com-
petition for one man's allegiance.
Under the present system, minimal re-
sponsiveness to both labor and manage-
ment are guaranteed independent of
changes in the }iresidency.
Overlap can readily be eliminated with
no more than an efficiency study and re-
,rganization of bureau structures.
CONGRESS IS SAID to be very cool to-
ward a combination already. Hopeful-
ly they will heed the best intertsts of
both labor and management and oppose
the President's call for innovation.
No Comment
"A NEW ROUND of congressional con-
troversy on the air war (in Viet
Nam), especially on the effectiveness of
American bombing and the risks of civil-
ian casualties, is shaping up for the new
session of Congress.
(Central Intelligence Agency Di-


Letters: Time for Demonstrators To Grow UP

To the Editor:
I AM ENCLOSING the following
article, not with the illusion
that you will use it, but merely so
that I can live with myself.
Realizing how radical the Daily
tends to be I feel that the least
I can do is succour my soul and
send my opinion to you and leave
it to your conscience as to its
Speaking as an outsider in this
highly intelligent environment (?)
(meaning, of course, that I am
not a presently enrolled student)
I think that I look at the present
student sit-ins differently from
Students will never be satisfied
with their schools, no matter how
much freedom they are given or
left without. Let's face it, you're
never happy with what you've got
until you lose it.
So, the SGC has made its break
to show its disapproval for some
of the things that are going on.
Fine, but must this all be taken
to a point of ridiculousness? Sit-
ins were ruled illegal by the Uni-
versity and so why can'tthese
students act like the intelligent,
rational, thinking human beings
that they would like to think that
they are?
TO BE AN ADULT you have to
accept a lot of things that you
may personally feel are wrong or
unjust. And to change them you
do so through legal procedures
not by committing those same acts.
To me this seems very childish and
What would these same students
think of a parent who stole at
Work, knowing that there are such
laws forbidding this behavior, but
doing so to protest them? Not
much, I'll bet!!
Not only do these sit-ins detract
from the prestige of the Univer-
sity, but also give the student a
reputation for being extremely
A friend of mine. who happens
to be very in the "know" as far
as human behavior is concerned
(this will be to the chagrin of
those demonstrators enrolled in
psychology) once remarked about
the sit-in thusly (when speaking
of those taking place at Berkeley):
To me they look like complete
cases of regression. If you ever
look at those kids closely,you no-
tice that they all sit there
crouched and hugging their
knees, looking blank, not hear-
iEt a-hn mm.nd h rmino- limn.

And if this is what they are com-
ing here for GOD HELP US!!!!!
If you don't agree with some
of the present policies, try to find
a legal and workable way to
change them. Most important of
all, provide a feasible solution, not
an idealistic hypothesis.
A good many of you students
have yet to leave the secure con-
fines of your family and student
environments and go out and face
this big, bad world. I personally
feel that you are in for a tremen-
dous adjustment.
You cannot go into an industry
as a six-month or even four-year
employe and get away with what
you are trying to pull now. The
only repercussions that you wil l
feel will be that of being fired,
along with the knowledge that you
will receive poor letters of recom-
mendation, if any
RIGHT NOW you are young and
idealistic, pleasantly thinking that
the world owes you a living. Well,
as much as I hate to throw LSD
in your cokes, kids, it just doesn't
work that way.
Apathetic? No, I don't think so.
Antagonistic? Not really. ,Sympa-
thetic? Yes, with all of whom
have to put up with your childish
antics and complete obliviousness
to authority.
How long is it going to take
you to realize that you are not in

college to flaunt authority and
produce anarchy (which, by the
way, NEVER works), but to re-
ceive an education; attaining the
full and sound use of your mental
faculties and readying yourself for
a place in an adult society?
What kind of a responsible adult
yill you be when you get through
with your little play things that
you have now? How are you, an
anarchist, going to get along in a
rather homogeneous world of ma-
ture and practical men and wom-
-Patricia McMahon
To the Editor:
IN REPLY to my note on Fiedler
(Daily, Jan. 8) correspondent
Ronald Rosenblatt counters by
saying that Prof. Fiedler is great.
That's nice.
First point: I agree that "Fied-
ler's ability to take a seemingly
trivial manifestation of contem-
porary culture . .. and extrapolate
from it a meaningful statement
about our culture is a piece of
literary sleight-of-hand." That
makes him (and I believe this)
one of the best stand-up come-
dians in America. However, few
people I think consider sleight-of-
hand to be critical analysis.
Second point: Whether or not
Fiedler rejects Freudian-Marxism,

he does apply such analyses to
his subjects, a point incidentally
which has become increasingly ap-
parent in his lectures this week.
THIRD POINT: Manifesto writ-
ers such as Fiedler and McLuhan
with their ponderings on the tac-
tile world, hedonism, pseudo-mys-
ticism and so on are presenting
substantially nothing that is new.
As I laboriously pointed out their
thesis is no more than an exten-
sion of Freudian-Marxism.
Fourth point: What does it
mean to be "almost exactly right?"
Fifth point: I wear a beard and
fairly long hair. That's part of
the game. In spite of this I have
no real conception of what it
means to be a baby-hippy and this
is probably due to the fact that
generations nowadays are about
five years.
Equally, for example, I have no
idea what it means to act in a
play called "When I grow up I
really want to become a peasant,"
as I understand children in China
are doing. To realize the complexi-
ties ofthe world is no more than
to appreciate that we cannot pre-
sent "ethical" statements. We are
restricted to statements about eth-
Last point: By now Mr. Rosen-
blatt should have been aware of a'

long-standing Daily policy con-
cerning typographical errors.
-Andrew Lugg, Grad
To the Editor:
IN THE BEST interests of re-
sponsible journalism, myself
and fellow musicians at the School
of Music urge The Daily editorial
staff to scrutinize a little more
closely the quality of music 'cri-
ticism that is to be found in your
The recent nonsense written by
one Richard Perry illustrates the
depths to which intelligent criti-
cism can be carried. His descrip-
tion of Beethoven's Eighth? -
"This movement was marked by a
lean, clean angularity which force-
fully portrayed the propulsive ge-
ometry of the music."
This mumbo-jumbo tells me
nothing. And his charge that
Brahms' "main, lyric themes were
overstated in a most unsubtle and
sentimental fashion" reveals only
his own unfamiliarity with the
shocked that you would print what
amounts to be a personal slander
of Mr. Bassett-"Do we applaud
him for his music, or for his hav-
ing the audacity to be a compos-
Since when does any responsi-
ble critic ever pass judgment on a
new piece of music after having
only heard it once, and having not.
the opportunity to study the score?
And what are Mr. Perry's cre-
dentials as musician that he can
with impunity dismiss summarily
a prize-winning composition by a
composer the stature of Mr. Bas-
sett? The best he can offer is a
subjective opinion which nobody
really is interested in anyhow.
Mr. Perry's writing tabs him
as a musical ignoramus and a
phony reviewer. It would be to the
good of all, the musicians and the
lay public, if you were to relieve
him in this capacity.
-Barrett W. Kalellis, '68M
A nwere?
-AFTER YOU have found out
what you think is right
and what is wrong, then you must
know that von can say yes to what


he Moement: I Everywhere

Special To The Daily
PARIS-Walkout staked by near-
ly 1000 students at a Sorbonne
lecture hall recently persuaded
university officials to relieve over-
crowded conditions in a philosophy
lecture course.
Thewalkout and subsequent ne-
gotiations between the Groupe de.
Lettres Modernes, an unofficial
student organization, and the sec-
retariat of the Faculty of Let-
ters resulted in a change of the
philosophy lecture from the Am-
phitheatre Richelieu, which holds
about 1000 places, to the Grand
Amphitheatre, holding about 3000.
More than 3500 students are
registered in the program of "Let-
tres Modernes" and have the right
to attend Prof. Adolphe Adam's
course on "The Philosophy of the
Pirst Half of the Eighteenth Cen-

which was free during class time.
"A great number of students
wishing to attend your lectures
have been finding themselves in
the corridors because of a lack of
room. Malcontent with their pres-
ent situation, they know that you
count on their discouragement to
reduce the crowd in the amphi-
theatre," the letter stated.
PROF. ADAM replied to the stu-
dents that he preferred the "phys-
ical contact" with students pro-
vided by the smaller amphitheatre
and that the addition of another
lecture by another professor was a
better solution than the change to
tle Grand Amphitheatre.
The GLM spoke to the adminis-
tration about this proposal and
was toldathat because of severe
under-staffing, the addition of a
lecturer was impossible.

other students, most of whom fol-
lowed suit. Prof. Adam said into
the microphone, "Ifyou were right,
you wouldn't need to agitate to
get your point across," and left
the room.
A counter - demonstration of
about 200 students ensued. These
students refused to leave the room
and repeated, "We want the
course! We want the course'!"
The concierge and his wife en-
tered, turned out the lights and or-
dered the remaining students, to
leave. Most obeyed but several
stayed in their seats.
"I'm not going to leave. I'm a
serious student," yelled one boy in
the balcony. The concierge re-
moved him bodily.
THE GLM negotiated for sever-
al days with the faculty secretar-
lat and on Dec, 10 posted notices


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