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Seventy-Sixth Year

Sept. 14: Orson

welles Revisited


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NSA Membership:*
Neglected Opportunities

Associate Managing Editor
MONDAY at the University was
the War of the Worlds.
On the one hand the literary
college faculty passed a resolution
expressing its "regret that the
namestofrstudents and faculty
were turned over to the House
Un-American Activities Commit-
On the other University Presi-
dent Harlan Hatcher called such
sentiments a "mischevious perver-
sion" of the facts, stating the
University "cannot support those
portions of the law which it is
willing to accept and discard the
(By the way, is this not just
what the administration is doing
in its squabble with the Legisla-
ture over who has the right to
controlethe University's building
program? Evidently President
Hatcher does not think so.),
In any case, the HUAC split
is a manifestation of the'dual so-
ciety which operates among the
permanent members of the Uni-
versity community: there is a re-
markable contrast, between the
goals and knowledge of the
administration and that o fthe

There's a good deal inevitable
about the contrast between the
two groups, though it would be
mistaken to think they split along
traditional liberal - conservative
But the contrast has harmful ef-
fects and should clearly be mini-
ministration interested in a qual-
ity institution can permit a good-
sized gap to emerge between it-
self and its faculty-witness the
recruiting problems at Michigan
State University. In the second,
the faculty often has a great deal
of current information which can
be important to an administration
that can use it.
The University at the moment
is sufferingserisrously from both
gaps. The HUAC issue, the con-
tinuing spat with the Legislature
and the administration's over-
bearing concern with the Sesqui-
centennial and the $55 Million
Fund Drive have all$created a
serious disenchantment with the
administration among many fac-
ulty members .
A lack of current information.
and fresh viewpoints is the sec-

and gap. It's not as serious as the
first-the faculty's vice-presiden-
tial advisory committees help
some, as do the Center for Re-
search on Learning and Teaching
and the Center for the Study of
Higher Education. Moreover, in-
formal faculty contacts--especial-
ly with the Office of Academic
Affairs-have helped out the ad-
ministration a good deal with
budgeting and internal reorgani-
But th information gap is still
there. No evidence indicates that,
for example, work done at the In-
stitute of Labor and Industrial
Relations is being brought to bear
on the University's handling of
the attempted unionization of its
non-academic employes.
THE PROBLEM with President
Hatcher's speech was thus that it
was just what it was supposed ,to
be-a ritual report to an increas-
ingly emasculated faculty, a fac-
ulty whose talents his administra-
tion has not utilized to full ad-
Charming it was, but signifi-
cant it was not. As a means of
faculty communication it merely
furthered the split between what

the administration and the facul-
ty think, and confirmed the sus-
picion that they are at logge'r-
heads in many cases.
Problems that exist between the
University's administration and its
faculty will not be solved, not
even be affected, by such convo-
cations. They are essentially so-
porofics which allow the faculty
to pretend the "War" isn't in ex-
istence, that the administration
listens carefully and frequently to
their advice about the future of
the University.
And that, unfortunately, is not
the case. The faculty does have
a voice here, but, it, is a fairly
diminutive one on many major
policies. There is clearlya ten-
dency-as manifested in the HU-
AC case-to ignore the faculty on
matters concerning those very
large issues in which they are most
THINGS WILL probably get
much worse gefore, if ever, they
get better. The University is get-
ting larger and more complex
monthly. Faculty members are be-
ing pushed farther and farther
from the central administration
which so immediately affects all
their lives.

It is not inconceivable that they
will at some point be pushed so
far that they lose all ability to
affect its activities - something
neither faculty nor administration
can afford.
Some sort of reform in the cur-
rent faculty governmental system
is clearly needed to keep the two
together, a reform which the re-
cent reorganization of the old Fac-
ulty Senate did not accomplish
because it did nothing to create
a powerful locus of faculty power
within the administration.
The locus is there now---all the
vice-presidents have faculty ad-
visory committees. The problem
is they aren't powerful enough.
All the faculty would really
have to do is to emphasize the
work of these committees, for
strengthening them is the only
way the faculty can now hop to
act on policy other than after the
SUCH AN administration-fac-
ulty union-not speeches which are
rationales for past decisions-is
the only long-term solution to the
problem of the two groups' rela-
tions, to the University's War of
the Worlds.


THE NATIONAL Student Association
may be the biggest bargain on campus.
For the minimal cost of about 10 cents
each, the multitudinous services of NSA,
ranging from an information service to
travel discounts abroad, become available
to every University student as well as to
Student Government Council.
Unfortunately, few students are even
aware of what NSA is, let alone the serv-
ices and programs it has to offer. More
unfortunate still is the fact that many
Council members, those who should be
making the greatest use of its services,
are only vaguely acquainted with NSA
and seemingly unaware of its potential
THE ANNUAL summer Congress of NSA
is the focus of the year's activities.
Through 10 days of seminars, workshops,
committee meetings and plenary ses-
sions delegates and auditors are made
aware of national student interests. Con-
tacts with student government ,leaders
from across the country give them insight
into the functions and techniques of oth-
er student governing bodies. The Student
Government Presidents C on f e r e n c e,
which meets the week before the regular
congress, gives presidents the opportuni-
ty to meet and discuss common problems,
learn new techniques and establish con-
tacts for the coming year.
NSA also provides year-round services
in the form of an information service, a
"lending library" of documents on over
400 areas of campus problems available
for the asking, a discount service and
travel tours (Educational Travel, Inc.)
for students traveling abroad, and a stu-
dent life insurance plan.
EACH SCHOOL also belongs to one of
the regional divisions (our region is
the state of Michigan) of the national
organization, The regions provide an or-
ganization through which member schools
in the region can work togetheron IPtob-
lems of particular interest to their areas.
While the importance of the regions in
issue-oriented areas, such as the 18-year-
old vote, has been recognized, this does
not exhaust the possibilities of a region-
al organization. The region could also be-
come a pressure group on the state leg-
islature and state board of education, lob-
bying for such items as increased state
aid to schools and free public higher edu-

This is what NSA offers locally.
question is-Has SGC been using it?


THE UNIVERSITY has been well repre-
sented at the summer congresses. As
probably the most respected national or-'
ganization of students in the country,
NSA's policies and resolutions are ac-
cepted as the "voice of college student
America" in Washington and are cov-
ered in every major newspaper in the
country. Through the congress the Uni-
versity can make its opinions and ideas
known to colleges across the country, and,
as one of the leading universities in the
U.S., play a major role in shaping NSA's
policies and determining what the "voice
of college student America" says.
But the duties of the NSA delegates
and SGC do not end with the congress.
Returning to campus, the delegates have
a responsibility to give an account of
their voting and activities to the students
to let theim know just how they were
Clearly then, if the student is to be
informed and accounted to there must
be an effective communication link be-
tween SGC and the student body.
AND THIS IS exactly what is missing.
There has been no NSA coordinator
here for two years-any correspondence
with NSA has been added to the duties
of one of the SGC vice-presidents. As a
result, NSA has been mostly shoved aside
and forgotten, except for the summer
The first step, then, in making good
use, of what NSA has to offer this campus
is for SGC to appoint a good NSA coordi-
nator. An interested, hard-working per-
son with an aptitude for public relations
would be ideal, and at any rate more ef-
fective than the present set-up.
NSA, THEN, is an organization which
can offer the University enough serv-
ices to make it, in fact, one of the keys
t6 the effective existence of Student
Government Council. SGC has handled
it in the=past, however, in such a way as
to make one wonder why there haven't
been more attempts to withdraw before
The proper handling of the services
and vehicles to power offered by NSA
on the local, regional and national level
would make it obvious just how valuable
it can be.

November Election:

Two-Headed Race

. Day and the traditional offi-
cial start of the Michigan election
campaign in the past, voters and
observers across the state can
now look forward to what may
prove to be the most significant
off-year election in Michigan po-
litical history.
A multi-faceted entity, a non-
presidential election year often
presents a greater spectrum of
issues and candidates than those
occurring in the years divisible by
four. Michigan's 1966 election is
no exception. From the bottom up,
starting with the local positions
and state legislative offices up for
grabs, through the bitterly con-
tested congressional battles, and
culminating in the gubernatorial
and senatorial races at the head
of the ballot, we have been. of-
fered import and significance at
every stop. And ,there exists right
at that top of the slate a double-
headed contest that may deter-
mine the outcome of the big one
for the Presidency two years from
tion, of course, is that pitting ap-
pointed incumbent Republican
Senator Robert P. Griffin against
former six-time governor G.
Mennen Williams. The other is the
underrated clash between Demo-
cratic State Chairman Zolton Fer-
ency and incumbent Gov. George'
'Romney, bidding for his third term
in Lansing, and, say many veteran
observers, a shot at President
Johnson in 1968.
The implications of the Romney-
Ferency race are clear: should
Romney lose, or should he not
win by the more-than-comfort-
able margin that many are pre-
dicting for him, his chances to
head the GOP nationwide ballot
two years hence are slim. Sim-
ilarly, the Griffin-Williams con-
test holds an equal significance:
if Romney cannot prove he is a
team man, if he cannot bring in
the lesser-known ex-congressman
from Traverse City, he again
would be challenged should he try
for party leadership at the '68

WHAT IS NOT so clear, how-
ever, is exactly how the two races
will shape up in the two months
between now and Election Day. It
may not be that the races will be
Griffin-Williams and Romney-
Ferency, What is perhaps a more
likely, if not a more palatable
prospect, is that it will, in effect,
be Williams against Romney.
Romney, who has built up a
massive base of support through-
out the state in his four years in
Lansing and before that as a chief
sculptor of the current Michigan
constitution, is,. nevertheless.
fighting for his political life, He
realizes he has to win and win
big, as well as bring home Grif-
On the other hand, tried-and-
tested trouper Williams spent 12
years as governor amassing what
is perhaps the greatest party loy-
alty to be found anywhere in the
nation. Father and moulder of the
Michigan Democratic Party, the
man who left Lansing six years
ago to hobnob with heads of state
in Africa as assistant secretary of
state for African Affairs under
both Presidents 'Kennedy and
Johnson, Williams can proudly
look to a multitude of the faith-
ful that hold him in highest es-
teem. And this is where Romney
might have some.problems.
cultivating it, Williams commands
the votes of a vast majority of
the labor unionists and ethnic
groups-particularly Negroes. Yet
it was precisely these groups
among whom Romney made such
great (and, in Michigan, neces-
sary) inroads in 1962 and 1964.
It must be remembered, though,
that two years ago Romney faced
only ex-national Democratic com-
mitteeman Neil Staebler, . well-
known in his home Washtenaw
County and in the actual card-
carrying membership of the Mich-
igan Democratic Party, but a poli-
tical non-entity among the vot-
ing masses. Also, Staebler suffered
from a poor popular image (no
graying temples, no polka-dot
bowtie) and further from the crip-
pling Detroit newspaper strike
that was- in effect for the dura-

tion of the campaign. The lack
of exposure through the mass me-
dia in the heart of the Democratic
stronghold only hurt Staebler
Again, in 1962, Romney's vic-
tory was over then-Gov. John B.
Swainson, a current Wayne Coun-
ty circuit judge and, at that time,
a lackluster governor. In addition,
Swainson had alienated suburban
Detroit, an area normally neces-
sary for statewide Democratic Vic-
tory, by vetoing the Bowman Bill,
a piece of legislation that would
have prohibited cities from impos-
ing an income tax on non-resi-
dents who work in that city. To-
day, the Detroit income tax affects
hundreds of thousands of com-
muting suburbanites.
SO, IT MAY BE concluded that
Romney's two-time support may
well have been entirely dependent

on temporary circumstances, while
Williams' is of a far more endur-
ing nature.'
Additionally, many are failing
to recognize Ferency as the cam-
paigner that he may be. While
the completely unknown Hungar-
ian who likes to relate that "peo-.
ple used to say 'What's a Feren-
cy? Now they say 'Who's a Fer-
ency'?" could almost assuredly
never beat Romney on his own (at
least this year), he is a far more
appealing and exciting candidate
than either Staebler or Swainson
ever were. Dark, handsome, and
with an acute, biting tongue hon-
ed for years on Romney's temper,
Zolton Ferency, given the full sup-
port of Williams and the rest of
the Democratic Party, could well
pull within a surprisingly small
margin of Romney, if not upset
him entirely.

THUS, IT IS NOT the battle be-
tween Romney and Ferency, nor
is it that between Williams and
Griffin that will be the key match
of this Michigan election year. It
will be more a battle of coattails,
a joust between one whom many
term "the only Republican in the
state of Michigan" and the bow-
tied crusader ;or the labor way of
When G. Mennen Williams
walks into the cramped churches
in Detroit's Negro inner city and
says "Zolton Ferency is my friend
and I hope he'll be yours, too";
or when he approaches the Ford
workers at the Dearborn Rouge
complex to shake their eager
hands and flashes an "I Want
Ferency" button from his lapel,
the success of these efforts will
determine the shape of Michigan
-and perhaps national - politics
for years to come.


Soviet Medics. Ahead'

die hard. Some can't even be
beaten to death with a stick. Take,
for instance, the one about Soviet
superiority in the field of medi-
Any number of liberal apologists
for the "Communist experiment"
have used this myth as part of
their general argument. "No mat-
ter what else you say, communism
can't be all bad because look at
how well it is developing medical
care for all its people," the liberal
apologists report.
It is now a fairly obvious fact of
life, for everyone except the poli-
tically biased, naive, innocent or
hopeless, that there is not one
phase of human welfare that the
Communist system has been able
to handle as fairly or as effective-
ly as capitalism.
prime example. Communist pro-

Coal Mission to Newcastle

pagandists have been barraging
the West for some time with raz-
zle-dazzle stories of advanced me-
dical discoveries-keeping the head
of a dog alive, transplanting all
sorts of limbs. From these few
grandstand performances h a s
come the notion that all Soviet
medicine must be far advanced
and that socialism, therefore, must
have some medical merit. Again,
Medical headlines every bit as
big as those made in the Soviet
Union are made in this nation reg-
ularly. Just recall the stories of
recent heart surgery in Texas as
an example.
But the real measure of medi-
cine goes deeper. It must include
how well the practice of medicine
in general is coming along. Does
socialism have anything to offer
in that respect?
been delivered by a group of Am-
erican physicians who have re-
turned from an extensive tour of
Soviet hospitals. These men, some
42 of them from the state-of Ne-
braska, were appalled by what so-
cialism had done to medicine in
the Soviet.
Dr. Hiram Hilton, of Lincoln,
put it this way:
'Some of the equipment and
procedures we saw were almost be-
yond belief, defying any stretch of
imagination in comparison to
Western standards. Impressions of
surgery in the Soviet Union par-
ticularly showed evidence of iso-
lation from the mainstream of
surgical progress." He noted that
there was hardly any stainless

steel equipment in the hospitals,
but mostly painted enamel.
Dr. Russell Gorthey, an obste-
trician also from Lincoln, had this
to say about his colleagues in the
"The gynecological department
used equipment and procedures
that by any Western standard
were outdated and abandoned 10-
15 years ago. I was told that this
was the best maternity hospital in
the area."
AND SO IT WENT, These men
had no political ax to grind. They
were just visiting and sympathe-
tic professionals. Most mentioned
how depressed the Soviet doctors
seemed by the conditions under
which they have to practice and
gave them high marks for persist-
ing, as do doctors everywhere, in
trying to do the best under the cir-
The point, however, is obvious.
Socialism, which has failed even
adequately to feed people, also, in
the homeland of socialism itself,
has failed to treat their ills. Capi-
talism. on the other hand, has
done 'both abundantly well.
When will the political hacks
who keep harping on collectivist
"accomplishments" wake up to the
simple truth?
plishment is to chain people in a
gray worold of mediocrity and
conformity. It has been capitalism
that has liberated them. I pray
that, this simple truth will be
kept in mind 'in our own country
even though the present adminis-
tration obviously has forgotten it.


MONDAY, Barry Sadler, soldier, singer
and incredibly representative Clean-
Cut-Young-Man, appeared on the late
afternoon "Mike Douglas Show." The ap-
pearance would have slipped by, without
remark, were it only the usual volley of
war songs of many lands. But the ever-so
Public Relationable Sergeant had an-
other trick up his muscular sleeve.
It took the form of the grammar
school epic, "Show and Tell Time." Sad-
ler produced a rifle once possessed by
the VietI Cong. After explaining that the
weapol had been a favorite souvenir
"around the officers' club," he went on
to point out its more insidious features
to an audience of appreciative house-
FIRSTLY, THE RIFLE was hand assem-
bled. (Group laughter at the primi-
tive mind which must have resorted to
such an outmoded production tech-
nique.) But, the sergeant went on to
warn, these backward minds can still be
dangerous. (Audience and Mike respect-
fully freeze in terror.) The rifle had
been diabolically designed to fire broken
glass, rocks, or pieces of metal. ("Golly,"
says Mr. Douglas, "a guy could get hurt.")
If we are to believe Robert McNamara,
the United States Army should be con-
gratulated for its strivings to educate
the American public. And efforts like
those . made Monday by Sergeant Sad-
ler must be applauded as an integral part
of this process of learning. From even
such a simple demonstration, a vast
American audience has learned two
things. One, that a rifle-represented as
a 'typical weapon of the Viet Cong-is a
hand made effort. Not a single part was
labelled "Made in Red China." And, two,
that the American Army is struggling
forth to fate a battehry of broken glass

the United States Army. Sergeant Barry
Sadler, armed only with his, guitar, is a
more potent instigator than half the
Communists in the world. His appear-
ance, no matter how ingenuous, display-
ed a bigotry of;American technology and
an ethic of righteous violence. Yet, 'he is
put forth as the finest, pink-cheeked ef-
fort of the American military.
If the Defense Department fears that
college students are misled by false pic-
tures of the Vietnamese struggle, let it
first "clean up" its own image. Suspicion
is already rampant that "something is
rotten" in the state of American inter-
vention. Do we need Sergeant Sadler as
a one-man coal mission to Newcastle?



Schprtiz. .

's "

WATER, WATER everywhere, and ne'er
a place to sleep.
The one aesthetically relieving seg-
ment of the University's architecturally
disastrous Diag has always been the col-
lege of student bodies which decorate it
in the fall and spring. Now, alas, even
that is in danger from the plant depart-
ment's new sprinkling system.
At 2:20 yesterday afternoon, this writer
was gently falling asleep on the lawn next
to the south end of Angell Hall over a
copy of Bradford's "Of Plymouth Planta-
tion." Gentle breezes, cars muttering in
the distance, blue skies and suddenly
SHOOSH": a solid stream of water, two
feet overhead. Hazy mist, wafting down
from the blue.
Ten minutes and ten pages later, this
time beside the bushes next to Mason
Hall, "SNICKPISHSHSHSH." Hazy mist,

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Political Abuse of Death

Collegiate Press Service
THIS SUMMER, President John-
son awarded the Medal of
Honor posthumously to Pvt. Mil-
ton L. Olive, 3rd, a Negro, at the
White House. Pvt. Olive was a
brave man, in a sense that none
of us can understand : he dived
on a grenade to save his buddies.
A simple act. But it makes you
wonder. Did he know what he was
doing? Why did he do it? How do
you define a hero, a brave man?
The President found in Milton
Olive's death a lifting of "the
mist of confusion," over.why we
are fighting in Viet Nam, a time
when "the basic principles
emerge." He also found time in
his memorial address to comment
on the new equality of the Amer-
ican Negro.
PERHAPS I am not as wise as
the President, for I found no les-

A brave man, a brave American
has died. What is sad is what he
died for, and how his death was
(Wilde is chairman of the Am-
herst Student.)
The 'Also
editor of the conservative Na-
tional Rview, sent the following
telegram to the Conservative par-
ty convention last week in Sara-
toga Springs:
"I cannot imagine better aus-
pices for a conservative candidate.
The opportunity simultaneously to
reject Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.,
Nelson Rockefeller and Frank D.
O'Connor is a conflunce of his-
torical opportunities that dazzles
t'h itnnzinnlno+r. ov.A 1~aue a


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