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Where Opinions Are Free,
Truth Will Prevail


NEWS PHONE: 764-0552

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This mus t be noted in all reprints.

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MSU Law School Plan:
Too Soon, Too Fast?


get its law school, sooner or later. If
the law school is opened later, it is like-
ly that it will be a decent institution,
coordinated with current master plan-
ning and studies of legal education needs
in Michigan.
If the school opens sooner-less than
two years from now-it is likely that it
will lack .quality facilities and fail to
mesh with the design of education in the
THIS MONTH, the trustees of Michigan
State University requested that the
State Board of Education approve the es-
tablishment of a full-time law school.
They said that MSU had already begun
their planning.
Although two state board members re-
acted cooly to the request, predicting it
would be channeled into its planning
committees, Michigan State University
administrators cannot be expected to re-
lax their efforts. Even against the board's
original wishes, MSU assembled and be-
gan its medical school. The development
of the medical school gained MSU ad-
ministrators epithets of "empire builders"
by many groups and individuals who
thought their procedure and independ-
ence were a threat to sound educational
planning in the state.
As MSU gained its medical school, it
can eventually gain its law school. It has
political skills, financial resources, and
alumni support. This type of power was
sufficient to gain a medical school less
than a year ago.
enough to junk a plan suggested last
year by state Sen. Dzendzel, a plan that
would provide part-time legal education

for legislators and Lansing residents in
existing facilities.
Their current bid is for a full-time
full-quality school. One trustee suggest-
ed that the MSU law school could pro-
vide education in specialized areas such
as public education law.
Because the MSU administration is ask-
ing and looking for quality ,they should
use restraint in timing.
And they must take care not to in-
discriminately duplicate the resources of
the state's existing four law schools, the
University's, Wayne State University's,
the University of Detroit's, and the De-
troit School of Law.
A STATE MASTER PLAN for higher edu-
cation is slated to be released early
next year. This plan and other studies
currently being made will give MSU ad-
ministrators the guidance they need to
establish the school they say they want.
They should wait for it.
Last year Associate Dean Joiner esti-
mated that it would take two to three
years to establish a law school. He said
that similar projects at Arizona State
University and the Sacramento Campus
of the University of California indicate
the cost of establishing the school to be
in the millions and costs o festablishing
a library of 30-40 thousand volumes, the
main asset of a law school, and hiring a
faculty, several hundred thousands.
THE MSU LAW SCHOOL is a project
that should not be undertaken hastily.
The State Board of Education appears to
be aware of this.
Hopefully, the administrators of MSU
will respect this as they continue to build
their university.

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Rusk's New Aides Leave Something Out

IN A MOVE calculated to give a
new image to the State Depart-
ment, President Johnson has ap-
pointed Attorney General Nicho-
las B. Katzenbach to replace the
retiring Under Secretary, George
W. Ball.
Johnson also announced replace-
ments for the third and fourth
ranking positions at State. Eugene
V. Rostow, a Yale professor, will
become Under Secretary for Po-
litical Affairs, a post formerly held
by Thomas C. Mann. Foy D. Koh-
ler, presently Ambassador to Rus-
sia, and a longtime career diplo-
mat, will fill the Deputy Under
Secretary spot, vacateduby U. Al-
exis Johnson.
Rusk's future will undoubtedly
continue, there are no signs that
he is on the way out. He continues
to enjoy Prtsident Johnson's un-
diminished confidence, and has
been assured of indefinite tenure.
However, should the Secretary
decide to retire, Katzenbach is the
new favorite for the position. His

appointment diminishes the valid-
ity of rumors that UN Ambassa-
dor Arthur Goldberg will even-
tually take over.
Aside from the question of
Rusk'sfate are the implications on
U.S. foreign policy, specifically in
the three broad areas of Viet
Nam, the Atlantic Alliance, and
Latin America.
With regard to our military
commitment in Asia, the appoint-
ments portend no softening of the
official line-and, if anything,
tend to emphasize the President's
new, uncompromising posture. Mr.
Ball had been regarded within the
Administration as a "devil's advo-
cate" on the Viet Nam question.
Although he made no public
statements that clashed with
Rusk, he was known to have been
the lone disserter on the bombing
of North Viet Nam. During his
years at the State Department,
Ball's main interests and energies
were devoted to European prob-
lems-an assignment brought on
by Rusk's preoccupation with As-
ian affairs.

KATZENBACH, apparently suf-
fering from civil rights battle
fatigue, should fit comfortably in-
to his new slot. While head of the
Justice Department, Katzenbach
has been caught in a squeeze be-
tween white supremacists who re-
gard him as the man who regis-
tered 350,000 Negroes in the South,
and liberals, who call him a foot-
dragging temporizer. In addition,
this week's suffocation of the
open-housing rights bill has un-
doubtedly made the switch easier.
Like President Johnson,hKatzen-
bach had to live up to the glam
orous image of his predecessor.
Robert Kennedy had established
himself as a tough, vigorous fight-
er for civil rights. Katzenbach, an
easier-going Attorney General, had
never achieved rapport with Ne-
groes to equal Bobby's.
Katzenbach is viewed as a
down -.,the - line Administration
loyalist, and has been character-
ized by the President as "one of
the most competent and selfless
men I know."
Katzenbach, a brilliant interna-
tional lawyer, will presumably

concentrate on Europe, while sup-
porting Rusk's Asian policies.
of the Administration's war effort.
However, he has been extremely
critical of the state of the Atlan-
tic community-especially on the
confused nuclear weapons issue.
He is expected to specialize in Eu-
ropean affairs, and to attempt to
draw France and America closer
Kohler's sudden recall will ele-
vate him to the highest career of-
fice in the State Department. He
has had extensive experience as a
foreign service officer in Europe,
in the Near and Middle East; as
Assistant Secretary of State for
European Affairs, and as Moscow
envoy. He too is expected to focus
his attention on European and
Soviet areas.
mains-what is to become of Latin
America? To Rostow's predecessor,
the controversial Thomas Mann,
had been entrusted the thankless
task of strengthening the Alli-

ance for Progress. Despite wide-
spread criticism for his role in
the Dominican intervention, Mann
had been a vital instrument in
the most tangibly liberal actions
on behalf of Latin America in
years. He -began pressing for a
hemisphere assistance program
two years before President Kenne-
dy proposed the Alliance.
During the Kennedy years, the
traditional State Department ap-
athy on Latin America was finally
dispelled. Prompted by Schlesing-
er, Berle, and Goodwin, Kennedy
placed high priority on hemispher-
ic affairs. He appointed a Latin
American expert--Mann-in an
unusually high position of influ-
ence and power.
appears to be relegating Latin
America to its accustomed subsid-
iary station.
Exigencies are channeling John-
son's energies to Asian and Euro-
pean affairs. Unless he redresses
the imbalance, we may face the
prospect of a phyrric victory -
saving South Viet Nam while los-
ing South America.


The Descent of Apathy

IT IS THE ADVENT of Stokely Carmich-
ael at the University and the air is
gelatinous with questions-What are the
structures and power delineations which
move our democracy in its allocation of
rights? Is Black Power a call to action or
a determined program of political behav-
ior? Can the scales of justice only be'
brought into balance by the pressure of
a violent thumb? And, finally, how are
we to face the human agony of soaring
expectations in a defeating reality?
Whatever our reaction to Mr. Car-
michael's answers, his questions cannot
help but excite us. For the moment, at
BUT IN A WEEK, perhaps; the dilemma
he poses will have lost its horns.
Stokely Carmichael will have taken his
place in the larger process of Public
Boredom. Our interest, our love and at-
tention, is ephemeral-perhaps this is
only human. But in the society of Septem-
ber, 1966, our enthusiasms have become
more transient than ever before.
First, we are pressed by a complex of
communications. Publications and pro-
gramming descend upon us from all sides
with not one, but one-thousand Vital Is-
sues. Our attention span is strained by
a proliferation of worthwhile objects.
Even the most disinterested spectator of
current Americana, has his television, his
local evening news, his Walter Cronkite,
and his NBC White Paper.
But, more important, each crucial is-
sue is subject to constant rehashing. The
audience who responded to a mass mur-
der with horror on Tuesday, will be dull-
ed by Thursday, and drowned by the
IN THE CASE of a prolonged struggle
such as civil rights, the application is
obvious. The public becomes immune to
the shock of man's inhumanity to man.
And the people most intimately involved
with the revolution become bored with
all that has gone before.
The new militancy which Mr. Carmich-
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ael expresses is a product, not only of
expectation-frustration, but also of en-
nui. The militant Negroes have been sat-
urated with the charisma of Martin
Luther King, and are restless for a
change. The back-lashing whites, on the
other hand, have seen cruelty too often
to be moved to action.
WE HAVE SEEN the development, in-
ternal dissension, and decay of move-
ments throughout history. But it took
centuries to precipitate an enlighten-
ment. Today, there are Reformations in
the span of a single year .This accelera-
tion of the emotional climate leads to
rapid overthrow in the method and lead-
ership of social movements.
But the serious problem is not the
eruption of differing theories of action;
it is the threat of complete social iner-
vation. Because we are bored with the
discussion of a problem, we no longer
seek for a solution. Obviously, we cannot
thrownewspapers and radios to the fire,
or declare a pogrom on Huntley and
Brinkley. But we can learn to fear the
descent of apathy. Without a constant
awareness, social sufferings may become
a trivial abstraction to those not inti-
mately involved.
FINALLY, WE MUST spur our efforts
to realization of reform. Without an
acceleration in political remedies, equal
to the turnover in public attention and
affection, there will be endless inaction.
And Watts ad infinitum.
No Comment
"UNTIL 1961, the University had a $50
room deposit applied to all dormitory
residents. This was abolished in 1961 in
favor of a $50 continuing enrollment de-
posit applied to all students attending the
University. A student did not get his con-
tinuing enrollment deposit back until he
left the University.
"But in the summer of 1965 the contin-
uing enrollment deposit was dropped in
favor of two new deposits. The first is a
$50 refundable enrollment deposit. This
money is paid by the student several
months prior to entering the University


Kna uss' Committee Members Lauded


To the Editor:
ALTHOUGH the coverage in The
Daily of the report of The
Role of the Student in University
Affairs has been good, there has
been insufficient recognition of
the members of the committee
that prepared the report.
This was an excellent, hard-
working committee, and the indi-
vidual members deserve credit for
their accomplishment. In addition,
this committee was itself a unique
example of faculty and student
ITS MEMBERS were as follows:
Mr. Barry A. Bluestone-Under-
graduate, former member SGC-
Professor Innis S. Claude, Jr.,
Professor of Political Science
Professor Eleanor G. Cranefield,
Professor of Social Work
Mr. Gary Cunningham-Under-
graduate-President Student Gov-
ernment Council
Mr. John C. Feldkamp-Assist-
ant to the Vice President of Stu-
dent Affairs-(currently Director
of Housing)
Miss Nancy Freitag - Under-
graduate-Past President Michi-
gan League
Mr. Robert Golden-Undergrad-
uate - Literary School Steering
Mr. Richard A. Hoppe-Under-
graduate-President Ointerfrater-
nity Council
Professor Charles S. Lehmann,
Professor of Education
Mr. James McEvoy-Graduate
student, President Graduate Stu-
dent Council
Miss Ronna Jo Magy-Under-
graduate - President Academic
Committee, Union Activities Cen-
Mr. Lawrence D. Phillips-Grad-
uate Student-Research Assistant
Psychology-Past President Grad-
uate Student Council
Mr. John E. Tropman-Graduate
Student-Instructor Social Work
THE COMMITTEE met almost
weekly during the fall of 1965 and
the spring of 1966. Each member
contributed freely to the discus-
sion and each was treated equally
in attempting to arrive at a con-
1 nn +he vinxinino nints a 4-

like responsible faculty will re-
spect a confidence.
Another point of some concern
is how faculty and students inter-
act in a committee. In our com-
mittee the members often disa-
greed among themselves, but there
was no aligning of students versus
faculty, or undergraduates versus
graduate students-the splits of
opinion cut across these designa-
IT WAS the success of our Ad
Hoc Committee that led, in large
part, to the recommendation of
establishing a permanent Joint
Advisory Council. It would have
been impossible to write this report
without the make-up of a commit-
tee which included all segments
of the University Community.
-Robert L. Knauss,
Chairman, Ad Hoc
Committee on Student
Participation in
University Affairs
Demand for Rationality
To the Editor:
A NEWSPAPER editorial that in-
dulges in wild polemics and is
couched in terms of sensational
propaganda does disservice to the
author, but, far more important,
muddles the issue discussed and
results in a grossly inaccurate
Research into the social sciences,

and the sorority system definitely
falls into this category, has made
great progress on the basis of
truth to empirical research. The
editorial "Sororities: A View from
Within" (Sept. 22) makes mockery
of the best journalistic and empir-
icist traditions in our society.
THIS ARTICLE was no more
than a rabid denunciation of a
social system. Much more infor-
mative and deserving of respect
would have been a comprehensive
attempt to discover truth-to el-
lucidate thedreality of the insti-
tution. This verbal chicanery un-
doubtedly presents a compelling
argument against the major weak-
ness in sorority living.
If it is trying to foment rebellion
in 400 "weak-minded, conform-
ist" rushees, perhaps it will be
successful. Is that not what prop-
aganda attempts to achieve?
It will obviously have no effect
on the present members of the
Greek system because we have al-
ready sold our souls, our individual
freedom, to the devil of mediocre,
mass society.
HOWEVER, I must not stray too
far from my demands for ration-
ality. Thorough research into sor-
ority living has been conducted by
the Psychology Department, and I
shall be much more receptive to a
logical presentation of facts than
hysteria. So I must examine the

validity of Miss O'Donohue's edi-
torial on its own merits and from
personal observation.
What has she said?
I find that the editorial has
made a series of illogical compari-
sons and gross generalizations.
Miss O'Donohue attempted to
equate the social activities of peo-
ple (sorority women) with the in-
tellectual and academic pursuits
of the student. There is no justi-
fication for this approach.
I do not find verification for her
dogmatic assertion that the soror-
ity exists only for social reasons,
nor that it forces an individual to
relinquish intellectual and cultur-
al Interests and subject herself to
an entirely social existence.
I SHOULD LIKE to know the
reasons for defining a sorority as
a monolithicdentity that operates
above the individual decisions of
its members. An enumeration of
the multitude of activities and in-
terests pursued by each individual
in any house would demonstrate
the falsity of her assertions.
I do not deny that each individ-
ual must make choices in life
about the mode of her existence.
Where is the proof that sorority
living greatly narrows an individ-
ual's horizons, her thoughts, her
associations? Nor do I accept her
implicit assumption that the
apartment-dweller is offered a
wider scope of vision and a great-
er degree of freedom.
Since no facts were presented as
to the amount of freedom sorority
living destroys; from my obser-
vation, freedom of action and
thought is an individual peroga-
FINALLY, the editorial warns of
great social costs that must be
paid for sorority membership. We
are stereotyped as social butter-
flies, and we are a class. There is
no sociological definition of the
word "class" as Miss. O'Donohue
has used it. This is the greatest
error in her article.
Most individuals have more than
one group membership, more than
one area of interest. If one affili-
ation predominates, it is the choice
of the individual. Sororities do not

ed in truth than a dogmatic solu-
tion to a complex social problem.
I have no regret that my letter
will be published after the rush
period has ended. I do not bemoan
the fact that Miss O'Donohue's
article was calculated to strike
the death blow to the Panhellenic
system with no time for a re-
I only believe that human en-
ergies are better directed at hon-
esty to reality. If the issue is im-
portant enough to become ex-
tremely agitated about, it must
also be important enough to dis-
-Linda Silverstein, '68
Cycle Law
To the Editor:
CONCERNING Robert Bende-
low's "City Cycle Law Makes
Sense," I must raise several ob-
jections as well as voice my agree-
ment with several of his proposi-
Special lighting for cycles rid-
den at night is essential and I
was surprised to hear that such
a law was not already in effect.
I strongly reaffirm Bendelow's
position on training and special
licensing. It is easy to ride a mo-
torcycle, but difficult to ride with
I MUST, however, disagree with
the helmet ordinance. I personally
wear my helmet at all times and
regard a rider as foolish for not
wearing one. But since the essen-
tial function of a helmet is to
protect the wearer, shouldn't the
rider have the option of whether
he wants to protect himself or
Possibly a sticker could be
placed on every cycle saying
"Caution: Motorcycle Riding with-
out a helmet may be hazardous."
As for a helmet increasing visi-
bility, it probably would. But of
much greater importance is edu-
cating the four-wheeled public as
to the legitimate presence of mo-
torcycles on the highway.
Possibly the "Lights on for
Safety" campaign could be adopted
(it is a fact that lights, even in
daylight, increase the visibility of
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