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Seventy-Sixth Year

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After the Battle-
The Democrats Regroup

HE SKY HAS FALLEN in on the Michi-
gan Democratic Party.
The Republicans succeeded in captur-
ing by overwhelming margins, the gover-
norship, which is a four-year term for
the first time, a U.S. Senate seat and eight
education posts. They only failed in win-
ning, the races for attorney general and
secretary of state, where they made seri-
ous challenges to long-entrenched and
well-known Democratic personalities.
Democrats also lost five freshman con-
gressmen, one in usually secure Flint, los-
ing control of the state's Washington del-
egation. Margins of victory for the Re-
publican victors were sizable and may be
very hard to overcome in future years.
FURTHERMORE, they ousted five Demo-
cratic state senators to take control of
the Michigan Senate, which Democrats
had obtained for the first time in the cen-
tury in.1964.
In addition, they succeeded in doing
the impossible. They took 18 seats away
from House Democrats leaving that body
at a chaotic stalemate, 5555, to be re-
solved in bitter fighting in January.
In the races for positions on the state
university governing boards, Republicans
swept every position up for election. They
even narrowly defeated such a top Demo-
cratic vote getter as Warren Huff, chair-
man of the Michigan State University
Board of Trustees.
Here at the University, effective Demo-
cratic opposition on the Board of Re-
gents was all but eliminated. The balance
on the board will now be 7-1 in favor of
the Republicans.
PARTY OFFICIALS were totally unaware
of just what election trends were tak-
ing place until the returns were staring
them in the face. They had no idea that
Romney's personal popularity would be,
such a potent vehicle in carrying Repub-
lican candidates to victory.

The defeat of G. Mennen Williams, the
man who built the party machine in the
1950's, was envisioned, but no one dream-
ed of the victory margin Sen. Robert
Griffin would pile up, not even the Re-
The magnitude of the Republican vic-
tory may not be fully felt for a number
of months. The Republican control of the
state Legislature will have its profound-
est effect in June when the state budget
is approved. If the new majority balks at
fiscal reform, austerity budgets, remi-
niscent of past Republican legislatures,
may be back in order.
It may take some time for Democrats
to regain their' lost power and damaged
pride. In the 1968 election, neither the
governorship, a U.S. Senate seat or the
state Senate will be up for grabs.
Only congressional and state house
seats are up for election. However, it will
be a presidential year, possibly in the
home state of the Republican nominee.
THE DEATH KNELL has definitely not
tolled for this once all-powerful Dem-
ocratic party, but a reassessment of its
position and power is necessary immedi-
ately. It can no longer sit on its laurels
of past victories, as it does in Wayne
County. Party organization in the Detroit
area is in a state of total disarray with
conflicts flaring up continually between
the regular Democratic organization and
the union controlled Committee on Poli-
tical Education (COPE).
Unity, planning and organization, vir-
tues Democrats have been noticeably short
on since Romney's entrance on the Michi-
gan political scene, must be regained.
When it dawns on Democratic party lead-
ers that they are now a minority party,
these prerequisites for continued success
may be quickly accomplished.

FAMES A. RHODES carried the
Ohio gubernatorial race with a
59 per cent majority Tuesday,
marking him as a force to contend
with at the 1968 Republican Na-
tional Convention.
Unfortunately, as the governor
of the nation's sixth-largest state,
Rhodes has been slighted by the
press-neither his views nor his
administration have been fully
presented to the nation at large
despite the fact that he has car-
ried his state by percentage com-
parable to or greater than those
of Ronald Reagan, George Rom-
ney, Mark Hatfield and Nelson
And it is a shame; because
James Rhodes is a truly remark-
able governor. As chief executive,
he single-handedly put Ohio back
10 years. He cut back aid to edu-
cation, used his position to support
a speaker ban, reduced workmen's
compensation benefits, emaciated
old-age pensions, and declared to-
mato juice the state drink of

BUT, AS HE HAS gleefully told
the state for three and one-half
years now, he did not raise taxes.
What he did do to keep the state
solvent? He floated bond issues.
Unfortunately, at current rates,
he failed to explain that the bonds
cost the state twice as much as
increased taxes.
And he did bring industry to
the state. Under Rhodes' leader-
ship a significant increase in jobs
has benefitted Ohio - as Rhodes
himself stated, "civil disobedience
and anti-social behavior sets in
when work is not available." But
while the Ohio job rate was soar-
ing the average wage in Ohio
went up less than any other in-
dustrial state in the union.
Which is rather understandable
when you consider the governor's
methods of recruitment.
Last summer, as the main part
of his "bring industry to Ohio"
plan, Rhodes and a number of
close statehouse associates travel-
led to Europe "to look for busi-
ness." When they came back, the
Rhodes action team toured the

U.S.-New York, Chicago, etc.-for
more industry. All this has given
Ohio the nation's most experienc-
ed lieutenant governor next to Wil-
liam Milliken.
RHODES' political career start-
ed in Columbus. After a question-
able career at Ohio State, he es-
tablished ties with the Columbus
Dispatch, the only major newspa-
per serving Franklin County's one
million people. Soon he was mayor
of Columbus, then state auditor,
then, in 1962, governor of the
As governor, Rhodes complete-
ly decimated Ohio's painfully pro-
gressing mental health program.
Under Democrat Michael V. Di-
Salle, whom Rhodes beat in '62,
Ohio's horrendous mental health
,services began to creep up from
the bottom of the nation's list.
The new governor saw fit to cut
back appropriations-the program
is now in hopeless disarray, plung-
ing to the bottom again.
In a speech this May, however,
Rhodes claimed that "Ohio leads

the nation in mental health." No
newspaper in Franklin County or
in Hamilton County (Cincinnati
Enquirer domain-well over one
million people) questioned the as-
sertion, despite the fact that jani-
tors and maids in many under-
staffed state institutions are go-
ing without pay.
SMALL WONDER Rhodes' op-
ponent, Frasier Reams, Jr., found
some difficulty in getting his pic-
ture in Ohio papers.
Small wonder, too, that while
Rhodes used 40 state-paid speech-
writers for his campaign, the to-
tal state output to combat criti-
cal Erie shore pollution was a
'glossy booklet.
Rhodes has, however, proved
himself a remarkably agile poli-
tician. He has run the adminis-
tration of the fifth-largest state
in the union while refusing to
publicly disclose state finance rec-
ords. He has maneuvered his po-
sition into one whereby reporters
who ask him "objectionable" ques-
tions find themselves removed for

the statehouse beat by their edi-
tors. And he has ably maintained
the unflinching support of the
largest money interests in Ohio.
A POOR administrator, a man
of shallow or no convictions, con-
sistently willing to deceive the
public through cooperative mass
media, James Rhodes has manag-
ed to be a worse governor than
Frank Lausche is a senator-both
as the embodiment of the Ohio
political psyche and in terms of
what he has done to the state.
When the 1968 convention rolls
around, Rhodes will align near or
to the right of Richard Nixon,
depending on the opportunity of
the moment and on the Central
and Southern Ohio financial in-
tertsts that put and have kept
him in office. He will be a mov-
ing force and a possible candidate
at that convention.
WHEN NATIONAL politics is
shaped by men of James A.
Rhodes' caliber it is time to start

Letters: Don't Stop Hoping for Peace

To the Editor:
RECENTLY, Pat O' D o n o h u e
wrote an editorial in The Mich-
igan Daily entitled Some Day. In
it, she reviews a number of facts
about the war in Viet Nam in-
cluding Red China's newly devel-
oped guided missile, North Viet
Nam's Ho Chi Minh. approval of
this, and Charles de Gaulle's be-
lief that the United States should
withdraw from the war.
The letter was concluded with
the following:
"In the midst of all this, the
voice of Big Brother was heard
from afar - President Johnson
expressed his belief that 'some
day even Communist China and
North Viet Nam will join our
Pacific brotherhood - in - peace.
We look forward to that day.'
"Who's he trying to kid?"

ohue has used a number of facts
that are not substantial and, as
a result, has arrived at a false
conclusion. She has presented cri-
ticism that is totally destructive
rather than constructive in nature.
She has belittled hopes for world
"So what?" should not be the
answer to any peace proposal. The
idea of peace is too -valuable to
be tossed off with the flick of a
careless pen.
In her editorial, O'Donohue has
tried to disillusion the reader. The
details are selective and one-sided
at best, in an attempt to scare
people into accepting her sar-
casms. She states that Red China
has a guided missile containing a
nuclear warhead. Fifteen years ago
Russia was in the same position.
Yet we have talked and argued,

and as a result, we now have a
nuclear test ban. Is it not possible
to develop a similar treaty with
Red China?
She states that Ho Chi Minh
has "hailed the test as a great
contribution to the revolutionary
struggle of the people of Viet
Nam." The situation was similar
in Korea 10 years ago. Yet the
United Nations fought China to a
standstill, and peace was eventu-
ally secured.
IS THIS NOT possible in Viet
Nam? O'Donohue's statement con-
cerning de Gaulle seems quite out
of context. Exactly what does it
have to do with atomic bombs and
Ho Chi Minh? If we examine it
anyway, we see that it is another
incorrect fact.
We are, in fact, fighting a war
that is unpopular with many
Americans and some of our allies,

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The 'Lonely' Apartment

resolution two weeks ago recommend-
ing that "sophomore hours be extended
rather than completely eliminated" and
that sophomores continue to be required
to live either in dormitories or sorority
In justification of this resolution, Pan-
hellenic argued that there were many
drawbacks to granting apartment permis-
sion to sophomore girls. They thought
that social pressures, desire for independ-
ence, etc. would force a majority of the
sophomore girls into the isolated world
of the apartment dweller. Ostensibly, for
the student living in an apartment, op-
portunities for meeting people and mak-
ing friends is greatly decreased and life
in general comparatively limited.
yET, DESPITE Panhellenic's professed
concern for the welfare of unsuspect-
ing sophomore women, there is a better
explanation for their opposition to sopho-
more apartment permission. The sorority
system on this campus has recently come
under sharp criticism; it has had to re-
structure its rush system to attract mem-
Obviously, if apartment permission were
granted to sophomore women, the sorori-
ties could be in serious trouble trying to
bring them into the system. Panhellenic
acknowledged this danger when discussing
the resolution against sophomore apart-
ment permission, and the needs of the
system seem to have overriden the wishes
of sophomore women in dorms.
If one wished to make a truly valid
argument against sophomore apartment
r. .T
Editorial Staff
Managing Editor Editorial Director
LEONARD PRATT ........ Associate Managing Editor
JOHN MEREDITH ........ Associate Managing Editor
CHARLOTTE WOLTER .. Associate Editorial Director
ROBERT CARNEY ...... Associate Editorial Director
BABETTE COHN ............... Personnel Director
ROBERT MOORE..................Magazine Editor
CHARLES VETZER ...............sports Editor
JAMES TINDALL ........... Associate Sports Editor
JAMES LaSOVAGE......... Associate Sports Editor

permission, it could be based on the fact
that such a move would probably increase
Ann Arbor rents even more. The attrac-
tion of apartment living for sophomores
would, in all likelihood, exhaust the Ann
Arbor market.
BUT EVEN on this basis and discounting
Panhellenic's self - interested argu-
ments, it is not reasonable to deny apart-
ment permission to sophomore women.
The University claims that it seeks to
cultivate personal development and inde-
pendence in its students. Yet, we have
the old hypocrisies of regulation and reg-
imentation, which extend beyond the
dorm system but which are most evident
Extension of hours is a fine idea-for
freshmen. Maybe they, being new to the
University, need some supervision, al-
though this too can be questioned. And,
if the aims of the dormitory system-
giving students some measure of respon-
sibility-were being met, there would be
no question about whether or not sopho-
more women are ready for apartment liv-
THEREFORE, when the time comes to
make a decision on apartment per-
mission for sophomores, those involved
should not be influenced by interests like
Panhellenic which ignore the wishes of
those living in dormitories.
And, they would also do well to re-
member the adulthood and responsibility
which they claim to be trying to promote.
Dearborn' s
Tuesday heroes
THE REAL HEROES of Tuesday's elec-
tion are the 14,000 Dearborn residents
who voted in favor of "cease-fire and
withdrawal of U.S. troops from Viet Nam
so the Vietnamese can settle their own
I almost choked when Walter Cronkite
of CBS said "in the country's first Viet




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to prevent the forceful takeover of
Viet Nam by other countries. We
are not "bombarding little peo-
ple," but are allowing Viet Nam
to establish its own government
Two of the three arguments
given by O'Donohue are not sub-
stantial. One is not applicable.
And these are the facts that she
expects the reader to use to draw
a conclusion.
IT IS THE conclusion that 0'-
Donohue reaches that we should
be most concerned with, though.
She has dismissed hope for a
world peace and is attempting to
disillusion the reader. She ignores
the work of the United Nations in
Cyprus, Israel and Suez. She for-
gets to mention the first meeting
between the United States and
China in 20 years. This meeting,
which was held last summer, was
fruitless. But it was a meeting.
Finally, she ignores the cultur-
al exchange that has developed
between the United States and
Russia. She forgets that where
communications are lacking, mis-
understanding and conflict grow.
And in a world such as ours, nu-
clear Hell is too dear a price to
pay for misunderstanding. While
it is impractical that talk will
bring peace tomorrow or next
week, peace will come. Peace talks
must not be sloughed off as O'-
Donohue has done.
THE NEED is for more support
for peace talks and less statements
against them. Peace is an active
process that develops from actions,
understanding being the key ac-
tion. We must "care," or the
world cannot endure. There is a
need for talk about "brotherhoods-
in-peace," cultural exchange and
If these needs are filled, the
world will become a better place
in which to live. And like President
Johnson, I look forward to that
--Peter Graff, '70
Bands Away!
To the Editor:
DOUG HELLER is wrong, wrong,
wrong, if he believes that good
marching and the quickstep are
synonymous. In fact, the quick-
step, as Mr. Heller calls it, is
usually the worst kind of march-
ing performed by high school and
college bands.
Since the Michigan Band in-
novated the fast marching en-
trance, bands all over the country
have modified it to the most ridi-
culous extremes. The first change
was to make it faster and not pick
up the feet as high. The Michigan

Band always picks up their feet
with thighs parallel to the ground,
whether marching fast or slow!
OTHER BANDS such as Michi-
gan State have added a bounce
step which usually looks unco-
ordinated at such a fast tempo.
Numerous other bands have
turned it into a run which can
hardly be called "marching."
In answer to Mr. Heller's ques-
tion, "how are you going to beat
the quickstep performed all the
time?" may I ask Mr. Heller to
take a closer look on the next
football Saturday. He will notice
that the Michigan Band does not
run, bounce, or make a fast shuf-
fle on their pre-game entrance,
but rather pick up their feet and
march at a fast tempo.
One of the Michigan Band firsts
which Mr. Heller failed to men-
tion was the innovation of dance
routines performed by marching
bands. Michigan's assistant con-
ductor of bands, George Cavender,
choreographed the "S t. L o u i s
Blues which was the first dance
routine performed by a marching
-Thomas C. Morse
Daily Forked Tongue
To the Editor:
THE DAILY has continually ex-
pounded a philosophy of quality
education at the lowest possible
Yet, when Leslie R. Schmier,
Democratic candidate for the
Wayne State University Board of
Governors, advocates this same ob-
jective as a goal for which Michi-
gan universities should strive, his
ideas are simply rejected by The
Daily (Killingsworth Column, Nov.
1) as too idealistic.
It seems to me that "The Daily
speaks with forked tongue!"
s-Ken Slaokin, Grad
To the Editor:
'N THE 1965 and 1966 legislative
sessions, State Senator Gilbert
E. Bursley enthusiastically sup-
ported increased state aid to local
health departments which previ-
ously were landequately supported.
As a member of the Appropria-
tions Committee, he was in a key
position to see that the health
needs of the people in Michigan
were protected..
By his leadership for human
concern, Senator Gilbert E. Burs-
ley has served the people well.
--George P. Sweda, M.D., MPH
Muskegon County Health




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Students Ha v e a New Mo ral. Crusade

Collegiate Press Service
STUDENTS have found a new
movement. It's called peace.
Not just peace in Viet Nam, or
Selma, but a new world order,
a new concept of international af-
While it is of necessity a long-
range assignment, one is compelled
to point out that the sooner the
The prospectus of the Student
Forum on International Order and
World Peace, which held a confer-
ence in Princeton last weekend to
survey the dimensions of the prob-
lem, outlines the student's inter-
est thus :
"WE, THE STUDENT genera-
tion of today, must begin now to
educate oursel'c~ves tonassume re.-

There is, for example, China-
making faster progress in the de-
velopment of a nuclear striking
force than anyone seems able to
comprehend. (If the State De-
partment bureaucrats would quit
reading Top Secret counter-intel-
ligence reports and look at the
newspapers, they might realize, for
example, that the Chinese syn-
thesis of insulin last summer was
a feat comparable in its own way
to Russia's first Sputnik. Unfor-
tunately it will take something
more spectacular to affect our
complacency this time.)
OF COURSE there is no greater
probability of China's using nu-
clear weapons at any given time
than there is of United States

From the rest of the world's
point of view, however, it would
just be one or even a dozen more
steps toward the realization of a
state of nuclear war. (The radio
announcement would read that a
state of nuclear war had been de-
clared. Imagine that announce-
ment if you can.)
So how do you talk about a
great big, all-encompassing sub-
ject like peace? How do you talk
about it? And most important of
all, what can you do about it?
Here weowe an intellectual
debt to a circle of hard-working
thinkers, now labeled strategi ;s,
that set out about 1950 to think
about the "unthinkable," nuclear
war, and not just worry about it.
SLOWLY, systematically, sten-

All of which gives us every rea-
son to believe that peace, which,
after all, is not too far removed
conceptually from war, can be an-
alyzed in the same manner; that
it can be transferred from a uni-
versally accepted and very badly
defined value to a real world, in-
stitutional reality.
Students have a natural stake
in all this, since it is going to be
their world. They are the ones
who, in 20 years, are going to be
building the new world order -
either amidst the shattered rem-
nants of the old, or, somehow, in
the midst of a rigid, outmoded set
of presentday social institutions
tied to the nation-state.
UNLESS YOU are both a deter-

eration of these weapons acceler-
ates in the absence of effective
Under these circumstances, un-
less you are over 60, you face a
grim and scary future.
Fortunately, or hopefully, to de-
fine the problem thus is to begin
to define what needs to be done to
establish the limits of the prob-
lem, to unlock rather than to fore-
close the future.
The very phrase "international
order and worldpeace"rsuggests a
redefinition of that very difficult
concept, world peace, into the idea
of world order, which in turn sug-
gests the reordering of our insti-
tutions so that such system mal-
functions as international violence
no longer occur.


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