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Seventy-Fifth Year

Specialized U'- Terrifying' Position


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U Towers, crowded Dorms;
Officials Must Gird for Protest

bly two separate, housing crises brew-
ing which student and administration
leaders must think seriously about. The
first concerns the South University 18-
story apartment building, while the sec-
ond is related to the University's own
quadrangle system.
Whether or not the South University
apartment building will be ready for oc-
cupancy in August is still a moot point;
judging from recent assurances by the
owner, R. E. Weaver, that crews will work
24 hours a day if necessary to complete
the structure on time, it seems there is a
good chance that it will be completed.
However, completion does not neces-
sarily mean it will be ready for occupan-
cy. Even after the building is completed,
it must be certified by the city before it
may be occupied. This delay, plus the
inevitable confusion as 300 students at-
tempting to move in all at once, promises
at least hefty inconveniences for the stu-
THE RESULTING disappointment could
conceivably serve as the basis for re-
newed student demands for deeper Uni-
versity involvement in the area of pub-
lic housing.
However, the University has only a very
vague responsibility in 1 this area. The
only concrete involvement, at present, is
the Office of Student Affairs' housing
contract system; and this system is as
much a guarantee of landlords' rights as
it is a guarantee of students' rights.
There are two very good reasons for
this lack of involvement. The first is the
University's traditional philosophical
stand of separating itself from private in-
terests in Ann Arbor. This is a necessary
assurance to the city that it is not being
taken over by the University, and hence
provides a basis for the traditionally
successful city-University relationship.
THE SECOND REASON is more prag-
matic. It is impossible for the Uni-
versity to house all its students; there-
fore, the only way the University can suc-
cessfully expand is to encourage private
developers to build apartments. And it is
unfortunately true that private develop-
ers are not likely to be interested in
building at a university which hinders
more than helps them.
The successful expansion of the Uni-
versity thus depends on maintaining just
that relationship with developers that
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the University's lobbying for students
would be likely to destroy.
It is absurd for student activists to
expect the University to take a dramatic-
ally active stand in favor of students'
housing rights. For the University to do so
would be to defeat long-run goals much
greater than short-run gains, which
should have been seen to by mature stu-
dents in the first place.
The situation in the quadrangle sys-
tem is more certain. Just last spring, Di-
rector of Residence Halls Eugene Haun
confirmed that 600 new sets of furniture
had been purchased for use this fall.
THIS, PLUS his statement that "We are
trying to provide for students' needs
as we see students coming," infer that
there will be about 600 students added to
the already over-crowded quadrangle sys-
tem this August. In addition a residence
hall fee hike which is reportedly going
to be much greater than the $35 hike last
fall seems likely.
When one remembers all the protest
that took place over a mere 40 rooms be-
ing doubled and fees being raised $35 last
year, one shudders to think what might
happen this fall with both those factors
greatly increased. Before spring finals
had ended, there was already talk of a
"sleep-in" on the lawns of University
Both potential sides in this possible
protest-to-come must be prepared to be
as reasonable as possible. On the one
hand, the administration must remem-
ber that it will be quite a shock to most
returning students to find themselves
tremendously overcrowded yet being ask-
ed to pay more for the reduced facilities.
And on the other hand, student leaders
must also be prepared to be reasonable.
Possibly, once the extent of overcrowding
becomes clear, a protest of some sort will
be in order. But at the same time, it must
be remembered that very few University
officials have anything at all to say about
the number of students here.
Haun has no control over it, nor does
Richard Cutler, vice-president for stu-
dent affairs. Even University President
Harlan H. Hatcher has little control over
THE UNIVERSITY'S Regents control the
admissions. If the residence halls are
absurdly overcrowded, it is their respon-
sibility and any protest should be ad-
dressed to them.
The obvious danger is that the Uni-
versity's activist community, fresh from
quite successful civil rights and Viet Nam
drives, will blur the two issues of the
18-story building and the quadrangles
and organize some sort of panacea-like
University housing protest.
Any such attempt should be regarded
as just what it would be-a distortion
of the true nature of the complex situa-
YET BEING ABLE to dismi'ss such a pos-
sible movement as a distortion does
not negate the relevancy of University re-
sponsibility for the potential situation in
the residence halls. There are likely to be
many angry people asking questions in
the quadrangles next fall, and someone
had better have some answers for them.

To the Editor:
SUSAN COLLINS' editorial "'U'
Must Prepare Students for
Specialized World" is a coherent
statement of a position I find ter-
The proper uses of the univer-
sity, apparently, all center on pre-
paring people for jobs. So you ask
each freshman what he wants to
be, then set him on the straight
and narrow to that goal (a
straight line is the shortest dis-
tance between two points; one and
only one straight line can be
drawn between two points).
Let's begin with some peripheral
quibbles. First, the straight and
narrow method is not the best-
it comes near to being the worst-
way to train people for jobs which
require creativity and critical
thought (and if a university does
not educate people for such roles,
who does?). The vital process of
serendipity - wandering around
randomly, following a vague
hunch, thinking aimlessly until
you come across an unexpected
discovery (there being such a
thing as an expected discovery)-
is too anarchic for minds attuned
to the straight and narrow.
UNLIKE our universities and
too many of our minds, the real
world isn't organized into un-
related departments. Not only the
research laboratory, but virtually
every slot a university is supposed
to fill, needs all the serendipity it
can get. Miss Collins' straight and
narrow will turn out people fully

equipped with the conventional
methods, prejudices and taboos of
a profession: slot-fillers in the
worst sense of the word.
Second, let's talk about who's
alienated. Most Americans, college
graduates emphatically included,
work to make money. Period. They
don't know or care whether the
goods and services they contribute
to are useless or even harmful to
the people they affect. A job is
a personally irrelevant 40 hours
a week which you delete from your
life in order to survive and per-
haps prosper the other 148 hours,
which can be devoted to private
necessities and pleasures. In other
words, during the 40 hours when
a person most actively participates
in his society, his level of involve-
ment is essentially zero. Who's
I oversimplify, of course. But
Miss Collins' specialized university
is precisely the institution we need
to make the generalization perfect.
On the University, specifically:
it's unbelievable that anyone
could call for more specialized
courses than you get here. Most
of the courses offered by the
"famed psychology department"
are very specialized, and no stu-
dent has time to take more than
a fraction of them. It not only
offers "glimpses" into "the actual.
work of a real psychologist," it
makes the glimpses mandatory. In
the honors concentration program,
a student (like it or not) even has
to play at being "a real psychol-
ogist" by grinding out a research

YET COMPARED to most other
departments, the psych curriculum
is a liberal-arts program. This
University needs, not more spe-
cialized courses, but more courses
which are interdisciplinary-or at
least illuminate more than one
corner of one part of one field of
one discipline.
But what is most disturbing is
that Miss Collins, unhappy with
"liberal education for everybody,"
wantsto exchangeit for "liberal
education for nobody." Cut dis-
.tribution requirements and let
more and more specialized con-
centration requirements fill the
vacuum (Miss Collins doesn't ex-
plicitlyadvocate the latter, but it
inevitably follows when you turn
the University over to super-
There is a way in which both
Miss Collins and those who don't
fit the straight and narrow can
have their cake: abolish the coer-
cive structure which forces every
student to have an "education"
that is uniform in so many ways.
It is a (horrors) radical solution,
for it involves not merely tingering
with distribution requirements but
eliminating required courses, de-
grees, credit-hours and grades. A
student would decide what he
wants from the University, get it
at his own pace and in his own
way, and stay as long as he felt
the benefits were worth the time
and tuition. When he was uncer-
tain, counselors would be avail-
able to inform and suggest a pro-
gram of study. (The money now

spent producing transcripts and
degrees might go to giving each
student more than .0058 of a coun-
IN SUCH a University, Miss
Collins would be free-if she really
wants-to charge through the
University and become a pharma-
cist in six weeks. People bent on
being slot-fillers will not be de-
terred by distribution require-
ments, anyway.
And those of us who are in-
terested in understanding, enjoy-
ing and perhaps changing the
world as a whole will be free to
partake of the University's rich-
ness in our own non-linear idio-
syncratic way.
-Kenneth Winter, '66
Fee Hikes
To the Editor:
UNIVERSITY officials have re-
cently been preparing the stu-
dent body through various an-
nouncements for the possibility of
a hike in dorm rates for the
second straight year, as well as
for an increase in tuition. At the
same time they have attempted
to soften the impact by announc-
ing that student wages, currently
lowest of Big Ten schools, will be
raised from $1.00 an hour to $1.25.
Recent statements seefed to in-
dicate that the increases in dorm
rates and tuition would be needed
to cover the wage increase, but
that is a gross fallacy.
In announcing the wage in-
crease, the University cited that
this would cost the residence hall
system, where most students are
employed, an additional $80,000 a
year. This figure, however, is only
a drop in the bucket when com-
pared to the additional $600,000
the university stands to take in
from the proposed $50 increase in
room and board.
FURTHERMORE, students af-
fected by the wage increase will
earn approximately an extra $52
a semester, yet they will probably
be paying an extra $50 for the
room and board, if they live in
a residence hall, as well as in-
creased tuition. In fact, the stu-
dent employee could actually turn
out in relatively worse financial
shape than he is now at his piti-
fully low wages.
Thus the beneficent University
which announced most graciously
a justified and long-overdue wage
increase stands to come out $520,-
000 ahead in its residence hall
system alone, while student eT-
ployees will be lucky if they break
The University certainly owes
the students a more detailed ex-
planation of the need for addi-
tional increases in tuition and
residence hall rates. Other Big Ten
schools manage to pay their stu-

dents decent wages, while keep-
ing expenses in hand. Room and
board were raised here last year
and tuition has gone up steadily
during the past decade. Why must
they rise again? The administra-
tion offers only nebulous and eva-
sive explanations.
COSTS HAVE gone up enough!
Students have the right to resist
further increases, especially in
light of the way the admin-
istration is trying to sneak in the
"proposed" increases. We have to
demonstrate that we will not be
subject to the arbitrary manipula-
tions of an administration which
claims to look after us, but, like
"big brother," actually does not.
In the game they are playing, the
student must always lose.
-Steven Zarit, '67
To the Editor:
THE NATIONAL teach-in is over
and we hopefully look about for
some slight sign of progress, yet
we are forced to conclude that
nothing has been accomplished
After all is said and done, we know
nothing new about the Viet Nam
situation. This waste is a result
of the failure of all parties to rec-
ognize the true bone of conten-
The various protagonists at the
teach-in each presented a set of
facts and then proceeded to rea-
son, often with some semblance
of logic, toward a "solution." The
most striking characteristics of the
various sets of facts were that
they differed from each other, and
almost all were arrived at by an
indirect, inductive and sometimes
esoteric line of reasoning.
THUS, what should have been
a confrontation and criticism of
opposing idealogies, degenerated to
a question of fact.
Yet, amazingly enough, not once
did anyone recognize that further
discussion was fruitless until the
facts or reality of the situation
were objectively established and
agreed upon. This forces us to de-
cide which facts are relevant.
In the interest of brevity and
at the risk of over-simplification
we see that, whether one's argu-
ment is based on "morals" or a
concern for the security of the
United States, the central premise
is ultimately a "knowledge" of
what the South Vietnamese people
(this term being at present loosely
defined) "desire and enthusiasti-
cally support,"
It seems, then, that further dis-
cussion should be directed toward
an objective and workable method-
ology for discovering the some-
what elusive convictions of the
South Vietnamese people.


That Infamous Gold Flow

Special To The Daily
LONDON - Recently President
Johnson suggested rather
bluntly to American tourists that
they stay home this summer and
see America, instead of running
off to Europe and helping to make
an already bad balance of pay-
ments situation worse.
Since I had purchased a ticket
for a trip to Europe aboard a
Swissair jet before I learned of
this Johnson foreign policy, I
decided to go ahead with my
plans. After all, I reasoned, by
forfeiting my ticket I would have
only been ruining my own balance
of payments.
However, I began to feel pangs
of remorse almost as soon as my
Douglas aircraft jet left Detroit,
despite the engaging smile of my
stewardess who kept thrusting
complimentary packets of Win-
stons at me. I was feeling quite
glum by the time I arrived in

AS I DROVE my Hertz-rented
English Ford into London, I fully
sensed what I was doing. I was
pouring American dollars into a
foreign economy, destroying the
value of the American dollar-
the very foundation of the Ameri-
can way of life.
When I arrived in London I took
a guided tour of the city. But
words of the guide about the Bank
of London fell on deaf ears for
my mind kept conjuring up images
of gold bullion being transferred
from American to British vaults.
In my heart I knew I should
have been touring Disneyland not
the Tower of London, the General
Motors Pavillion at the New York
World's Fair, not Westminster
Abby. What right did I have to
be looking at the Thames when I
haven't even seen the Perdanles.
After my American Express tour
finished, I ate a quick lunch con-
sisting of Campbell's Soup, Kraft
cheese sandwich and a glass of

Coke over a copy of the interna-
tional edition of Time magazine.
Even the Dionne Warwick, Su-
premes and Roger Miller records
someone was playing on the juke
box did not make me feel any
I WAS still very depressed so I
went into a nearby pub and tried
to drown my sorrows in a tele-
vision show. Wagon Train was on,
but it didn't help my spirits.
That evening I thought perhaps
a movie would be a good diver-
sion, so I deliberated between the
major pictures in town-"Sound
of Music," "Fail Safe," "The
Hustler," "Giant" and "Mary Pop-
pins." I finally decided on a play,
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf."
Afterwards, however, I still knew
that with every shilling I spent I
was ruining the financial status
of my own country. So I trudged
back to the London Hilton Hotel,
took the Otis Elevator to my suite,
gulped down a couple of Anacins
and cried myself to sleep.


-Paul Berghoff, Grad
David J. Patt, '69M

U.S. Must Aid A Dominican Reform Government


THE PRESIDENT'S initial de-
cision to intervene in the Do-
minican Republic was correct, so
I believe, because onthe informa-
tion available to him in the
emergency he had no time for
thorough-going investigation and
could not take the risk that the
rebellion might be captured by
Communist agents. For if it had
been captured, the situation would
have been made irreversible.
There would have been no fur-
ther elections, and the legitimate
party-that of the Constitution-
alists-would have been debarred
from coming back into power
through the democratic process.
The most serious trouble has
developed since the President's ini-
tial decision. It has been that in
the diplomacy and administration
of the intervention we in effect
made ourselves the allies of the
reactionary military junta in its

attempt to crush the constitution-
Although the intervention itself
was a violation of the OAS Char-
ter, it wasrstilldfairly arguable
that the charter does not take ac-
count of the kind of danger which
was exemplified during the Cuba
missiles crisis.
WHAT HAS MADE the Domini-
can intervention intolerable to
progressive opinion in this hemis-
phere, and indeed all over the
world, is that we have been using
the Marines and the paratroopers
to defeat the popular party and
to restore the power of a reaction-
ary military dictatorship.
There is now some reason to
believe that wiser counsel has be-
gun to prevail in Washington and
that what may fairly be called the
Goldwater faction is not running
the show. This is the first essen-
tial beginning of reconstruction
after what threatens to be the

ruin of all the work of a genera-
tion in improving hemispheric re-
The cornerstone of. a policy of
reconstruction must be, cannot in
fact be anything else than, the
Constitutionalist Party which, by
virtue of the fact that it is the
only genuinely elected party in
Dominican history, alone has a
legitimate title to govern.
When the President brings our
Dominican policy into line with
the principle of legitimacy, and if
a Constitutionalist government
under Antonio Guzman, for ex-
ample, emerges, the next imme-
diate need will be to underwrite
an emergency program to relieve
the unemployment and the misery
of the Dominican masses.
that the sum needed for the
emergency program will be some-
where between $100 and $200 mil-
lion dollars. In the light of our
military expenditures all over the
globe, this is a trifling sum.
It is urgently needed to set up
promptly a program of public
works to provide paying jobs and
something to do for the half-
million unemployed. These unem-
ployed are a critically large num-
ber in a country where the whole
working force is about 3 million.
But that will be only a stopgap.
The caretaker government will
need to have our firm support in
entering upon a program of pro-
gressive reform. The Goldwater
faction will not like the President
for doing that. But it will have to
be done nevertheless.
Besides the emergency program,
along with and parallel to the
internal reforms of the Dominican
Republic, we need to take with a
new and deadly seriousness the
paramount problem of the under-
developed Latin-American nations.

of what the Latin-American na-
tions buy have risen compared to
the prices of what they sell.
Thus, the value of the exports of
the Latin-American countries in-
creased only about 32 per cent
from 1958 to 1964, whereas the
value of the exports of the indus-
trial countries has increased about
56 per cent in that time.
This deterioration in what is
known technically as the terms of
trade is a basic reason why there

is an increasing hostility in Latin
America against their rich and
advanced North-American neigh-
Johnson makes it a major object
of his foreign policy to halt and
reverse this deterioration, he will
be like King Canute attempting
to hold back the tide while he
proclaims himself the global
champion of anti-Communism.
(c),1965, The Washington Post Co.


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'The End' of 'Goldfarb':
Best Line of All
At the Michigan Theatre
"THIS IS the Michigan Theatre. We are now playing the greatest
comedy-(pause)-probably to build up the spine tingling
suspense which is to follow-'John Goldfarber, Please Come Home'."
Was the extra "er" at the end of the hero's name added as a
subtle foreshadowing of the audience's reaction to this comedy?
If this were the "greatest comedy" as billed, then what this
film needed was canned laughter and plenty of it.
BUT PERHAPS Producer Steve Parker had nobler intentions than
making a mere comedy. Yes, a satire was intended. First object-good
old Uncle Sam. For example, Fred Clark, the embodiment of the
Central Intelligence Agency, was always asleep on the job-clever huh?
The ambassador to Fawzia, of 20 years experience still hadn't learned
Arabic-a sly dig at the diplomatic corps. The infamous U-2 incident
is piloted by none other than Wrong-Way Goldfarb played by Richard
Crenna. This to emphasize our nation's being at the wrong place
at the wrong time.
This is not all. Football is also at the end of the rapier of the
"Satirist Supreme" Parker. It is found that the members of Fawz U's
team are not even students of that citadel of learning. Most sharp,
most pointed.
But the true death blow is a spoof of modern day class "D"
movies that cost millions. The plot is a garbled stew of politics,
a kooky king (ignominiously portrayed by Peter Ustinov), whirling
dervishes, a frigid female (Shirley MacLaine) a jet-propelled golf


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