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Seventy-First Year
rruth Will Prevai"
ditorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staf writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

Need for Responsibility
Should' be Ariculated
.Daily staff Writer
THE MOTION in Student Government Council to establish a com-
mittee on Student Rights and Academic Freedom provides an op-
portunity students do not often have, and that is to also acknowledge
their responsibilities
Such acknowledgement would make little operative difference in
the committee's work itself, but it would, to this writer, make the big-
gest philosophic difference Surely, in establishment of a committee,



Foreign Study Program
Justifies Investment

and in the very idea of SGC itself,
be good if this were predicated
every once and a while, and the
committee motion offers an op-
portunity to provide for this im-

responsibility is implied. But it


study program. The student-run literary
liege steering committee, the literary college
elf and the administration all have voiced
proval of a University study abroad plan.
Yet after three years of investigation, re-
nmendation, proposals, suggestion and de-
led planning, the program has bogged down
still another rash of delays.
ds wasinevitable, the administrationbnow
;ards finances as the key stumbling block
the way of final implementation of this
ich-needed as well as popular proposal. The
T ainRites
0TH THE EXECUTIVE committee of the
Inter-Fraternity Council and the Ann Arbor
lice took action this week to restrain pledge
anks. The IFC proposal says that pledge
tivity which would discredit the fraternity
tem or would harm fraternity houses or the
embers would be in violation of Inter-Fra-
-nity Council by-laws.
This cannot help but bring to mind recent
cussions of tapping proceedures employed
men's honoraries. Both University and city
gulations are consistently violated by these
oup during Spring tapping. It' is generally
knowledged that as a matter of course,
noraries violate the state law with regard to
rsons who are not 21 years old drinking,
d a University rule and state law concerning
decent exposure. In addition, many students
d administrators along with a great per-
itage of the faculty feel the students' be-
vior during tapping is juvenile, senseless
d generally unbecoming student leaders at
well-respected school.
INCE THE ANN Arbor police are now en-
forcing city ordinances with regard to pledge
anks, there should be a new pressure on
ese honoraries to close the gap between
e tone of the University of the 1960's and
eir now somewhat archaic practices. Though
would be difficult to force such reforms upon
em, it is to be hoped they will take it upon
emselves to modify tapping.

self-supporting program anticipates a net loss
of $900 during its initial year of operation.
Another, $30 thousand will go through the
University's, hands, but will be made up of
tuition paid by participating students. Ap-
parently, these figures are too staggering for
an institution which spends $100 million an-
nually and which reportedly has. other con-
siderations which must come first.
ONE OF THE FAVORED "considerations"
includes an extra $700 thousand for an im-
provement in plant maintenance and instruc-
tional supplies.k
Thus the administration has asked the
literary college to seek other methods of financ-
ing the venture. Somehow, this is linked with
joining the University of Wisconsin which
already has scouts in Europe, in a single pro-
But the approved report of the literary col-
lege executive committee has shown clearly
that the University can easily support its own
foreign study plan and has no need of joining
another institution. Comparatively tiny, pri-
vately supported, Smith, Sweetbrier and Hamil-
ton have instituted independent, successful
programs, yet mammoth Michigan allegedly
needs aid.
A plan was intended to facilitate European
study by easing credit transfer, eliminate ad-
mission and re-admission red tape, and most
importantly, guarantee the travelling student
a level and method of instruction consistent
with practice in Ann Arbor. In joining Wis-
consin, the University will be forced to com-
promise in course planning, financial arrange-
ments, and educational goals.
The University of Wisconsin may be a "good"
school but its admission standards, national
reputation, and level of intellectual -activity
are plainly distinct and inferior to the Uni-
Picayune considerations are blocking the
realization of a necessary branch of the Uni-
versity. The incessant delays indicate that this
"world institution" is losing its grip on pro-

-David Newman
Excitement Without Experiment

MAX L E R N E R ce o fea
ThePrincipe o f Relt
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dragged-out finish. But some things are
ear about it.
One big fact about the Kennedy victory is
hat neither religion nor economic power,
either fear of inflation nor the magic of
resident Eisenhower's name could stop it.
Americans can be proud about having fought
it, on a major battlefront, one of the great
attles of their history - the battle against
ze bitterness of religious bigotry within the
eart. The political landscape will never be
ie same again. The fight was tough but the
akes were high. Never again will an able and
omising candidate be ruled out completely
ecause of his faith, even for the highest
ffice in the nation.
I might add that what has happened about
Catholic candidate will happen. in time,
bout a Jewish candidate, and in the fullness
time, about a Negro candidate.
'HE WORLD THINKS it knows America as
a plutocracy. It is good for the world to
.scover that there are things in the gift of
ie American people that cannot be bought,
nd that the people cannot be maneuvered
ito believing what is against the evidence of
ieir experience.
They were told that America had prosperity
id economic health, yet they knew that there
ere pockets of suffering in the economy,
nd they had rarning signals of a hard road
head. They were told that for individuals to
end was virtue, but for the people as a whole-
y spend in the public sector was some kind
crime, yet they sensed that these fears were
chaic. They were told that America's world
osition was highly satisfactory, yet they knew
fferently. They were told that the position

of the Russians in the satellite areas could
be undercut by sending high American emis-
saries on peace trips, and again they knew
It was Kennedy's task to keep before the
people constantly the crucial aspects of the
reality principle. He was able to do it, where
Stevenson before him had failed. This was
partly because, as a Catholic, he was less
vulnerable to the charges of appeasement. But
mainly it was because his knowledge and his
self-command inspired confidence, and his at-
tractiveness as a person opened the minds of
many to what he said. Intellectually, some
may resent this role of personality in a cam-
paign, but the nation is lucky that for once
a good mind and a good social program con-
verged with a popular leader symbol.
THE DIALOGUE OF leadership-between the
people and the man they trust-has begun
anew. It will have to go on for the next four
years-or even the next eight-under condi-
tions of massive difficulty. The struggle be-
tween the world democratic bloc and the world
Communist bloc will be a grim ordeal. To keep
it going on the plane of politics, economics and
ideas, without slipping iito nuclear and germ
conflict, will take some positive steps toward
the reduction and control of the suicidal wea-
pons, and toward a stronger UN authority
which may some day have a monopoly of these
weapons, will require courage and vision.
I don't say that these were the decisive
issues on which the people made their choice.
It is improbable that they ever formulate
the problem in this fashion. But, in simpler
but crucial terms, they did feel that only if
America becomes stronger will it be able to
become more flexible in its foreign policy.
And they evidently did respond to the image
of vigor, courage and freshness in Kennedy's
Y WILL NOT, I think be disappointed.
The years we are now entering bid well to
be a new era of policy, leadership, national
energy, and direction in American life, com-
parable to the great era of Roosevelt's New
Deal. Kennedy, as I have several times em-
phasized in the past months, has the stuff
of growth and greatness in him. The Presiden-
tial mantle will soon be fitted on him for
size. There is ample room in it for a big man.
I think Kennedy will fill it out.
A new era is opening, a new wind rising, a

Daily Reviewer
THERE are few actors who would
dare an audience to watch him
as, with timing akimbo and ges-
tures that play to the balconies
but a voice too soft for fifth row
orchestra, he works his way into
a part on his own terms and in
his own good time. And there are
few audiences that would pay to
see it if the actr were not Bur-
gess Meredith.
It is too bad that Mr. Mere-
dith saw fit to reduce the risk
involved by throwing out phony
To the Editor:
AFTER reading your "editorial"
by Ralph Kaplan which dis-
cussed David McReynolds speech,
I reached several conclusions.
Mr. Kaplan states-"The trage-
dy of people like McReynolds is
their assumption that because a
problem (i.e. the Cold War) is
serious, it MUST be solvable."
people like Mr. Kaplan, the
abominable ostriches "of today,
have the opportunity of reach-
ing people in large numbers
through newspapers. If you dis-
agree with someone-fine. But to
criticize and then offer a solution
which is no solution at all, is
hardly worthy of the space of a
usually fine editorial column.
--David Immerman, '62
No Halt .
To the Editor:
PRINT whatever you like; rea-
sons without conclusions or
conclusions without reasons, but
in reference to Ralph Kaplans
article: Please refrain from set-
ting up the fallacious dichotomy
of individual and society for the
express purpose of annihilating
one or the other.
HALT (wherever THAT may be),
-M. Balardo, '62
Sadistic Phony.. .
To the Editor:
AS A DAILY subscriber and
"quad-Clod" as Mr. M. H.
puts it, I find his mode of expres-
sion and general vocabulary the
most offensive Daily editorial I
have seen since I have begun my
career as a student. Not only was
the editorial "Blind Date" poorly
written, but poorly conceived and
little constructive. To laugh at
anything just for the point of
ridicule and derision is to me a
sadistic and phony attitude. I
hope you Daily "Opinion Makers"
are not all as ill-opinioned as was
this particular editorial writer; if
so, where opinion shall prevail
there should be no truth.
-harvey N. Maltz, '63
Senior Protests.. .
To the Editor:
would like to protest the
changing of graduation to the
Saturday before final exams even
begin, this day being the only
free one to study for the exams
beginning Monday. If it is the
University's desire to inhibit or
make impossible the attendance
of many of those who are to grad-
uate from their own graduation,
then they have succeeded. Con-
gratulations, this University is
-Lynn Brandman, '61

Senior Salute ...
To the Editor:
AS A MEMBER of the class of
1961. I would like to express

intellectual inducements, for there
is no actor who by his mere pres-
ence can challenge the imagina-
tion more than he. From the mo-
ment he walked out onto the aus-
tere but messy Hill Auditorium
stage nothing could have seemed
more exciting than to follow him
where 'ere he would go.
By promising us an evening of
experimental theatre based on Pi-
randello, he merely moved us off
onto a different level than the
one on which he was about to
show was anything but experi-
mental. It was a study in the pure
art of acting, and acting is only
a pure art when it is interpret-
ing. It is only truth wheh it is in-
terpreting correctly.
There was little or no Piran-
dello. The only times .Meredith
stepped out of character were to
bridge gaps between scenes and
there was only one important
change in actors for a character,
which occurred in the one scene
of the evening which never got
off the ground, that from "Win-
The stage was bare but for
three stage trunks, assorted bits
of clothing and props and four
stools. Onto this stage walked
one of the most romantic (in
style) or, if you will, "personality"
actors of the day, a man whose
triumphs are a devastation to Ac-
tor's Studio.
Herein lay the most daring ex-
periment of the evening, I be-
lieve, and it is no wonder to me
that, though he is no stranger to
experiments, Meredith seemed the
most uneasy member of his com-
pany in this classic aura.
* * *
took at least half their length to
get off the ground, and two of
them then became theatre magic.
The reasons for the slow starts
and for the moments of sublimity
are both Meredith's. He began each
by underplaying, strangely com-
bined with an extreme literal-
ness. He mumbled while his hands
portrayed what we couldn't hear.
The other actors had to play
around and up to him. He was the
center but not the strength of
these early parts. Timing was
thrown off: The word timing so
important in'\ Thomas and the
physical timing in Joye.

BUT IN EACH of these two
scenes somehow, no one knows
how, his literalness, his liberal
forces became poetic forces. The
scene pulled together, the art of
Thomas and Joyce thrived and
those who were there must have
known they were watching some-
thing very special.
Meredith's rare ability (I im-
agine quite a few have it, but
few could pull it off in serious
drama) of being throughly in
character yet letting us know he's
watching the play with us, was
never better used than in the
Joyce where the hallucinations of
the middle - aged Bloom were
translated dramatically with all
their surrealistic force, and gain-
ed a humanized coherence.
In "Milk Wood" as Captain Cat,
the blind sailor, he played so
broadly and sweetly and listened
to the longing women with such
understanding that he seemed to
be the poet himself, fat and knowl-
edgeable and prophesying his own
The timing was at its best here
and all movement seemed to fall
into sympathy with Thomas' ca-
dence and his sublime gags.
* * *
highly talented company, Nancy
Wickwire, Basil Langton, Tom
Clancy and Pauline Flanagan,
had all worked in one of the
plays from which the scenes were
taken: Dylan Thomas' "Under
Milk Wood," "Ulysses in Night-
town" adapted from Joyce, Max-
well Anderson's "Winterset"and a
scene from "A Thurber Carnival."
Their relations with the plays
were, a propos of Pirandello, to
add an emotional perspective to
the production, but again this an-
nouncement only misled the fo-
cus of attention. Again the emo-
tional experiences when they
came were provided by actors at
* * *
set high goals and I think the
main trouble is that they are hav-
ing trouble defining them. The
experimental theatre and Piran-
dello will not do. They are taking
the show on a long tour prior to
New Yprk.
If it develops as it has (they
have had only three weeks re-
hearsal) it should be one of the
most exciting things Broadway
has seen in a long time.

bility. And the tone of the motion
is not at all immoderate in its
desire to set up the committee,
for indeed problems exist in the
area. It is unrealistic in the ex-
treme to assume they do not. In-
deed, it' is one responsibility of
students to work for their own
rights, as persons and academ-
Why the reluctance to say this
and other things directly?
With rights in a free society
do come responsibilities; each
right is not necessarily balanced,
by an equal responsibility, but
the sum totals of each balance.
If they dQ not, dictatorship or li-
cense is the result. This should
not be so, and students should
acknowledge it. Let the acknowl-
edgement be more than tacit.
RIGHTS AT THE University are
often viewed vis-a-vis the admin-
istration, as are responsibilities
seen to be defined in University
regulations. While rights exist as
checks against authorities, re-
sponsibilities often are more than
this. There is no University regu-
lation that a student must be-
come open-minded, for instance
but it is a responsibility.
Statements- of this responsibil-
ity ought to come from students,
who have it. But it is a responsi--
bility of students to take into
account administrative and facul-
ty definitions of their responsibil-
ity, too. And students must be
awfully careful not to ignore these.
definitions. Neither side has final
truth, an admission which would
be profitable for both to contin-
uously make.
A statement of responsibility
would hardly be a sop to adminis-
trators, or a public relations gim-
mick. To charge this is 'to miss
the point.
For many people the commit-
ment to responsibility is as great
as the commitment to rights. And,
if such a commitment exists, it
must be fulfilled. At least this is
the argument of the side which
emphasizes rights as primary.
THIS DOES NOT mean that the
new committee would become the
campus moralizer. There are
enough of these already. It does
not necessarily mean that it must
issue a complete statement of re-
sponsibilities in its work, though
this might not be a bad idea.
It does mean that the criterion
of responsibility be written direct-
ly into the committee's charge.
No doubt, the group will not en-
courage irresponsibility. ;This is
not the point.
The point is that one ought to
say sometimes, what one believes.
Students do believe in responsibil-
ity. Why are they afraid to say so?

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official -publication of The Univer-
sity of Michigan for which, The
Michigan Daily assumes no editorial
responsibility., Notices should be
sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3519 Administration Building,
before 2 p.m. two days preceding
Events Saturday
Doctoral Examination for Loretta
Grajo Juntad, Education; thesis:
"Number Concord in English and Hill-
gaynon,"a Sat., Nov. 19, East Conference'
Room, Rackham Bldg., 9 a.m. Chairman,
Robert Lado.
Placement Notices
United States Civil Service-Veterans
Administration--seeking qualified stu-
dents for Medical Laboratory, Medical
Radiology, and Dental Laboratory Tech-
niclans in various stations throughout
Michigan. Either 1 year specialized
training or equivalent experience re-
Michigan Civil Service-Openings for
M.D.'s for position of Mental Retarda-
tiarn Program Director. Must have a
yrs. of professional experience in treat-
ment of mentally retarded subsequent
to obtaining diplomate in psychiatry or
pediatrics. Applications for exam mus
be filed by Jan. 11, 1961.
Management Consultants, Chicago --
Opportunities for 2 recent grad engi-
neers for Manufacturing Research and
Technical Sales; also seeking several
highly qualified engineers and/or busi-
ness grads with industrial experience
for senior positions with client indus-
trial and manufacturing firms. Various
General Electric, Silicone Products
Dept.-Waterford, N.Y.-Oepnings for
Development and Process Engineers.
B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering
required. '
Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co., -
Youngstown, .-Openings for seniors
and recent grads for= positions, as
Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, and
Metallurgical Engineers. Openings avail-
able in both Youngstown and Chicago
Seniors, and grad students please call
Bureau of Appointments, Ext. 3371 for
interview appointments with the fol-
MON., NOV. 21
Proctor & Gamble Overseas Div., Cin-
cinnati, Ohio-Representative will in-
terview FOREIGN NATIONALS who are
citizens of the following: Austria, Bel-
giub, France, Germany, Greece, Holland,
Italy, Mexico, Philippines, Portugal, Nor-
way, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Vene-
zuela, for employment in their native
countries. Male only, any degree, for
Advertising, Market Research, Merchan-
dising, & Office Management. (Note:
No interviewing of\ U.S. citizens at this.
time, except MBA's who have had pre-
vious contact with, the p & Q Over-
seas Div.)
Michigan Dept. of Social Welfame
(p-m.) Repr. Mr. _F. E. Wright. Feb.
grads for work anyhere in Michigan.
The Children's Div. has opportunities
for men and women interested in social
work. Inservice training. Scholarship
for graduate study available fbr 61-62
academic year. Prefer Soc. Sci. major,
but will consider any major.
Michigan Civil Service-.Repr. Mr. R.
D. Crable will interview any interested
student with any degree for one year
training program in a variety of fields
-chemistry, economics, public admin-
istration, forestry, wild life manage.
ment, geology, physics, library science,
psychology and psychiatric social work.
Various locations throughout state.
The following part-time jobs are
available. Applications for these jobs
can be made in the Non-Academic
Personnel Office, 1020 Admin. Bldg.,
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.
Employers desirous of hiring part-
time 'or temporary employees should
contact Bill Wenrich at NO 3-1551, ext.
Students desiring miscellaneous jobs
should consult the bulletin board in
Room 1020, daly. ,
39-Psychological subjects (hours to be
2-Experienced meat cutters.
4-Salesmen (prefer upperlass or
gra du a t e students, commission
4-Car-washers (Fridays, Saturdays, &
5-Psycholoig!cal subjects (for one 2
hour period)
2-Rooms in exchange for light work.
3-Office clerks (full-time temporary,
for one month.)
2-Steno-typists (prefer persons with
available morning hours. )
2-Girls for light housework. 4hours
to be arranged)
10-Psychological subjects (21 or over,
for drug experiments)

IS--Psychological subjects (for' one 3
hour period)
NOVEMBER 19, 1960
Baha'i Stud. Group, Nov. 20. 8 p.m..
League. Speaker: Dwight Allen, "The
End of Alchemy in Religion."
Congregational Disc. E & R Stud.
Guild, Hayride and Weiner Roast, Nov.




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