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dim&Seventy-Third Year
Truth Will Prevail"

Groups A ttempt Voluntary Coordination

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in at reprints.
Brid m fthe Gap
Gloria Bowles, Magazine Editor
THIS AFTERNOON 175 University stu- -his fellow students-and probably has
dents, faculty members, administra- close contacts with at most several pro-
tors and Regents will begin sessions of the fessors, but no contact with the decision-
second Conference on the University. makers-the administrators. The same
Discussion groups this afternoon will lack of acquaintance, and understanding,
consider a wide range of problems from can be traced on other levels.
expansion to high-level policy-making to
the University and social change. Each WHY SHOULD ONE KNOW what is hap-
discussion group-thirteen in all-will be pening in one's own University com-
chaired by a student and a faculty ad- munity? Why is communication import-
viser, and be attended by student, faculty ant? Some students will answer that they
and administrative representatives. simply cannot live in a vacuum, but wish
to know what is happening around them.
THE FIRST CONFERENCE on the Uni- It is their way of combatting the "bigness"
versity was held in May, 1962. Its of the University. The student delegates
founders hoped the Conference would be- to the Conference, many of them actively
come an annual event, an ambitious goal engaged in, student activities, feel this,
given the great amount of work that goes necessity to know, to be aware.
into arranging a successful conference. In explaining "why communication?"
The founders also had an ideal. They and thus, "why a conference on the Uni-
wrote, in a statement of purpose: versity," they might also answer: "I not
.. sIn our huge and diverse Uni- onlywantIto establish personal contacts
versity, too many good ideas get lost. with various members of the University
Overloaded communicatiqns lines community, but I also feel a responsibil-
have broken down; groups are insult- ity toward that community. I may be
ed from each other and relationships transient, but I do care about the Univer-
have become impersonal. Administra- sity as an institution, and I am sincere-
tors lose touch with the educational ly concerned that its high standards of
ideals of the University; faculty mem- education be maintained."
bers are 'too busy' even to try turning
their ideas into action; indifferent ONE HOPES AND EXPECTS that the
students shrug their shoulders and Conference will result in greater com-
consider themselves transients." munication and, among the delegates, an
These founders understood one of the intensification of the desire to have an
influence on the direction of the Univer-
major problems of a University of this sity. As the founders of the Conference
size: lack of communication. The student wrote in 1962:
tends to live in a vaculm. He knows little
about the University around him and "Perhaps no immediately feasible
often lives within his own very narrow ideas, no new policies will come out of
world of studies and acquaintances. this Conference. But, at the very least,
When he talks about his courses, or his it will provide the participants with a
grades, he speaks abstractly. He does not new understanding of the University.
know who "they" are and he does not The Conference can be the basis for a
really know what he means when he says great deal of creative work, and the
"the University." He is close to his peers seedbed for a great many new ideas."

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond of a two-part series analyzing
the current medical school contro-
versy in Michigan.)
N OVERBLOWN and embitter-
ed statewide controversy on the
question of a third medical school
owes its foundation to an innocu-
ous letter written back in 1956.
And today, eight years later,
three governors, one state Legis-
lature, one coordinating council on
higher education, numerous medi-
cal study groups and a massive
interchange of vituperative com-
mnent between the University and
Michigan State University have
not resolved that dispute.
The letter that sparked the con-
troversy was sent to Michigan
State University President John
Hannah by a congressional repre-
sentative from the East Lansing,
Don Hayworth. It briefly assess-
ed and made recommendations
for increased medical education in
the state.
For MSU it advised the adoption
of a two-year medical program-
a pre-clinical setup-to ease the
admissions difficulties for pro-
spective medical students in that
recommended the establishment of
a full-scale four-year medical pro-
gram in Flint, to be operated in
conjunction with the Universiyt's
exisitng four-year medical school,
one of the two in operation with-
in the state.
Wayne State University admin-
isters the other.
H a y w o r t h 's recommenda-
tions forced into the open what
officials have disclosed was in
theback of educators' minds
throughout the state: do we need
more medical education, and if so,
Today, some eight years after
that letter, the same questions are
being asked. Only by this time,
politicians and educators have
found themselves examining, rec-
ommending, waiting. Only today
the issue has become more critical
as MSU stands poised preparing
to open its two-year program pub-
lically envisioned in that letter.
* * *
East Lansing and Ann Arbor fol-
lowed the opening of the medical
question to public scrutiny in 1956.
But there was only exploration
and study without any decisions
being made.
Lansing was at the time ablaze
with multi-million dollar hospital
expansion drive to erase a strik-
ing lack of clinical facilities and
bed space.
It was not unlikely that Han-
nah, caught up in the hospital
spirit, wanted to see MSU latch
onto the shirt tails of the expan-
sion. He knew the lack of clini-
cal facilities-which still exists to-
day-had been the major draw-
back against construction of a
medical school there.
IT TOOK until 1960 for MSU
to move formally into the medical
education picture when a $167,000
Commonwealth Fund grant direct-
ed a medical needs study of the
Lansing area-to be conducted by
MSU personnel.
By June 1961, Richard U. Byer-
rum, assistant provost of MSU,
who directed the study, "had not
absolutely decided" whether to go
ahead with the two-year program
idea-although the report recom-
mended it.
It wasn't his decision anyway.
The MSU Board of Trustees took
up the issue and announced an
embryonic two-year program in
December of 1961. The only gim-
mick was that they put the two-
year. school into an even more
controversial format-an institute
of biological and medical sciences
which represented a "bold new
approach' to medical education.

The Institute was to be ground-
ed in the biological sciences, al-
lowing medical students to take
early courses with those students
headed for transfer and comple-
tion of their MD degree at an-
other institution.
By centralizing departments to
cover not only human medicine,
but veterinary medicine and relat-
ed natural science training as well,
the Institute of Science and Biol-
ogy was to educate a diversified
group of students side by side.
state hollered foul. "You can't ed-
ucate pre-med'students with non-
medical students-even under a
;eneral biological format," theyrbe-
Michigan State started bringing
in a collection of medical advisors
to echo the feasibility of the plan
as outlined by the trustees.
They did. But the criticism be-
gan dribbling forth from the Leg-
islature that the Institute pro-
gram would be prohibitively ex-
Hannah quickly sensed the prob-
lem: the Legislature would glad-
ly furnish $10-$15 million in capi-
tal outlay funds for the Institute
but not an additional $50-$100
million for an entire four-year
mnpffleoa n1 mni-n, inningA Min i-

Wa stoo prickly for the legislators
to unravel. They sent it to the
newly-formed Coordinating Coun-
cil on Public Higher Education in
February of 1962.
As the voluntary association of
the public four-year college and
community college leaders, the
council was asked by the Legisla-
ture to develop a comprehensive
medical education recommenda-
The council appointed a com-
mittee on medical education which
was basically composed of Uni-
versity, MSU and Wayne represen-
tatives, including the University's
Dean of the Medicali School Wil-
liam N. Hubbard.
This ad hoc group reported in
" Yes, MSU should go ahead
with its two-year program of grad-
uate study In human biology lead-
ing toward PhD and MD degrees.
f No, MSU should not adopt a
four-year program, but by 1971 a
new four-year medical school for
100 entering medical students be
established. The location, the re-
port stated, would have to be sub-
sequently determined.
hoc group focused on another
problem. Indeed, its first two rec-
ommendations asked that the Leg-
islature's existing commitments to
the University and Wayne be met.
The University, which had ex-
panded its entering class to 200
students, in 1951, had made this
move under legislative assurance
that funds for two Medical Science
Units-costing the state $10 mil-
lion apiece-would be forthcom-
The University has still not been
given the Medical Science Unit II,


MEDICAL SCHOOL COORDINATION-Coordination not coercion has been the recurrent theme of
these three men seeking to avoid institutional warfare over the medical school issue. Sen. Elmer Porter
(left), who as appropriations committee chairman in early 1962 urged collaboration and warned Michi-
gan State University not to wedge its way to a four-year program. University Medical School Dean Wil-
liam N. Hubbard, (center) worked on two medical committees in assessing the medical school needs.
Serving on one of these committees was Regent Eugene B. Power (right) of An Arbor who has been a
long-time advocate of state-wide coordination.

although the Legislature is ex-
pected to issue the funds for it
this year and the Legislature
appropriated planning money last
Michigan State went ahead with
its preparation for the two-year
program while therUniversity and
WSU vowed to fight for their
proper financial allotments.
* * *
THIS WAS the background when
a neutral committee, chaired by
Herman Wells, chancellor of the
University of Indiana, undertook
a more detailed investigation for

Puttinga Some Issues
Into the Campaign

THE FORECAST that the campaign for
the Student Government Council elec-
tion March 4 would be an "issue-less"
one has been qualified by two phenomena
--which highlighted Wednesday's Council
The first was, the decision to set up
an ad hoc committee composed of Coun-
cil members to work out a definition of
the "non-academic rules and regulations"
over which SGC is seeking authority.
The second was the recognition which
SGC extended to two recently-organized
campus political parties.
COUNCIL'S DECISION to set up a com-
mittee to define the areas within
which students should legislate is the first
substantial effort in a long and difficult
process. The move is significant in light
of the fact that Council has been talking
about expanding its role in initiating
non-academic rules since November.
Council discussions in the last three
weeks have focused on the role students
should assume in governing themselves.
Yet little has been said about which
rules, other than those contained in the
University's rule booklet, "Standards for
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director City Editor
BARBARA LAZARUS . ........... Personnel Director
PHILIP SUTIN..............National concerns Editor
GAIL EVANS .................... Associate City Editor
MARJORIE BRAHMS .... Associate Editorial Director
(iLORA BOWLES................Magazine Editor
MALINDA BERRY..... ......... Contributing Editor
DAVE GOOD ........................ Sports Editor
JIM BERGER................Associate Sports Editor
MIKE BLOCK..............Associate Sports Editor
BOB ZWINCK ............ Contributing Sports Editor
IGHT EDITORS: H. Neil Berkson, Steven Haller,
Edward Herstein, Marilyn Koral, Louise Lind, An-
drew Orlin, Michael Sattinger, Kenneth Winter.
Butcher, John Bryant, Laurence Kirshbaum, Richard
Business Staff
ANDREW CRAWFORD, Business Manager

Students," SGC shonuld properly be con-
cerned with.
COUNCIL came to the sudden realization
Wednesday that ambiguity and un-
certainty will not favorably impress the
administration when Council submits a
request for additional power. Agreement
among the 19 members on just what di-
rection SGC should take was virtually im-
possible-hence, the committee.
Appointing a committee and waiting
for its report prevents Council from send-
ing a request to the Office of Student Af-
fairs immediately. Yet, a few weeks of
thoughtful consideration by the commit-
tee on areas in which SGC should proper-
ly legislate will necessarily be more fruit-
ful than any number of hours of incon-
clusive debate at the Council table.
Any Council action on the rules ques-
tion will have to be taken after the elec-
tions. Therefore, candidates may and
should be appraised on their ability to
contribute toward resolving these dilem-
What areas under the title of "non-
academic rules and regulations" should
Conucil hope to move into? Library rules
and fines? Health Service operations?
Parking regulations? Driving permis-
sions? Dormitory requirements?
Hopefully, the candidates will give more
thought to these questions than Council
members have thus far, so that intelli-
gent decisions can be conducted on stu-
dent rule-making before the semester
ANOTHER RECENTLY "created" issue is
the study committee which two politi-
cal parties are recommending for Coun-
The Student Government Reform Union
has suggested a student-faculty study
committee be set up after the election to
study the possibility of establishing a stu-
dent-faculty government to replace SGC.
The Students United for Responsible
Government (SURGe), formed in reac-
. . . . _ _ ..


The Saga of 'Tom Jones'
Vibrant Comic Classic
Now at the Michigan Theatre
A WILD FRANTIC harpsichord accompanies the quick action as bed-
covers are pulled back in the Allworthy home and, lo and behold,
a healthy, energetic baby is discovered. Thus begins the saga of Tom
Director Tony Richardson has captured the flavor and immediate
physical pleasure of the young brawling Tom in his adventures. The
emphasis of the film is on those sensual aspects of life that novelist
Henry Fielding caught so well.
Like a modern Hogarth, Richardson has made each scene, each pic-
ture of England in the middle 18th century breathe heavily and fully
with the flavor and richness of living. The countryside is immense
and lush. Life is vibrant and rapid, jumping out from the screen and
filling one's every sense.
Richardson has utilized the camera in every way possible to achieve
remarkable fidelity to Fieldings' mood: dark, confined shots of hallways;
wide-angle sprawling scenes of the countryside; warm immediate close-
ups of the squires' home; intimate close-ups of characters. Richardson
eases from subtle longshots of Tom and Sophie to sharp, pointed
glimpses of the conspiring nephew.
* * *
MUCH OF THE credit for the overwhelming success of "Tom
Jones" is due to John Osborne's adaptation and the brilliant acting of
Albert Finney and cast. Finney smiles and romps through the film like
a mischievous pixie caught unaware. He is the naive Tom, the quick-
witted Tom, the innocent Tom, the clever Tom, the easily seduced Tom,
the brave, strong Tom. Finney is Tom Jones from the falling lock of
hair to the twinkling eyes.
The rest of the cast is equally fine with outstanding performances
by Susannah York as Sophie and Hugh Griffith as Squire Allworthy.
Miss York is as sweet, innocent and alive a young lady as one could ask
for. Griffith camps and roars, red-faced and rambunctious, in one of
the casting coups in film history. In one of the most memorable scenes,
after discarding the remainder of his meal to the dogs at his feet,
Griffith casually wipes his face with a lock of his hair. He is natural,
boisterous and gloriously alive.
SO ALSO is "Tom Jones." One is always wary of a film heralded
and acclaimed in advance as was "Tom Jones." A seed of doubt remains,
whispering, "it can't be that good." In the case of "Tom Jones," the
seed fails to sprout. "Tom Jones" is among the finest screen achieve-
ments of all time.
Although using many burlesque techniques to arouse laughs, Rich-
ardson is just as capable at developing the sophisticated wit and flavor
of Fielding's original. Thus we have both the ludicrous and subtle
stereotypes, the earthy puns of Allworthy and the crafty manipulations
of Lady Bellaston, all coexisting,
One of the screen's funniest and finest seduction scenes takes place
as Tom and Mrs. Waters virtually eat themselves into bed
** *
YET "TOM JONES" is more than just a humorous comedy, a sort
of 18th century "Pillow Talk." Fielding had points to make, and Rich-
ardson makre them The stn hun+ haenmPC. +he mnctimnnmt.n+ nak

the coordinating council in Sep-
tember of 1962.
Their recommendations, issued
In a detailed report of statewide
medical needs last November, was
adopted unanimously by the Co-
ordinating Council. This meant
Hannah and MSU Board Member
Warren Huff affixed their approv-
al to the document.
It renewed the request that
legislative commitments be hon-
ored at the two existing medical
institutions. Once again, the deci-
sion on location and sponsorship
of a new medical center was des-
ignated as "premature."
Indeed, the report showed that
with MSU's new institute program
taking 50 additional MD candi-
dates, and Wayne State jacking
up its admissions size to 200, some
125 new places would be created.
The possibility of a third medi-
cal school was pushed off for fur-
ther consideration, although the
undercurrent of the report was
that the state's medical needs were
not sufficient to warrant it.
* *
MSU WAS NOT openly critical
at this point. They had signed the
agreement-although quietly dis-
pleased with it-and its institute
program was to continue.
But one recommendation of the
report had the East Lansing camp
riled. The Wells committee ob-
served that instead of a full two-
year program which would require
crrently unavailable clinical fa-
cilities, an 18 month transfer pro-
gram would be in order.
As the committee pictured it,
MSU would ship its medical can-
didates to the University or Wayne
State after 18 months, with a
guarantee of their acceptance. The
students would complete their sec-
ond semester, then be eligible for
transfer to any medical school in
the country after two years
But Hannah and William Knise-
ly, director of the biology and
medicine institute, didn't like the
* * *
THEY HAD "only accepted the
report in theory, not In specifics,"
Hannah explained, and were thus
pushing ahead with a full-scale,
two-year program.
This statement, coming several
weeks back, was a precursor of
the latest eruption.
Several days later, MSU an-
nounced the hiring of a medical
director of the two-year school,
Prof. Alfred Hunt, formerly of
Stanford University. The catch:
his salary was to be $35,000, a
level on par with the medical
school dean of the most prestigious
four-year medical school in the
University educators were per-
turbed, legislators aghast. Han-
nah's motives undrewent a thor-
ough questioning. What was the
new $1 million veterinary hospital
to be used for? Why do you pay
a dean of a two-year school more
thanhthe director of the institute
of which it is a part?
HANNAH had no public an
-swers. He only had virulent re-
actions to University President
Harlan Hatcher's public criticism
that MSU was sneaking a full
fledged four-year medical complex
into existence-at a cost of rough-
ly $100 million.
With the medical part of the
institute budgeted for only $200,-
000 next year, such maneuver-
ings" would be rather difficult"
Hannah responded, thrashing back
at Hatcher for factual misrepre-
But University officials weren't
buying Hannah or his $35,000
dean. Even Gov. George Romney's
statement that his Citizen's Com-
to the

To the Editor:
SGRU WAS designed in The
Michigan Daily conference

mittee would investigate was
vaguely discomforting. As far as
high sources in Ann Arbor felt, the
Wells recommendation had settled
the issue.
* * *
UNCERTAIN of the next move,
officials now are waiting and
watching as the Legislature has
meticulously taken over trying to
clarify Hannah's intentions.
So from the rival camps of Ann
Arbor and East Lansing the vocal
guns are silent. And while the Uni-
versity is keeping its eyes on the
unpredictable actions of Mr. Han-
nah, realizing that MSU is now
firmly entrenched in the medical
school picture.
Of' Tone
MASTERFUL use of orchestral
color within a broad range of
styles was the common thread
running through last night's con-
cert by Wolf gangSawallisch and
the Vienna Symphony.
Pietro Locatelli lived, achieved
fame as a violin virtuoso and com-
posed during the first half of the
eighteenth century. The concerto
grosso in E-flat with its vigorous
rhythms, interesting harmonic
progressions and steady theme
spinning-out possesses many of
the best qualities of music of this
Still exciting today is the con-
trast of the distinctive tone of the
soloists with that of the full or-
chestra. Sawallisch lead a per-
formance distinguished by clear
string sonority, meticulous atten-
tion to dynamics, and feeling for
the style. Sensible tempos resulted
in a sense of overall continuity.
WEBERN'S Six Pieces for Or-
chestra were written in 1909 and
e m p 1.o y extra-large orchestral
forces. In this early work, Webern
displays his contrapuntally orient-
ed and remarkably sensitive or-
chestration. One theme unites the
six diverse moods of these pieces.
Many difficulties are presented
both to the individual performers
and the orchestra as a whole. For
the most part the Vienna orches-
tra met these difficulties. Smooth
string and woodwind playing, and
strong percussion were noteable
features. Moreover Sawallisch suc-
ceeded in 'producing a genuine
lyric quality which is often lack-
ing in performances of Webern's
* * *
with Schubert's Symphony in B-
minor, the "Unfinished." Long-
breathed melody supported by
strong bass lines, harmonic orig-
inality and beautiful tone quality
have long made this work a staple
of the orchestral repertoire.
It was here that the orchestra
seemed to feel most at home.
-Warmth of tone and sustained
lyricism were evident in every
measure. Tonal glow was lacking
only from the brass section. The
individuality of each theme was
sensitively emphasized. Sawal-
lisch's occasional deviations from
marked tempo were convincing
and within the bounds of good
"MACBETH" is the first of nine
tone poems by Richard Strauss
and is the only one to which the
composer does not ascribe a def-
inite program. Though an early
work, "Macbeth" possesses many
of those qualities which were to
distinguish Strauss later on: bril-
liant orchestration, distinctive
melodies, tightly knit thematic
organization, and merciless horn
In terms of sheer dramatic im-

pact this was the most successful
performance of the evening. Sub-
ito dynamics, vigorous sectional
execution, and contrasting timb-
ers cnntrihutea nthi .THre the





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