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Truth win Preal"
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in at; reprints.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 1964 NIGHT EDITOR: GERALD STORCH
Student Counseing Sessions
Worthwhile, Successful
TUCKED AWAY in an obscure room of 'y reached through personal experience,
the Michigan Union yesterday was a a painful process in certain instances.
positive student effort to correct the prob- Besides the honesty these students ex-
jems of the University's counseling sys- pressed, I found their interest remark-
tem. able. None of the hurried, machine-like
The remarkable part of this success processes that characterize formal facul-
story is that the idea behind it is entirely 'y counseling were present. The students
student inspired and accomplished. The were more than willing to take any
iterary college steering committee de- amount of time to dsc ss courses, as well
serves the credit. as a student's aims. I felt like a person
Student "experts" from the literary col- sgain.
leg oferd pinon an epereneson Enthusiasm was another mark of the
tege offered opinions and experiencesun afternoon's sessions. The bland and mis-
tourses and teachers to their fellow stu- ledn inomto ftectlgeo
dents. Student reaction was generally leading information of the catalogue or
dourse description book was totally lack-
javorable. From personal experience, I ing.The enthusiasm engendered by good
found the student counselors were knowl- professors was obvious from the reactions
edgeable in their respective fields. They of these student counselors; and an equal-
had finger-tip knowledge of course con- af measingfulenacounsas foraner-
tent and methods, and especially of in- ly meaningful lack of enthusiasm for cer-
structors.tain courses or professors was also ob-
vious.
WIAT WAS ESPECIALLY enjoyable was
their frankness. One student called THREE POINTS, however, could make
he student counselors h onest. Their opin- future student counseling sessions even
th e spenciallyonporsofessTerlarge- more profitable.
tons, especially on professors, were large- More student counselors were needed at
times yesterday afternoon. This was espe-
lially true for the English literature ses-
12 th Centurv sions.
Second, this event should have been
nmorewidely publicized on campus. The
ROBERT S. HOYT, in "Europe in the number of students who availed them-
Middle Ages' gives the following de- selves of the service was small compared
scription of a league of students at the with the number of students who need
Jnlverslty of Bologna In Italy In the 12th belp in course selection.
century: Packed counseling offices and students
"The purpose of organizing was two- sprawled in the halls of Angell Hall, Time
fold: for protection against exploitation Schedules in hand, indicate students' in-
by the townspeople who charged what the -tense desire and need for early course
market would bear for food and lodging, selection. But this selection cannot be
and for assurance that the course of le- nade without some knowledge of what a
gal instruction should be worth the tu- lourse entails and more important, some-
tion fees paid by students to their pro- thing about the professor scheduled to
fessors. teach the ourse.
IN THE EARLIEST surviving statutes of THIS INFORMATIONAL shopping ses-
the university, the professors were sub- sion cannot, unfortunately, be accom-
jected to minute and stringent regula- olished through faculty counseling ses-
tions. They were required to begin lectur- sions. But it can and should be done
ing with the bell and finish within a through these student counseling sessions.
minute after the next bell; they could Finally a more convenient location for
not be absent without permission, and these sessions would help more students
had to post bond for their return if they avail themselves of this excellent oppor-
left Bologna; they were required to pro- tunity. A section of the Union lobby or
teed systematically through the subject ne of the larger, more convenient con-
matter and not to postpone or omit diffi- ference or ballrooms might be the an-
cult sections. If a professor were unable swer to this problem.
to attract at least five students to a Frank opinions from fellow students,
scheduled morning lecture, he was sub- available for a wide number of course
ject to the same fine as if he were absent areas, together with a personal interest
without leave." n the part of the student counselors
It's been a rough 800 years for student made this second attempt at student
government. zounseling a rousing success.
-J. BRYANT _ -JOHN KENNY
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LETTERS TO THE ED]

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To the Editor:
1 RECENTLY became of legal age
and sought my right to vote.
However, as I now realize, most
students are denied voting privi-
leges by the city attorney. I will
show how I came to my conclu-
sions so that other students need
not repeat my inquiries.
I asked the city clerk if I could
register and was told that I could
not. Feeling that this was unjust,
I made further inquiries. I will
list the opinions that I obtained
in tabular form for the sake of
clarity.
1) Deputy Clerk, City of Ann
Arbor:
There is a state law which pro-
hibits students, and servicemen
from voting outside the town of
residence of their parents. This
law is for their own protection.
2) Mr. Laird, attorney, city
council member:
The students could run the city.
They could form a third party.
There is no state law as de-
scribed by the clerk. The decision
is based upon the opinion of the
city attorney who interprets the
law for the city.
3) David P. Taylor, attorney:
Students have the legal right to
vote in the city of Ann Arbor. If
necessary, obtain a writ of man-
damus to force the clerk to allow
you to vote.
A writ of mandamus is a curt
order which requires a public serv-
ant to perform his duty or else
give just cause why he should not.
4) City Attorney:
The action of the clerk is based
upon my interpretation of the law.
You may, of course, obtain a
writ of mandamus as one of your
lawyers has recommended.
When you are married and -set
up housekeeping, I'll give you per-
mission to register even though
you may still be a student.
5) Chuck Stevens, married stu-
dent:
After refused the right to regis-
ter by the city clerk, I protested
to the party worker in my neigh-
borhood. She called the city at-
torney who told her that I should
come to his office. He will give
me a note to take to the city clerk.
The note will represent his per-
sonal permission for my registra-
tion.
AS I understand it, the city at-
torney believes that unmarried
students are not residents of the
city according to the law. His be-
lief is upheld by the fact that they
can show no tangible evidence,
acceptable to him, that they con-
sider this town their home. (And
they're too poor to take the matter
to court.)
I feel that the following argu-
ments would be acceptable to es-
tablish residence in Ann Arbor.
City hall does not.
1) Students must dwell in this
town for the purpose of study.
They make long-run financial
gains here, much as do business-
men. Evidece of residence is a
registration certificate.
2) Students who rent apart-
ments are housekeepers. What dif-
ference is It if they do housekeep-
ing with ,or without, a spouse?
3) , Students are financially
linked with the city. Not only may
they each spend $4000 here each
year, but they may also save their
money here in the form of long-
term bank certificates. Their ad-
dresses appear on checks, insur-
ance policies, automobile certifi-
cates, charge accounts and even
Selective Service records,
4) A student may live in this
city for five years or more. Can
his residence for what may be ten
per cent of his adult life be con-
sidered transient?
5) The police force has records
of the addresses of students who

EUROPEAN COMMENTARY:
Europe Views Texan LBJ

By ERIC KELLER
Daily Correspondent
BILTHOVEN, Holland-The first
100 days of President Johnson's
administration has been critically
evaluated here apropos his foreign
policy. Right from the beginning,
Johnson's efforts to carry on
Kennedy's foreign policies were
billed as positive and highly ad-
vantageous. Since then, there has
been little 'complaint from pro-
fessional political sources about
President Johnson's p o 1 ic i e s.
Europe feels sure that the man on
Pennsylvania Avenue does a fine
job - and a just one in respect
to this continent.
Despite this obvious complacen-
cy about Johnson, Europeans real-
ize that a new era has begun in
Washington. To the casual Euro-
pean observer, Johnson is a re-
Inote figure, an administration
boss. Few Europeans know John-
son from television or radio ap-
pearances, few are more than
casually interested in his foreign
policies.
* * *
TO THE European, Johnson is a
stranger. In his folksy way, he may
appeal to the American public,
but he certainly does not to Eur-
ope's voters. Ten gallon hat, Texas
ranch, informal and jovial be-
havior may certainly bring Pres-
ident Johnson closer to the Amer-
ican public; but formality-bound,
serious-minded and reserved Eur-

ope is little enthused-rather, it is
quite apathetic-toward this as-
pect of the President.
President Johnson's disinclina-
tion to appear often on radio and
television is a main reason behind
Europeans' reserved feelings to-
ward him.
In fact, television is what made
Kennedy so popular here. During
the Kennedy era, for the first time
the tremendous impact of televi-
sion was felt in Europe. It is only
now, in the '60s, that television
has become everyman's toy and,
thus, Kennedy was the first Amer-
ican president who could fascinate
European audiences from his of-
fice in the White House. The late
President's ease at the many live
televised press conferences, his
agility in giving authoritative,
well-balanced and clear state-
ments seemingly off the cuff,
made him important in Europe.
Not to be forgotten in such a
consideraiton- is the advantage of
his Eastern accent which was
much easier to understand for
British-English trained European
ears than, for instance, the ac-
cents of Truman or Eisenhower,
or especially also Johnson.
President Johnson's recent live
television appearance after his
first 100 day's in office, however,
was unsuited to European TV-
tastes. The Kennedy conferences
were practical and handy material
networks. Johnson's conference,
although most certainly important
in its political aspects, was not as

well received. Only a few limited
excerpts were telecast.
Kennedy, by his imposing dip-
lomatic and international format,
was able to hold Europe back
from Europeanizing (following
Gaullist visions) even more than
was the Eisenhower administra-
tian. He was able to give new sense
to American ties with the Contin-
ent, bringing -the United States
closer to Europe.
Johnson-or for that ;matter,
any of his future Republican op-
ponents-seems not able to do this.
While diplomatically and political-
ly correct, Johnson cannot, by his
sheer difference of personality,
dominate the international pic-
ture as much as his predecessor
did.
Europeans do realize the Presi-
dent's capacity in national affairs.
His achievements in civil rights
and fiscal policy are known-but
of little direct importance to. Eur-
ope. -His popularity at home is'
credited to his "typically Ameri-
can character"-just as Kennedy's
popularity in Europe may be cred-
ited to the success of a more
European, intellectual type in the
White House.
Nevertheless, Europe is not un-
happy about Johnson. The other
extreme, Goldwater, could be far
worse, it is reasoned. Also, there
seems to be much stability in the
Johnson era. In the European eye,
Johnson may be a stranger, of a
different race, but- he is certamnly
a great man to do business with:
he is a fair dealer of democracy.

drive automobiles. This constitutes
tangible evidence of residence.
6) It is the basis of our democ-
racy that we should be ruled only
in as much as we give the govern-
ment our consent (through vot-
ing) to be ruled. Students here
are unable to give the city their
consent to be ruled.
-Frank Andreas, '66E
DST Correcion ... .
To the Editor:
LIKE ALL of our basic freedoms,
freedom of the press is an es-
sential requirement for the perpet-
uation of our democratic form of
government._
However, I have just experi-
enced a blatant abuse of this right,
by a paiticular representative of
the press, \which if consistently
pract ced could have far-reaching
effects on our total way of ;lfe.''
I make particular reference to
an article which appeared in The
Daily March 7. written by Margar-
et Lowe, entitled "'U' Negro Sor-
orities Face Transitional Period."
In this article, Miss Lowe attrib-
uted statements to me which I
never made.
Up to this point I have had con-
fidence in material presented in
the news. After my own personal
experience I am ferced to question
the authenticity of future report-
ings.
THE BASIC point is this: is a
reporter licensed to quote directly
an individual from whom he or
she has not received the state-
ments? Under other circumstances
this could be called libel. It is
presently cause for much frustra-
tion.
Two statements were attributed
to me by Miss Lowe: 1) " 'We
dropped rush to open a workshop
with alumni and other chapters
for purposes of reorganization.' "
2) ". . DST is facing the serious
problem of diminishing num-
bers . . ." These statements were
not made by me to her in any con-
text.
I cannot eliminate what has
been said-what is done is done.
However, in some small way I feel
that this should be presented to
the entire student body.
I realize that first impressions
are lasting ones. With this in
mind, it would seem the readers
of the article in question have an
indelible impression tha a mere
letter cannot change. This is
minor compared to other situa-
tions this type of reporting could
create. This irresponsibility could
lead to damaging results.
It has been saidhthat "the pen
is mightier than the sword" and
if we are not careful the pen will
smite us all.
-Carolyn F. Brown, '65
1 President, Nu Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta
EDITOR'S NOTE: As to the first
statement quoted, I may hiave un-
knowingly attributed it to the
wrong Miss Brown. If this is the
case, and I have no way ofcheck-
ing on it now, I/apologize to Miss
Brown. However, this statement
remainls true. As for the second
statement, "DST is facing . . .", it
was not meant to be attributed to
Miss Brown. It is unfortunate that
it was, In the same sentence with$
a direct quotation, thus causing
some confusion.
-M.L
Hand...
To the Editor:
A "straw hat band" should ac-
coimpany' Michigan to every
game we play in the NCAA'basket-
ball tournament.
When the University of Califor.
nia won the NCAA championship
in -1959, every player on the Cal
team freely admitted that one of
the reasons they were able to cop
the title "was their 24-man "straw
hat band." When the going got
tough and the fans' and referees'
calls were not going their way,

there was the band, either playing
or yelling their heads off. And it
gave the team a tremendous boost.
AS OUR record shows, and the
team will admit, Michigan has
shown its weakest form away from
home in hostile territory, where
the cheers are mostly for the op-
ponent. This is not to berate the
Wolverines. It is simply a fact that
you must give away a certain
number of points when the 'fans
in the fieldhouse are not on your
side.
Having talked to a number of
bandsmen, I find ,that, although
they are solidly behind such an
idea, no official plans are being
made to provide such a band to
accompany the team to Minneapo-
lis and, hopefully, Kansas City.
Such a band (whether you call
it a "Straw Hat Band" or, more
appropriately, 'The+ Maize and
Blues") could accompany the team
with much less effort than most
people think. The main stumbling
block would be convincing students
that 24 tickets should be alloted
to the band rather than to them.
I, for one, would not object in the
slightest way, although I hope to
see the games.
THE psychological lift a "straw
hat band' would give the team
would be incalculable. California,

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De Gaulle's Dim View
Philip Sutin, National Concerns Editor

41 4

FRENCH PRESIDENT Charles de Gaulle
is making some right foreign policy
aves for the wrong reason, but mean-
while is giving the State Department
nothing but trouble.
In the past year de Gaulle has:
-Blocked Britain's entry into the Comr-
mon Market, claiming that the British
want to enter on their own terms and
those would be damaging for the mar-
ket;
-Recognizbd Communist China, declar-
ing that isolation will not work but that
^hina's rabid Communism can be checked
and diluted by international contact;
-Called for the neutralization of South
Viet Nam, seeing no hope for a clear-cut
Western victory there.
DE GAULLE IS- RIGHT on all three
points, but his thinking reflects - an-
Ather age when nuclear weapons were not
even dreamed of and the power and glory
)f the national state was supreme. Mod-
2rn French diplomacy is very ancient di-
plimacy-it stems from the traditional
power politics that flowered in the late
19th Century and culminated into World
War I.
De Gaulle's overriding aim is the gran-
:eur of France. Thus he is poking French
influence into areas where it had either
aeen booted out, such as Southeast Asia,
)r never existed, such as Latin America.
F'rance's image is that of an ex-colonial

Nam and 'is steering France between
them. De Gaulle is attempting to keep
the, Common Market from becoming too
diffuse and ineffective.
ALL THESE French goals run against
United States policy aims. The State
Department wants a contained Commu-
nist China, a Western South Viet Nam
and a non-nationalist, united Western
Europe. It -is reaching none of these ob-
jectives. De Gaulle is presenting policy
alternatives to salvage something from
the first two, but is delaying the third.
rhis country should grasp his leads for
a deteriorating United States policy may
:nd in disaster.
Unfortunately, de Gaulle's glory policy
is out of itune with a modern age. His
power-politics vantage point, which gives
him a clear vision of international af-
fairs, does not provide any solution.
Nationalism is a dangerous thing when
nuclear weapons can snuff out all life. An
international approach is needed for de-
terrence defense and for peaceful con-
'iliation of international disputes. The
fewer disputes there are, the less likely
any one would escalate to nuclear war.
[NTERNATIONAL PEACE keeping ma-
chinery must dominate over national-
sm for the same reason. Yet de Gaulle
has consistently acted to weaken the
United Nations in favor of national states.

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REQUIEM PREVIEW

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Britten's Musical Languageof Peace
By MARGARET FLETCHER and musical standpoints by constant contrast and
interrelation of parts.
IN Brit en's "War Requiem" was com- W=,::< While the fork is composed in a contemporary,
ed to celebrate the consecration of re- idiom, it is n4tunpleasing to the ear of most mod-
Michael's cathedral in Coventry, England, . {:-<ern listeners, for it contains a range of expression
inal 14th Century building was 'bombedwhich could be found from Bach to Verdi and even
.1e r dg s to Stravinsky. At the same time, it interpolates
rld War II by the Germans. It was de- }..
rl Wa;;y;h.emas':".sd-the English with the Latin text in the manner of
Britten not only as a memorial to World medieval troping so that the English is more or
ldiers but also as a declaration of the less a commentary on the sacred text.
stice of war. Britten, a conscientious ob- - ""- No major work by a contemporary composer has
ng World War II, said, "It has been boil- ' aroused greater interest or received more unre-
de of me for years. I had to find a lan- strained acclaim than the "War Requiem." On
le enough to convey what I wanted to Wednesday- the Ann Arbor premiere of, this out-
standing work will be given. The performance, un-
guage resulted in a combination of the f der the direction of Maynard Klein, will be pre-
text of the Mass for the Dead and a se- ..sented by approximately 450 performers comprised
of anti-war poems by Wilfred Owen, 'of the University Choir, University Symphony Or-
soldier killed in battle one week before chestra and the Tappan Junior High School Choir.
War I armistice. Also featured on the program are three outstand-
purposefully contrasts the two texts by ing soloists-Janice Harsaiyi, soprano, and music
e score into three distinct groups. Tra- school faculty members, John McCollum and Ralph
ctions of the Mass are performed by a Herbert.
us led by a soprano soloist and accom- Several English critics who have reviewed the
the full orchestra; poetry of the soldiers "Requiem" have contended that it is a master-
tenor and baritone soloists accompanied .r piece which in due time is likely to compare to
ber orchestra; and the innocence of boy- Bach's "B Minor Mass," to Verdi's "Requiem" or
rtrayed by a boy's choir accompanied by Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony." In contrast to

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