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Tebbel Evaluates Mass Media


The mass communication sys-
tem in the United States is failing
in what it is supposed to be do-
ing, that is interpreting world af-
fairs to the public, noted author
and journalist John Tebbel said
Tebbel,.chairman of New York
University's department of jour-
nalism and - frequent contributer
to Saturday Review, spoke on
"What are the Communicators
Comm'4nicating?" in a lecture
sponsored by the department of
The 'failure of the mass com-
munication system is evidenced by
society's surrealist, dream-world
picture of what is going on in
the world ;today, Tebbel said.
Tebbel included all forms of
communication in his indictment.
Newspapers, radio, television, mag-
azine; and :hooks are all guilty of
iot fulfilling their functions of
enlightening society, Tebbel charg-
Criticizes Public
"We can criticize the public for
not taking the time to become in-
formed. But, we can criticize the
mass communicators much more
because the public has no choice
as to what, it hears, reads or sees,"
Tebbel said.


He stressed that "the ultimate
responsibility of educating the
public of world events lies with the
individual communicators."
The multi-billion dollar mass
communication system in the U.S.
puts out an enormous amount of
information, but a majority of it
evades the real problems of the
world today, Tebbel charged.

Sorenson's Proposals Meet
With Unfavorable Reaction

"If communicators shifted their
communications towards educat-
ing people, instead of entertain-
ing them, then our democracy
would be on much safer ground,"
Tebbel said.
Real Problems
"The crisis in education, civil
rights, housing poverty and even
smog are the real problems which
should be dealt with in depth by
mass communicators.
"Instead, they are dealt with in
only a superficial manner. A shift
in emphasis on communications is
very unlikely. Those that seriously
attempt to make the shift are in
the minority," Tebbel said.
Today's society picks up its
newspaper and sees a quarter of
the front page dealing with Liz
and Dick, Tebbel claimed. "Then,
after the first three pages, the
newspaper is mostly advertise-
"Most papers are preoccupied
with morbid curiosity. Newspapers
present the Bobby Baker case as
high jinx in high places rather
than deal 'with critical underlying
issues that such a story would
Washington Iceberg
"The amount of news coming
out of Washington today is similar
to the proverbial iceberg, with only
one tenth of it revealed above the
surface," Tebbel said.
He charged that the communi-
cation system is now confronted
with two major absurdities: cen-
sorship and news management.
"The argument of what is ob-
scene and immoral is absurd. In
New York a book may be banned
by censors, while throughout the
rest of the country that same book
is read freely.
"Censorship is merely an at-
tempt by organized minorities to
force their beliefs on the major-
ity," Tebbel claimed.
News Management
"Then there is the news man-
agement problem, which is nothing
more than a vicious circle," Tebbel
"Sometimes, news management
is legitimate, but more often it is
not. Also, in some cases it is the
newspapers' fault. To have tota
freedom of information is impos-
sible without total responsibility.
"But since total responsibility is
impossible, there will continue to
be suppression and distortion on
the part of government nd mass
Tebbel noted that books are the
last truly free form of communi-
McNeil Scores
'U' Conseling
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Clifton Deberry, Presidential
candidate for the Socialist Work-
er's Party, David Barnard, Chair-
man of the Ann Arbor Direct Ac-
tion Coimittee and Michael
Grondin, chairman of Young
Democrats will debate on "Which
Road for Negroes in the 1964
Presidential Elections" 8 p.m. to-
day in Rm. 3B of the Union.
Hypertension . . .
The Student Council of. the
Michigan Medical School and the-
Michigan Heart Association will
sponsor a lecture by Dr. Irving H.
Page, director of the research di-
vision of the Cleveland Clinic
Foundation on "Hypertension-Its
Nature and Treatment" 8 p.m. to-
day in the third level Amphi-
theater of the Medical Science
Colonialism .
The Center for Asian Studies
will hold a lecture by Prof. James
de V. Allen of the University .of
Malaya history department en-
titled "British Colonialism in
Malaya" 4 p.m. today in the Rack-
ham East Conference Rm.
'Iolanthe' ,
The Gilbert and Sullivan So-
ciety will present "Iolanthe" at 8
p.m. today, Friday and Saturday
in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Williams . .
The Student Laboratory Theatre
of the speech department will pre-
Ssent "Moony's Kid Don't Cry" by
Tennessee Williams and "The Man
Outside" by Wolfgang Borchert at
4:10 today in the Arena Theatre
of the Frieze Bldg.
'U' Television . .
The University Television Cen-
ter will show the third program in
its new, series "Southeast Asia:
Crossroad in Crisis" 4:10 today
Aud. A.
Prof. L. A. Gosling of the
geography department will be fea-
tured as commentator of the
Swimmers . .
Michifish, the University's all-
girl synchronized swim team, will
present its water show "Impres-
sions of Haiku" at 8:15 in the
Women's pool today.
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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
3654 Administration Building before
2 p.m. of the day preceding publica-
tion, and by 2 p.m. Friday for Satur-
day and Sunday.
Day Calendar.
Center for Russian Studies and
School of Education Lecture - Boris
Gorokhoff, library fellow, Massachusetts
Institute of Tech.: Multipurpose Room,
Undergrad Lib., 4:i0 p.m.
Cinema Guild - Ann Arbor Second
Film Festival; Selections to be an-
nounced: Architecture Aud., 7 p.m. and
9 P.M.
Doctoral , Examination for Claude
Graveley Arnold, English Lang. & Lit.;
thesis: "Henry Reynolds' 'Mythomystes.'
An Edition of the Text with an Intro-
ductory Essay," E. Council Room,
Rackham Bldg., at 10 a.m. Chairman,
N. E. Nelson.
National Health Research Seminar -
Dr. william Weksel, Research Lab of
Electronics, Mass. Inst. of Tech., Cam-
bridge, "The Acquisition of Syntax":
Main Conference Rm., 1057 MHRI,
2:15 to 3:45 p.m.
Applied Mathematics Seminar-Prof.
F. H. Westervelt, Computing Center and
Dept. of Mechanical Engrg., will speak
on "Problems in the Application of the,

Computer" at 4 p.m. in Room 246 W.
Engineering Mechanics Seminar-Ar-
thur E. Bryson, Jr., Gordon McKay
Prof. of Mech. Engrg., Harvard Univ.,
will speak on' "Optimization and Control
of Dynamic Systems": Room 1042 E.
Engrg. at 4 p.m.
Grad History Club-"Adventures in
Nihilism-German Youth Movements,
1900-1933," Stephen J. Tonsor, U-M, 8
p.m., W. Conference Room, Rackham.
Annual Synchronized Swim Show:
"Impressions of Haiku," presented by
Michifish, today, Friday and .Satur-
day, April 9, 10 & 11, 8:15 p.m., at the
Women's Pool. Tickets available at the
door prior to each performance or from
any Michifish member.
Lecture: Dr. Walter Lederer, chief,
Balance of Payments Division, U.S. De-
partment of Commerce, will speak on
"U.S. Balance of Payments: Problems
of Measurement and Interpretation," 3-
5 p.m., in Room 146, School of Business
General Notices
Applicants for the Joint Program in
Liberal Arts and Medicine or Dentistry:.
Juniors or seniors planning to apply
for admission to the Joint Program in
Liberal Arts and Medicine or Dentistry
must submit their formal application
to 1220 Angell Hall before Fri., April
17, 1964.
Student Government Approval of the
following studentsponsored activities
becomes effective 24 hours after the
publication of this notice. All publicity
for these events must be withheld un-
til the approval has become effective.
Voice Political Party; Folk Sing, April
23, 8 p.m., Aud. A.
Seventh Day Adventist Student As-
soc., lecture & discussion, May 9, 4 p.m.,
Delta Phi Epsilon & Panhellenic Assoc.
Diag, Fishbown, Engin. 9rch.

Pretzel Sale, April 8-10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monetta Menard-An Ontario resort,
Alpha Kappa Alpha & -Panhellenic, approx. 50 mi. from Sarnia. Seeking
Candy Sale, April 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Diag. a maid, cook, dishwasher, bartenders,
Folklore Society, Folk Festival, April cocktail waitresses, waitresses & wait-
10-11,8 a.m.-4 p.m., League Ballroom, ers at $1.00 per hr., plus tips.
Trueblood & Multipurpose Room.
Library Science students and alumna,
ANNOUNCEMENTS: or other lib. school grads, please sign
Purdue Univ., Lafayette, Ind.-Purdue interview schedules in the Library Sci-
Univ. has initiated a mgnit. develop- ence Office for interviews with the fol-
ment prog, to provide the business lowing:
areas of the admin. with the personnel (Continued on Page 8)
resources to meet the challenges of
rapid growth in institutions of higher -
educ. 1-yr. orientation prdg. for recent
grads.. Will participate Inplanned lob O G N Z T O
rotation & working in various operat- RGANIZATION
ing areas. Require BAFin Acc't., Econ.d.ES
Bs, Ad,-bA. ianeo gt O I
Also, must have minimum of 2 courses
in Ace'tg
Federal Service Entrance Exam - The
next FSEE will be given on May 16. Alpha Phi Omega, Peldge meeting,
You must apply for this exam by April April 9, 4 p.m., 3524 SAB.
14. Le Cercle Franiacs, Le Baratin, Ie
Peace Corps Exam-Sat., April 11, 9 Avril, 3-5 p.m., 3050 Frieze Bldg.
8:30 a.m., Post Office at Main & Cath- Michigan Christian Fellowship, Panel
erine Sts., Ann Arbor. discussion, "Does Man Need a Savior?"
SUMMER PLACEMENT: April 10, 7:30 p.m., Third Floor Michigan
212 SAB- Union.
Civil Service Commission-Notice, stu- Newman Center, Talk by Fr. Brunett:
dents who have taken typing test pre- "Externals of the Church; Devotion or
viously need not take it again. They Superstition?" Fri., April 10, 8 p.m.,
can submit a Form 57 and attach the Newman Center, 331 Thompson St.
old notice of rating or a copy of it U. of M. Friends of SNCC, Discussion
when they apply for summer employ- on Negro political action, April 9, 8
ment. Students interested in taking this p.m., Room 3B, Michigan Union.
test for the first time should go to the Congregational Disciples, E&R, BUB
Post Office at the corner of Cather- Student Guild-Friday noon luncheon
ine and Main on Fri., April 10,, and ask discussion with sacrificial meal (profits
for Mr. 1111. Tests will be given through- go to "End of Poverty Week"); Speak-
out the day. er: Charles Johnson, Wayne State Uni-
Camp Winnebagoe-Will not be in- versity, 12 to 1 p.m. Open dinner,
terviewing April 9 & 10 as was previ- April 10, 6 p.m., Guild House, 802
ously announced. Students interested in Monroe. Friday evening informal; Prof.
interviewing with Mr. Danson are ask- Brownlow: "A Conversation with
ed to contact Stan Wild of Camp Brownlow-the Absurd Theatre," 7 p.m.,
Tamarack who will be here April 8-10. Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Shows at Mats. 75c
1, 3, 5, Evenings and
7 and 9 P.M. Sunday $1.00



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of our responsibilities to the aca-
demic and. corollary goals of the
school. This- would result in low-
ering the quality of extracurricu-
lar activities in which fraterni-
ties have traditionally been active,
perhaps' even killing some of
Lossing added that fraternities
.would also face many mechanical
inconveniences. "It is not realistic
to assume that such a transient
system could exist without mature
guidance," he commented.
Lossing mentioned rush proced-
ure as a special problem that the
Flint Board
Invites Branch
'U' Expansion
(Continued from Page 1)
ing in Flint because funds ap-
propriated to constitutional bodies
for operations may be distributed
at the discretion of the institu-
tion's governing board.
In addition, a University official
noted that "the Flint expansion
will not in fact be a 'new branch
institution,' so the committee pro-
hibition probably does not apply
He added that "since the Uni-
versity would not apply for Flint
funds until 1965, this specific rul-
ing in itself can have no effect."
One source has noted, however,
that the ruling could set a prece-
dent, crippling future fund re-
quests for new University exten-
The Flint plan stresses the Re-,
gents' ultimate control over the
semi-autonomous institution, but
asserts that the Flint college will
be a unit with its own identity and
The features of the plan recom-
-A four-year liberal arts col-
lege with an initial enrollment of
1000 slated to grow to 3000.
-A curriculum emphasizing
such specialized areas of study as
engineering science, business ad-
ministration and teacher educa-
tion. These areas are currently in-
cluded in the, senior college pro-
Agreement has existed for sev-
eral months between University'
officials and Flint leaders to fol-
low a policy which would allow
Flint to "make the first step"-
an invitation to the University to
expand-a step Flint took yester-

proposed system would create.
"Among other things, we would
haveno facilities in the Student
Activities Building for meetings,
no provisions for holding rush
sign-up on campus and difficul-
ties in advertising on University
"Moreover," he noted, "we
would probably have to be directly
responsible to the city of Ann
Arbor in matters of misconduct
and health and safety regula-
tions. We have recently made con-
siderable advances in handling
such matters by ourselves, and we
would hate to lose these powers:"
Panhel Reaction
Panhellenic Association Presi-
dent Ann Wickins, '65, is also op-
posed to Sorenson's proposal, on
the grounds that it would be det-
rimental to the sorority system.
Miss Wickins' personal opinion
is that sororities as they exist now
are not incompatible with recogni-
tion by the University, since the
ultimate aims of the sorority sys-
tem must be those of the Univer-
Associates Opinion.
Miss Wickins felt that any de-
liberation on non - recognition
status should include considera-
tion of the opinions of collegiate
members of sororities and frater-
nities since it directly affects their
relations with the University.
In her estimation such con-
sideration has been lacking so
far, but she hopes to have a policy'
statement after the Panhel Pres-
idents Council meeting today.
John Feldkamp, assistant di-
rector of student activities and
organizations, remarked that,
within the context of Sorenson's
definition of fraternities as pri-
vate clubs, his line of reasoning
is correct. However, Feldkamp
called this definition erroneous.
"We do not look on fraternities
as private clubs," he said. "Their
responsibilities to the University
outweigh their private aspects.
Fraternities are primarily student
organizations and, as such, they
are subject to University regula-

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counselling service shouldn't re-
main as an archaic leftover, Prof.
McNeil said.
"The role of today's professor
has changed. It is difficult for
students to conceive that a pro-
fessor is dedicated to educating
individuals and no longer sees
himself as a youth counsellor. The
gap that evolved has been filled
with the professional counsellor,"
he noted.
Because the counsellors don't
know the students, they rely on
long established 'memory banks'
since they cannot know the per-
sonal surroundings of the students
with whom they come in contact.
"The counsellor is subject to a
'messiah complex' which is fatal
not to himself, but to the student.
This creates a smugness in the
advice givers which doesn't aid
their position," he said.


Gilbert & S ull ivan
APRIL 9, 10, 11
Tickets on sale
at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

Juliet . .

April 9-11:

9 A.M.-8 P.M.

Thursday-$1.50 Friday, Saturday-$2.00
Saturday Matinee-$1.00




..before someone
else does!
"Funny, like a comedy should be"
An Ann Arbor Civic Theatre'

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