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010 A ehgan Bathy
Seventy-Second Year
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Truth Will Prevail"

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Council Crams Course
But May Flunk Out

Editorials printed ii The Miehigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.



Thunder on the Right:
A New Threat to Colleges

S LOWLY, a concerted but uncoordinated
movement is taking shape-a direct assult on
higher education by the right-wing factions in
It's coming from various quarters. The John
Birch Society in Van BurenwCounty has launched
an assault on Michigan State University for its
handling of Prof. John Moore. MSU President
John Hannah declares this attack against the
college is directed because of his service as
chairman of the Federal Civil Rights Com-
mission under the Eisenhower administration
Rep. Lester J. Allen of Ithaca has successfully
put his bill requiring a loyalty oath from state
employees through the house. He freely admits
it is aimed at those college professors "who
teach our children that socialism is better than
Rep. Frederick Marshall of Allen is a con-
stant lobbyist for an anti-Communist rider on
appropriation bills.
Many eminent professors here at the Univer-
sity have come under fire by extremeright-wing
organizations for their liberal views.
WHAT THIS all adds up to is a major effort,
from many sources to pin the alleged Com-
nunist subversion inthis country on the col-
lege professors.
There really must be .an explainable reason
for this. Much as some factions might wish to
characterize these anti-Communists as "nuts,"
here must be some motivation behind their
The University itself is, in part, at fault.
Traditionally, it has exercised a laissez-faire
policy toward the extra-curricular expoundings
of its faculty.
The conservative faculty wants little if any
hange, and finds no reason to get out and
air their politics. So they have remained silent.
T'herefore, only the more liberal members of
he faculty, advocating change both slight and
xotic, have spoken up. And though they voice.
heir political opinions entirely on their own
hook, they cannot erase their connection with
he University.
[NTERNALLY, the University community rec-
ognizes that there are probably as many'
1onservatives on the Ann Arbor campus as
here are liberals. But to the outside world, the
>nly voices heard from Ann Arbor call for
iberalism,, socialism and other assorted types
i left-wing activity.
So, to the outside world, it looks as though
he University is a hotbed of liberals, just ripe
or a Communist takeover. And the basically
onservative citizens of Michigan are horrified
it the thought of anything even remotely
"ommunistic being filtered into the minds of
he young people
They are not sufficiently schooled in political

science to be able to distinguish between a
potential Communist and a plain garden variety
liberal. So they lump all leftists together in the
subversive category.
And because its liberal speakers have been
by far the most articulate, the University has
been thrown, in many minds, into the sub-
versive category.
basis for their feelings. They read the liberal
remarks by University professors and then they
turn to the almost identically liberal editorials
which dominate The Daily. To them, this is
printed, proof that the "liberal line" is being
cleverly inoculated in the student body.
They have no way of realizing how many
conservative students there are on campus who
simply do not happen to belong to The Daily
staff. They do not know about the many con-
servative professors who quietly go about their
academic pursuits in the medical, law, business
and engineering schools.
ONLY THE UNIVERSITY itself can dispel
this illusion. It would involve reversing its
hands-off policy. This would not mean muzzling
the liberals, but rather inciting the conserva-
tives. The University would have to' encourage
these previously silent professors and students
to voice their opinions publically-so the people
of Michigan will realize they exist.
The right-wing unrest comes from so many
sources that it is hard to believe they are all
fanatics. Rather it would seem that many are
just good citizens,, genuinely concerned about
the education of Michigan's youth. These people
need to get a true picture of the University.
ANY VITROLOIC ATTACK upon higher edu-
cation wil cripple the objectives of the
University. If the University must take the
time to deal with right-wing assailants it
cannot possibly devote its best efforts to dis-
pensing knowledge.
If the liberal image persists, the concerned
public will seek a leader for its opposition, and
it is just this sort of situation that lend them-
selves to vigorous but unfortunate leadership of
such persons as Robert Welch.
.Higher education could easily turn itself into
j another McCarthy circus, by ignoring the fears
of an uniformed public.
Such a fate is largely undeserved, and the
radical minority must not be allowed to inflict
it upon their many moderate colleagues.
Michigan's sensible citizens can be depended
upon to abandon the cause of the-super-patriots
if the University can deconstrate that their
fears are groundless
And without the support of the sensible
people, the Welches are just crying out alone.

Britain Stranding Commonwealth?

GeOrge Romney's Many Facets,

GEORGE ROMNEY'S political themes project
a gubernatorial candidate of many facets.
Romney is the Idealist who sometimes be-
comes a Pragmatist. He is the Leader, the Anti-
Partisan and at times the Creative Thinker.
Ihese attributes have great potential appeal
to the people of Michigan and make him a real
threat to Democratic executive rule. in the
state capitol.
Romney's appeal eitends beyond the state.
Republicans throughout the country Ore talking
about him as a, potential candidate for President
.n 1964. Although he may deny interest in the
Presidency, it seems to be his ultimate goal. In
he coming campaign, as in the past, he will
be speaking to a national as well as a state
audience. It follows that his themes will con-
tinue to be on a national as well as state level.
ONE OF THESE themes is that America is
in a time of danger because of a decline of
religious conviction, moral strength, national
purpose and sufficient citizen commitment
o government and to the ideal of brotherhood.
This is the kind of thing William O. Douglas
;tresses. It is not the right wing "beware of
nternal Communism" warning. It is instead
an appeal to the individual American, an appeal
hat liberatians make. This is one of the faces
)f Romney-the Committed Citizen.
ANOTHER POLITICAL image that Romney
projects is that of the Creative Thinker
tudying international affairs. This facet of
Romney reveals itself when he speaks of the
;rim irony in the world characterization of the
Jnited States as materialistic and the Soviet
Jnion as idealistic.
"The acid test of a civilization is not its
nonuments, nor its materialistic accumulation.
.t is what kind of men it produces," Romney
leclares in a moment of creative thinking.
Romney the Thinker has, in the past, ap-
>ealed to many intellectuals This will be one
f his most powerful weapons, if he can use it.
ANOTHER FACET of George Romney is the
Revolutionary Philosopher.
A man can be a revolutionary philosopher,
ven a radical ativist. when not in nnwer.

groups, for Romney is not yet burdened with
the responsibility of being governor.
AT TIMES, Romney the Idealist has been
transformed into Romney the Pragratist.
The nation saw this in Romney's profit-sharing
program for American Motors. This program
was an emperical embodiment of Romney's
suggestion that for a free society, competition
and private enterprise cooperation based on
sharing economic progress among consumers,
employes, and stockholders be the foundation of
private economic activity.
But could Romney the Idealist who blasts
the business orientation of the Republican
party and the labor orientation of the Demo-
cratic power be Romney the Pragmatist in
purging the parties, of their economic bias?
Can Romney as the state leader of the Re-
publican party remove business control and
influence and make it "responsible to ,the
This is absurd. Partisanship based on eco-
nomics is in the nature of American politics and
is particularily entrenched in Michigan politics.
ROMNEY THE LEADER is like President
John Kennedy in his appeal to the nobility
of his listeners. Romney says:
"Our greatest weaknesses are personal in-
difference, ignorance and apathy. Conversely,
our greatest need is an aroused and informed
citizenry dedicated to the acceptance of in-
dividual responsibility, energetically aware of
what America and the world .can be, and con-
vinced that we are capable of building a new
order for the ages ..."
Words like these will appeal to public-
spirited citizens and the students who, accord-
ing to Grosse Pointe Farms Republican Rock-
well T. Gust, will be the deciding factor if
the gubernatorial election is close. Gust credits
the doorbell-ringing campaign of students in
his area for his narrow election to con-con from
a predominantly Democratic district.
ROMNEY IS ALSO the Conservative on the
issue of state-federal relations He ap-
parently supports states' rights within a na-

Daily Staff Writer
THE BRITISH Commonwealth of
Nations must finally come face
to face with the inevitable. Great
Britain is joining the Common
Market. The recent agreement on
agricultural policy among Com-
mon Market nations removed one
of the primary stumbling blocks
to Great Britain's unequivocal en-
try into the Inner Six,
Before adjustment of the Mar-
ket's own agricultural problems,
serious work on linking Britain
and the Commonwealth with the
European market was pointless.
With the way now cleared by mu-
tual understanding within the
Community itself, Britain can pro-
ceed to begin with the difficult
task of bringing the Common-
wealth nations' desire for tariffs
into line with the sanctions the
Market will grant them.
,, * *
ONCE the Commonwealth na-
tions are calm enough to look at
the situation rationally, it should
become clear to them that eco-
nomic integration with the nations
of Europe will work tremendously
to their advantage.
India Malaya, Pakistan, and
the Commonwealth partners in Af-
rica already realize this. Not only
will their market for raw mater-
ial get a tremendous boost, but
they will also gain much political
These nations are more willing
to cooperate because they need to
sell raw materials. But New Zea-
land, Australia, and Canada, who
are involved more deeply with
Great Britain, stand to see their
economic solvency threatened by
Britain's entry into the Market.
Or so they think.
* * *
ACTUALLY, despite all that is
said about the ties between Great
Britain and the Commonwealth,
many of these ties are a good deal
less tight than the supporters of
the Commonwealth would have
their opponents believe. This is
the opinion of veteran correspond-
ent Drew Middleton.
Some of the more advanced
members have already begun to
cut Britain's throat in interna-
tional trade. Canada herself raised
her tariff on British cars at the
very moment she was protesting
the United Kingdom's movement
toward Europe. Australia's trade
policy, Middleton writes, hs not
always been designed with British
interests in mind. In Common-
wealth countries where industrial-
ization has just begun to develop,
British goods are restricted be-
cause of taxes on infant industries.
There has been a drop of one-
fifth in trade to Great Britain
from the Commonwealth in the
last five years.
Great Britain, by her entry into
the Market, is turning her back
on her heritage. This sounds good,
but it is a meaningless position. It
is not a rational defense against
joining, a submission to nostalgia
for the Empire and it hints of
Only through interpretation, not
isolation, can the British revive

speaking Africa are already in
effect. Similar agreements could
very easily be made with underde-
veloped British-speaking Africa.
THE PROBLEM of how Britain
is going to stand by her commit-
ments to buy vast quantities of
food from Australia and Canada
and still not violate her duty to
trade with the Common Market
members may be partially solved
this month.,
Under the auspices of the Gen-
eral Agreements on Tariff and
Trade, the leading producers of
grain, including the United States,
will meet in an effort to make a
new start on chanelling the grains
of the Western countries ' more
equitably. Such an agreement
would do much to help Britain
out of her priesent dilemma. The
decision to define and limit the
agricultural prices within the

Inequities, Difficulties
Inherent in Joint Judic

Community has already been tak-
en as a first step,toward resolving
the problem. .
If Britain's exports and imports
can be regulated, then a definite
policy on imports from the Com-
monwealth should be forthcoming.
'.* *
Britain's entry into the Common
Market have been exaggerated. In
the past few years the Common-
wealth has been. growing away
from Britain on its own accord.
There need be no outraged bel-
lows about abandoning either tra-
dition or economic responsibility
from pro-Commonwealthers. They
know, as do the Commonwealth
nations themselves, that Britain,
will join the European Economic
Community and that ultimately
this is for the best. They protest
because they are expected to.

To the Editor:
, in defense of the Joint Judi-
ciary Council's present method of
operation points up many of the
difficulties and inequities inher-
ent in the system.
In several statements, Mr. Ber-
ger mentions the practice of the
Council, of judging students' for
violations not only of University
rules, but of state and local reg-
ulations as well. It is hardly
necessary to point out that gov-
ernmental agencies have been con-
stituted for the purpose of en-
forcing state and local regula-
The Joint Judiciary, however, is
an extra-legal, extra-constitution-
al body passing judgment on these
same matters. When a student is
guilty of, let us say, a misde-
meanor, he is not only penalized
in the legally sanctioned courts
of Washtenaw County; he must
also, in many cases, appear before
Joint Judiciary Council. Often an
additional fine is imposed. This
fine is in many cases equal to or
greater than that imposed by legi-
timate authorities. What happens,
the student wonders, to Consti-
tutional guarantees in regard to
double jeopardy?
* * *
THE LACK of due process
pointed up in Mr.' Roberts' edi-
torial and ignored in Mr. Berger's
letter, is-symptomatic of injustices
occurring When a judicial system
is not subject to checks guaran-
teeing democratic procedure and
fair treatment. The student be-
fore the Joint Judic is not per-
mitted counsel; he or she is not
confronted with witnesses whose
testimony may have had an im-
portant bearing upon the case;
unfair questions are often put to
the student, and an answer is re-
quired. Again, where are our con-
stitutional rights of due process?
This letter is written not merely
to voice a complaint. It is written

cost 'of the Washington Student.
Lobby. However, there is nothing
secret about our operations, and,
in fact, this is a good opportuni-
ty for me to publicly thank those
who helped.
The vast bulk of the cost of the
trip was paid for by the students
who went. Their $15 covered most
of the cost of the bus fare. They
made their own arrangements for
accommodations in Washington-
or they slept in sleeping bags in
the basements and gyms of Wash-
ington churches.
The remainder of the cost of
this project was paid for by gen-
erous contributions from local or-
ganizations and private individ-
uals. The following organizations
contributed:' Young Friends,
Friends' committee on service and
education, SANE, Women for
Peace, Women's International
League for Peace and Freedom.
Fourteen faculty members con-
tributed to pay for the ad in the
Daily. Four students who did not.
go to Washington contributed
'their fares, enabling others to go.
The generosity of these groups
and individuals was overwhelming
to us, for it represented a {great
sacrifice on their part, for a proj-
ect whose organization was hasty
and whose success was always in
It should also be mentioned
that the national aspects of this
project, including the proposed
delegation to the Soviet Union,
are sponsored by the "Turn To-
ward Peace Youth Council" and
aided by the National Council of
"Turn Toward Peace," both of
which are bodies composed of rep-
ganizations of varying degrees of
resentatives of a great many or-
affluence. It is not hard to fi-
nance projects such as these,
when so many organizations are
involved. However, as in. all such
activities, small contributions
from many individuals form the
bulk of the support.

Daily staff writer
STUDENT Government Council
Tuesday night looked a bit like
a wayward student who put off
his term paper until it was too
The work was assigned Wednes-
day, February 21, when the report
of the Office of Student Affairs
Study Committee was released.
Council, busy patching up its mis-
takes of the week before on the
NSA referendum, happily ignored
the OSA report at its meeting that
night-putting them already one
week behind.
The next week (February 28).
after a lengthly but unsuccessful
effort to cover the 7,000-word es-
say in committee-of-the-whole
discussion, SGC choped the Reed
Report into four unequal parts
and divided into four unequal sub-
committees to consider them.
WITH the March 16 Regents'
meeting-the deadline-breathing
down their necks, the members
smilingly agreed to hold a special
session to discuss the subcommit-
tee recommendations.
The subcommittees proved equal-
ly adept at procrastination. Re-
ports from two of them-housing
and structure-didn't materialize
until just before the speial meet-
ing Tuesday, leaving members no
time to study them before the
show began.'
Not that it mattered. Most had
not read those reports which were
available in advance, anyway.
' * * * .
NEVERTHELESS, all seemed
well 7:30 Tuesday night as a quor-
um finally assembled for the 7:00
special session.
However, after an hour of debate
on the first page of the first
subcommittee report, and 15 min-
utes on the relative merits of the
phrases "service" and "social con-
sciousness," it appeared that the
OSA administrators would reach
retirement age before SGC nad
decided their professional fate.
With most of the Council either
absent or mute, a half-dozen
members carried-or dragged-
the parliamentary ball for two
moree hours. Repeated pleas from
committee-of-the-whole chairman
per Hanson finally induced the
talkers to finish consideration of
the first subcommittee's report.
* * *
BUT MIDNIGHT was drawing
near, and it was becoming evident
that the Council was going to have
trouble finishing its homework on
time. Members were quietly leav-
ing at every recess, threatening to
collapse an already shaky quorum
Nohl rallied his forces, induced
some departing members to re-
main, and laid it on the line.
Like the negligent scholar, Coun-
cil was faced with the delightful
choice of doing a sloppy job or
forgetting the. whole thing and
failing the course..
Tom Moch advocated the first
alternative. He profoundly noted
that they weren't getting any-
where, and suggested that the
body forget the whole thing, lav-
ing criticism of the Reed Report
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General Notices
Urgent Notice to All Concert Ushers
at Hill Auditorium: The final concert of
the Extra Series of Choral Union Con-

certs was to have been on Mon., March
12, with Leontyne Price as the artist.
This concert has been' moved up to
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up to individual opinions of the
The Council, however, bravely
decided to carry on. By Gum, they
were going to finish it, no matter
members displayed all the signs
of the midnight-oil student.
Though midnight is no late hour
for an SGC meeting, contempla-
tion of the task ahead made the
participants feel and act more
like it was 4 a.m. While Hanson
and Steve Stockmeyer ingeniously
contrived beds from council chairs,
the other members giggled at these
antics, chatted, dozed and drifted
in and out of the room, periodi-
cally leaving the group without a
Thespeakers' remarks, though
surprisingly adept under the cir-
cumstances, were barely heard or
In the manner of our last-
minute student typing his term
paper, SGC yawned its assent to
part of the report of the subcom-
mittee on structure. Finally, Nohl
blandly noted that the body was 1,
"not working up to capacity," and
the remaining reports were post-
poned until last night's meeting.
FOLLOWING approval of these
reports, in committee of the whole,
a Style Committee will rewrite the
entire report into a cohesive mass,
to be approved by SGC at its next
meeting, just dbefore the egents
convene to consider the OSA Re-
port and SGC's opinion on it.
So, if nothing else goes wrong,
it looks like SGC will finish its
homework on time. But, after av-
ing prepared the assignment in
such a sloppy manner, they cn't
expect a very good mark from the
ROMNEY, the new candidate for
governor of Michigan, with his
reluctance to be labeled a Repub11-
lican, is likened by some to an-
other "reluctant Republican,"
Wendell Willkie. The remark of
Eugene Lyons is recalled:
"The ex-Hoosier (Willkie) Is
courting the GOP like a man pro-
posing marriage saying: Your hair
is stringy, you're cross-eyed,
you're bow-legged; you've got hal-
itosis; a couple of your front teeth
are missing. But I love you and I
want to marry you."
-Human Events
UNDERGRADUATE education is
still largely "liberal education"
it envisages the intellectual
development of the whole man.
Graduate education likes to say
that its main purpose is the
"training of teachers and scholars,"
but in practice, the "teaching
function," as it is called, gets lost
in the "research function."
The most satisfying vision of the
graduate school is full production
of functioning scholars. Indeed,
were graduate schools to tae
seriously their own announced
purpose, and prepare teachers ft
fo"r their own undergraduater col-
leges, they would be very different
Thus while the undergraduate in
a good college has the sense of
being directed towarsd realizing his
best intellectual possibilities, the
graduate student finds himself
part of an impersonal and often
rigid orientation.
The department's techniques, .
values and needsof research are
quickly placed between the stu-
dent and his passion for the larger

reaches of the subject matter.
Other than that, he is left to
fend for himself.
-Theodore Solotaroff
in Commentary

Frankie Warbles
while 'Ship Sinks
THE SHIP, caught in the surging violence of a hurricane, pitches
wildly through the monstrous seas. The captain, mustache bristling
bravely, barks out an order: "Somebody run downstairs and fatten the
Such humor is typical of Sail A Crooked Ship, a film which is
sometimes funny, sometimes horrible, and always liberally laced with
the absurd. The central figure in the proceedings is Ernie Kovacs
(whose last performance is, unfortunately, far from his best).
Supporting Kovacs in this foolishness about a stolen freighter
and an outlandish bank-robbery are Robert Wagner, Carolyn Jones,
Dolores Hart and Frankie Avalon That's right-Frankie Avalon. Why
Frankie only sings one song in the movie is a mystery. His acting
alone is sufficient to nauseate half the audience, and his fans could
be satisfied by no less than half a dozen. This way nobody wins.
THE PLOT is a simple one. Wagner, the bumbling ("I'm a walking
disasters area") prospective son-in-law of a shipping magnate decides
to disobey orders and resurrect one of several old vessels designated
for scrap. Kovacs, who just happens to be ransacking a safe in a
ship-building establishment, answers the phone and agrees to handle

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