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Facts Show Feasibility
Of Co-Ed Housing

MARCH 25, 1962


How To Play Both Ends
Of the OSA Report

of Student Affairs, solemn promises- by Uni-
rsity President Harlan Hatcher and his Vice-
esident for Student Affairs, James A. Lewis,
,ye been broken.
For most of this academic year, the OSA
idy Committee probe has been used as an
cuse for not altering policies, practices or
rsonnel 'in the OSA. In February,' both
tcher and Lewis made the excuse official
licy. In direct violation of this promise,
ajor changes in extra-classroom policies and
rsonnel have been announced throughout the
'r, with two important decisions coming with-
the last week.
On February 16, President Hatcher released a
itement pledging that "the University does
t plan- to make any change in either the,
micture or the relationships of the OSA" un-
the study committee report was explored
Lewis and "other educational authorities"
d final recommendations on it were made
the Regents.
On February 20, Lewis released the OSA
dy report and in a covering letter backed
Hatcher's promise. "The committee rec-
mended a reorganization of the OSA and
gested one possible structure," Lewis said.
his and other possible structures will be
rlsed before final recommendation is made
the Regents. President Hatcher said, and I
eat, Until such review is made, the Uni-
.sity does not plan to make any changes. .
XACTJLY ONE MONTH 'after President
Hatcher's remarks were handed out to the
ess, Lewis announced that senior women in
od academic standing would be granted
domaticdapartment permissions beginning
gt fall.
knd exactly one month after he echoed the
sident's pledge to make no changes in the
A, Lewis chaired a Residence Hall Board
Governors meeting at which the board
opted a policy recommending co-education-
housng be instituted temporarily next semes-
and on a permanent basis thereafter.
OTH ACTIONS coming out of the OSA last
week are important ones. Apartment per-
sion for women has previously been grant-
only to a limited number of students who
played. financial need and an unblemished
ral complexion. Co-ed housing, which was>
apped when Mary Markley opened, repre-
ts a determined attempt by the administra-
i, to "break the separation" of men's and
nen's resideices at opposite ends of the
;ewis himself viewed the changes as im-
tant first steps in improving student atti-
.es toward the residence halls.
W'ese two changes, commendable though
y may be, violate the public promises of
tcher and Lewis not to tinker with the OSA
il they had filed recommendations on the
ice with'the Regents.
AWIS EXPLAINS that the pledges apply
only to changes during the current semes-
those that would affect people and prac-
is from February to June, 1962. The co-ed
ising proposal and the granting of apart-
nt pers are seen, at least by Lewis, as plolicy
,nges for next year, presumably bearing no
Ltion to the Reed report or the current
opus situation.
'his explanation is obviously specious. The
nge in policy has been made this year,
ugh it may not go into effect for another
months. Administrators occupying the OSA
ces next year will be bound to follow
se policies, whether they like them or not,
at least a year.
unior women will be making their campus
dence plans now on the basis of the policy.

Tyler and Prescott residents will be predicating
their decisions on whether or not to renew
quad contracts on likelihood of having female
co-dwellers in East Quad next September.
Alice Lloyd women face a similar problem.
If President Hatcher and the Regents in-
tended that no changes be made in the OSA
until the Reed report and its modifications by
Lewis reached the Regents table, why did they
permit a whole host of changes before the
-February meeting?
Why didn't they announce in September-
when the Reed Committee began its meetings-
that the OSA would be in a state of suspended
animation -for a year? Why did they accept
the resignations of Deans Bacon, Fuller and
Bergeon? Why did the residence hall board
act on the women visitors in the quads motion
instead of postponing consideration until the
Reed report was completed? Why did the
Faculty Subcommittee on Discipline, with the
backing of a major OSA administrator, begin
discussions on clarifying the definition of "con-
duct unbecoming a student" in regards to
raids, riots and demonstrations?
OTHER PROPOSALS and recommendations
were shelved, with the Reed committee
considerations used as an excuse. The residence
Shallsboard, to mention but the latest exam-
ple, declined to discuss major portions of a
reportnbynformer Inter-Quadrangle Council
President Thomas Moch because the members
felt that similar provisions in the OSA report
outlined necessary action in these areas.
No rationales were presented to Justify the
. apartment permission regulation or the return
to co-ed housing 'so one can only speculate
about thehmotives behind them. The Reed
committee-with the exception of Lewis-urg-
ed that all non-freshmen be given the right
to determine their own housing arrangements.
Making the concession for senior women
before the Reed report is considered may be
an attempt to eliminate the committee's re-
quest for broader freedom before its recom-
mendations (modified by Lewis) come before
the Regents.
The co-ed housing muddle may never be ac-
curately explained. The Shiel committee, set
up in October, did not meet until March. Its
one-paragraph report contained no recom-
mendations on how to proceed in implementing
the housing for next fall or any estimates of the
necessary cost. At the October meeting, Shiel
said it would be impossible to implement co-ed
housing by September. The students who would
be involved ip the co-ed housing were hardly
contacted and their protest, plus the handy
excuse of "administrative infeasibility," will
undoubtedly put off action until September,
ACTIONS BY THE OSA and higher admin-
istrators before and after the Lewis-Hatch-
er promise are confusing. Will there be more
changes in OSA policy for next year announced
before the Regents consider the Reed report
in May? How many other OSA office holders
have resigned or been fired, effective July 1
or Sept. 1? Will Joint Judiciary Council be
allowed to institute its guarantees of 'due
process' before the wave of spring pranks, panty
raids and potted students hits campus?
The Hatcher-Lewis pledge and the informal
excuses that preceded it have been applied
inconsistently. They have been used to justify
certain policy changes and neglected when
other policies were considered. The Reed com-
mittee study-whatever benefits it may finally
bring to the University student-has been
kicked around as a political football so badly
it may hardly be worth the effort of carrying
it over the goal line.



Negro--wSymnbol or Neigbr

To the Editor:
on co-ed housing in Thurs-
day's Daily is interesting but not
very factual. The feeling that it
is unfair because we were not
asked can be accepted in some
ways. However, the consequences
that Miss Hetmanski has created
a a little hard to believe in the
light of hard, cold facts.
First, many of the ballots on
co-ed housing were not returned
because we were under the im-
pression that they were only for
our opinion rather than a vote
of confidence. If the girls who are
still holding their ballots were to
torn them in now, the percentage
would be conceivably higher
Second, a study has been in
progress for the past five years
on this proposal and it was known
to a good many Incoming fresh-
men women last year that there
was the possibility of co-ed hous-
Third, Miss Hetmansk has
taken only a cursory glance at the
architectural structure of Alice
Lloyd. The basement of the Hall
is constructed so that the doors
to the furance room can be closed,
thereby separating, completely
Hinsdale and Kleinstueck from
Palmer and Angell. The first and
second floors can be separated by
folding partition screens which
could be locked after twelve
o'clock. Vending machines could be
installed in the men's area and
this problem which has been
brought up a great deal would be
Fourth, ask yourself if it sounds
logical that they would pl e
freshmen men in a residence hall
where no freshmen women will
be admitted? If you inquire, you
will learn that there are "a number
of upperclassmen who have re-
mained in the quads, There has
been no poll taken, but there are
no doubt a good number who are
in favor of co-ed residence halls.
FIFTH, the women who move
out of the Hall will do so on
their own, as the Hall will be able
to accommodate those girls dis-
placed from the two houses con-
cerned. If Miss Hetmanski had
done a little addition or substrac-
tion she would have realized that
at least 200 girls, if not more, will
be leaving this Hall at the end
of this year. There will be nursing
students, transfers, graduating
seniors, seniors leaving for apart-
nents, drop-outs and sorority girls.
The number of rooms left will ac.
commodate the girls and also give
them priority as to singles or
There is also the aforementioned
factor of senior apartment per-
mission. The number of seniors
who will take advantage of this
is estimated, at the least, at 200
girls. This element will make room
for the Victor Vaughn and Geddes
house girls and also for those who
dislike co-ed living.
It is one thing to. try, to stop
something small within ahouse
or dormitory but to stop some-
thing that many people on the
campus are for is a different thing.
The restrictions that the women
are afraid will be imposed are ac-
tually non-existant. If, on week-
ends, the girls don't wish to be
dressy, separate eating facilities
could be provided. Study '.reas
would generally be the same for
he women as the respective houses
have their own facilities for study.
This plan has not been as hap-
hazard as Miss Hetmanski implies.
The Committee members are in-
telligent, rational people and have
had many instances up for con-
sideration. Co-ed housing has
proven successful in many Univer-'
sities such as UCLA, Purdue, Wis-
consin and others. Thi'ough this
housing men and women can meet
under relaxed, casual conditions
without the tenson and rush of

dating. Their views on subjects

can be exchanged over a dinner
table rather than through the din
of a jazz band.
Co-ed living is an opportunity
to meet people and become friends
with them in an atmosphere much
like home. It is an experience in
living which will prepare us to
face the future with maturity
and understanding in our relation-
ships with society and man.
-Florence Jharmark, '65
Social Factors . ..
To the Editor:
AS AN ALUMNUS, I have fol-
lowed with interest the con-
troversy in The Daily regarding
Co-Ed housing and visiting priv-
Having been raised in Ann Ar-
bor, in a faculty family, it has
been interesting to watch the
trend of student housing through
the years. As a boy in high school,
I recall watching the razing 'of
blocks of houses in order that
men's dormitories (East and West
Quad) might be built. Prior to
'that, most of the then small uni-
versity student body lived in room-
ing houses. Women's dorms were
likewise built, Stockwell, etc.
In those days, the 30's and 40's,
students came to the University
to get an education. A dormitory
was just a place to live while ac-
quiring this education. If there
were inconveniences, and rules to
abide by, these were endured with
the usual quota of gripes. No one
really considered the University as
a home-away-from-home. It was
a place to get an education, and
then to pass on to one's life work'.
Following the war, large in-
fluxes of veterans and married
students changed, theatraditional
pattern of the "typical"' student
body. No longer were classes coin-
posed of pink-cheeked youths and
girls fresh from high school. The
student body was becoming more
adult. Increasingly, students are
marrying in their Junior and sen-
ior year, and are.applying for the
appropriate housing.
ONE WONDERS at the socio-
logical forces motivating this cur-
rent trend toward co-ed hausing
and visiting privileges. WHY do
students want to do this? Surely
it has nothing to do with their
academic education. Such an ar-
rangement is purely temporar,
lasting but a few years. I rather
doubt that a student will be a
better enginee, for example, for
having had visiting privileges.
Evidently, the "image" of the
university has changed in the past
few years in the minds of pros-
pective students. I am guessing at
this, because it is difficult for the
older generation to "reach down'
into the minds of 18 and 19-year-
olds to see' what motivates them.,
Our motivations were formed by
different circumstances, and we
will never be able to appreciate
those factors of intense import-
ance to young people of this eia.
Perhaps the trend to conserva-
tism in various campuses co-
bined with a desire to enter the
adult married world as soon as
possible has contributed to this
desire to mingle with the opposite
sex as soon as possible. In a time
of political instability and uncer-
tain future, students may feel
that the family represents the
only unit of social stability.<(Id
hate to think that the desire of
male students to associate with
female students represents a de-
sire to perpetuate their previous
family relationship, and that
"girls" represent a mother-
image). Perhaps the mere factor of
numberous married students be-
ing present on campus has aroused
a desire to emulate. * ybe the
single students somehow feel they
don't "belong," and that co-ed'
housing is the first step toward

-Jerome S. Miller, '47


Daily Staff Writer
AS RACISM DIES in the North,
the Negro is saddled with an
enormous problem. He has become
an abstraction, sometimes even to
This pattern can be seen now
in many cities and town where
racial integration has been ac-
camplished with a minimum of
turmoil. In the deep South, the
struggle against discrimination is
still violent enough so that in-
dividuals are caught up in ideol-
But a much more subtle threat
to the full acceptance of the Ne-
gro in previously white society
exists in those predominantly
Northern areas where there are
no longer any demonstrations, any
sit-ins, or any speeches. Where
conflict is no longer blatant, Ne-
groes can no longer appeal to an
ideology in order to become ac-
A house in a white neighbor-
hood has little real meaning for
the Negro until both he and his
white neighbors cn regard one
another as individual persons, not
as political or social symbols.
* *~ *
DISCRIMINATION in its broad-
est sense will never be eradicated,
nor should it be. Human beings
will always discriminate for or
against one another on the basis
of personalities. Human commun-
ities are full of non-racial dis-
criminations. There are next-door
neighbors who hardly speak to
each other. There is no guarantee
of acceptance for anyone.
In this situation, the Negro who
has moved into a newly integrated
neighborhood has a decided dis-
advantage. Residual resentment
of the color of his skin will take
form in the most subtle Focia
cattiness, which slogans are
powerless to overcome. The Negro
can never be absolutely certain
that his race is being held against
Even if he suspects that it is,
no form of political or social pres-
sure will help him. Those pressures
can get him his house, but in the
deepest problems of integration,
the Negro has to go it alone, just
like anybody else. Otherwise he
will never be treated just like
anybody else.
WHEN THE NEGRO moves into
a previously white section, he can
no longer say "I am a Negro, ac-
cept me because I represent civil
rights." His whole position has
He must know that being ac-
cepted because he is a Negro and
a symbol is just as wrong as being
an outcast for the same reasons.
He can only say "I am a human
being, and whatever acceptance I
gain must be only as a human
Ingthe everyday world of Main
Street and the A&P, social accept-
ance is not based on political
theory, but on the sensitivities of
each persons. It is much more
difficult for the Negro to accomp-
lish the sudden transition from

only cause more antagonism, and
apology will violate the human
dignity he has struggled to main-
tain. His own personality is his
only appeal against resentment
that may have nothing whatever
to do with his personality.
He must take upon himself the
burden of approaching his neigh,.
bors with sincere, respect and un-
derstanding, even though those
neighbors may have little respect
and understanding for him. The
process has to begin somewhere,
and it must begin with the Negro
because in the minds of many
whites, the-struggle is his.
AN INCIDENT that occurred in
a recently integrated section of a
New Jersey community about Lwo
years ago illustrates this point.
A Negro family had just moved
into a previously all-white area.
The man was- out mowing his
lawn one morning when a wh; ie
man who lived down the street
walked past the house and saw
The white man was completely
unaware that the house had
changed hands, and, since it was
common for Negroes to take jobs
mowing lawns, he stopped and
said to the Negro, "When you are

finished, would you come land mow
my lawn too?"
tion, and seeing a chance for prog-
res rather than resentment, the
Negro said that he would, and
about an hour later he went to
the white man's house and mowed
the lawn.
The white man came outside to
pay him, and the Negro said
simply, "I can't take pay. I'm your
new neighbor and I'm glad to
help out, and you can do the same
for me sometime."
Both parties immediately saw
the humor of the incident, and
respect, rather than antagonism
was the result.
THE NEGRO avoided both the
defensiveness of.resenting that
man's request in the first place
and the apologetic submissiveness
that would have resultedseifehe
had asked nothing in return for
his favor.
This is the only kind of inte-
gration that is meaningful. Schools
and communities can be superfi-
cially integrated with political 'and
social slogans, but the integration
of people can come only from in-
dividuals, in the most subtle, and,
often most difficult effort of all.


Women: The Wasted Resource

A SOCIETY bemoaning gold-bricking and
eather-bedding there is as more important
te: the .college educations of 2.7 million
nen between the ages of 25 and 30. While
se women are presently occupied raising
amily, their re-entrance into the labor force
ns both inevitable and desirable within
to ten years. -
lut the increasing number of early mar-
es has left an increasingly large group
hese young women without a clear knowl-
e of what their place in the labor market
) HELP college-trained women to re-enter
he labor market and thereby reduce the
of talents of highly educated women,
nard College will establish a pilot program
b October.
he vocational workshops, consisting of
it weekly two-hour sessions will assist wom-
in finding occupations suitable for their
kgrounds and interests, recommend train-
or retraining, and finally, guide them
positions in professional or business fields
nto productive volunteer activities.
arah Lawrence College, in a similar search
ways to halt the loss of educated women's

have been interrupted and who wish to re-
sume study for careers requiring a degree.
Extending beyond the campus of Sarah
Lawrence, the program will seek to fit the
academic requirements of other colleges in the
New York area to the timetables and lives of
women past college age.'
Radcliffe now} operates an Institute for In-
dependent Study, where women receive $3,000
a year while, they pursue their professional
fields, and the University of Minnesota con-
ducts a program that aids young mothers and
mature women.
THE UNIVERSITY possesses no such program
nor is it likely that a school so reluctant
to appoint women to places of responsibility
will initiate one. As in most colleges and uni-
versities, women receive only counseling. "Only
counseling" does not seem to be enough for
the problems peculiar to the modern woman
who within her life will not only raise a
family but will spend at least 25 years at vari-
ous times as a member of the working force.
If women do go to college for an education
and if their talents can be put to use for the
benefit of themselves and society, a program
for closing the breach between housekeeping
and outside employment seems extremely

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The oath should be taken as soonras
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Events Monday
Lecture: Mon., March 26, Prof. Harry
Caplan, Cornell University, on "The
Classical Tradition: Rhetoric and Ora-
tory," 4:10 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Nursing 101: Mon., March 26, at 3:00
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Transitional Facilities for Mental Pa-
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blood Aud.), Frieze Bldg. on Mon.,
March 26 at 4:15.p.m.
Doctoral Examination for Stanley
Clifford Plagenhoef, Education; thesis:
"An Analysis of the Kinematics and
Kinetics of Selected Symmetrical Body
Actions," Mon., March -26, 111 P.E.M.
Bldg., at 9:00 a.m. Co-Chairmen, W. T.
Dempster and P. A. Hunsicker.
Doctoral Examination for John Carl
Leggett, Sociology; thesis: "Working
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this prog. 2) Buick Motor Div. will be
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ground & aviation.
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THE AMERICAN BALLET Theatre is a beautiful company; the
corps de ballet is excellent. It is a pleasure to see a group so
disciplined that it dances together, rather than competing in unison.
The quality of the dancers last night was matched with the exciting
look of Hill Auditorium's new stage setting. Behind the sprakling
grandeur, of a huge gold curtain, the audience, upon arriving, saw
the dancers warming up.
Les Sylphides, the 20th Century namesake of Marie Taglioni's
ballet blanc, was the first production. A tableau moved into a soft,
diaphanous Nocturne, and the audience was enchanted. The dancers
were exquisite Dresden .figures moving and floating over the stage
in an effortless, perfect pattern. There was a gay mazurka with
repeated grand jetes. The waltz was a rising-and-falling, like thistle
down. Brief solos broke the unison occasionally, and the number con-
cluded with another tableau. The effect was{of a picture which came
to life and then returned to the canvas.
THE ZESTFUL Billy the Kid brought laughs, as it always does,
when the cowboy in red pranced across the stage and back. Billy
himself was. convincingly portrayed; and Ruth Ann Koesun was
exceptional as Billy's sweetheart.
The slow motion fight was very convincing; the. audience held its
breath during the killing of Billy's mother and the revenge knifing
which started Billy on his life of crime.

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