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What is a

DNESDAY, MAY 23, 1962


Political Generalities
Mean General Co nfusion

LET'S SCRAP the terms "conservative" and
"liberal."" They've lost their meaning.
What is a "conservative?" Some cynics will
say he's a person with a high income who thus
has nothing to gain if policies are liberalized.
Yet survgy research shows us that the most
ridig conservatives on many issues are from the
lower class. And the great source of more in-
telligent conservatism is in the middle income
group, not among the rich7.
Other voices to the left of center may
whisper that a conservative is a bigot, equating
such groups as the\ National States' Rights
Party with the whole of the right wing. (This
party's platform states "We believe it better
that only members of our White Folk Com-
munity be allowed to take part in the affairs
of government or serve in the courts." And
"We approve the removal of all alien minorities
dissatisfied with our American way of life ..
supports the integrity of the individual,
through such means as a vigorous system of
capitalist free enterprise, and the ideals of
our democracy as they are codified in the Con-
stitution. But these principles may have their
limits. Many believe Communists are opposed
to individual integrity, so the freedoms of
individual Communists must be circumscribed.
Yet others who consider themselves conserva-
tives extend these freedoms based on in-
dividuality even to the anti-individualists such
as the Communists. Which of the two sides on
the Red issue is truly conservative? Is a man
no longer conservative when he qualifies free-
dom where moral issues are involved?,
Communist rights is one of the great divisive
issues of our times, but conservatives are
divided in other areas. A man who generally
supports freedom of the press may qualify
his opinion if his 13-year-old daughter can
buy "literature" so slimy that large chunks
of it could never be published in this news-
conservative is that he's one who preserves
(or conserves) the status quo (or is closed-
minded, liberals might say.) But this isn't true
in practice. Any system is ongoing, and a con-
servative, wants to extend democracy or im-
prove free enterprise. He's no more content with
the present than his liberal friend. And some
conservatives want to change the status quo
in the opposite direction. These reactionaries.
want to return to former conditions: a little
less foreign aid, or a little less government
THIRD DEFINITION of, conservatism could
bepatriotism. (Jingoist or chauvinist, cry
the liberals.) Conservative democrats in any
nation are very strong for their own cultural
heritage, but this support is more for prin-
ciples (government by laws) than for a flag
or an individual. If patriotism is merely the
latter, then the snide labels of the liberals
are deserved.
We can't really define conservatism as pa-
triotism. Don't conservatives often favor isola-
tionism, or a cut in foreign aid? Don't con-
servatives within the University generally op-
pose Student Government Council action on
off-campus issues? Pre-occupation with the
here and now may typify many conservatives,
but this is not the principle they usually base

their beliefs on. They may consider varying
degrees of isolation to be good for political
reasons, not because of built-in ethnocentrism.
LET'S TRY another definition. A conservative
is a passive person. Now we're getting some-
where. Isn't it usually the liberal who rocks
the boat? Aren't fraternity men (generally
conservative) content to go to parties for their
four years on campus and let the dirty work-
and the editorial writing-on The Daily be
taken over by left-wingers? But this definition
isn't adequate either. By whatever means,
Young Americans for Freedom has often proved
to be an active group, and every now and then
a right-wing nut shows up at the Student
Publications Building.
Perhaps we can only define a conservative
by this rule of thumb: If most of your basic
beliefs are bombarded by professors during your
four years at the University, you're a conser-
THIS CONFUSION in definition extends to
the other side of the fence. Liberals are
similarly embarrassed by a confusion of prin-
ciples. They many say they seek the welfare
of all men, but so would the conservative. Let's
take a more specific problem. For example:
On campus, the liberal wants to avoid central
authority as much as possible. One spokesman
wants to end women's hours, even if preg-
nancies result which will harm the University
(not to mention the individuals involved). Let's
have residence halls without staff men, suggests
another' liberal leader who furnished his apart-
ment by "borrowing" items from quadrangle
lounges. A third says the Legislature should
keep hands off the University, even though it
is a state school.w
(This liberal stereotype is inadequate, of
course. A conservative editor suddenly gets
pretty liberal when he watches his newspaper's
administrative board make appointments by
ON CAMPUS, anarchy is the ideal. But when
we get to the national level, the bigger the
government the better. Extension into business
enterprise, medicine, or education will lead to
the promised land. An ultimate expression of
this view reads as follows:
"We shall enact laws to protect every honest,
working citizen from unforseeable and ruinous
catastrophes of all kinds, to assure him of edu-
cation and training to the top level of his,
capacity . . to assure him of vital medical
and hospital facilities by providing medical
coupons .."
This is from the platform of the American
Nazi Party.
MANY PEOPLE say our two major political
parties are a farce, and we should re-form
political lines to have Conservative and Liberal
parties. But this distinction is as meaningless
as that between Republican and Democrat. We
don't need new parties or new labels. We need
a realization that ideological stands are made
issue by issue. A man may be 'conservative (in
one sense of the word) on foreign aid, and
a liberal on the integration question (par-
ticularly if he lives in the North.)
In other words, I have used an editorial
crammed with over-generalizations to ask that
we stop generalizing about people's ideologies.
Associate Editorial Director, 1961-62

Daily Staff Writer.
DOES THE FACT that a man is
full professor necessarily mean
that he is a "good" teacher? Just
how much research does a faculty
member have, to do before he is
considered for'tenure rank? Should
a person be penalized if instead of
doing research or teaching an ex-
tra class he engages in administra-
tive or committee service work?
These are not easy questions to an-
swer, and there are no definite
answers to them. Yet the answers
are very important to the Univer-
sity because they determine pro-
motion policy; and promotion pol-
icy, along with salaries, determines
whether a university has a good
faculty or a mediocre one.
Probably the largest question in
promotion policy is the relative
importance of teaching ability ver-
sus research. This is typified by
the familiar question asked of fac-
ulty members-"Are you a teach-
er or a zoologist?" The most com-
mon answer would be "I'm a teach-
er of zoology," and this sums up
the University's official attitude
towards the relative value of the
two. Teaching is generally consid-
ered of primary importance, being
followed by research, reputation
and service in that order. This
is the order to which most schools
pay official lip servie, but it is
known that many schools give re-
search a disproportional value over
the other criteria.
How does one evaluate teach-
ing? This may seem like a simple
question until .one starts to an-
swers it and suddenly finds the
words don't come. Is the good
teacher the one .who can make his
students memorize the textbook so
they can spit all the information
back at him on a test, or should
he be one who encourages the stu-
dents to do outside reading and
work on their own?
SHOULD HE BE a "nice guy"'
and take pains not to alienate
any students at the expense of
getting ideas across or should he
be very concerned with pointing
out student mistakes and risk be-
ing considered a tyrant? ;
As one administrator put it "we
are not terribly impressed with
any of our teaching evaluation
methods." Be that as it may the
University does try. In a letter to
chairmen of different departments
asking for their recommendations
for promotions the literary college
notes that "An essential qualifica-
tion for appointment or promotion
is the ability to teach, whether at
the undergraduate or the gradu-
ate level. Some of the elements to
be'evaluated or character, experi-
ence, knowledge of subect mat-
ter, skill in presentation, interest
in students, ability to stimulate
youthful minds, capacity for co-
operation and. enthusiastic devo-
tion to teaching.
"The responsibility of the teach-
er as a guide and friend properly
extends beyond, the walls of the,
classroom into other phases of the
life of the student as aw member
of the University community. It
also involves the duty of initiating
and improving educational meth-
ods both within and mftside his

THIS LIST IS admirable as it
covers just about every criterion
for teaching possible, but when
removed from paper to policy
something happens. Such things
as character, experience, knowl-
edge of subject matter can be
measured to some degree of cer-
tainty by a department chairman
and a promotions committee, but
how does one evaluate the others?
The only real place to evaluate
them is in the classroom, a place
where chairmen and other teach-
ers rarely go. About the only place
where this does happen is where
recitation section teaching fellows
sit on on their classes lecture.
Otherwise the students are the
only ones left to tell about a
teacher's "in-the-classroom" quali-
Every third semester the liter-
ary college (and it's the only col-
lege on the campus to do so) hands
out forms for students to fill out
evaluating courses and teachers.
The forms are then collected, seal-
ed and put away in the depart-
ment's safe until after the semes-
ter marks are in. Then one of
three things is done with them. If
the department takes them seri-
1) They are read carefully by
various people and notes are made
of their suggestions.
2) They are turned over to the
teachers to make whatever use
of them they wish.
3) They are taken from the safe
and thrown into the wastebasket
still unopened.
responsible to say the least. It is
true that many students are ir-
responsiple and often use only
personal criteria rather than aca-
demic in evaluating a teacher.
However, there are many stu-
dents who'are seriously concerned
with the quality of the education
they receive and who take pains
to fill out the form as honestly
and responsibly aspossible. Their
voices deserve to be heard, at least
every semester instead of every
third, and given the consideration
they deserve because there is no
other way to evaluate a teacher's
performance in the classroom. To
depend for evaluation on the num-
ber of students passed and failed
by a teacher is unreliable.
As defined in the latter, re-
search covers a fairly wide area.
It refers to quality of publication
tual interests, success in ,training
and other creative work, intellec-
graduate and professional students
in "scholarly methods," and fac-
ulty membership in national pro-
fessional associations and in the
editing of professional journals.
* * *
that one of the factors distin-
guishing us from a small college
should be discovery of new knowl-
edge and since we have formal
teaching loads light enough to
permit research it should be done.
The qualities that make a good
teacher and those that make a
good researcher are seen as sim-
The University claims it is not
overly impressed with a long list
of publications, but several facts
lead us to question this. For one
thing research is much more eas-
ily measured than teaching ability

and the temptation is great to
give it greater importance. Sec-
ondly, on the letter sent out by
the literary college it was asked
that special attention be paid to a
request for a "complete bibliogra-
phy" limited "except in unusual
circumstances, to material that is
either in print or accepted for
publication." Thirdly, there are
the comments of various faculty
members themselves who speak of
"publishing an article in a journal
every six months or so'and a book
every three to five years" if a
person expects to get anywhere
Since the various departments
make the recommendations for
promotion they can vary the value
they place on research and some
of them place it rather high.
* * *
cause the ,University should be a
community of scholars working to-
gether in the search for and ex-
change of knowledge and truth
and an emphasis on research to
the detriment of teaching destroys
this concent.
Because of the expanded scope
of University activities many staff
members find it necessary to en-


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Medical School at MSU

A PROPOSAL for the construction of a two-
year medical school at Michigan State Uni-
versity is presently being studied by a coordin-
ating council of leading educators around the
country. The school would be incorporated
into an institute of Biology and Medicine pro-
viding 'for an advanced degree program in the
basic biological sciences, health-related areas
and an integrated curriculum at the under-
graduate and graduate levels allowing the stu-
dent to decide as late as possible 'his profession
in these related fields. ,
This institute would be financed in the same
way as the rest of the University, through state
and federal funds and private sources. The ap-
propriations would be made sep'arately for it
and the medical schools at the University and
Wayne State University. However, the amount
of money available to one school naturally has
some affect on what is left over for the pthers
to use.
At the same time WSU wants to expand its
medical center. This project would double its
enrollment and create a development of five
hospitals plus the Wayne College of Medicine.
R IGHT NOW there is no need for the state'
of Michigan to expand its medical train-
ing program. The ratio of doctors 'to the rest
of the population compares very favorably with
that in the other states. But it takes 10-12
years to train a class of medical students and
in order to maintain its needed number of doc-
tdrs the state must start planning now.
If MSU were to establish a two-year medical
school it would have to make provisions with
another university to accept its graduates so

accepted in the first place, this leaves few va-
cancies for anyone who would want to trans-
fer. The graduates of a two-year medical school'
at MSU could transfer to WSU; however it
would be simpler if the latter expanded so it
could take a larger freshman class and the stu-
dents wouldn't have to worry about changing
NEITHER the University nor MSU has a bio-
logical institute like the one MSU is plan-
ning. However both do offer the same programs,
they are just not written down on paper in
the same way.
Since the University hospital is a referral
center for the whole state, the people who study
there are able to see many unusual cases. (In
fact the hospital has more open heart opera-
tions than appendectomies.) The hospital used
by the. medical students at WSU receives pa-
tients. from the Detroit area and therefore
handles many of the common diseases._
IF A MEDICAL school were constructed in
Lansing, it too would have to concentrate on
the common ailments because the hospital
there is referral for just Ingham County.
Thus this school would not be adding any new
dimension to the medical program already be-
ing offered in the state, and if WSU expands
there will be even less need for such an insti-
tute at MSU.
The whole biological program at MSU would
accept approximately 50 students when it first
opened. Dr. Bradley Harris, chairman of the
coordinating council pre'dicted that about 25
of them would be interested in the medical
school and 10-20 per cent of this number would

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responsibility. Notices should be
sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3564 Administration Building
before 2 p.m., two days preceding
General Notices;
A Meeting of the senior class presi-
dents and other specially appointed
representatives will be held in 302
West Engineering Bldg., Thursday, May
24, at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of dis-
cussing the schedule and plans for
A limited number of ushers are still
needed for the Ukranian Dance Co.
Concert on May 30. If you are inter-
ested in ushering for this event, please
see Mr. Warner at the Box Office in
Hill Aud. on Wed., May 23, between 5
and 6 P.M.
Agenda Student Government Council,
May 23. 1962. 7:30 p.m. Council Room,
Constituents' Time 9 p.m.
Minutes of previous meeting.
Officer reports: President, Letters,
Adequacy of statements, JJC appoint-
ments; Executive Vice President, In-
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on the NSA, National Student Congress
& Regular Report.
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Old Business
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Events Wednesday
University Symphony and Varsity
Bands. The University and Varsity
Bands with William D. Revelli, cox}-
ductor, and George Cavender, assist-
ant conductor, will present a concert
Wed., May 23, 7:15 p.m. on the "Diag"
(in case of bad weather, concert will
be held in Hill Aud, 8:00 p.m.). Student
soloists will be William Curtin, Donald
Tison, Byron Pearson, Joan Forster,
Jack Kripl. Open to the general public.
Panel Discussion: "Three Approaches
to Modern American Linguistics" will
be discussed by Ruth Brand, George;
Faust and Andreas Koutsoudas on Wed.,
May 23 at '7:30 p.m. In the Rackham
Hopwood Lecture: Mark Schorer, bio-
grapher and critic, will lecture on 'The
Burdens of Biography' on Wed .,May 23,
Rackham Lecture Hall at 4:15. Presen-
tation of the Hopwood Awards for 1962
will follow the lecture.
Doctoral Examination for Jack Ray-
mond Jennings, Instrumentation En-
gineering; thesis: -"An Analog Eigen-
value Technique," Wed., May 23, 1203
E. Engin. Bldg., at 3:00 p.m. Chairman,
R. M. Howe.
Doctoral Examination for Gordon
Heath Robinson, Instrumentation En-
gineering & Psychology; thesis: 'Con-
tinuous Human Estimation of a Time-
Varying, Sequentially Displayed, Prob-
ability," Wed., May 23; 1072 E. Engin.
Bldg., at 3:00 p.m. Co-Chairmen, E. G.
Gilbert and P. M. Fitts.
Events Thu rsd( v
Doctoral Recital: James Edmonds,
pianist, will be heard in a recital in
Aud. A, Angell Hall, on Thurs., May
24, at 8:30 p.m. presented in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for the
degree Doctor of Musical Arts. Mrs. Ava
Case is chairman of Mr. Edmonds doc-
toral committee. Edmonds will include
in his prgram compositions by Bach
and Chopin. Open to the public.
Laboratory Playbill: Thurs., May 24 at

Refreshments in 274 West Engineering
at 3:30 p.m.
Seminar in Mathematical Statistics:
Thurs., May 24, at 4 p.m. in 3201 Angell
Hall. Prof. W. M. Kincaid will continue
his discussion of "An Inventory Pric-
ing Problem."
Doctoral Examination for James Rus-
sell Bower, Education; thesis: "Achieve-
ment Motivation among Siblings,"
Thurs, May 24, 2532 University Elemen-
tary School, at 10:00 a.m.
poctoral Examination for Henry Wil-
liam Morrison, Jr., Psychology; thesis:
"Intransitivity of Paired Comparison
Choices," Thurs., May 24, 7615 Haven
Hall, at 10:15 a.m. Chairman, Ward
Doctoral Examination for David Les-
ter Sponseller, Metallurgical Engineer-
ing; tesis: "Third-Element Interactions
with the System Liquid Iron - Liquid
Calcium," Thurs:, May:24, 1300 East
Engineering Bldg., at 3:30 p.m. Chair-
man, R. A. Flinn.
Doctoral Examination for Charles Ed-
ward Wooldridge, Aeronautical & As-
tronautical Engineering; thesis: "Mea-
surements of the Correlation Between'
the Fluctuating Velocities and the Fluc-
tuating Wall Pressure in a Thick Tur-
bulent Boundary Layer," Thurs., May
24, E Council Room Rackham Bldg.,
at 3:00 p.m. Chairman, W. W. Will-
Doctoral Examination for Dietrich
Otto Orlow, History; thesis: "A Study
of the Nazi Sudosteurop-Gesellschaft,"
Thurs., May 24, 3609 Haven Hall, at
10:15 a.m. Chairman, G. L. Weinberg.
Doctoral Examination for David Todd
Wilkinson, Physics; thesis: "A Precis-
ion Measurement of the g-Factor of the
Free Electron," Thurs., May 24, 2038
Randall Lab., at 1:00 p.m. Chairman,
H. R. Crane.
Doctoral Examination for Robert Ed-
ward Schoenberg. English Language &
Literature; thesis: "The Conservatism
of Samual Butler (1835-1902)", Thurs.,

212 SAB-
Camp Maplehurst .. . Mich. coed camp
has positions available for two men
counselors and two women counselors
as weil as a skin diver. All help must be
19 years old or over. Mr, Cohn will in-
terview on Thurs., May 24, at the Summa
mer Placement from 1:30 to 5......
Industrial Lamp Corporation: Elkh art
Ind., has positions for Industrial Man-
agement 'pr Engineering majors. Grad
students or students between Junior
and Seniors years preferred. Time study
and general production engineering
Conn. Civil Service-(1) Probation Of-
ficers (Juvenile Court). Degree with
courses in sociology and psych. For high-
er level positions, exper. is required.
(2) Public Assistance Consultant (Wel-
fare). Graduate trng. in a sch. of social
work & 3 yrs. exper. Residence is waived
for both positions .File by May 30.
Burroughs Welcome,& Co., Tuckahoe,
N. Y. - Men for Pharmaceutical Sales.
Will be assigned territory as close as
possible to area of your choice. BS in
Pharmacy, Biologlical or Chem. Sciences
preferred. Also consider Liberal Arts or
Bus. Ad. degree with some Bkgd in
above. Military completed or military
Lockheed-California Co., Burbank,
Calif.-Recent or June grad to be In-
dustrial Relations Staff Trainee. MA in
personnel mgmt., labor relations, labor
econ., mgmt. theory,"'applied psych. or
related areas. No exper. required al-'
though indust. exper. an asset. B or A
overall average.
State Farm Insurance Co., Marshall,
Mich.-Several openings on Mgmt. Trng.
Prog. At completion of 1-yr, trng. prog.,
trainee could go into supervision, un-
derwriting, claims or a staff function.
Excellent oppor. for advancement.
Wolverine Tube Div., of Calumet &

Middle East in following fields: Geol.,
Radio-Chem., Bio-chem., Public Health,
Hospital Physics, Medical appli, of ra-
dioisotopes, Engrg. (Electronics, Reac-
tor, Fuel Elements, etc.), & Nuclear
Physics. Contracts vary from 3 mos. to
1 yr. or More. Spanish needed for Para-
guay; English acceptable for other lo-
County of Milwaukee, wis.-Positions
for Civil Engnrs. Oppor. for grads to
work with professional engnrs. in plan-
ning & design of Milwaukee County Ex-
pressway System. _ '
* * ,
For further information, please call
General Div., Bureau of Appts., 3200
SAB, Ext. 3544.
Pa rt-ime
The following part-time jobs are
avaite Applications for these lobs
ean be made in the Part-time Place-
ment Of fice, 2200 Student Activities
Building, during the foliowing hours:
Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. til 12 noon
and 1:30, til 5 p.m.
Employers desirous of biring students
for part-time or fuil-time temporaivy
-work. shnuld call Bob Hndges at NO
3-1511, ext. 3553'
Students desiring miscellaneous odd
jobs should consult the bulletin board
in Room 2200, daily.
1-Ann Arbor resident to sell Insur-
ance. i!?-time during school, full-
time during summer vacation and
vacations during the year.
1-To do yardwork through the sum-
mer. Must have your own equip-
ment. All day Saturday.
3-Engineering students to do apart-
ment maintenance in exchange for
rooms with private bath. (Quiet
studious boys). No cooking, drinking
or parties. Must be available for
two or three years, summer 'and
-Several boys for yard jobs.
1-Meat clerk. Must have experience
with meats. 4 or 5 days per week,
from 4 or 5 p.m.. until 9 p.m.
6-To take inventory. Min. of half

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