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Seventy-First Year

here Opinions Are Free
Truth Will Prevail"

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Are Losing Theirs..."
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Editorials printed in The Michigan Dail ex press the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

NOVEMBER 4, 1901



FreshIman Women Share
Inalienable Right to Privacy

RHAPS SOMEDAY we will hear an ex-
planation of the unique mental infirmity
ch makes a freshman girl incapable of
nulating and following a personal code
erhaps someone will be able to define that
ive catalyst inherent in the University at-
phere which makes the sophomore ipso
o a mature and responsible woman.
r perhaps someday the administration will
n its eyes and see that eighteen years of
ily life may provide almost as sound a
le- to action as a year's exposure to the
ling code of values r of the University
7T PROBABLY NOT. Freshmen women
have always been denied the right to cross
threshold of a boy's apartment and they
n about to be denied privileges of visiting
ns within the quads:
is interesting to try ,to exact an answer
n someone in authority as to just why
hmen, who have usually been quite un-
ricted during high school, are suddenly
led into the harem on the hill and guarded
ously lest they stray from the straight and
,onal into an apartment or quad.'
,ELL THE FRESHMEN- need time to learn
the way we do things on campus so that
y don't get the wrong idea." This is as
as the polite discussion with the authority
go and- the unspoken meaning is left vi-
at in the air.
s one of the best professors likes to put it,
x rears its lovely tousled head." The "local
ents" do all they can to see that the
e-eyed fragile freshmen girls are not left
ne for a moment in a situation that might
w for any real physical intimacy with
t is useless to argue that students, (fresh-
a or real people), will not have much
'iculty "violating our moral codes" if they
Hot .Air
mission rules on bus and bus station de-
regation are very nice. Now let's see them
Wednesday, officials in Georgia, Mississippi
i Louisiana defied them-as yet, nothing has
n done about it.
CC Chairman Everett Hutchinson talks big.
ugh; he has said repeatedly that federal
rt action will be taken to enforce the rules.
has even threatened criminal prosecution
those resisting the regulations.
ut it is time he did something.

are really interested in doing so. This is not
a legitimate argument and it is time it were
THE DEFENDERS of the faith must realize
that their efforts would be unjustified even
if they were not in vain. They must realize
that morality is a private issue and that
they, by their narrow suspicions and militant
vigilance, are offending the laws of decency
far more than any of the moral culprits
they seek to restrain.
But the basic issue is more than a right
to moral self-determination. There is such
a thing as an inalienable human right to
privacy which is systematically denied by the
very nature of the University.
Everyone needs privacy-and not just when
he is planning to subvert the University's
glowing moral code. People need to know
that there is someplace where they can be
absolutely alone-not alone on bench on the
diag with people milling past, not alone in
a dormitory lounge with house mothers wan-
dering in and out checking to make sure all
feet are n the floor and all hands on deck,
not alone in the Arb with other students
straying by-but alone in a place where they
can close a door and be certain that no one
will enter uninvited. It means that no one
has a right to ask any questions about what
you are doing or even to care.
YOU DO NOT have to be doing anything
immoral behind the door to want it closed.
A closed door can provide a comfort and relief
from tension that all students need, and fresh-
men most of all.
Everything, in the University is en masse.
Eating or studying, going to class or buying
books, the student never forgets for a moment
that he is a bit player in a mob scene which
runs on ad infinitum without a break. Where-
ever you turn you are surrounded; from
vacation to vacation there is no escape.
THE CLOSING-HOUR tableaus in front of
the dorms are a perennial source of hilar-
ious satire. But viewed soberly, they are the
most pathetic sight ,on campus.
You can laugh at the tragic little twosomes,
alone among 2,000 other people huddling de-
fiantly together as house mothers and resident
advisors, armed with clipboards and stop
watches, count off the seconds to closing. But
the laugh is one of desparation.
ALLOWING WOMEN to visit men's rooms
may be considered just "another dispen-
sation" from the powers that be. But it is a
long overdue recognition of a fundamental
need-a need felt as poignantly by the fresh-
man women as the most world-weary senior
on campus.

. ., "

- :

Turkey: Forced Unanimity

Daily Staff Writer
AFI'ER the closest parliamentary
election in its history, and a
subsequent coalition of its poli-
tical parties, Turkey now is em-
barking on a treacherous course,
of mixing military authority with
the structure of civilian demo-
In fact, the current power in-
stallation may end up with prac-
tices similar to that of the Adnan
Menderes regime it overthrew.
MENDERES and his cohorts
were uprooted by a military coup,
preceded by student riots. Both
were inspired mostly by the sup-!
pression of civil rights and a
transformation of democratic rule
of law into a dictatorship.
In order to provide a healthy
transition back into a civilian
democracy, the military junta as-
sumed the reins of the govern-
ment, promising to hold popular

elections as soon as feasible. These
elections, as promised, were held
three weeks ago.
* * *
THERE ARE NO complaints
about the election itself and the
fairness of the balloting, but mere
elections are no good if crucial
campaign issues are muzzled. This
was the case in Turkey. The New
York Times reported on Oct. 12
that "in the interests of national
security," criticism of the junta,
comments about the trial of Men-
deres and 14 of his compatriots
(Menderes and two others were
hanged) and favorable remarks
about the Menderes regime were
ruled out.
At least 26 persons were arrest-
ed for violations of the above, with
one convicted for having referred
to the Menderes years as a "Gold-
en Age."
After this sterling example of
an open and free campaign, 90
per cent of the \ eligible voters

Sympathy for Apathy
In SGC Elections'

Cr Cris Education

HERE ARE TODAY many indications that
the old Western Civilization is in serious
>uble. If this analysis is correct, it poses
th a challenge and an opportunity for the
estern world's educational system.
There are several aspects to the crisis, which
ems to become more apparent each year, and
ich threatens to overwhelm the West.
'VERYWHERE, people are rising up, ap-
propriating the West's productive tech..
ques and its growing technology. But the
of mind, the intellectual and moral orien-
tion that grew with the development of West-
n technology, has not taken hold in the
w nations.
The Soviet Union and Red China have taken
mmunism, initially a child of the West,
mbined it with their Asiatic traditions and
sated a new monster that may devour West-
a civilization.
"Mass man," the totalitarian personality of
st-industrial society who submerges his in-
viduality and seeks participation in faceless
oups, emerged in several societies. His dom-
ant numbers give him dangerous capacities.
Nationalism has been causing deep conflict
r a considerable amount of time, but now
odern weapons give nations the ability to
stroy the world through their wars.
Ideological politics, and the use of morality
an immoral propaganda weapon are serious,
'HIS IS THE CONTEXT of th halle t
'HIS I THE ONTEX of te chalenge t
e- universities and the educational system
the West. If we do not act quickly, we
ay be put into the position of the monks
the Dark Ages, attempting to preserve some
odicum of learning in the pitch darkness..
Trhe ediucatinln system must accent and

ought to be preserved. This refers more to
a- legacy like Augustine's, and not to the most
recent scientific developments, which are now
almost mechanical and devoid of cultural
The universities ought to adopt in a much
more conscious fashion preservation as their
integrating principle.
If there is a crisis, crisis measures must to
taken. The sense of urgency must be trans-
mitted from the professor to the students who
will be the next generation of the learned.
There may be an erosion process going on, and
strong action is necessary to shore up civiliza-
SOME PRACTICAL imperatives are imme-
diately apparent.
1) The universities must become both bigger
and better-educating more people more deeply
in the tradition. Tuitions must be lowered so
more people are able to available themselves
of the opportunity.
2) New courses are 'called for-courses on
peace, for instance, or interdisciplinary courses
on encounters between civilizations and be-
tween ideas.
Old courses must be re-integrated, chopping
out the superficial that has inevitably crept
in and putting more emphasis on the essen-
tials that have withstood the test of time.
Old sources must be used, in addition to slick
modern textbooks.
3) Studies of modern problems like "mass
man," nationalism and economic development
should be continued. Area centers, much like
the University's, should be built up, for an
understanding of other cultures is also neces-
sary if,-the West's heritage is to be preserved.
4) The United States government should
give even more of its resources to the edu-

To the Editor:
H. N. BERKSON in an editorial
appearing in Thursday's Daily
appears shocked that students
aren't beating down the doors in
a frantic effort to hear the SGC
candidates orate. In fact, he
claims that "there is no excuse
for this disgraceful behavior on
the part of the student body" and
concludes that we don't even "de-
serve SGC." Oh horrors',
I propose that such apathy on
the part of the student masses
should be of no surprise. To the
majority of students, SGC appears
to be more interested in sending
telegrams to Stan Kreske, Gov-
ernor Barnett, Bobby Kennedy,
etc. than in communicating with
its constituents-the students-on
campus problems. Of course, we
want to be informed of the edu-
cational aspirations of Brenda
Travis in Mississippiubut we are
also concerned with our own edu-
cational aspirations in Ann Arbor.
Toward this latter end, com-
munications with Lansing might
be more effective than with Mc-
Comb County. (An organization
can attain the support of its
"members" when it rationally
copes with the problems that are
of real concern to them.)
There's no mystery, then, why
no SGC candidate in recent years,
with the possible exception of Ted
Bomb (the four-fotted flash), has
captured the fancy of the U of M
-J. D. Stark, '62E
Quad Guests.. .
To the Editor:
I FEEL THAT the reporter who
wrote the article on the motion
I introduced to change IQC's wo-
men guest policy to include fresh-
men women missed the main rea-
son behind it, "the quadrangles
usually contain about 50 per cent
As most of us know freshmen
rarely date upperclass women, and
if the Board of Governors passes
the noliev in its nresent form

general outlook. As an administra-
tor, John Taylor, or for that mat-
ter any other member of the Uni-
versity who is not a student, has
a right to speak out about stu-
dents, or a student and his par-
ticular role in the University -
proposing any changes that he
feels will be better for that com-
munity in general, in the same
way that we as students can speak
out and propose changes in ad-
ministrators or administration
policy. As soon as we accept this
right to speak out BOTH ways
(from the administrator to the
student, as well as the student to
the administrator) we will have
taken a giant step towards as-
suming our responsibility in the
academic community.
Mr. Taylor should also be com-
mended for his excellent fore-
sight. Mr. Lubin (Panty raid/Food
riot) doesn't seem to have changed
in his outlook 'regarding the stu-
dent's role on the campus and I
shudder when thinking how this
will reveal itself in a responsible
position such as Social Chairman.
-Jeffrey Jenks
(Continued from Page 2)
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strode to the polls, and a week
later the results showed a stale-
mate between the four parties in
the election.
THE People's Republican Party,
which had the tacit backing of
the junta, led the four-party bal-
loting ,for the National Assembly,
but came out second best to the
Justice Party for the lineup in the
Senate. No party attained a ma-
jority from the electorate, in either
This sort of splinter democracy
simply won't work (re France),
and, a coalition definitely seemed
in order. Many Turkish govern-
ment officials claimed that this
was possible, because the main
difference between the parties was
merely the degree of state eco-
nomic control they felt was neces-
sary by the state. If this claim
was true, then it would seem likely
that the parties would have found
a suitable basis for coalition among
BUT the supposed similarity
between the four parties is not
real. The Republican Party, which
favors nationalization of indus-
tries, differs greatly from the other
three, which advocate fewer eco-
nomic restricts and also have
absorbed the vestiges of the Men-
deres supporters.
The military junta was thus
obliged to sit down with the heads
of the parties for a "friendly
chat" and persuade them to form
a coalition. It is most likely that
if the party leaders were not con-
vinced and did not agree to join
together, the would have been
forced to do so.
It would have been much more
feasible to have encouraged a co-
alition of the three without in-
corporating the Republicans. Not
only will the philosophical align-
ment be shaky, but also no op-
position party is left. Although
it is true that Ismet Inonu, the
leader of the Republicans, is 78,
and therefore not likely to last
long in the government, it is
nevertheless most disheartening
that he could not be in a position
as leader of an opposition party.
Had he been allowed to play this
role during the first years, it could
have provided the groundwork for
a real democracy.
THE NEED for a two - party
system is important, because Gen.
Cemal Gursel, the leader during
the military interim, is going
to assume the presidency. This of-
fice was set up as a figurehead,
with the real power going to the
However, the premier is going
to be elected by the parliament,
and a compromise choice among
four parties is not likely to be
an overly strong candidate. There-
fore, it is probable that Gursel will
be wielding more of the power
than would appear on the surface.
It is never easy to relinquish power
once having had it, and although
Gursel has resigned his army com-
mission, he most certainly will
have extreme difficulty in avoid-
ing authoritarianism.
* * *
IN ADDITION, the economic
problems in Turkey are manifest.
The masses are illiterate and
living on a subsistent standard
of living. It will be very hard for
Gursel not to assume dictatorial
powers to promote his programs
for immediat imnrnovmment in

THE BERLIN Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Her-
bert von Karajan made its third appearance in Hill Auditorium
last night. The enthusiastic audience gave them a tumultuous recept-
tion. It was deserved.
The program consisted of three works, all of which were composed
within a nine-year period (1885-94). In print, this would appear to
be a limited choice. In any performance less stunning than this one,
I am certain it might be deadly.
To put last things first, a transcendent performance of Richard
Strauss' "Death and Transfiguration" closed the program. It was
one of those times when everything seemed to go perfectly. The
conductor and orchestra were completely sympathetic to each other
and the music.
The work itself shows many signs of the composer's youth (he
was 25 at the time). It does have some wonderful passages of subdued
excitement, as well as sure-fire climaxes. The conductor welded these
moments into a warm, dramatic, absolutely marvelous interpretation
and the orchestra responded with superb sound.
For the first time, I found that I did not have to fight the
"story." The performance was so absorbing that nothing intruded.
The audience paid the supreme tribute by being very quiet-a rare
experience in Hill Auditorium.
THE CONCERT opened with the Brahms Symphony No. 4. It
was an interesting, though to my taste somewhat erratic realization.
The second and third movements, especially the latter, were excellent.
The first movement had some ragged ensemble at first and
the intonation was not all it should have been. This may be why
most conductors prefer to start with a warm-up piece.
The big moments in Brahms are often quite busy, with many
little fragments seeming to some from everywhere. These can be
blended into a cohesive sound. Von Karajan preferred to bring them
out as separate elements, which broke up the movement.
Debussy's mild exercise in impressionistic monotony, "Prelude
to the Afternoon of a Faun," opened the second part of the program.
The performance was beautiful. Without overpowering the work, the
conductor brought to it life, subtle power, and inner excitement. All
the soloists were excellent, with special mention going to the flutist.
The oboe, which had an extremely "sweet" tone, proved much more
suited to this music and the Strauss work than it did to the Brahms.
Once again, the Berlin Philharmonic established its right to be
regarded among the world's great orchestras. It was good to -hear
them again and we shall look forward to their return.
-Robert Jobe
'La Dolce Vita':
11 FilmI Sympatico
FEDERIGO FELLINI'S justly celebrated La Dolce Vita assault's
stimulates and overwhelms the sensetivities and intellect with
sucl creative force and virtuoso skill as to eventually render the
viewer totally drained and exquisitely satisfied at the climax.
In th ecompany of such extraordinary Italian filmfare as Two
Women, Rocco and His Brothers and the forthcoming La Notte. La
Doelce Vita clearly emerges as the most distinguished member of
the quartet both artistically and thematically with its fine gradations
of subtlety and essentially religious tone. If "Vita" is not able to
sustain high intensity for all of its three hour length, there are
so many situations rendered so artfully and with extraordinary
intensity so as to make the film's more languid moments justifiable
in the context of a vigorous whole.
The film traces what Hollis Alpert of the Saturday Review con-
siders the "tragedy of an intelligent man who has lost a sense of
meaning and takes pleasure as the easiest way out."
meanin and tkes pla ea th"ases ayou.
* * * *
FELLINI TAKES artful precaution-to make his protaganist, Mar-
cello, intensely real to the audience giving the film a remarkable
immediacy. Fellini artfully achieves this through a series of apparently
unrelated, but in actuality highly integrated, situations Illustrating
Marcello's fall from a cynical observer and occasional participant
in the degenrate life of Roma's Via Veneto to a wholly synaesthetic
existence totally lacking temperence. The film is climaxed by a
horrifying orgiastic party and an exceptionally tender ending where
Marcello loses all contact with the world of innocence. As such
Marcello's fall is moving and complete.
The performers are uniformly excellent. Marcello Mastroianni
renders an exceptionally moving portrait of Marcello, the ill-fated
newspaperman, most strikingly affective in the film's wistful close.
Mr. Mastroianni is ably abetted by Anouk Aimee, Valeria Ciagottini,
and-surprisingly enough-Anita Eckberg as a gargantuan-big-bosom-
heaving-syncopation of sex. The Piero Gheradi sets are excellent
and there is surely a good deal to be praised also in the artful
camerawork of Otello Matrelli.
But the triumph is principally Mr. Fellini's. He has given hIis
parable both an immediacy and breathtaking supply of riches. As
such "Vita," along with Hiroshima mon Amour, emerges as one of
the most effective films of the last ten years and deserves your
immediate attention.
-Marc Alan Zagoren
'Breakfast' Served

To0 Hungry Publi1c
ONCE AGAIN the West Coast has invaded the East with its cameras
and stuff, this time to record an amusing rendition of a somewhat
celebrated short story. The plot of "Breakfast at Tiffany's," unlike the
story, is simple,-and there are no symbols.-
There are several reasons why this may be an improvement, at
least one of which is that the plot can now be fully elucidated in three
sentences. Audrey Hepburn is Holly Golightly, a mixed-up girl who is
afraid to make any committments in life, and leads a strange manic
life in, her apartment on 71st Street and Lexington. George Peppard
(sic) plays Paul Varjack, a muscular blond writer who moves in upstairs,
falls in love with Miss Hepburn, and finally wins her by psychoanalyzing
her to her face in the last forty seconds of the movie.
Most of the rest of the movie is devoted to telling you how to have
fun by doing what your heart tells you. But as a memorable screen
character, Holly Golightly misses the mark.
* * * *
IRONICALLY, it is 0. J. Berman, a producer's producer, who
unwittingly reveals what's wrong: "She's got class," he says to Peppard
(sic), "real style, baby." And he's right. Audrey Hepburn has too much
real style, baby, to deliver what the movie writers hand her. .
Truman Capote's Holly Golightly was apparently just a little too'-
hip to appeal to movie audiences undiluted. In the book she is mad,
decadent, poor, wise, and believeable all at once. In the movie, she is
merely innocent and confused, and confusing.
But in dispensing with subtlety, one can afford slapstick, and
here the movie scores. In what could be the grossest, funniest cocktail
party since the last Hatcher open house, the movie laughs at itself and
gets the last laugh. Mickey Rooney is wildly at his peak as a Japanese
landlord in a bathtub.
Henry Mancini, who is usually found inside of record albums with
nn +hmn.no-A ctvin- onnarntlse r1 them all in this mnvie, and even

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