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Seventy-Second Year

here Opinions Are Free
Truth Will Prevain"

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

Y, NOVEMBER 16, 1961



Mein Women's Dorms:
The Next Logical Step;

"Haw Came I Always Have To Be The Neighbor!"

)W THAT THE ISSUE of allowing women
in men's rooms has been thoroughly de-
ed, the next logical step is to discuss the
sibility of allowing women to invite men
their rooms.
he current policy of allowing only two

Administration Veto
Would Disgust Students

pen houses per year
is highly impractical
ited, a procedure of"
would be impractical
rassing for the many
udying and relaxing

in the women's
and merits care-
daily open-open
and might prove
women who en-
in "comfortable

aral," but ther is no reason why men


out the best in all of us.
The true meaning of brotherhood evidences
self in the culmination of our efforts towards
utual protection from annihilation - the
)mb shelter. Some people are worried over
hat effect prolonged living deep within the
rth will have on men.' They need not worry
no matter how long or how deep men stay
thin the earth's bowels, they will never
THERE .IS NO BETTER example of this than
to point out a recent incident that took
ace in Nevada. Having a limited number
bomb shelters, the good citizens of the
ate were worried that, if an attack occurred,
evada would be overrun by people from
)lifornia escaping from the remains of Los
igeles. Their solution was to stock their
elters; with a small arsenal of rifles and
earms in order that the Californians could
kept out of the shelters.
Here is a new suggestion-the Nevadans
Auld probably avoid what could be a bloody
ttle by stocking their bomb shelters with
lht, tactical nuclear weapons.

should not be allowed in the dorms at certain'
designated hours of the week-perhaps one
evening per weekend and Sunday afternoons.
MANY FATHERS come to visit their daugh-
ters on weekends other than those on
which the two annual open-open houses occur.
It seems ridiculous that a woman's father
cannot even see the room in which his daugh-
ter lives, for which he is paying over $800
per year.
Allowing men in the dorms could, further-
more, permit a kind of privacy hard to find
aywhere on campus outside of apartments.
ONE'S OWN ROOM is certainly more con-
ducive to relaxation and privacy than are
the formal public lounges found in the women's
residence halls.
These lounges, too, often do not provide
enough quiet for seminaring or group study.
In addition, allowing men in the women's
rooms would eliminate exasperating searches
for conference rooms in the Undergraduate
Library for group study areas.
HESE WEEKLY open-open houses would'
have to be conducted without the purpose-
less ruling that one's doors must be left
This restriction only serves to increase the
noise on the corridor and does not in itself
preserve a woman's morals, as it is apparently
intended to do. The open door policy is only
a nuisance and is evidence of the adminis-
tration's lack of confidence in the women at
the University.
In the world outside the University, it is
considered) most appropriate for a woman to
invite a man to her home as the first step
in a social relationship. Since the University
has deemed it acceptable for women to go
into men's apartments, it seems time now to go
back and take the first step.

/ I



The Disorganized Executive

rrrN r ri i r i i nr r r rA I


The UA:pathy Strucggl
By SUSAN FARRE]L Personnel' Director

AN APPALLING ABSENCE of student under-
standing and demonstrated concern is sub-
verting. the ,reorganization of the Office of
Student Affairs.
Two weeks ago the study committee on the
OSA distributed copies of a questionnaire to
all residence halls. It suggested a philosophy
for the administration of student affairs, and
asked how much and how well the residence
halls could advance such a philosophy. It asked
for specific gripes against staff, facilities, ju-
diciary systems and whether or not the resi-
dence halls had benefited students living in
THE QUESTIONNAIRE offered an oppor-
tunity for slashing, emotional reactions as
well as more thoughtful responses. But it failed
in its purpose, for it never really reached the
In some houses no one (aside from the house
councils, perhaps) ever saw it. In others it was
posted on bulletin boards with the notation
hat interested students could write to the
committee. In a few it was discussed at corri-
bor meetings-a discussion impeded by pleas
o "finish quickly'so we can go to bed."'
Very, very few realized a profound alteration
n the course of the University's relations with
ts students was at stake.
Responsibility for such widespread and dan-
serous ignorance rests squarely with two
;roups: Student Government Council and the
tudy committee itself.
UHE STUDY COMMITTEE has refused to
open even part of its meetings to either the
ress or the public. It has bound its student.
nembers to make only perfunctory reports to
tudent Government Council. It has refused
o send minutes (in confidence) to SGC's
"ommittee on the University as the Council
ias requested.
The rationale is simple: committee discus-
ion is tentative, rambling, off-the-cuff, often
nitially uninformed. Committee members
hould not be held to opinions they are merely
xploring and not wholly committed to.
Yet a discussion of a philosophy for the Of-
ice of Student Affairs is precisely the sort
rhich should be made public. It should be
ambling and speculative; it should also be
adical and wide-ranging. And committee mem-
ers should change their minds.
pompous but immensely ironic. The philos-
phy ,they are tentatively advancing is that
he University should "expect and encourage

change, and denying the philosophy they for-
mally advance.
MEMBERS OF COUNCIL are well aware it
was student action which spurred' faculty
concern with the Office of Student Affairs last
spring; it is only by student pressure that stu-
dents sit on the study committee at all, and it
is by the Council's own action that so many
students are on the committee. Therefore, they
must realize that meaningful and desirable
change .in the OSA will come only through
strong, organized student pressure.
SGC has, in fact, officially recognized its
own "responsibility to debate fully all relevant
issues" and "to initiate proposals." But except
for two discussions of student responsibility at
the University-at the study committee's re-
quest-it has done nothing.
POSSIBILITIES for SGC action are almost
endless. Its ex-officio members, among
them, know the problems, desires, limitations
and possibilities of major segments of the stu-
dent body. They have worked in organizations
most directly in contact with the OSA and1
know first-hand the difficulties and frustra-
tions inherent in, the institutional arrange-
ments. They also know the habitual pattern of
thought with which the administration ap-
proaches students and student concerns.
The Council as a group has discussed many
problems-the judiciary system, non-academic
evaluations,'discrimination in off-campus hous-
ing-which are indicative of the broader diffi-
culties in student-administraton relations. Its
accumulated knowledge and experience should
be used for a series of committee-of-the-whole
discussions, for detailed reports and recom-
mendations, for personal talks with study com-
mittee members.
It should be used, above all, for stimulating
student thought, discussion and response-per-
haps by sponsoring public panel discussions
and seminars on the problems and issues in-
volved. These could be jointly directed by a
faculty member and Council representative.
WHATEVER THE METHOD, the full power
of the Council's Regentally-granted au-
thority to serve as official spokesman for the
student body should be brought to bear on the
study committee and on Vice-President Lewis.
The administration has been publicly em-
barrassed by demands for change. Since al-
most any change will incur heavy alumni dis-
-approval, it is greatly reluctant to act at all.
So admininistrative officials have tried to neu-
tralize a healthy and natural controversy, to
limit the scope of discussion, to "handle things


Daily Staff Writer
"'ERE SHALL BE elected at
each general biennial election
a governor, a lieutenant governor,
a secretary of state, a state treas-
urer . .. an auditor general, and
an attorney general for the term
of 2 years." So' begins Article IV,
the executive article, of Michigan's
present constitution.
This is only one article now un-
der consideration by144 men and
women, who are the delegates
gathered, in Lansing's Constitu-
tion Hall, to revise or rewrite the
1908 Constitution.
* * *
elected officials and their great
number are two obvious draw-
backs to effective executive ac-
Michigan is one of a handful
of state that elects eight executive
officials. The large number of
elected officials in the executive
department leads to inefficiency,
partisanship, and extensive waste.
The present system makes the
voter unable to give their chief
executive the authority to operate
the government effectively. It also
makes it difficult for them to hold
the governor responsible and ac-
countable for his performance in
office. The complexity of our pres-
ent society requires both of these.
* * *
The Federalist, 70, said that "a
feeble executive implies a feeble
execution of the government. A
feeble execution is but another
phrase for a bad execution: and
a government ill executed .
must be . . . a bad government."
The net effect of the present
constitutional provision is often a
divided executive motivated on
occasion by narrow partisanship,
for it makes possible-and this has
occurred-the selection of a gov-

ernor from one politica
the other officials fro
position party.
Since the duties pei
some elected officialsf
istrative rather tha
making in character
many voters are unaw
abilities and integrity
ministrative officials, of
names, more competen
trative personnel cou
tained through appoint
through election.
A ballot that seems t4
infinity-due to the lo
of elected officials -
causes the voter to lo
before reaching its end
often fails to consider
proposals appearing at
* *
in the number of elect
argue that giving the
such a vast appointive
centrates too much ro
hands of a single indi
Those with a conserv
who fear the introducti
thing new, use this argue
are joined by those inte
who benefit from tU
system and those wh(
their personal intere
those of the state. Th
consider two importai
FXCERPTS from the:
state constitution:
Section 18-"No reli
as a qualification for o
be required."
Section 265-"No pe
denies the existence of
Being shall hold any off
Now they're segrega
and religion.

1 party and
m the op-
rformed by
are admin-
n policy-
and since
ware of the

The national government, and
other state governments function
well with the appointive system.
Also, there are numerous curbs
keeping the governor responsible,
the most immediate being the leg-
islative power.
* * *

To the Editor:
DR. AND MRS ALLEN stated in
their letter printed in the Nov.
15 Daily that the only true free-
dom lies in doing what is morally
right. I believe this just as fer-
vently as they. Unfortunately, the
Doctor and his wife seem to think
that everyone should share their
views on just what is morally
This is not only contrary to
the Constitution of the United
States-which insures freedomof
belief-but it is also oblivious of
the fact that their traditional
middle class standards are being
validly and conscientiously disput-
ed by a large segment of our popu-
lation, including a great majority
of the students of the University
of Michigan. Therefore, I would
ask if we, the students, are ob-
taining true freedom by accepting
regulations which tend to force us
to live according to values we can
not accept?
The sentiment in the Quad-
rangles runs strongly in favor of
the IQC resolution permitting non-
freshman women to be guests in
men's rooms. Just as strong is the
demand that freshmen be included.
A petition I circulatedfavoring
this measure obtained 'nearly 90
per cent support, even though
this house (Chicago) has a rela-
tively high percentage of upper-
If the Administration ignores
this overwhelming consensus, what
confidence will the students have
in obtaining goals by democratic
One would have an entirely fal-
lacious view of the maturity of
the student body if they believed
we are incapable of self -govern-
ment. We will not "look for some
one strong to tell , .(us) what
to do," as Dr. and Mrs. Allen
say. We are entirely aware of
what Communism is and would
laugh at anyone who suggests that
we might fall for a system that
would abridge our freedoms. We
know that we have certain re-
sponsibilities to ourselves and our
community; that we must learn
and adopt a serious, mature at-
titude. We should not last long
here if we didn't.
I do not believe that the Ameri-
can people-who are entrusted
with the right to govern their own
future-are, as a whole, nearly as
aware of the problems that con-
front our country as our student
body is aware of its problems.
Under such circumstances I see
little Justification for adminis-
trative veto in student government
-Thomas Burkard,'65
Truth Seekers * **
To the Editor:
TIMOTHY SCOTT'S first reason
for starting the War Vigil is
that the vigilers ought to have
"tested their strength before ex-
posing themselves to the public
eye." Such a statement implies
that if a group does not already
have droves of supporters it
shouldn't demonstrate in order to
expose its ideals and actively seek
members, or, in this case, people
with kindred ideals. If you be-_
lieve in a concept, though, why
do you need a hundred others to
stand beside you before venturing
to express your belief?
The second point made is that
the nation is in such a state of
apathy that minority groups will
not influence the masses, that
action "will take place only when
each person decides within him-
self that it is time to act." Well
now, does each person just one
day decide that the time has come?
Before action is effected, a de-
mand for it must be voiced, before
the demand, widespread realiza-
tion is necessary, and the key
to this realization, and ultimate
action, is education. Every small
demonstration may seem, of itself,

of the ad- THE OPPOSITION also argues
r even their that popular election increases the
it adminis- responsibility of those elected.
ld be ob- This is a weak argument, for
tment than voters rarely consider the respon-
sibility of any elected officials
o stretch to other than the governor. They
ng number usually vent their displeasure on
frequently him even if the "responsibility"
)se interest for irresponsibility lies elsewhere
. The voter than in his office. The power to
important stimulate or curb these officers
the end. should belong to the governor as
a consequence of his political
o reduction leadership and political account-
ed officials ability.
e governor The intelligence and capacity of
power con- the voters should not be ignored,
wer in the the antagonists claim, since they
vidual. have been able to select honest
native bent, state administrative officials in
on of any- the past century. One can hardly
ment. They disagree with such a profound
crest groups argument. Certainly to ignore the
ae present intelligence of the voters is akin
o consider to heresy. But the voters do not
sts ,before behave intelligently when they
ey fail to elect executive officers from con-
nt factors. flicting parties who are unable
to work together. The executive
officers may have been honest but
they were'hardly effective.
* * *
Mississippi THIRTY FIVE STATES have a
four-year term for the governor,
but Michigan has doggedly held on
igoos test to its two-year term ever since
)ffice shall 1835. An increase to four years
would better serve' the public in-
erson who terest. The short term inevitably
a Supreme forces the governor to concentrate
fice in this his energies and talents toward
re-election rather than permitting;
ting God him to concentrate on his man-
agement responsibilities.
-F. W. Again the opposition turns to-
ward "Responsibility" as an argu-
ment. The governor is only as re-
K sponsible, however, as the voters
IN want him to be, and can only be
responsive to the elector's views if
they are made know to him. The
piano. Com- vast majority of the voters rapidly
by vivaldi,
id Reynolds. lose interest in state government
after the election. It is absurd,
Colloquium: therefore, to expect the governor
husetts In-to be responsible to unvoiced de-
speak "on sires.
and other, Those against change also claim
n Fri., Nov.
ell Hall. that a four-year term leads to
less democracy. From this view,
visitors' 35 states and the national govern-
ii, 203An-
. Aller will ment are less democratic than the
Goes to the state of Michigan-although they
er the lec- are run more effecti ely and ac-
itory, n-fifthefctel
pen for in- complish more than our executive
ervations of department does.
omed, but* * *
,ults. THE PROSPECTS for the
Henry War- lengthening of the governor's
An Experi- term at the Constitutional Con-
ne Spin Ex-
Rb85, Rb87 vention seem to be rather good,
2038 Ran- as most people iealize the neces-
. Chairman, sity for this.
or Clayton The number of elected officials
U & Astro- will probably be reduced although
or Fvap- the governor will not have total
ng in Gas appointive power.
E. Council There is a definite need for
2:30 p.m. these changes. Without them the
executive department of Michi-
r Benjamin gan State government will con-
hesis: "The tinue to be weak, disorganized, and
rv. 17, Ob-
tairman. D. inefficient.

worthless to some. Yet, taken as
a whole, the worth of each is
revealed through influential, bour-
geoning world opinion.
Mr. Scott cites the fact that
vigilers distributed literature us-
ing flowery language and that
"they seem to want to convince
the world that they are . . . great
searchers for the truth." Granted
that college students are some-
times inexperienced and impres-
sionable, which can be disadvan-
tageous qualities, but -why is be-
.ing a great seeker of the truth
"bad" thing? Would civilization
ever discover any truths if people
did not seek them?
Total annihilation, perhaps,
would be better than such an
existence. This might be a more
accurate "rationale" for Mr.
Scott's War Vigil.
Marilyn Koral,'65
Reprehensible ."..
To the Editor:
N THE RECENT Baha'i-spon-
sored symposium, "How the Ne-
groes are Solving Their Problems,"
there were four speakers at the
symposium, not three as reported.
Hanley, Norment, who has tnade
a thorough study of the Black
Muslims, spoke on the origins and
apparent aims of that secret Ne-
gro society. He is neither a mem-
ber nor an advocate of the or-
gaization he was analyzing. Nor-
ment very capably showed us that
the Black Muslims are an ex-
tremist group totally opposed to
integration, that they are amen-
able to a discipline and violence
reminiscent of the Nazi's and the
KKK, and that they envision a
Black Supremacy over what seems
to them a decaying immoral white
Another statement was a ser-
ious inaccuracy-my position in
the University, clearly described
and articulated by the chairman
on Saturday night, is that of
teaching fellow in French and
graduate student in Comparative
Literature, and not Professor in
the Department of Romance Lan-
guages. This rank error committed
by the Daily reporter is entirely
group subscribing to the -philos-
ophy of non-violence, I must also
comment on the editorial in, the
same issue which purportedly dis-
cusses non-violence as a philos-
ophy and a method.
Associate Editor Pat Goldenis
evidently attempting to establish
a dichotomy between the "political
method" and the philosophy of
Unfortunately, Miss Golden has
failed to assure us that she is
really aware of the meaning of
non-violence as a philosophy. Any-
one who has read Gandhi--and I
presume Miss Golden is familiar
with his works-knows that there
is a bit more to the philosophy
than is found in the second para-
graph of the article. Where in
the article is anything said of
love, truth, faith, forgiveness,
fearlessnessin the face of suf-
fering and death?
And does not Gandhi equally
condemn the coward who thinks
inaction to be non-violence and
the hypocrite who uses what he
thinks is non-violence for personal
and selfish ends?
There are few if any members
- none to my knowledge - of
groups like CORE who consider
themselves disciples of Gandhi or
perfect in the understanding and
acceptance of non-violence as
a philisophy. But most serious
members of these groups under-
stand that the method or tech-
nique of noi-violence is nothing
more than an outpouring of the
philosophy: it is the philosophy in-
-John Talayco




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College of L. S. & A. Honors Assembly
Nov. 17, Aud. A at 4:15 p.m. Oliver Edel,
prof. of cello and chamber music, will
present the first of a series of lectures
on the use of various musical Instru-
ments in small ensembles.
The student automobile regulations
will be lifted for Thanksgiving vaca-
tion from 5 p.m. Wed., Nov. 22, until
8:00 a.m. on Mon., Nov. 27, 1961.
Foreign Student Scholarships. The
deadline for tuition Scholarship appli-
cations for second semester is Dec. 1|.
Forms are available from the Counsel-
ors at the International Center.
February Teacher's Certificate Can-
didates: All requirements for the teach-
er's certificate should be completed by
December first. These requirements in-
clude the teacher's oath, the health
statement, and the Bureau of Appoint-
mernts material. The oath should be
taken as soon as possible in room 1203
University High School. The office is
open from 8-12 and 1-5.
Events Thursday
Lecture: "Regional Development of
Japan," by Sinzo Kiuchi, Thurs., Nov.

an, flute, and Bruce Wise,p
positions he will play are
Faure, Bottesini, Eccles, an
Open to the public.
Communications Sciencest
Prof. Morris Halle, Massac
stitute of Technology, will
the Reality, Psychological
of Generative Grammars" o
17 at 4:15 p.m..in 2225 Ang
Astronomy Department
Night: Fri., Nov. 17, 8:00 p.r
gels Hall. Dr. Lawrence H.
speak on "An Astronomer
Southern Hemisphere." Afte
ture the Student Observa
floor, Angell Hall, will be o
spection and telescopic obsei
a double star. Children we]
must be accompanied by ad
Doctoral Examination forf
ren Moos, Physics; thesis:
mental Determination of th
change Cross Sections ofI
and Cs133," Fri., Nov. 17,
dali Laboratory, at 2:00 p.m.
R. H. Sands.
Doctoral Examination fo
Thomas Crowe, Aeronautica
nautical Engineering; thesis:
efficients of Inert, Burning
orating Particles Accelerati
Streams," Fri., Nov. 17,1
Room, Rackham Bldg., at
Chairman, R B. Morrison.
Doctoral Examination for
Franklin Peery, Astronomy; t
System vv Cephei," Fri., No
servatory, at 2:00 p.m. Ch
B. McLaughlin.

Stanley Quartet Glo~ws
In essence, the history of the string quartet was presented last
night at Rackham by a superb Stanley Quartet; Mozart, Beethoven
and Bartok were the titans of the literature offered in a delightful
Splendid ensemble and virtuosity were at once revealed in the
opening Mozart quartet in B flat major, K. 458, which is an exciting
and songful work. The transition from Mozart to Beethoven clearly
emerged in the darkly passionate chromaticisms of the Adagio move-
ment, even though this is a relatively early Mozart quartet. In these
magnificent slow movements, the genius and endless melodic inven-
tion of Mozart shine intensely.
* * * *
THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT of the , tet is anticipated even
in Beethoven's First Quartet in F major. .: harmonic progressions
midly startle the listener now and the mood becomes more intense
and driving. Unlike the clear, sweeping lines of Mozart, Beethoven
began to make use of terse, fragmentary melodies that provided suf-
ficient material for the continuous development that the motives
seem to require. He tightened the form into much more intense,
classical proportions.
DISREGARDING the neo-romantic, Wagnerian chromaticisms of
the first two movements of Bartok's Quartet No. 1, the last movement
reveals the beginning of a new era in the quartet literature. The
Hungarian folk elements-twisting ornamentation, driving rhythms-


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