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Seventy-third Year
Truth Will Prevail"

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'Soft Sell' Approach:*
Necessary but Neglectful


Unwinding 'Richard'
RICHARD II is a transitional, transitory, and unshaped play. Shakes-
peare at this period is undergoing the psychological growth which
will carry him from the plays of sweeping historical occurrences or of
exterior comical happenings to the great late plays of interiar conflict
and despair. The result is worth producing primarily for the historical
interest of the insight it provides into Shakespeare's development.
Structurally, the play itself is in continual alternation between the
historical and the interior. In the presentation there is, despite its great
length, insufficient span of either aspect for the play to fall distinctly
into either mold. Its direction is further sundered by the multiplicity of
vacillators. Richard himself, of course, and Henry IV to be, and Aumerle


IN GRAPPLING with the state Legislature-
undoubtedly the most onerous and sobering
of tasks assigned to the inhabitants of th
Administration Building-a shift in strategy
seems to have taken place this year.
Instead of hirsute warnings of the dire
events which would ensue if the University
wasn't given all the money it asked for, the
new tack is one best described as a positive
"soft sell," of showing legislators the helpful
things the University can do for Michigan, if
only a higher appropriation is delivered.
First indication of the 'affirmative' approach
came last October, when the Regents asked
Lansing for an allocation of $44.2 million for
the 1963-64 general operating budget. Obvious-
ly, the needs and problems of the University
hadn't diminished any since October 1961, yet
this request was $1.6 million lower than the
plea made a year before.
ANOTHER TIPOFF on the gentle and ac-
commodating line came late last December
when Regents Eugene B. Power and Donald
M.D. Thurber announced their plans to run
for a second term on the board.
Both geared their campaign platforms to
glowing statements of the fruits to be derived
from a more congenial state-University part-
nership. "I am especially impressed with edu-
cation in what it can do for the state as a
whole, what it can do for the economy of the
state, what it can do for Michigan industry,"
Power revealed.
"We are particularly proud of the growth
of the University in recent years as a research
center whose vast facilities are used in cooper-
ation with government and Michigan industry.
The continued growth in this area will make
a great contribution to Michigan's economy.'
The pattern was continued when University
President Harlan Hatcher appeared before the
Senate Appropriations Committee in Lansing
Feb. 13. Gov. George Romney's proposed ap-
propriation of $38.3 million-or $3.9 million less
than the sum the Regents thought would be
very nice-would cause the University "to
lose a little ground when it should advance,"
President Hatcher tactfully pointed out.
Also, in recognizing that Romney's sum is
probably just what the University will get
(chances of the Legislature increasing the gov-
ernor's appropriation are about as good as the
Mets'), the President tried to get a special
$1.-1.5 million in additional funds for the In-
stitute of Science and Technology.
University research is the "unique key to
strengthening the economy of the state," he
reiterated. "It really puzzles me that in plan-
ning for Michigan's commercial and economic
health, there is no provision for this on-going
and creative center."
ALL THIS is in somewhat sharp contrast to
the blunt, urgent tone of the stances
assumed last year.
Around the time the Regents filed their
request for $45.8 million, University Executive
Vice-President Marvin L. Niehuss was putting
forth the 'hard-line' justification for an 'ab-
solutely essential' $4 million increase in the
operating budget.
"If we experience one more year of non-
movement, we will be in serious trouble," he
declared. "It would be difficult to control both
faculty losses and morale"
Another warning of a similar nature came
later from President Hatcher, who criticized
the "strong talk among legislators to 'hold the
line' rather than 'see the needs.' We must not
mark time again as we did last year."
REGENT POWER was also hitting hard:
"The University must have additional in-
come to preserve its stature and quality. This
is the year that something must be done."
In fact, Power stumped the Upper Peninsula
during that October, speaking in terms of
"dead seriousness" (as a Sault St. Marie paper
put it) to the grass-roots populace of the
criticial need of the University to solve its
financial problems.
It would be stretching a point to give the
impression that the University's bargaining
strategy has gone from black to white within
one year; while administrators were rendering

their hard-line proclamations, the public rela-
tions office was busy soft-selling alumni
e groups and businessmen's clubs in honeyed
y and patronizing tones.
Still, there has been a marked shift in em-
phasis; administrators' public statements this
time around have carried considerably less
urgency and more of a tone of "let's work to-
gether" for the legislators.
THE REASON for this is simple: the Uni-
versity can't hike tuition.
Last year, the University got only a $1.3 in-
crease in appropriation from the state Legis-
lature, out of the 'absolute essential' of $4
million, but it was able to raise student fees by
a stiff percentage to bring in another $1.9
This year, the Regents can't raise out-of-
state student tuition any more without setting
completely exhorbitant levels and checking off
the supply of non-Michigan applicants; it
can't raise in-state fees enough to make a dif-
ference without being hung in effigy by irate
parents and taxpayers.
So the University is almost solely dependent
upon the state Legislature for extra funds, at
a time when extra funds are badly needed,
perhaps more so than last year.
With the tuition hike, faculty people were
given a deserved salary increase, thus lessen-
ing somewhat the possibilities of a professional
exodus to more lucrative pastures.
But other pressing problems have gotten
worse: coping with the first wave of the post-
war 'baby-boom' crop of student applicants;
trying to implement year-round operations,
and trying to relieve over-burdened libraries
and seriously overcrowded teaching, research
and office facilities.
MOST OF the legislators recognize these
needs but feel that the overall condition
of Michigan is even more critical and must be
cured. They consider the state's highest prior-
ity to be balancing its budget and getting back
on its fiscal feet.
While sympathizing with the University,
they feel the state can afford only a $1.5 mil-
lion increase in appropriation, although local
officials had set $3 million as the bare mini-
mum necessary to begin solving the crucial
problems of the University.
So the academic year 1963-64 will be another
year of austerity for the University; the recent
announcement by Vice-President for Academic
Affairs Roger W. Heyns that complete con-
version to year-round operations would have
to be suspended due to lack of funds was the
University's public resignation to this regret-
table fact of life.
The future of the University is tied to the
future of Michigan. Only with fiscal reform
and a revived state economy will the Univer-
sity be able to grow in quality and quantity.
BECAUSE THEY fit in functionally with the
programs of the now-dominant legislative
moderates for effecting fiscal reform, our new
affirmative bargaining tactics should be retain-
ed. If there's any approach that will wring
more funds out of Lansing, it will be a demon-
stration of the utilitarian benefits to be de-
rived from subsidizing University research into,
methods of rejuvenating the state's economy. ,
However, the strength of the new strategy
is also its weakness. The University, hopefully,R
is something more than the Bureau of Business7
Research or the IST, and it is more than al
breeding ground for pure and applied research.
By representing the University as sort of a
sophisticated, intellectual adjunct to Michigan
factories, by stressing the University's utilitar-
ian potential to the virtual exclusion of all itst
other functions, our lobbying practices are nott
furnishing the legislators with a complete pic-
ture of what this place really is and what it is
supposed to be.
In lobbying, the most difficult and at thet
same time most crucial of administrative tasks,s
University officials should strive to keep re-8
search towards prespecified practical ends ins
its proper context: as only one aspect, albeitv
an important aspect, of an institution ofr
higher education.t

THE NEW LOOK-The new research dominated-coalition of industry, government and the University
is symbolized by Federal Mogul-Bower Bearing, Inc. President Guy S. Peppiat, Gov. George Rom-
ney and University President Harlan Hatcher at the dedication of the Federal Mogul research facility,
the first in Ann Arbor's Research Park.

The New 'U' Research Image

new image.
Research, in recent months ha
become its dominant feature, re
placing the "educational institu
tion that needs funds" image. Thi
change is designed to meet th
state's prevailing political deman4
on education. Gov. George Rom
ney emphasized research as par
of his program to revitalize th
state's economy, and the Univer.
sity is now exploiting the popula
The current emphasis on re-
search started late last year wit
University President Harlar
Hatcher's plea for expanded den-
tal school facilities. He stressed
the role of graduate and profes-
sional education in the develop-
ment of the state and wryly noted
that he had seen better dental
school facilities during his Latin
American tour than at the Uni-
IN JANUARY the University
opened its big propaganda guns
with an announcement by Vice-
President for Research Ralph A.
Sawyer that if sponsored research
increases at the current rate, the
University will receive $36 mil-
lion-an increase of $5 million
over last year.
The January Regents' meeting
saw President Hatcher define the
new image. He predicted that the
University's research capabilities
and their effect on state business
and industry would "influence the
new administration in Lansing."
"What we've got to do is drive
far in the utilization of this great
facility. We must find a way
whereby Michigan industry can
exploit this pool of talent to the
fullest-to use the experts we turn
out, to use the ideas from our
research, to move quickly into the
promising new areas-then the
state will really be on its way,"
he declared.
* * *
A WEEK and a half later, Saw-
yer indicated the tone of the
University's campaign in a speech
to the Michigan Pastor's Con-
ference. lHe laid out the Univer-
sity'sresearch potential, itsngov-
ernmental support, its growth po-
tential and their relevance to the
state. Much basic information
about research was related in that
Meanwhile, a Public Health Ser-
vice decision to build one of seven
egional pollution control labora-
ories added to the growing lus-
tre of the image.
President Hatcher put the grand
ouches on this by now established
new look at the Senate appropria-
ions committee budget hearings,
Feb. 13. Departing from recent
presentations which stressed the
University's educational role, he
lemonstrated some of the Univer-
ity's most spectacular research
products and made a strong pitch
or extra funds for the Institute
f Science and Technology, the
University agency that most close-
y relates to business and indus-
rial research.
* * *
SUCH ARE the major efforts.
veanwhile, the Office of Uni-
ersity Relations, especially News
ervice, has been supporting this
ffort with a drumfire of news
eleases and other presentations.
'hese range from newspaper fil-
ers on University research to a
ewly-lithographed booklet of

bor Research Park provided a plat-
form to impress the public and the
governor, present to dedicate it,
at the same time.
While this new image empha-
sizes the greatest aspect of the
University, it is not an entirely
healthy one. True, it stresses the
growing, dynamic part of the
University, but it also de-empha-
sizes its educational role and
thereby endangers its growth and
fiscal support.
RESEARCH TODAY is well fi-
nanced and is growing. Missile-age
defense calls for extensive theore-
tical and applied research and
the University, an old hand in this
business, is ready and willing to
aid the government. The defense
department pours $15 million an-
nually into University projects and
other federal agencies add an-
other $14-16 million. This sum
includes the also-burgeoning med-
ical and physical science research.
The state contributes little to
research. Its main efforts are con-
cerned with faculty salaries and
construction of buildings such as
the Institute for Science and
Technology Bldg. and the Physics-
Astronomy Bldg. Most state funds
go toward the University's in-
structional program, especially at
the undergraduate level where re-
search grants cannot defray part
of the cost and foundation grants
are scarce.
AnJ emphasis on research can
thus mislead legislators, resulting
in the reduction of funds for un-
dergraduate education just as the
baby boom hits the University. It
can slow any efforts to improve
and expand educational programs
in the humanities, in particular,

where research funds cannot pay
part of the cost. This could re-
sult in a science, graduate, re-
search-oriented University which
could not provide an adequate
liberal arts and undergraduate
* * *
THE IMAGE fails to explain
clearly what sort of research the
University will or will not do. It
points glowingly to research in the
abstract,-hiding the firm Univer-
sity policy not to do applied "pro-
duct" research for industry. "It
is not the University's business to
undertaketproduct development,"
IST director Prof. James T. Wil-
son declared recently. "It is to do
basic research-a part and parcel
of the educational effort."
The early reaction of key legis-
lators indicates only a fuzzy
awareness of the principle. "Re-
search has not done all it might
to develop Michigan industry,"
Senate appropriations committee
chairman Frank D. Beadle (R-St.
Claire) said.
"I think one thing that is sadly
lacking in our college research
programs is a sense of respon-
sibility to industry," Senate ma-
jority leader Stanley G. Thayer
(R-Ann Arbor) added. As the
University upholds its policy, the
legislators may become irritated
with the lack of tangible results,
either to slight the University or
force it into product research.
Thus the research image, while
more accurate than other images
the University attempts to portray,
still has its potential for mischief.
Like others it tells only the par-
tial truth and can lead to unfore-
seen and unwanted consequences.

and the Duke of York-are all
presentations of men in uncertain-
ty. The only steadfast character is
Sir John of Gaunt; and he dies
rather early on. 'And of course
Northumberland, whose fealty to
the current might is exemplary for
a righteous scoundrel.
THE STRATEGY of Ellis Raab's
direction accentuated the frag-
mentation. In some productions,
for example, it is suggested that
Bolingbroke returned to England
only after acquiring knowledge of
the King's seizure of his proper-
ties. It is then possible for him to
play the good guy in the piece.
Last night it was hard to see any
justice in his cause soever.
This approach is a projection in-
to the whole of the character of
Richard. In his presentation, as
well as in the tactics of direction,
Mr. Raab was, to my thinking,
more successful. The opening pan-
tomime--it seems there must be
one--was brilliant.
In the hand-wring scenes Raab
brought considerable power to his
Richard while keeping -him defi-
nitely more pathetic than tragic.
Curiously, it is again the mixture
that pervades the play which robs
Richard of stature as a man:it is
his posturing vision of himself as
a historical figure that keeps him
introverted at the start and which,
on its collapse-indicated by the
shift from "we" to "I"-that pre-
cipitates his degeneration.
* * *
THERE WERE a few other ac-
tors. Will Geer's Gaunt--a name
appropriate to Gaunt but not to
Geer-provided a nice proportion
of humor and the evening's closest
approach to tragedy. Clayton Cor-
zatte was still too much the Puck
of two weeks ago to carry the full
weight of his conspiracy.
It is a pity that Rosemary Har-
ris, a truly fine actress, has so
characteristic a voice. One inevit-
ably sees her peeping through her
roles, however well devised, be-
cause of it, a situation accentuat-
ed by the exigencies of repertory
theatre. Last night she did.a bet-
ter than usual job of altering it
to the part, a .difficult feat, no
doubt, but worth it.
* * *
WELL. Here endeth the first
year of APA's two year contract.
They provided something long
missing in this city. The fall sea-
son comprised mostly out of the
ordinary plays of varying merit
but high interest. I particularly
remember "Ghosts" and "School
for Scandal" as outstanding per-
formances of plays whose differ-
ence in character displayed the
versatility of the group to great
The Shakespeare was a great a
joy. "Midsummer Night's Dream"
was as light and merry as possible;
"Merchant of Venice" in modern
dress, a stunning tour de force;
"Richard II" a worthy conclusion.
-J. Philip Benkard

B rahm
LAST NIGHT'S concert by the
Stanley Quartet got off to a
shaky start, but ended up in fine
fashion. Opening the program was
the Quartet No. 19 in C, K.465, the
"Dissonant," by Mozart, composed
in 1785. This was the last of a
group of six quartets dedicated to
Haydn, who, upon hearing them,
proclaimed Mozart "the greatest
composer known to me either in
person or by name." The subtitle
for this quartet arises in the
adagio introduction to the first
movement, where the first violin
pierces two minor triads with a
discordant, but quickly resolved
The performance was marred by
a lack of richness and fullness of
tone in the violins-perhaps mere-
ly an unwillingness to assert them-
selves. Not until the gay finale
was the true Mozartian spirit cap-
tured, and by then it was almost
too late.
The second selection performed
by the quartet-in-residence was
"Quartet No. 8 (1960)," by our
composer-in-residence, Prof. Ross
Lee Finney. A cacophonous assort-
ment of wild noises, only occasion-
ally could I detect a melody or
theme in it. Typifying the work is
its ending, an abrupt glissando
in thirds, sliding down the strings.
Perhaps, had I been more familiar
with the work, I might see some-
thing more in it. With respect to
the performance, the tones were
definitely richer than in the open-
ing work.
* * *
THE BRAHMS Quartet in B-
flat, Op. 67, is one of the first
examples of a cyclical work, in
which themes from one movement
occur in a later movement. The
opening movement, marked vivace,
was slightly stiff, and did .iot
receive the rubato dance-like
treatment it might have. However,
the remainder of the quartet was
quite pleasing. The beautiful
theme;which flows throughout the
andante cantabile was handled
well by all the instruments. The
ensuing agitato is- more like a
viola sonata, with string accom-
paniiment. The violins and Cello
are muted, and Prof: Courte did an
excellent job in the solo parts.
The finale, theme and Jaria-
tions, is the cyclic movement,
where the main themes of the first
and second movements return.
(Brahms was to repeat this very
same procedure later, in his fa-
mous Clarinet Quintet.) The per-
formance reached its height here,
and the program ended on a
happy note.
-Henry A. Shevitz


, I


Asks Specification of Objections toIlls*

U' Budget Action Overdue

GOO.ROMNEY'S overall plan regarding the
state budget is to "get Michigan's fiscal
house in order first," before expending large
sums of money on projects that are not ab-
solutely vital.
This is generally a good policy. However, it
seems that Lansing has once more displayed
poor judgment in implementing this plan.
First, Romney chose to take in some slack
by pulling on the already taut noose known as
the University's operating budget.
Secondly, he refused to observe the urgency
of the need for the top three buildings re-
quested in capital outlay planning.
The Regents anticipated a cut in their re-
quested figure of $44 million; however there
was no foam in the $6 million mouthful that

LAST WEEK, he announced his recommenda-
tions for "quick action" planning funds for
the University. Again, only two items were
mentioned, the Dental Building and the
Architecture and Design building. The first
priority request, for Medical Unit II, was com-
pletely overlooked again.
The first action by the governor seems to
have taken the teeth out of the University's
trimester plans. Vice-President for Academic
Affairs Roger W. Heyns said it will mean only
"token trimester." Plans for an increased
faculty and higher pay also had to be scrapped.
This seems like price enough for the Uni-
versity to pay to "put the fiscal house in
order," without being forced also to forget
Med. Sci. II for another year. It has been
promised for 10 vears and it is ahnt time the


To the Editor:
pretty libelous accusations in
his diatribe against the Young Re-
publicans Club and its Michigan
Federation. He had better be able
to substantiate those irresponsible
In his editorial, Mr. Harrah more
than hinted that the YRs are cur-
rently dominated by leaders who
are "inept and self-seeking"; lead-
ers who "coerce inebriated dele-
gates into signing false statements
..; send out ... influential lieu-
tenants to spread deliberate lies
about the opposition . . .; seek to
impose the (illegal) unit voting
rule . . .; stampede delegations,
pay off chairmen, promise deals
for subordinate positions, (and)
make a lot of promises (they)
wouldn't know how to go about
keeping." Nor did Mr. Harrah
spare the Federation in general,
pegging it as lethargic and lacking
* * * '
AS WITH MOST cases of libel,
the YRs are in an indefensible
position, due to Mr. Harrah's fail-
ure to give specific cases and his
failure to substantiate the things
he did say (however vague they
were) with facts.
There are two courses of action
open to Mr. Harrah. He can either
write another editorial, specifying
his objections to the Young Re-
publicans Club and stating facts
to substantiate his objections; or
he can write a public retraction of

our support of the Human Rela-
tions Board for its direct action in
striving to get a definitive state-,
ment on fair housing legislation
from the president of the Univer-
It seems to us that a definite
statement of proposed University
action in support of fair housing
legislation is the minimum that
the University could do to end
discrimination "affecting students,
faculty, and employes."
--Robert Heath, President
Congregational Disciples,
Evangelical Reformed,
Evangelical United Brethren
Guild House
To the Editor:
RECENTLY a girl was struck
down in front of Stockwell
Hall by an automobile. The re-
actions of those present were ex-
pected, but nevertheless startling.
Hearing a sickening thump and
thinking it to be an accident we
hurried in the direction .from
which it originated. En route we
met another student. He said it
sounded like two cars had col-
lided. We replied that we felt
that a person had been hit, due
to the nature of the sound. Upon
hearing this he immediately ran.
When we arrived our suspicions
were verified-a girl was lying in
the street with two boys and a girl
standing over her. The scene was
one of panic. The first coherent

that the people were regaining
control of themselves. They cov-
ered the girl with coats and two
of the bystanders took time off
from gaping to motion the traf-
fic around the victim, but mean-
while being careful not to lose
their vantage points.
One began to hate the human
race as one listened to the filthy
insults that the helpless girl en-
dured from the passing cars.
Shortly the police arrived, took
charge and conducted a routine
investigation. Within a few min-
utes the street was empty, the
students having left to return only
for the next accident.
One wonders how many late
minutes the injured girl will be
assessed .
-Steve Doehrman, '64
-Jack H. Paldi, '64
Carades .. .
To the Editor:
AFTER many years of not read-
ing the Daily, I must express
my ultimate satisfaction in not
reading it yesterday.
The publication of a letter from
Paul A. Hudon, which concerns
his unbounded. view on love, far
outstrips any literary endeavor
undertaken by your organization
I wish to extend to you my
compliments on becoming the ve-
hicle for such valuable informa-
tion as Mr. Hudon expounds; I
know for a fact that he is the

izations of the implications of the
shortened final exam period are
not merely unsatisfactory, but pos-
itively objectionable.
No matter how well one prepares
for his courses, he cannot correlate
and "tie in" what he has not
yet learned. Studying for finals
affords the opportunity of getting
an overall view of the course, in-
deed, of getting the real meaning
out of the course.
Miss Miller concludes that "the
University is making every attempt
to preserve the true traditions of
educational purpose." But is her
suggestion that students check
the final exam schedule before
selecting their courses, in other
words, take into consideration
their possible grades before their
academic interest, in keeping with
the aforementioned "true tra-
ditions of educational purpose?"
-Lucy Marton, '64
Education . .
To the Editor:
HAVE always wondered what
one should expect of Army life.
I hear it's pretty good though.
Recently the National Guard boys
down at the Ann Arbor Armory
got to watch skin flicks (films of
sex acts) as part of the weekly
entertainment. I am certainly
glad some of my tax money went
to provide the auditorium, the
boys chipped in 75 cents each for


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