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Seventy-Third Year
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"If People Get Educated, And If They Can Vote,
What's To Become Of Us?"

DELTA COLLEGE:
Dismissals Sour
Promising Future

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IEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1963

NIGHT EDITOR: ELLEN SILVERMAN

GSC Must Overcome
Graduate Apathy.

GRADUATE STUDENT Council Is the official
voice of 10,000 graduate students on this
campus, with hypothetical representation from
every graduate department. It meets monthly
in the Rackham building to discuss and act
on problems facing the graduate student. Its
emphasis is academic, not political.
GSC is facing two major interrelated prob-
lems hindering its effectiveness. One is in-
ternal-lack of interest among graduate stu-
dents, the other external-uncertain areas of
authority, untested power, and little campus
recognition.
The council has an official membership of
80 or more, most of whom have never attended
a meeting. They once indicated a preference
for representing their respective departments,
and then let the matter drop. There are close
to 30 members who come more or less frequent-
ly; with a few regulars and a core of leaders.
Average attendance is 20. Recently it has been
extremely difficult for the council to get a
quorum-only one quarter of its "known" mem-
bers. Poor attendance continually hampers any
significant GSC action.
IE LACK of interest among graduate stu-
dents is both explainable and unfortunate.
Graduates are not in Ann Arbor for student
politics, spring weekends, fraternities, football
games or panty raids. The graduate world is
an intensive academic one, the antithesis of
the undergraduate one - at least on this
campus..
The graduate student faced problems as an
undergraduate which he faces in different
form now. He may have objected to them as an
undergraduate, but his ivory-tower-fixation
interferes with any desire to work on them now.
In removing themselves from undergraduate
adolescent idiocy, graduates have withdrawn a
little too far, ignoring their role in correcting
their current problems-from a backward i-
brary system, rapidly rising graduate tuition
costs and arbitrarily short language screening
test periods to parking restrictions.
HE SITUATION is unfortunate because
graduate students could play an intelligent
and mature role on this campus, offsetting the
superficial concerns of the undergraduate. The
graduate-undergraduate difference is the essen-
tial contrast between the General Library and
the UGLI, between GSC and Student Govern-
ment Council.
Just recently, faculty opponents to student-
faculty government have been using the past
record -of SGC as evidence that students are
not ready for the responsibility. And in the
next breath they have indicated to GSC that
they would not have the same categoric oppo-
sition to graduate students.
There are many problems on this campus
that could be dealt with effectively by a grad-
uate council-the more important concerns of
SGC: not calendaring of Paul Bunyan balls,
but housing discrimination; not campus politi-
cal parties, but the Conference on the Uni-
versity.
THE LEADERS of GSC feel this problem
acutely. They have been making a con-
certed effort to attract members and to raise
attendance, but their methods rather seem to
be backfiring. Attendance is dropping instead.
It is getting harder and harder to get a quorum
at meetings, Last Thursday's meeting was a
perfeet example of the effect of the attendance
problem on GSC activity. It was a perfect ex-
ample of what a meeting should not be. It was
rather pathetic.
The executive committee began things by
presenting a motion endorsing the present work
to include students in the deliberation of com-
mittees of the University Senate. The motion
also requested a role for GSC in selecting the
students, and placing some graduates on the
committees.
One GSC member, against the motion, then
pointed out the absence of a quorum. There
were 17 members present, and it had been ob-
vious from the beginning that a quorum was
lacking. The absence of quorum could not be
determined officially, since numbered among
the missing was the membership chairman with
the membership lists. The member almost got
away with blocking action on the proposal.
fE REST of the membership, in favor of
the proposal, looked for a way out of the

parliamentary difficulty. D e b a t e centered
around the preposterous situation - members
who attend meetings show an interest, the
Editorial Staff
MICHAEL OLINICK, Editor
JUDITH OPPENHEIM MICHAEL HARRAH
Editorial Director City Editor
CAROLINE DOW..................Personnel Director
JUDITH BLEIER ...............Associate City Editor
FRED RUSSELL KRAMER .. Assoc. Editorial Director
CYNTHIA NEU.Co-Magazine Editor
HARRY PERLSTADT............. Co-Magazine Editor
TOM WEBBER................, .....Sports Editor
JAN WINKLEMAN ............Associate Sports Editor

membership lists are full of dead wood, the rule
of the majority is being impeded by one ob-
structionist.
Finally, in somewhat dubious parliamentary
procedure,, the body voted to adjourn, since
there was no quorum, hold a special meeting
immediately after, and suspend the quorum
rule as the first order of business in the new
meeting. It worked, but did not make GSC look
like a very representative organization. The
proposal then passed easily.
GSC has taken to greater publicity to attract
members. It has just acquired a bulletin board
in Rackham and a mimeograph machine and
is now mailing out minutes. But attendance is
not picking up.
Lack of interest among graduate students
brings along another GSC problem. Of the
members who do attend meetings, only a few
have been willing to do any work. Now however,
with a new active executive committee as an
example, and moderate amount of browbeat-
ing as a stimulus, members have been coming
around to doing more of their share of what
needs to be done.
A group is now revising the orientation hand-
book for incoming graduate students, and al-
though progress has not yet been very visible,
the members have at least expressed a willing-
ness to take on the job. There is also a new
library committee which hopefully is about to
look into a group of "archaic rules and back-
ward methods" in the University librarysystem.
Still, to anyone attending a meeting, it is
obvious that almost all of the work is carried
on by the small handful of leaders that is
pushing GSC along. Without Vice-President
Michael Rosen the council would be little
indeed.
GSC'S EXTERNAL problems arise directly
out of these internal difficulties. Since GSC
has continually been hampered with lack of
sufficient interest, it has been unable to take
much public action of any significance. As a
result its authority is untested in many areas,
and it remains a little-known campus group.
The council is doing its best to change these
situations-as best they can with their con-
tinuing internal problems.
Since January GSC has an impressive record.
It has:
Proposed an extensive reorganization of SGC,
with election of members from individual
schools and colleges-an "academic basis";
Endorsed work on fair housing and called for
a statement from University President Harlan
Hatcher supporting fair housing legislation;
Conducted a student poll on the proposal
from Rep. Lester Allen (R-Ithica) that would
charge students from $1200 to $1500 upon
graduating;
Interviewed and endorsed candidates in last
month's SGC election campaign, and called for
the removal of ex-officios from the body;
Co-sponsored a lecture on the Emancipation
Proclamation 100 Years Ago and Today by
Dr. Herbert Apetheker,seditor of an extreme
left publication;
Called on Gov. George Romney to appoint
intelligent and concerned educators to his "blue
ribbon" Citizens' Committee on Higher Educa-
tion;
Decried the erosion in confidence in the
University prompting recent faculty resigna-
tions because of doubts that the state and the
Legislature are willing to support the Univer-
sity with sufficient funds;
Endorsed work on student-faculty govern-
ment, and called for graduate influence in the
selection and interviewing of candidates for
stpdent representation on faculty committees;
The council has also seen its past president,
Edwin Sasaki, come in third in the SGC elec-
tions and later be elected executive vice-presi-
dent.
THESE RECENT accomplishments are even
more impressive when compared to GSC's
former years and to SGC's record in the same
period.
However, when organizations suddenly de-
cide to become active they face certain prob-
lems. After GSC decided to co-sponsor Ape-
theker, Council President Steven Maddock was
called in by a high official in the graduate
school and queried about the action. Other mild
pressures have been applied to other GSC
members to the effect that a graduate should
be all academic and not spend his time on
student councils.
GSC still has a considerable amount of un-

tested authority because the council's measures
have never significantly been challenged. (Al-
though SGC has continually ignored GSC re-
quests for direct graduate representation on
it, GSC has not pushed the requests farther.)
In addition, there are not enough people who
introduce enough different motions to enlarge
the council's scope.
JF GRADUATE Student Council is ever going
to be able to take a really active role on
this campus, as it should, it must solve its
internal problems. The external problems will
solve themselves automatically afterwards.
GSC has much more potential than SGC, not
only because it is made up of graduates in-

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:
Threepenny' Disappointing

To the Editor:
I WOULD LIKE to comment on
Michael Juliar's overly-enthu-
siastic review of the film version
of "The Threepenny Opera." I
have seen the off-Broadway and-
the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre ver-
sions, and am fairly well-acquaint-
ed with both the German and
English record productions of the
play, and I found the film, time-
venerated as it may be, highly
disappointing.
Mr. Juliar says: "And then there
are the lyrics and the songs. They
have that 'disenchantment and
wry optimism,'vas the opening
titles of the movie put it. They are
the blood and soul." Unfortunately
for those who are better acquaint-
Bd with the songs, the lack of many
of the cleverest and most telling of
these was too greatly apparent.
The bitter "Morning Anthem" of
Mr. Peachum, the love-mocking
"Instead-of Song" of Mr. and
Mrs. Peachum, Mrs. Peachum's
"Ballad of Sexual Dependency,"
and Macheath's "Ballad of the
Easy Life," the "How to Survive
Song," and many others are en-
tirely cut from the film version,
or at best are heard only in the
background score
* * *
FOR "The Threepenny Opera"
is, above all, a musical satire, and
much of this is lost on the screen.
Instead we are shown too many
shots of Macheath's gang stealing
all sorts of wedding and house-
hold equipment (which could have
been just as easily and much more
subtly suggested by the simple
presence of these objects in the
warehouse in which Macheath has
chosen to take up residence).
The ending of the film version,
also, is different from that of the
theatre and, if equally as unlikely,
it .is neither as exciting nor as
tuneful. The success of Macheath
as a bank president through the
work of Polly is hardly as sus-
penseful as his split-second rescue
from the gallows, and as incon-
gruous as his receiving the Order
of Knight of the Garter and a
fabulous yearly income
* * *
MR. JULIAR has, perhaps, al-
lowed himself to become too im-
pressed by the very dramatic his-
tory of the actual celluloid on
which the film was made to be
entirely objective as to the quality
of the work presented. One is will-
ing to make concessions to the
ravages of time and cinematic act-
ing tradition, but we have been
cheated by the production as well.
One might just as well see "Aida"
without the Triumphal March, or
"Hamlet" without the "To be or
not to be" soliloquy. We have seen
an opera, or operetta, without
song, and it has been, frankly,
boring. It is not so much that, as
the title of Mr. Juliar's article
reads: "'Threepenny' Cuts Up" as
that "Threepenny" has been cut
up.
-Linda Zak, '63
Springtime .. .
To the Editor:
( NCE AGAIN Spring has swept

present danger" to the remaining
males on campus. However, its
solution to the problem leaves
much to be desired. It does not
solve the problem, but only focuses
adverse attention to it. Since it is
poor policy to criticize without
offering constructive help, I will
offer an alternate solution.
INSTEAD OF removing the
doors; the Administration should
have set up co-ed johns in the
UGLI. This would have many ob-
vious -advantages.
1) The occurrence of any homo-
sexual activities among males
would be cut at least in half, due
to the 50-50 chance of meeting a
girl.
2) The unpublicized homosexual
activity among females would also
be greatly reduced.
3) Privacy would be restored to
the stalls once again.
. d The overcrowded conditions
in tne cottee lounge would be re-
lieved due to the two new social-
climbing facilities on each floor.
5) The male's thoughts of love
would again return to his favorite
subject, females.
Let's not be short-sighted, the
removal of the doors does not even
infinitesimally solve the underly-
ing problem. Surely my solution
does more to help the basic prob-
lem of homosexuality than does
the administration's.
-Aaron Grossman, '63
Coverage,...
To the Editor:
YOUR POOR coverage of the
Interfraternity Council Sing of
April 17 prompts me to write this
letter. The story was incomplete
and poorly written-one of the
saddest attempts at journalism I
have seen in a long time.
However, my main purpose in
writing is to give credit to Enoch
Estep, '3M, who directed the
Delta Upsilon group which won
the IFC Sing this year. Your re-
porter chose to leave the identity
of the director unknown both
within the story itself and in the
cutline under the picture of the
group which shows nicely the back
of the director's head.
Certainly the men of Delta Up-
silondeserve praise for their ex-
cellent performance, but credit
should also be given Mr. Estep,
who arranged the medley of songs
the group sang and who was re-
sponsible for guiding their voices
into the melodious blend the aud-
ience heard at IFC Sing Wednes-
day night.
-Barbara Knight
Youngblood, '61
History*. . .
To the Editor:
THE DAILY movie review by
Steven Hendel on "The Longest
Day," was the strangest mixture of
valid criticism and poor criticism
I have read in a long time. The
remarks about poor acting and
poor dialogue were certainly true.
They were bad. But in regard to
"fragmenting" the plot, Mr. Hen-
del is extremely out of line.

effort was made to show the scope
of the event. As it was the subject
was only lightly touched in the
time allotted. "Diminishing re-
turns on gunfire?" I would say a
lack on the reviewer's part to
comprehend the magnitude of the
invasion unfolding before his eyes.
Just for the record Lt. Col.
Theodore Roosevelt was Brig. Gen.
Theodore Roosevelt. A little his-
torical accuracy that the reviewer
could have practiced.
-David Ruggles, '63
Reviews...
To the Editor:
JT IS with a rather hesitant hand
that I pick up my pen and pro-
ceed to criticize a fellow journalist,
however, I feel that the situation
has become so intolerable that
nothing else remains.
I am referring to the members
of the Daily staff who have auda-
city to pass themselves off as
pseudo-intellectuals with the nec-
essary capabilities of reviewing a
local movie. This letter was
prompted by the recent Dick Pol-
linger review of "Diamond Head,"
which I viewed the night previous
to his critique.
First, a good reviewer does not
have to resort to sick little exhi-
bitions of witticism when trying
to convey an idea. I am referring
to his lines: "Charlton Heston ...
in his spare time practices smiling
like he just came from the ortho-
dontist;" or another, ". . . and a
vision of Miss Mimieux throwing
her flat little chest around the
big screen. . ." Such cute com-
ments are highly unnecessary, and
in the case of Mr. Heston, basic-
allly false from my standpoint.
Second, a rather sketchy read-
ing of his article will convince the
reader that Pollinger (and his
associates), I dare say, has never
made an honest attempt at criti-
cizing a movie. If he had, this
movie review would have stated
specifically what was good and
what was bad with the picture.
* * *
FOR EXAMPLE, P olli n g e r
never mentions that the movie was
entirely too long (close to two
hours) he never mentions that
Heston's performance was not a
very convincing portrayal of an
angry man in several scenes; he
never mentions that the viewer is
left in some doubt as to whether
Sloane (Yvette Mimieux) goes
for the doctor-brother because
she loves him or because she is
attempting to spite her own broth-
er; he never mentions that George
Chakiris had the physical appear-
ance of and aptly portrayed a
calm cool realist; and he never
came right out and said what he
felt to be the theme of the movie
because I rather doubt if he took
the time to try to understand it.
* *~ *
IT APPEARS that Pollinger was
so busy trying to formulate some
tremendous masterpiece of witti-
cism (which for all he was hoping
might some day appear in Time
Magazine because it was so good)
that he never bothered to give the
reader a review of the movie. I

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the
first of a two part series on the
current problems at Delta College.)
By MARJORIE BRAHMS
Acting Associate Editorial Director
SMALL, friendly Delta College is
an ideal place to learn. There
the faculty is free to experiment,
close rapport between students
and faculty has developed and the
surroundings are bright and en-
couraging. Yet some people fear
there will be an exodus of faculty
members, disillusioned by the fail-
ure of Delta to fulfill its bright
potential.
The dismissal by Delta's Board
of Trustees of two faculty mem-
bers, Don Woodworth and the
Rev. Marshall Hier, has triggered
a rash of faculty complaints and
student protests. Behind the dis-
missals, particularly that of Wood-
worth, is the right-wing politics of
the board, creating a policy of
constriction opposed to the orig-
inal freedom promised to the fac-
ulty. Faculty members were al-
ready upset by the delay in its
becoming a four-year degree
granting institution. The politics
behind the failure of Delta to pro-
gress beyond its two-year status
has made many hopeful faculty
and students, many looking for-
ward to a merger with the Uni-
versity, discontented with the col-
lege and the board's policy against
merging and thereby losing the
community status of Delta.
* * *
THE TROUBLE at Delta stems
from a letter posted on an "opin-
ion board" in a main corridor, on
which Delta persons can comment
on any matter. It was devised to
stimulate free discussion; ironical-
ly, it may have resulted in dis-
couraging that very thing.
Woodworth posted a letter ex-
pressing his viewpoints on United
States foreign policy toward Cuba;
the views were uncomplimentary
to the Kennedy Administration.
Also, Woodworth had previously
participated in a demonstration
protesting nuclear testing. Clearly,
he is a man interested in express-
ing his opinions and positions,
unpopular though they may be in
the Bay City-Saginaw-Midland
area.
Some students and faculty have
hypothesized that Woodworth's
views caused his dismissal.
In an interview last week, Wood-
worth contemplated his plans for
the future and expressed disillu-
sionment with the future of Del-
ta: "This is the only community
of 100,000 plus, in the United
States which doesn't have a de-
gree-granting college. It is a de-
pressed area educationally with a
lower standard of living than the
rest of Michigan. Also it has few-
er college graduates. I think the
four-year college is a lost cause."
* *
THE DILEMMA at Delta, how-
ever, extends far beyond faculty
discontent such as Woodworth's.
The board's action may not only
result in increased faculty depar-
ture but may also make new fac-
ulty members wary of coming to
Delta. This problem is deadly for
a new school like Delta, built on a
promise of freedom, experimenta-
tion and expansion.
Woodworth explained the ad-
vantages of teaching at Delta:the
curriculum is highly integrated and
not decompartmentalized; the
student bears more responsibility
for his own work than do stu-
dents at other, larger schools, and
there is less authoritarian pres-
sure from the instructor; the role
of the teacher is a "kind of re-
source person" and he teaches as
part of a team which "holds the
students in common."
These innovations in teaching
methods and concepts point to a
bright future for Delta. The stu-
dents seem to like it there and
they should. At Delta there is an
opportunity for the closest of stu-
dent-teacher rapport, a condition
which has resulted in the unusual
situation of students calling teach-

ers by first names.
In addition to reports on en-
croachment on a faculty member's
right to speak, there are charges
,of abuse of academic due process.
On this point students and faculty
were adamant; they charged that
the real problem was that Wood-
worth was not accorded a hearing
to state his case. Moreover, a bill
of particulars listing the reasons
for his dismissal was never given
to him. In the case of Rev. Hier, a
bill of particulars was presented.
* * *
THAT THE CHARGES for
Woodworth were never made pub-
lic confuses the issues since it
then becomes nearly impossible
to declare a violation of academic
freedom without specifically list-
ed charges.
Woodworth and Rev. Hier learn-
ed Feb. 28 that their contracts had
not been renewed by the board
although they had received recom-
mendations from their deans.
Woodworth, on the same day, ap-
plied to the Teaching Faculty
Executive Committee for an ad
hoc committee to investigate his
case and the committee was ap-
pointed. Both committee reports
concerned the procedure followed
in the failure to renew the con-
tracts.
Prof. Robert Pettengill, chair-

The faculty believes, although it
has not been given a bill of par-
ticulars in Woodworth's case, that
there is something of which to be
suspicious. An atmosphere of dis-
trust is coupled with a feeling of
discontent because the promised
four-year college and tenure sys-
tem have not materialized. That is
unfortunate for a new school.
Hopefully, it will not be fatal to
the reputation, functioning and
growth of Delta. Yet this problem
can only be remedied in the future
by more intelligent handling of
faculty matters by the board.
LIPPMANN:
Congress- P-
May1i Pass
Tax Bill
By WALTER LIPPMANN
THERE HAS come to be general
agreement in Washington that
the only big and new measure
which has a chance to be passed
by Congress is the tax bill. There
are, of course, many other things
that we ought to be generally
concerned about-notably the in-
adequacy of our educational sys-
tem. But there we are immobil-
ized by the deadlock over the
church schools.
The tax bill touches all our in-
terests, even education, since an
expanding economy would pro-
duce more revenue for the states
and localities as well as the federal
government. It touches almost
every other public matter, be it
the race for the moon or unem-
ployment and juvenile delinquency.
A measure which will stimulate
economic growth is the hub of the
wheel from which all the spokes
radiate.
* * *
ALTHOUGH the House has
completed its hearings, there are
few outward signs of what tax
measures Congress is in fact go-
ing to enact. There has been one
decisively important development
since the administration sent its
proposals to Congress. Though it
is not admitted4 officially, tax re-
form, except in more or less token
face-saving details, h a s been
abandoned. The bill which will go
to the House this summer will be
a bill to reduce taxes.
This will put before the Con-
gress and the country the basic
question: shall we reduce taxes,
though this means a' bigger
budgetary deficit, in order to
stimulate economic growth by
evoking a greater demand for con-
sumer goods and a greater invest-
ment in capital goods?
Two quite separate witnesses
have recently testified on this
question. The one is Mr. Maud-
ling, chancellor of the exchequer
in the Conservatile government of
Great Britain. The other is Gov.
Rockefeller, the leading contend-
er for the Republican nomination
for President. It is a most interest-
ing and significant fact that the
British chancellor and the New
York governor take their stand on
the same economic doctrine which
is the foundation of the Kennedy
fiscal policy.
All three are concerned with the
same problem, a sluggish rate of
growth accompanied by unem-
ployment. All of them propose in
principle the same remedy. All of
them derive this remedy from the
same school of economic thinking,
that of the Swedish economists
and John Maynard Keynes. All of
them propose to overcome slug-
gishness by expanding demand,
and all of them propose to do this
by 'reducing taxes and accepting
budgetary deficits. (Mr. Maudling
not only reduces taxes, but ji-
creases government expenditures.)
All three believe that the way
eventually to balance the budget

will be to produce more tax rev-
enues from an expanding economy.
* * *
PRECISE comparisons cannot
be made between the Maudling
budget and the Kennedy budget.
For one thing, the British have no
budget like our highly misleading
administrative budget, which we
call the budget. Furthermore, the
British economy and the British
population are much smaller than
ours. The British national product
is about 14 per cent of the
American,' and the British popu-
lation is only 30 per cent of ours.
But, insofar as the two budgets
are comparable, the calculations
which I have seen show that in
relation to the size of the two
economies, the British cash deficit
is somewhat larger than ours.
Gov. Rockefeller's contribution
to the discussion is in a statement
issued on April 6. It is, I think, no
misrepresentation to say that the
statement endorses the theory and
the main substance of the admin-
istration program. The governor,
who is in search of Republican
votes, does not, of course, want it
too widely realized that there is
such fundamental similarity be-
tween the Kennedy and the Rocke-
feller diagnosis of, and the Ken-
nedy and the Rockefeller prescrip-

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