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Seuenty-Tbird Yeuer
Truth Will Prevail"
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This 'must he noted in all rebrints.

A Muddy Brawl
And a Cool Wash




TURDAY, MAY 18, 1963

'UT' Expansion Plan:
Public or Private?

U pen.. .
T HE ADMINISTRATION' is covering up plans
for long range development of central cam-
pus until the Regents approve the final form
within the next few months. In the words of
one administrator, public discussion would
"ruin's the report.',
The University is again playing the old game
of secrecy and again treating student opinion
as a meaningless factor in University affairs.
When students return to Ann/ Arbor in
August the administration will inform them
of the plans, attempting to prove that they
have student welfare at heart. Since the Uni-
versity still holds the antiquated and doctrin-
aire view that students have no say in im-
portant decisions and University affairs, stu-
dents will learn of the decision when their
opinions will be of no use.
The administration has already consulted
several faculty members and several members
of the Ann Arbor City Planning Commission
for comment and criticism before the proposals
are put in final form for the Regents. Each
group has had some say in the plans while
they were in working form, but not students.
THE UNIVERSITY learned the hard way that'
the faculty has to be consulted. Last fall
the Office of Academic Affairs inadvertantly
revealed its new small college plans before in-
forming the faculty, and there was a minor
faculty explosion.
The administration has to remain on decent
working terms with the city, for if the city
tried hard enough i could make completion
of the development plans for campus expansion,.
extremely difficult. The city will be directly
affected by any such plans.

Closed .. .

THOSE WHO BELIEVE that the University
should make public all its expansion in-
tentions and policies are getting just what
they want. One of the major purposes of the
central campus planning study is to show what
is recommended to the University before final
action is taken. The other purpose of the study
is of course to find the best means of ex-
panding without conflicting with outside in-
To ask the University and Johnson and
Johnson-the company that is directing the
study-to make known all their deliberations
would be to ask for a planning study for the
planning study. There is a time for announcing
recommendations to the University. and that
time comes after the minor difficulties have
been ironed out. Releasing the study before
1 then would create a great deal of unnecessary
friction and ill feeling.
tween making the deliberations public and
allowing student participation in the formation
of recommendations to the Regents. If a repre-
sentative organization of students could be
found that would present a viewpoint without
changing it every few years with the members,
there student consultation would be a definite
The broad functional concepts found in such
a study will not in general conflict with stu-
dent interests. Since few students own cars
and fewer own land around the campus, they
would not be too concerned with traffic flow
and access planning.
However, Johnson and Johnson is consulting
with planning groups before they come to their
final conclusions.
UNIVERSITY faculty planning groups have
had a chance to voice their recommenda-
tions. On the issue of facility expansion, stu-
dents' and faculty members' interests do not
conflict. Furthermore, faculty members are
more consistently concerned with expansion
since they are more likely to be present in the
city when plans resulting from the study are.
put into effect.
.The company also presented aspects of the
planning study. to the Ann Arbor Planning
Commission for Its reaction.
At present, the University administration is
obligated to show the study first to the Re-
gents, who originally commissioned Johnson
and Johnson to do it. If they find the recom-
mendations adequate, the University can then
consider public reaction in accepting and im-
plementing the recommendations.
TO OPEN the study to outside criticism be-
fore the Regents have a chance to accept or
reject the recommendations would be a viola-
tion of the administration's obligations to

Problems Ma Hinder Science.

reason. to consult students. According to
this theory, the University. is a university for
students not for administrators.
In practice however students are merely
cogs in the machine, with no say in the destiny
of "their" university. They are passive mem-
bers of the University community who are
expected to take what they are given, like it,
or at least have the courtesy not to complain
or ask for more,
The administrator who insisted that the
plans would be "ruined" if students were con-
sulted could not explain why or how. He only
stuttered. Perhaps he thinks the Regents plan
it all as one big happy surprise.
THE PLANS under discussion, being drawn up
by a local architectural firm, include a 20
to 40 year expansion for central campus with
major streets closed off, and a directional
growth for the area. The study presumably
includes buildings to land ratios, planned new
buildings and locations, removal of old build-
ings on a priority system, and traffic and pe-
destrian flow reroutes.
Such plans are long overdue. The University
is one of few major educational institutions
without long range development plans.
HOWEVER, there is no reason why the plans
must be secret until the Regents set the
proposals. University secrecy is an old story.
It is a poor way for an institution to imbue
"democratic" ideals in its citizens and it sets
administrators up on pedestals-thin-skinned
administrators who would rather not face
possible criticism.
Another old story is the "in loco parentis"
role of the University, guiding its hapless
students along The Path for the outside adult
world, to be able to join it as decision making
individuals of responsibility with worthwhile
contributions to society.
ing them. A philosophy professor at the
University once maintained that education was
life-he was John Dewey.
The administration does not agree. Or per-
hiaps it does. Perhaps it is preparing students'
for their place in the next machine as cogs
who will not expect to be treated as individuals
capable of anything more than following or-
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director City Editor
CAROLINE DOW...............Personnel Director
JUDITH BLEIER.............. Associate City Editor
PRED RUSSELL KRAMER ... Assoc. EditoriAl Director
CYNTHIA NEU................ Co-Magazine Editor
HARRY PERLSTADT...........Co-Magazine Editor
TOM WEBBER......................Sports Editor


N O LONGER need we be afraid that the
"Sovvun" state of Mississippi's Gov. Ross
Barnett has captured all the honors in the race
campaigns. Now Gov. George Wallace of Ala-
bama has stepped up and made it clear that
he, too, can use his office as an obstacle in the
way of lawful, orderly settlement of the Birm-
ingham crisis.
While Martin Luther King hasn't been lead-
ing the Negro protesters with clean hands, we
do think the Birmingham, Jefferson County
and Alabama state governments have done an
injustice to the white and Negro business
leaders who calmly have been trying to nego-
tiate a peaceful, workable settlement.
President Kennedy has shown sympathetic
patience during the present turmoil and in past
racial conflicts, including the Oxford days. His
decision to move federal troops into the vicinity
of Birmingham was one prompted not only by
the bombing and rioting of the past weekend,
but by the realization that he could not depend
on Alabama's government to control the situa-
ingham citizens on both sides of the issue
have taken it upon themselves to salvage some
peace, knowing they could not look to their
local government to do so. Had the biracial
group not tackled the problem as it did, no
doubt, the violence would have been even
At the University of Mississippi riots, white
agitators started the trouble. In Birmingham, it
appears that much of the blame must be
shouldered by King's peaceful agitators, who
obviously weren't as manageable as the in-
tegrationist leader expected.
Peaceful protest activities are the upright
means of working toward improvement of
conditions, but there is no such thing as a

SPACE IS LIKE the environment
that first greeted man when
he became an intelligent inhabit-
ant of the earth. It is vast and
hostile, with widely scattered is-
lands that are not quite so hostile.
It is mysterious and intriguing.
And, in a sense, it is an uncon-
taminated wilderness.
Man is just starting to send his'
rockets and probes into space.
Scientists have warned engineers
tp sterilize their probes to the
moon and the planets lest some
worldy organism. contaminate the
environment before man can study
it. But there are more ways of.
contaminating space than with
AFTER ONE unsuccessful try
in October, 1961,, 400 million little
"needles" were pit into orbit last
week to act as a jam-proof, pas-
sive relay system for communica-
tions. According to the New York
Times, the project has provoked
one of the biggest scientific con-
troversies of the space age. Both
foreign and domesticastronomers
contend that the, needles might
interfere with radio and optical
astronomical observations.
The controversy reached such
proportions that the issue was car-
,ried to the President's Science Ad-
visory Committee, whiph conclud-
ed that the experiment could be
conducted, "without danger to
The Air Force-sponsor of the
program known as Project West
Ford-has made assurances that
"careful advance study indicates
that the possible interference" of
the orbiting "needles" to optical
and radio astronomy and "other
radio and radar systems is neglig-
* ' 4 '
MAYBE the needles aren't as
dangerous to scientific progress as
astronomers contend they might
be. But, as Prof. Fred T. Haddock,
director of radio astronomy, says,
"Radio astronomers are still
mighty concerned about the prece-
dent established and about the
possibility of future growth of ex-
periments of this type-when a
large number of objects are put
into orbit."
Scientists have also pointed out
that giant rockets of the future
could contaminate the air far
above the earth with their exhaust
gases. Carbon dioxide is part of
the rocket exhaust. Small amounts
of this gas are known to affect
temperatures in their local en-
vironment. What would happen in
thin air of the upper atmosphere
is unpredictable.'
A kind of giant smog could be
produced, resulting in unknown
meterological effects on the at-
mosphere and maybe even prob-
lems for astronomers trying to
see through the smog with their
* * *
AFTER ALL, scientists were told
last year not to worry about the
effects of exploding a nuclear
bomb above the earth. But these
assurances were wrong, and the

Political Satire?

duced by the project is a reminder
that space in an unknown quan-
tity. Leaping into before taking a
good look may render insignificant
many possible future gains in sci-
entific knowledge.
Astronaut Gordon Cooper has
completed a most successful mis-
sion. The United States has moved
another step forward in the' race
to the moon. Superlatives have

been tossed around by officials
and commentators alike. Much
overblown romanticizing and emo-
tional cacophony has been fed to
the nation. But there is a much
more sobering background to the
race in space that will have a
greater impact on man's future
thanall theclamorous applause
and verbal diatribe that has met
space programs to date.

meeting at Hyannis Port be-
tween the Canadian Prime Minis-
ter and the United States Presi-
dent has been that of a good
scrubbing and a cool shower after
a muddy brawl. No doubt it takes
two to start such a brawl, and a
lot of explaining and counter-
explaining would be possible. Botlh
governments know that such
brawls are intolerable.
The President went as far as
proud governments ever go in
acknowledging a fault when he
joined with Mr. Pearson in stress-
ing "the importance of each coun-
try showing regard for the view
of the other where attitudes dif-
fer." The Canadian Prime Minis-
ter for his part scrubbed out the
suspicious nationalism of his pre-
decessor by his very presence at
Hyannis Port. For Lester Pe rson
does not merely approve, after a
lifetime of experience, he incar-
nates, thehope of building "a
true community of the Atlantic
ALTHOUGH he and the Presi-
dent promised to settle a number
of practical matters, such as the
nasty mess about continental de-
fense, they agreed that "the two
countries will inevitably have dif-
ferent views on international is-
sues from time to time." It is all
to the good that they should have
differing views. Nothing could
possibly be worse for Canadian-
United States relations than that
Canada would automatically agree
with us.
In many ways, the greatest ser-
vice that Canada has done the
United States in this generation is
to produce a .crop of first-quality
diplomats who have been able to
give independent, expert and quite
candid advice. Though on funda-
mentals they have always been
with us, they have stood away
from us enough to be free of our
own prejudices and excitements.
Mr. Iearson is himself one of
these diplomats, and from them we
have received the kind of intel-
lectual and moral help which can
come only from a true ally, never
from a sycophant or a client or
a satellite.,
This is a time when the United
States, with its global commit-
ments, is very specially in need of
the kind, of wisdom and candor
which Canada, pre - eminently
among all of our allies, can give
us. The postwar structure of our
foreign policy in Europe is pro-
foundly shaken, and the problem
of what to do and what comes
after is as much Canada's problem
as our own.- e
At the same time, the old isola-
tionist pattern of hemispheric re-
lations is dissolving in the Carib-
bean and South America, and we
shall need greater Canadian par-
ticipation in hemispheric affairs
antI the good offices of Canada in
persuading the Europeans and
other countries to play their neces-
sary part in this hemisphere.
IT WILL BE a mistake, however,
if we concentrate our' whole at-
Mention on foreign policy. There is
a serious problem in the relations
between Canada and the United
States which is not referred to in
the Hyannis Port communique. It
broods over all our relations. It is
the problem of the great United
States economic penetration of
Canadian industry.
It should be said at once that
the United States investment in
Canadian industry is not sinister.
Canada, like the United States in
its own period of industrial devel-
opment, has had to draw capital
from abroad. The problem is pri-
marily, perhaps wholly, one of in-
ducing the great United States'
interests in Canada to proceed
with all deliberate speed to Cana-
dianize the ownership and the
direction ; and the operation of
their companies.

It cannot make for the kind of
good relations we need to have
with Canada that a total. of _.52,
per cent of the capital invested
in manufacturing and in mining is
controlled in the United States. In
certain key industries, the con-
trol is even greater: rubber, 90 per
cent; agricultural machinery, 55
per cent; automobiles and parts,
96 per cent; electrical apparatus,
67 per cent; smelting and refining
of non-ferrous ores, 66 per cent.
* * *
I HAVE an impression from
talking to certain Americans with
interests in Canada that they are
beginning to realize haw unde-
sirable and potentially dangerous
to the
To the Editor:
AMONG the responses to my
recent epistle to the Laodi-
ceans is one from Prof. John Mil-
holland, which I cannot forbear
passing on. I sincerely trust his

frReverend Carl1McIntirefloweth
forth to. the delight of his listen-
ers every weekday morning from
6:30 to 7.
For those who have never had
the unique experience of waking
up to McIntire's "20th Century
Reformation Hour," let it suffice
to say that his political platform
could be succinctly summarized,
as anti-United Nations, anti-
Communist, pro-Christ and pro-
American. He is a revivalist of the
Billy James Hargis, Dan Smoot
variety who can call Pope John "a
dupe of the Communist con-
McIntire could aptly be describ-
ed as the Joe McCarthy of poli-
tical comedy. The Reverend's eye-
sight does not match his tongue,
however, as all hues and tints look
the same color to him, blood red.
McINTIRE'S "Reformation" pro-
gram generally begins with his
own personal interpretations of
the Bible. For instance one day
he stated unequivocably that the
Book of Jeremiah denounces com-
munists in general and' Nikita
Khrushchev in particular. "Docu-
mented" exposes of communist in-
filtration into prominent places in
church and state usually follow.
He delivers his radio oratory in
loud shot-gun style except when
he makes his daily eight to twelve
minute plea for funds. When the
fund raising begins the Reverend
shifts into an almost folksy tone,
often readingra couple of touch-
ing letters. from aging grand-
mothers or innocent school child-
ren who have saved their pennies
and sent them to him to pursue
his "holy mission.-
The scope of McIntire's opera-
tion, however, would indicate that
his revenue is not coming only in
nickles and dimes. He frequently
mentions $1000 contributors on
Mixed Bag,
for governor of Michigan last
fall, his theme was "leadership."
He put himself above unpleasant
party bickering. This rather non-
partisan appeal was and is partic-
ularly attractive in a state which
for 14 years was a battleground
between a Democratic governor'

his sponsorless program and has a
list of over 2000 persons who have
contributed $100 or more to his
* * *
McINTIRE has bought time on
457 radio stations at a cost of
$1000 per station plus a recently
acquired short-wave station in Red
Lion, Pa. He modestly explains his
startling rise in popularity by tell-'
ing his followers that "God com-
mends our program to listeners."
On each broadcast he solemnly
gives thanks for "every station
God has given us."
There is certainly no doubting
that McIntire is an exceptional
showman. He could have been a
great vaudeville performer.' In
fact, the show reminds one of a
showbusiness act with a partner
"planted in the audience. The part-
ner's name in this case, is Charles
Richter, better known as "Amen
Charlie," whose job it is to inject.
Amen or Yes or No When the
situation presents itself. Charlie
adds a bit of audience participa-
tion to the comical proceedings.,
One of Mclntire's newest ac-
quisitions is the Christian Admiral
Hotel, a rambling wreck in Cape.
May, N. J., near the headquarters
of the 20th Century Reformation
Hour in Collingswood. The relig-
ious reactionary tells his follow-
ers that the hotel is a "gift of
God to his people in a time of
crisis," which 'was founded to meet
"the great need of bringing Chris-
tian and patriots together that
they might be informed,'inspired,
comforted and challenged to face
the issues which confront free
men today."
CURRENTLY Carl is pushing a
conference to be held at the hotel
during the summer. It will feature
that "Christian statesman" Sen.
Strom Thurmond (D-SC) and
other reactionary luminaries like'
Milton Lory, president of the
American Coalition of Patriotic
Societies, and Harvey Spring, an-
other conservative crusader. Mc-
Intire himself will give several ad-
dresses during the political sum-
mer stock program.
One cannot laugh at Carl Mc-
Intire indefinitely because of the
astounding rise in his listening
audience. There can be no doubt,
that he does have a kind of ir-
rational appeal to many people.
He can mesmerize a receptive au-
dience with his continuous on-
slaught of verbiage.

is the excessive United States'
control of Canadian industry. I
hope nobody will fly off the handle
at that remark. Nobody is talking
of confiscation or nationalization.
But the fact that more than half
the capital of Canadian industry
is controlled in the United States
is a perpetual irritant.
The solution of the problem is
not one for legislation or treaty,
but for voluntary action by the
United States' interests in co-
operation with their Canadian as-
sociates. Canada is the kind of
country with which this kind of
problem can be handled un-
excitedly in a spirit of mutually-
enlightened self-interest.
(C) 1963, The Washington Post Co.
"OUTCAST of the Islands" is a
deceptive film. Appearing at
first to be a time-worn, worthless
clam it soon reveals itself an oys-
ter yielding the viewer a rare and
valuable pearl.
The plot .concerns a crooked
clerk (Trevor Howard) who flees
Singapore aboard the ship of a
wealthy captain who it seems has
discovered a trading site unknown
to any others and has kept the
secret well hidden. Howard helps
the captain in navigating the
treacherous river that leads to the
trading site where resides the cap-
tain's partner, a stuffy obnoxious
Englishman who has managed the
captain's business and married his
foster daughter.
The priggish partner Is exact
and worn in his ways and resents
the intrusion by Howard. He
needles and pesters Howard but to
no avail; Howard has become
enamored of the daughter of the
1chief 'of a local bandit tribe,
IN HIS SUDDEN driving need
for her, the dutcast trades the
secret of the river to a rival ship-
per, and in 'doing so destroys not
only the village and the captain,
but himself.
"Outcast of the Islands" at first
seems just another Class 'B Eng-
lish south sea adventure. But as
was said, this is deceptive.ro
the point in the film where .the
outcast first sees the quiet and
powerful native girl a subtle psy-
chological drama' reveals itself.
The "Outcast of the .Islands Is
indeed a pearl, a powerfully
beautiful and evil pearl.
-Hugh Holland
Ugly 'Ugly
A merican'.
"WHATEVER Man can Imagine,
Man can do" they say, and
thus we have Marlon Brado in
the "Ugly American" at the Mih-
igan Theatre.,
Brando plays MacWhite, the
new ambassador to Sarkhan (read
Troubled Asian Country). Deter-
mined and profiled, pipe in one
hand and wife (read animated de-
partment store dummy) in the
other, Brandofwins the nomination
through'his war-timefriendship
withuthe local popular leader and
his smattering knowledge of Sar-
khanese. Don't worry if he doesn't
speak it much, look how long it
took him to learn English.
The old native buddy. is played
by a reject from either "Surfide
Six" or "Hawaiin Eye."After hav-
ing led his people to their freedom,

he retired to advise them. He is
now a nationalist (read Commie)
and a neutralist (ditto) and he
speaks better English than Brando
(read no mumble). He is also
IN FACT, there are only two
serious reasons to recommend
"The Ugly American" and they are
in order: a beautifully realistic
riot scene at the airport and the
excellent portrayal of the prime
As a boob the "Ugly American"
distorted the facts. As a movie it
distorts the book. The two authors
wished to expose the alleged bung-
ling of our foreign policy in Asia.
They presented a new hero; the
individual American who devotes
his time to help the people direct-
ly on his own. The movie empha-
sizes the villians..
In reality, however, our Foreign
Service is not peopled by incom-
petent'fools. It is primarily man-
ned by dedicated, intelligent and
trained men. By generalizing the
exceptions into a glaring rule, the
"Ugly American" viciously maligns
these men and misrepresents the
actual situation.
shining knight (read Sir 'Marin)


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