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Student Protests SGC Voting Practices

, MARCH 25, 1961


SehaadtGives Uniformed,
Unreceptive Performance

7 MIGHT THINK that after the Scheub
port, with all its implications of adminis-
e blundering in managing residence halls,
nade public, that Leonard Schaadt, busi-
manager of the residence halls, would
to improve his handling of the depart-
However, after Thursday night's meeting
ter-Quadrangle Council, this is unfortun-
not the case.
iaadt was invited tothe meeting to elabor-
n the bad news'that there might be an
ase in room and board fees. Not only did
splay an amazing inability to articulate
ient facts which he should have known,;
ie also was rather evasive and inexcusably
halant about the issue. For instance, in'
nse to a query from IQC President Thomas
, he said that students would not be
ed to pay only for meals that they desired,
ad of footing the bill for all meals whether
g them or not, because "the trust con-,
s (drawn up when the University borrow,
y to build new dormitories provide that
meals a day must be paid for by the
bert Thorpe, '62, president of West Quad,
asked why Schaadt had previously sug-
d that eliminating Sunday night. meals


would be a policy alternative, if three meals
a day were required. Schaadt hedged, saying
that the elimination of the Sunday night sup-
per "would be an exception." Asked afterward
if this would or would not violate the contract,
he then said that he did not fully remember
the wording of the contract.
FTER MAKING THE magnanimous asser-
tion that. it wasehis job to find ways of
saving money, he asked if the council members
had any more ideas. Ed Powers, '63, president
of South Quad, opined that maid service could
be cut down to resident advisers' rooms and
lounges, because the present service to the
students' rooms was ineffective and unneces-
sary.He inquired as to how much money:
could be saved by such a move. It was after this
suggestion that Schaadt really blossomed into
inanity. He had no idea on how much could
be saved. "I've had six or eight surveys taken
on the matter, but they all had conflicting
results." The evening progressed, and he could
not state the wages of maids. He could not
quote figures on how much was spent on cus-
todial services because of "variations from
quad to quad." No, he hadn't known about the
Scheub report until it was published in The
He advised the council to assume that there
would not be an increase in room and board
fees, although lie had previously stated that
rising costs in all areas practically dictated
such a move. "We're scratching our heads,
trying to find out ways of. preventing in-
creases." He was unable to tell the council if
there would be an increase, the maximum.
possible increase or when he would be able
to find out. "I'm not going to let you fellows
pin me down on any of these figures. "I'm
sure they. wouldn't be accurate."
HUS MR. SCUAADT gave a rather inept:
performance at a time when confidence in
the administration of residence halls needed
to be restored. His superficiality and evasive-
ness only engendered antagonism toward his
department instead of reducing such distrust..
Therefore it behooves Schaadt and his staff
to get serious and be more diligent and effec-
tive in the future, to "scratch their heads" a
little harder. They must start living up to
their function of assembling pertinent infor-
mation, selecting that which is most feasible,
retaining- such knowledge and then relating
these facts to all parties involved in the prob-
lems. They must be more aware of the at-
titudes of students and their suggestions for
economy and improvements, instead of merely
giving lip service. In short, they must begin
to fulfill their duties.
If they do not shape up, they should be
forced to live in the quads for a year as

N THE RECENT campaign for SGC, one of
the candidates, instead of enumerating his;
osition on specific issues, resorted to the ap-
roach of. classifying his views as "stock con-'
While it may appear that this would clarify
is views, in reality, such broad generalizations
'e untrue. There is actually no such thing as
liberal or a conservative, only issues. While
convenient label may be helpful in stating a;
rndidate's thought on many issues, it is often
isleading. How do "stock conservatives" feel
bout speaker bans? Barry Goldwater has op-
osed them. Senator Elmer Porter has asked
jeir continuation. Certainly Mr. Goldwater is
he more prominent of the two; but the ques-
on remains which one of them represents a
iuly conservative position.
If by "stock conservatism" the candidate
leans status-quo minded, he has done a great'
Lsservice to all conservatives. If he means
lore conservative than some present members
f the council, he ought to have said so. In
ny case, he has left the electorate in a vague,
ndefined mist of a glittering generality.
Such a stand is indicative of a platform
)ntainifg little thought, little energy and a
edging that allows a candidate to take any
and on any issue according to the exigencies
f any ephemeral situation.

To the Editor:
I HAVE Just finished a revolting
afternoon as a poll worker for
the SGC elections. I have now seen
how precisely the victors represent
the Michigan student and campus
democracy at work.
True individlualism could be
seen as each affiliated student re-
ceived his ballot and then carefully
consulted the list of candidates
his fraternity or sorority virtually
ordered him to support. To make
matters worse, he'd laughingly
acknowledge that he was follow-
ing orders, not even bothering to
pretend that he'd made his own
choices. To those who'd say per-
haps he had, then I must admire
that perfect harmony wherein all
affiliates have individually de-
cided on the same candidates. Ha!
** *
BUT SINCE this seems to be the
case, SGC elections procedures
can be greatly simplified and made
more economical. Why not simply
find out who are the favored
"Greek" candidates and accord
them the same number of votes as
there are affiliates? Of course,
you'd need ballots for the inde-
pendents. But the independents
could not qualify as informed vot-
ers either, not when they vote for
candidates who have withdrawn
five days before, or put Jim Yost
and Roger Seasonwein back to
back as first voting choices. (Schiz-
ophrenics are excused from blame
in this case.)
Democracy on our campus is
based on definite principles. A
candidate can only be elected in
two ways: a) He can obtain the
Greeks' support and thus have the
vote of obedient pledges and in-
doctrinated actives, or b) By
sheer chance he can be selected by
the majority of independents.
-Name Withheld
Laurels ...
A LAUREL TO the courage of
Jean Spencer and Thomas
Kabaker for their honest apprai-
sal of institutionalized living. A
laurel because their bravery ex-
ceeds this author's.
The women at the University
of Michigan-contrary to the men
currently crying "unfair"-have
less than one alternative. Men
can rush a fraternity with every
certainty of getting in somewhere
Or, after one year, they can move
Into an alartment. Women can
rush - with limited chances.
Period. Short of a chroniclti-
mate allergy to dorm food or phy
chological inability to adjust to
the dubious privacy of 1200 kin-
dred, women are dorm-ridden for
their entire undergraduate lives.
YET THE DEAN of Women's
Office seems curiously unaware
of the situation. If noticed at all,
the inexorable reply. to it is,
"Markley must be filled."
Until the Dean of Women's Of-
fice recognizes the horror of even
one year of compulsory living at
a Mary Markley there will con-
tinue to be unrest and literary in-
surrection against such gross un-
-Name Withheld
Thespis ..
To the Editor:
view of the recent Gilbert and
Sullivan productions represents a
new low in critical ineptitude. His
pretentions to knowledge of Gil-
bert and Sullivan, in the light of
his numerous inaccuracies, makes
his criticism laughable and worth-
Contrary to Mr. Wentworth's
statement, "Trial By Jury" (1875)
was the second, not the first, col-
laboration of the two Englishmen.

"Thespis" (1871) stands as their
first joint effort.
Mr. Wentworth praises "Trial"
for its lack of "melodramatic dis-
tortions." Apparently the extended
quartet near the end of the piece
completely escaped his notice.: This
music, in manner and style, paro-
dies the Italian opera popular in
Sullivan's time and represents one
of the most melodramatic mo-
ments in all Gilbert and Sullivan.
"Ruddigore," the second offer-
ing of the evening by Michigan's
Gilbert and Sullivan Society, is by
no means "plotless" (as Mr. Went-
worth declares) as even a casual
attention to the script will show.
* *
STILL PASSING himself off as
a G. and S. expert. Mr. Wentworth
condemns the first act madrigal, a
selection considered by genuine
Gilbert and Sullivan authorities
to be one of the finest unities of
words and music the two men
ever achieved.
As for the stage directions, "all
dance," that Mr. Wentworth
choses to deride, I suppose this
means he would have the stage
director omit the action and in-
struct his performers to just stand
there while the orchestra plays
gaily on.
Mr. Wentworth evaluates the
character of Rose Maybud as
"stupid," thus clearly indicating
that he knows nothing of a de-

Few Complaints? . .
To the Editor:
N THE MRACH 19 issue of the
Daily, an article on the front
page reported that Vice-President
James A. Lewis, when visiting 30
of the 25 men's living units in the
quadrangles with Dean Walter B.
Rea, "found few compaints."
Perhaps one reason there were
few compaints was that they visit-
ed the huoses early in the fall
when the majority of the men in
residence had been there for only
a short time. Many of these men
were only freshmen who were not
as yet completely orientated to'
University life and living. How-
ever, that same group of men has
now been in residence halls for
more than a semester. This is the
time for the administration to heed
the cries of the student govern-
ment leaders. This is the time for
them to hear the complaints,
through these leaders, that were
not present during their fall visits
-the same complaints which come
up every year at this time. At the
beginnihg of the second semester
the men have become settled
somewhat in the University com-
munity and have many problems,
questions, and complaints for the
administration. It is therefore in-
valid for the administration to use
these early fall visits as a criteria
for judging the atmosphere in the
residence halls during the rest of
the year.
_-J. Richard Pinnell
President, Huber House
Davis Replie ..
To the Editor:
WITHOUT trying to present a
complete re-statement of my
position in response to Faith
Weinstein's March 17 editorial
(International Center Curbs For-
eign Student Action), I would like
to make three points. (1) I am
rather sensitive to the word "kids"
and consider it inappropriate to
apply to any university students,
especially foreign students. I am
sure that I have never used "kids"
in speaking of foreign students.
(2) The section of the law cited
applied to all immigrants and non-
immigrants; not just to foreign
students. Thus, a move to change

this is rather more difficult to
bring to a successful conclusion
than is a simple adjustment in the
technical aspects of the law deal-
ing only with students. Any "po-
litical punch" which I or the Na-
tional Association of Foreign
Student Advisers may have is lim-
ited to foreign student aspects of.
politics. (3) I am willing to be
educated in this matter of demon-
strations. I confess that I was un-
der some misapprehension as to
the local pro-Lumumba demon-
strations. They were quite orderly
as they developed, but I was aware
of the most violent one in the UN
Security Council which immediate-
ly preceded them.
-James M. Davis, Director,
International Center
Patience.. .
To the Editor:
READERS should be patient with
student reviewers; they are
learning and so must make some
mistakes. The editors of a news-
paper, however, have a responsi-
bility to assign reviewers who have
some background for the perform-
ance they undertake to criticize.
If Michael Wentworth had any
familiarity with the tradition of
Gilbert and Sullivan or any pre-
vious experience which qualified
him to review last week's produc-
tion, he concealed it from this
To omit any comment, favor-
able or unfavorable, on the work
of the chorus, orchestra, technical'
staff and directors, and to devote
almost half of his space to the
respective merits of Trial by Jury
and Ruddigore thenselves, re-
vealed his technical inadequacy.
To remark that Ruddigore is
marred by "melodramatic distor-
tions" when it was intended as a
satire on the melodrama and op-'
era of its time, is to reveal not so
much ignorance as complete in-
nocence of the work Mr. Went-
worth was presuming to criticize.
A critic has the privilege of dis-
liking what he sees, but he obvi-
ously has the obligation of know-
ing at least as much about the
material he is reviewing as" does
the average spectator. The Daily's
obligation in the selection of its
reviewers is equally obvious.
-Edward Stasheff

One-Sided ...
To the Editor:
treatment of the "Operation
Abolition" film has been rather
one-sided. Can it be that the lack
of objection to it stems from the'
fact that the great majority of
students are too busy with their
primary purpose for attending
this University to pay much at-
tention to the outbursts?
"SGC Blasts" was hardly de.-
scriptive of a resolution uphold-
ing the right to orderly protest.
conditions or situations students
do not approve, and the verbal
smoke screens cluttering your Edi-
torial Page are poor justification
for the tactics used in San Fran-
cisco. In the specific situation un-
der consideration, we have heard
the statements of a committee
representing our government, the
authentication of the FBI, and
various descriptions of the stu-
dents' disorderly conduct by the
Mayor of the city and members
of the clergy who were present
supporting the film and the po-
lice who attempted to maintain
* * *
en us as to the source of the
"tapes" and "recording" which so
outweighed the above authorities.
as to persuade the SGC to issue
this pompous declaration? Have
we forgotten that it was student
demonstrators who threw rocks at
our Vice-President in Latin Amer-
ica and prevented, our President
from accepting an invitation to
visit Japan?
Certainly we cherish the right
to protest, not just for students
but everyone. But is it to serve as
a motivation for rioting? It is
very' easy to snipe at government
and law enforcement agencies and
quite another matter to take on
such responsibilities ourselves. It
is encouraging to see at least four
members of the Council stood
'against what seems to be an en-
tirely unnecessary pronouncement
of something our Constitition
guarantees to cover up an incident
of which students should be

(Continued from Page 2)
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Congo, Laos and the United States

Engineering Education Splt

adequate curriculum because. the schobl's
administrators fail to understand the dicho-
omy inherent in "professional" education.
Just as there is a wide gap between the edu-
cational objectives of a curriculum designed for
nedical technologists and one designed for
doctors of medicine, there is an equivalent
disparity between the educational goals of
technical engineers and those of professional
As in all professions, this basic dichotomy
does not appear until the discipline has reach-
ed maturity. It should be obvious in this era
of nuclear destruction that the engineering
profession has most rapidly attained an -age
of maturity. This is an age where both excep-
tional technical competence and educated pro-
fessional responsibility are absolute necessities.
IN ENGINEERING, THIS differentiation has
progressed to such a degree that a 'unified
picture of the engineer's role is now an im-
possibility. Yet, the present curriculum is de-
signed to suit the needs of the engineer. Even
more than being an archaic view, this is an
irresponsible and potentially destructive com-
There Is an overwhelming difference between
an engineer who figures out how to mass
produce transistors and the engineer who ex-
plores the unknown characteristics of semi-
Editorial Staff
City Editor Editorial Director
KENNETH McELDOWNEY........Associate City Editor
JUDITH DONER.............."..Fersonnel Director
THOMAS KABAKER .................Magazine Editor
HAROLD APPLEBAJM .. Associate Editorial Director
THOMAS W TECKI......................Sports Editor

conductors. It is the technical engineer that
builds our weapons; it is the professional en-
gineer that creates our weapons.
HE UNIVERSITY MUST establish a cur-
riculum geared to modern society. The
responsibilities that the professional engineer
must bear create an educational problem far
removed from the detailed, factual knowledge
that a technical engineer must acquire.
Yet, half of the engineering college's faculty
sees the engineer in his technical role, the rest
in his professional role. Perhaps in ignorance,
the school's administrators compromise in order
that all may be satisfied. In compromising,,they
have considered the faculty, but not the stu-
ognize the dichotomy and act. A modern
vocational school should be set up for the
technical engineer following the work-study
precedent of the Dearborn Center and a new
graduate-professional degree program should
be created for the professional engineer.
Such a program was suggested by Marvin
L. Niehuss, Vice-President and Dean of Facul-
ties of the University. He would have future
professional engineers enter into a "pre-
engineering" program. Then, in a way similar
to the present business administration program,
the student would enter the professional school
after a few years in the literary college. Not
only would this plan eliminate the high drop-
out rate in the present program, but it would
put the professional engineer on a plane with
the medical doctor,
With a defined professional ethic and an
education to back up the ethic, the professional
engineer would acquire the respect now con-
ferred on our doctors, our scientists and our
literary scholars.
EVEN MORE THAN this, the , professional
engineer would have the educational back-
ground that is a prerequisite for a truly crea-

SUMMING UP THE "position of
the Soviet Union," Mr. Oro-
myko told the General Assembly.
on Tuesday that on the one hand
the UN should withdraw its troops
from the Congo within a month,
on the other hand that it should
remove "all. Belgian troops and
Belgian personnel now in that
country." It should arrest Tshombe
in Elizabethville and Mobutu in
Leopoldville, and it should give
"the necessary assistance and sup-
port" to Gizenga in Stanleyville.
A rather busy month for a with-
drawing army!
Does this make any sense, to
expect the UN forces which would'
be in the process of packing their
bags and moving to the ports' to
exercise the authority of over-
whelming power in all the cen-
ters of the vast territory of the
Congo? How could a departing.
force move into Katanga and ar-
rest Tshombe and expel all the
Mr. Gromyko's summary of the
position is such an irrational and
contradictory one as to leave the
observer asking whether the So-
viet Union has any policy in the
Congo expect to demolish the
United Nations as an influence ,in
world affairs.
1 *
on the Congo rests on a decision
which was first taken by President
Eisenhower and which was re-
cently reaffirmed by Mr. Henry
Cabot Lodge. The decision was to
act with and through the United
Nations in African affairs. This
policy is also that of the Kennedy
administration, and it is being
carried out with extraordinary dip-
lomatic skill by Gov, Stevenson.
What is now at stake is' more
than the pacification of the tribes
of the Congo. It is the preservation
of the integrity of the United
Nations as an instrument of peace
during the liquidation of the
colonial empires. The liberated
countries would become the vic-
tims of a new imperialist conflict
if the United Nations were to
We can have a reasonablecon-
fidence that on this issue, we shall
find ourselves aligned with the
majority of the uncommitted na-
tions of the world, including the
largest of them, India. The un-
committed nations cannot assent
to Mr. Gromyko's demand that the
UN withdraw from the Congo in
thirty days unless they are willing
to abandon the only institution
on earth in which the small and
weak can stand up to the grect
and powerful. Were the United
Nations to disappear, or were it
to be humiliated and reduced to
an object of derision, all inter-

Let the matter be tested in this
General Assembly: Shall the UN
withdraw from the Congo or shall
it remain until the objectives laid
down by the coalition commission
have been achieved?
However, it must be said that
if the United States policy is to
succeed, it must have the supports
and the cooperation of our allies.
-- particularly of Belgium and
France. As things stand today, an
overwhelming majority of the na-
tions have sanctioned the con-'
tinuing presence of the UN in
the Congo. But this sanction was
voted with the understanding that
the Belgians would withdraw their
para-military forces and their
political agents. If that were re-
fused, the UN operation might well
fail, with all the contending fac-
tions siding with. Mr. Gromyko
and demanding that the UN with-
draw. After that, the African fu-
ture might well be quite out of
any influence that the United
States could exert.
As compared with the Congo,
where the United States has a
clear'position and in intelligible

strategic policy, the situation in
Laos is confused and dangerous.
Our commitment in the Congo,
which was taken only last year,
lies within the reach of our stra-
tegic and political power. Laos
does not. Laos is a classic ex-
ample of a great power being
over-extended. And the commit-
ment in Laos goes back to the
days when we were strong enough,
or thought we were strong enough,
to bring that remote and land-
locked country within the Ameri-
can sphere of military influence.
As Laos borders on the Com-
munist world that is far out of
our effective reach, our false and
imprudent commitment was found
to boomerang/ as the balance of
power became more favorable to
the Communist nations.
It has now boomeranged, and
President Kennedy has to find"a
way bewteen a diplomatic defeat
and a meaningless war. That may
not be impossible to do. Butt its
a difficult thing to; do. And he is
entitled to try, without too much
advice from the backseat drivers.
(c) 1961 New York Herald Tribune, Inc.


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