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- Seventy-First Year
uth Will Prevag"
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

Calendaring Changes Viable

Daily Staff Writer
IN A LETTER to Student Gov-
ernment Council which was read
at Wednesday's meeting, the
Young Republican Club expressed
its concern about the difficulties
political organizations face in pro-
perly calendaring their activities.
Perhaps the major complaint
of the YR's and other political
clubs is the Council's request that
events be calendared two weeks in
advance. SGC President John

Feldkamp has explained many
times over that the two week
stipulation is a request, not an
order, and that one of its pur-
poses is to insure adequate time
for publicity and preparation.
HIS ARGUMENT IS valid, but
it doesn't solve the problem. All
of the local political groups are
aware that they would be doing
a better service to the University
if they scheduled programs well
in advance; they are aware of

Wayne State University:
Bumbling or Unjust?

ERE ARE TWO possible explanations of
Wayne State University's recent action
-rawing recognition temporarily from its
political clubs and permanently from one,
)ndependent Socialists, neither of which is
cularly flattering to the concept of WSU,
mbling administrative stupidity could ex-
i the move. But if this is ruled out, the
n must be interpreted as a deliberate in-
ce to the Independent Socialists.
e three-man committee that took the ac-
was appointed in January to control the
rsity's political clubs and to look over and
np the regulations concerning them. Pre-
ly'there had been three clubs on campus,
ially under the control of the political sci-
department which desired to have this duty
i away from it.
speaking for the committee, explained the
n as one taken to go back to the only
>rity and regulations the committee could
a 1954 university policy statement.
he says, the committee suspended the
;nition of each of the three clubs, but is
,nting recognition to groups which file pe-
is wnd obey the 1954 regulations. The poli-'
science department had not enforced the
says that the committee "could see no
way out but to go back to the only exist-
,uthority" in the area, in spite of the fact
the Independent Socialists will be com-
ly deprived of recognition by this move.
e Young Republicans and Young Demo-
the other two clubs, will find it easy to
n recognition. But the socialist group will
it impossible to be recognized, since they
ot affiliate with any one of the several
nized state socialist parties, and affilia-
is required by the regulations.
KED IF THE COMMITTEE had considered
he possibility of allowing the recognitions
antinue in the present status until new
ations were drawn up, Marsh said yes,
ituation had been allowed to continue for
1 month before the committee had realized
until they had adequately considered pos-
changes in the regulations, they "must go
td the only authority in the area-the
there really a group of three university
.als who are bureaucratic enough to mean
a statement? One hopes not.
another cause for the committee's action
,be found.
ERATING ON THE rather likely assump-
ion that the committee members were in-
ent men, they must have realized the con-
nces of their action. But to say that they

knew what they were doing does not say why
they were doing it. One possible reason can be
found by reviewing recent events at WSU.
Since the beginning of the fall semester, the
Board of Governors of WSU has taken action
reversing a previous ban on Communist speak-
ers on the campus and allowed such lecturers
if they do not come for the purpose of prop-
agandizing Communism, but a legitimate aca-
demic purpose.
This action drew extremely harsh comments
from state legislators, with one reported to have
threatened first to attempt to cut off funds
from the university entirely and then not to
allow any fund increases if they did not reverse
their action.
During the past few weeks and for some
time in the future, WSU officials have been and
will be presenting their budget requests to the
Legislature. And, as is usual each year, the re-
quests they present are larger than both last
year's budget and the governor's request for
the university.
UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS see this money as
necessary to the well being of the insti-
In light of these facts, WSU officials must,
if they hope to continue to run a high-quality
institution, curry legislative favor, or at least
avoid the Legislature's displeasure.
It should also be noted that any professedly
socialist group may be easily interpreted by
extremists as tending to Communism-Evil In-
And the Independent Socialists had planned
a discussion including a member of the nation-
al Fair Play for Cuba Committee, a group whose
politics often come under fire from the same
It therefore appears quite possible, with the
juxtaposition of the facts, that WSU authori-
ties decided that it would be best if the Inde-
pendent Socialists were not a university-rec-
ognized organization when the WSU budget
was considered in Lansing.
WHETHER OR NOT this is the primary rea-
son for the sudden change in policy towards
the Independent Socialists, WSU officials have
ties decided that it would be best if the Inde-
without giving any hearing to the club, without
even presenting the club with a reason for its
dismissal. They have not justified the move,j
though they may have perfect justificationj
which they do not bring into the open-they
have only pointed out the fact that they have
the authority-the power-to take this action.
And in doing this, Wayne State has forgot-
ten its responsibility as a university to its fac-
ulty, its students, and the public and neglected
its dedication to the highest of human values--
reason, truth and freedom.

Director Disagrees
On Library Problem

To the Editor:
IN HIS RECENT editorial en-
titled "Libraries Dispense Know-
ledge for Some," Mr. Robert Far-
rell expressed commendable con-
cern for high school students who
are deprived of access to adequate
library collections. Certainly it is
time for the library to be given
greater emphasis in the educa-
tional process at both the elenen-
tary and high school levels and it
is saddening to consider that there
are approximately a quarter of a
million children in our State who
have no legal access to public
libraries. Mr. Farrell's interpreta-
tion, however, of the Regents' re-
cent action extending certain
privileges in the University of
Michigan libraries to high school
students in Ann Arbor is quite
IT SEEMS regrettable that an
editorial, in ignorance of the facts,
should misinterpret a constructive
action as evidence of "a wide-
spread disease," the precursor of
"an Index Un-Americanus" and a
step along the downhill "road to
book burning." The fact of the
matter is that the privilege of us-
ing the University of Michigan
libraries had never before been
extended to high school students
or to any groups of people other
than the University staff and stu-
dents and the faculties of the
other State-supported institutions
of higher learning. Because the
University Library is, for the most
part, an open-shelf library system
which offers free access to the
collections to our extremely Irage
campus population, it has always
been difficult to restrict access to
the reading rooms and more re-
cently to the open stacks.
Over the yearsmany people who
are not privileged to use our li-
braries have consulted our refer-
ence materials and used our read-
ing tables. The volume of , such
unauthorized library use never
had been large, however, nor had
it interfered with the service or
availability of the collections to
our students and faculty. Recently
it became apparent that the Un-
dergraduate Library, and to some
extent the General Library, were
being used by high school students
for social gatherings, for study of
their own text books, and for
meetings of high school clubs, to
such an extent that this occupancy
was interfering seriously with the
use of the library facilities by
both graduate and undergraduate
students. The number of univer-
sity students able to use both
buildings had begun to decline
and more and more of our stu-
dents were being djscouraged by
the difficulty of finding a library
seat in the evening.
* * *
ed, recently, with the principal of
one of Ann Arbor's high schools.
He proposed that authorization
be given to the high school li-
brarians to send their students to
the Undergraduate Library when
they had need of materials for
their course work, (or to satisfy
true intellectual curiosity) which
could not be provided in either
the high school or public libraries.
The action of the Regents,
in keeping with this recommenda-
tion, makes available, officially,
the special resources of a large
research library to supplement
those that should be available
in the high school libraries and
the local public library. It
makes possible, furthermore, co-
operative enterprise by the school,
public, and university librarians to
assist the high school students.
Mr. Farrell seems especially
concerned that high school stu-
dents cannot have access in the
school and public libraries to pub-
lications on controversial topics or
to the literature of protest move-
ments. These he understands are

available only in research libraries
and we have now refused the high
school students access to them. In
actuality, because of their form,
such publications are available in
a university library system only
through the expert guidance of
librarians. Most of them are pam-
phlets, periodical articles, news-
papers or leaflets and cannot be
cataloged as are current mono-
graphs. Special knowledge is re-
quired to identify and locate them
for the user. The high school stu-
Aa" uri i- h a arna nt

Fair Play?..
To the Editor:
HERE IS MUCH dissent on
this campus toward the govern-
ment's policy on Cuba. Let us set
some facts straight. First, one can
no longer choose between capital-
ism or socialism as the best sys-
tem. The choice must be made on
the grounds that it will be most
beneficial system for the people
of the nation. In Cuba's case, the
answer was probably socialism. On
these grounds, our government is
wrong in not supporting socialist
activities in Cuba.
However, it is clear that while
Castro is now helping his people,
the government is being dominat-
ed by Communists. People who
have recently traveled to Cuba
remark on how much better off
the people appear to be. But is it
beneficial for the people to gain
economic welfare, and at the same
time to give up their freedom?
An unqualified NO seems to be
the future for Cuba.
MANY LIBERAL minded stu-
dents on this campus have rallied
to Castro's cause because they see
only the immediate benefits, and
have associated themselves with
groups such as the national Fair
Play for Cuba Committee. It has
been proven that this group's cen-
tral leadership in New York is, at
the least, Communist inspired.
Students participating in such a
group are likely to be come quickly
disillusioned, and will lose faith
in other important liberal causes.
Therefore, I feel that it is the
duty of SGC to withdraw recog-
nition of this group. It is for the
best interests of the student body,
and ultimately, for the people of
-Mark Hauser, '64
Sorry.. .
To the Editor:
Withheld" for . the splendid
satire on love! It certainly hits the
Neo-Victorians below the belt.
Our thanks to you for the nights
you spent shivering and drooling
as you alone passed out question-
naires on love and sex attitudes
among the "primitives . . when
the closing hours were drawing
near." Your subtle fallacies
brought tears (of laughter) to our
eyes. Puberty, however, may shar-
pen your wit. Do write again on
another slow news day!-!
-Rick and Sandi Schaefer
Letters to the editor must be
signed and should be limited to 300
words in length. The" Dailyreserves
the right to edit or withhold any

the values of both sufficient plan-
ning and sufficient publicity.
Their problem is that current
events topics have immediate ap-
peal-issues are important when
they arise. Furthermore, must of
the outside speakers and activities
that relate to such issues are
available only on very short
When an important speaker
notifies a local political club that
he can be in Ann Arbor two days
hence, the club has the immediate
dilemma of bucking calendaring
and publicity problems or passing
up an opportunity to present an
effective, educational program.
Usually they choose to defy calen-
daring rules in the interests of
THE YR's, THINKING the two
week stipulation for calendaring
was a hard and fast rule, suggest
that it be revised. Although it is
not an absolute law, its presence
in the rules booklet has caused
considerable confusion. Perhaps
the best thing to do is strike it
from the rules entirely, if it isn't
really binding.
The time problem will be par-
tially relieved if SGC passes the
calendaring changes currently be-
fore it. At present events that
need to be calendared before the
next Council meeting are handled
in interim action. This procedure
gives them temporary approval,
subject to the final approval of
the whole Council at its next ses-
on occasion this has put the
Council in the somewhat illogical
and ineffective position of denying
approval to an event that has al-
ready taken place.
* * *
low the President, or the Executive
Vice-President if so delegated, to
formally approve events without
bringing them before the whole
body. A safeguard against possible
misuse of this power is that the
Vice-President for Student Affairs
could (presumably at the request
of a group'which had been denied
approval) request the Council to
consider approval of a specific
A second major problem is ob-
taming the necessary signatures
for a calendaring petition - a
problem that is compounded when
time is short.
Open events require the/signa-
ture of the auditor of student
organizations, the faculty spon-
sor, the group's president, and the
lecture committee if a public
speech will be delivered by a non-
University speaker in a Univer-
sity building.
ways to cut down on the time in-
volved in getting signatures:
1) do not require the signature
of the auditor when no cost is
entailed in the program:
2) do not require the approval
of the lecture committee for
speeches by employees or office
holders in local, state or national
government in the United States;
3) arange a special time during
the week when the calendaring
committee and lecture committee
representatives are in the same
room,-ready to do business.
* * *
careful attention to the philosophy
behind calendaring procedures
and a sincere desire to improve
them. It is noteworthy that the
chairmen of Voice political party
and the Political Issues Club both
wholeheartedly endorse the YR

--Daiy-Larry Vasnc.1

Flowering Peach':
God's Will AIos-t Done
OjNE SITUATION THAT can provide both humor and drama in large
doses is to put a normal family in a position of immense respon-
sibility. This happens in "The Flowering Peach" when Noah's nice
Jewish family is given the task of saving life on earth.
The play quickly expands beyond the-nice-family-in-a-tough-spot
spot situation, however, and reaches the dimensions of mankind facing
annihilation. There is one essential difference between this play and
other modern plays with this theme. Noah is commanded by God and
sure to succeed, even if'not to the full extent of God's will.
In "The Diary of Anne Frank" and "Waiting For Godot," there
is only a sick, helpless waiting. And though Noah's purpose and even-


tual success provide an aesthetic
wholeness the other two do not
have, the inevitability reduces its
stature as a statement of man's
THE IDEAS ARE not new: that
man is now on his own, and may
indeed carry some of God's moral
responsibility-really just a sug-
gestion. So in the end it seems less
a statement of condition than a
look at man himself: sometimes
funny sometimes pathetic, oc-
casionally tragic, and after a time
of troubles,, content to return to
old ways.
Perhaps the most successful as-
pect of the play is the counter-
pointing of the human and bibli-
cal, humor and poignancy. These
are not developed rhythmically but
exist simultaneously. Japheth, the
youngest son, beats up his oldest
brother Shem to force him to pay
the taxes in order to save the ark
and in the midst of screaming and
flying bodies, Shem asks for a
receipt. Then he leaves with a
broken body muttering they'll next
accuse him of saving it for a
rainy day.
* * *
FRED OUELLETTE, as the bib-
lical Noah, did not achieve a con-
vincing characterization until well
into the play. The miracle not
only transformed Noah, it gave
Ouellette quite a boost. Lois Ouel-
lette as Goldie, a Mary Magdeleine
type, in a very short scene of re-
morse (mostly fear) quickly re-
veals Goldie's character, but is
not again as successful..
Tom Jennings as Japheth, the
idealistic young rebel who is as
necessary for survival as Noah, is
consistently good. So was Lila
Green, Noah's wife, whose only
fault was a little too much arm
throwing. Larry Gusman gave
depth to his role that the other
minor characters did not quite
.-Thomas Brien

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Geany Laos, Te Cono

vhich have been under way= since Novem-
took a promising turn last week during
visit of the Foreign Minister, Dr. von
ie reason for the success is not that the
nauer government has been willing to do
the Kennedy administration what it had
hed to do for the Eisenhower administra-
The reason is that the American case
been restudied, revised, and reformulated.
was done by a panel of experts chosen
he President to study the problem of the
nce of payments. The chairman of this
l, or task force as it is called, was Mr.
ge Ball, the Under Secretary of State for
iomic Affairs.
isenhower-Anderson approach and the new
redy-Ball approach.is in the analysis of
problem. The Eisenhower-Anderson view
that we were spending too much abroad
nternational- defense and development .We
d our allies, and particularly Germany, to
i more in order that we might spend less.
approach was morally unacceptable to
Germans in that it called upon them to
for the American troops who are now in
nany. It was humiliating for the United
es in that it puts us in the position o'
ng the Germans to help us.
E KENNEDY-BALL view is not that we
hould spend less on international defense
development but that Germany and the
r surplus countries should spend more. If
do that, and if certain other measures
taken-such as coordinating interest rates
making our exports more competitive-our
:it and the German surplus will both be
ced, and international transactions will
to cnme intn onuilibrium.

German aid. It will be good for the United
States, in that West Germany, by investing or
s ending a billion dollars more abroad, will
cease to suck up so many of the dollars which
we spend abroad. It will be good for West
Germany. For it will be a demonstration that
the Bonn government is a responsible member
of the Western community, and not merely
and no longer a favorite and rather spoiled
client of the United States. This will produce
a healthier, a more self-respecting, and a more
durable basis for German-American relations.
IT IS TOO soon to say whether in Laos and
the Congo any comparable diplomatic suc-
cess can be achieved. There, we are dealing
not with Adenauer but with Khrushchev. There
is civil war and there are atrocities which
arouse not only the primitive feelings of prim-
itive people but also the primitive feelings of
civilized men. There, we have in a certain
measure lost our freedom of action, having
been unwisely and too deeply engaged with
clients and puppets.
However, provided that Mr. Khrushchev had
understood what President Kennedy means
about unilateral intervention, a modus vivendi
should be possible in Laos. It may not be al-
together impossible in the Congo. The declara-
tion of neutrality just made by the King of
Laos is a good sign. It indicates that we have
been using our influence in Laos more wisely
than formerly. On the road that the King has
opened, a stabilization could be arrived at.
Perhaps it will be arrived at if the Soviets take
a cold view of the relative importance of Laos
and if our policy remains as it has now become,
pragmatic and sophisticated.
N THE CONGO no "solution" is now con-
ceivable in the sense that a unified, tran-
quil, "free" state can be set up. What is not
impossible is that the United Nations will find

"This Little Kid's Got a Big Guy with Him"

General Notices
Regents' Meeting: Fri., March 17. Com-
munications for consideration at this
meeting must be in the President's
hands not later than March 7.
Application for Michigan Memorial
Phoenix Project research grants must
be turned in to the PhoeniX office,
2042 Phoenix Memorial Lab., not later
than March 1.
Make-up Exam for Political Science
67 and 160 will be held Mon,, Feb.-27,
from 2-5 p.m. in 2440 Mason Hall,
Office of Veterans' Affairs will be
open this month on Sat., Feb. 25, from
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the conven-
ience ofveterans who are enrolled for
classes on Saturday only.,
Faculty Recital Postponed: The Mil-
lard Cates tenor recital previously
scheduled for Fri., Feb. 24 at 8:30 p.m.
in Aud. A has been postponed and re-
scheduled for Sun., March S.
Applications for Faculty Research
Fund Grants: Faculty members who
wish to apply for grants from faculty
research funds to support research
projects should file their applications
in the office of the Graduate School
not later than Wed., March 1. Applica-
tion forms are available in 118 Rack-
ham Bldg., or call E9xt. 3374,
Summary of Action Taken by Student
Government Council at its Meeting of
February 22, 1961
Approved: Minutes of previous meet.
ing as corrected.
Approved: Student Government Coun-
cl send three delegates to the National
Conference on IYouth Service. Abroad.
A selections committee of five mem.
bers shall be approved by the Exec.
Committee, which shall recommend a
delegate and one alternate to the Coun-
cil. The Exec. Committee shall present
the selections committee to the Coun-
cil next week (March 1) and then at
the following meeting of March 8 the
Council will vote on the selections com-
mittee nominations. (The Conference
is March 29-31.)
Approved: The following appoint-
Driving Regulations Revision Com-
mittee-James Hadley (1 semester term
,to end in Sept. 1961).
World University Service Fund Drive
Chairman--Rais Khan.
NSA, Michigan Region Executive
Committee-Richard Nohl (term to end
after.the Spring Regional Assembly of
Freshman Rendezvous Committee -
Mike Zimmerman (term to end in Jan-
uary 1962).
Interim Action Announced:
Michigan Christian Fellowship pro-
grams on Feb. 17, Mar. 5, 19, 24, Apr.
30, May 14, 19; 2432 U.E.S. or Lane
Hal, 7:30 p.m. or 4:00 pm. r
Feb. 20-28 SGC Wolverine Club, sale
of "Be Our Guest" entertainment tick-
et booklets.
Feb. 23 Young Republican Club,
speaker Prof. George L. Grassmulk,
"Foreign Affairs," Union, 7:30 p.m.
'Feb. 24 Americans Committed to
World Responsibility, speaker Thomas
Hayden, "The Student Movement and
the Peace Corps," Union room 3G, 4:15 ,
Mar. 1 Democratic Socialist Club,
speaker Dr. Grace Chin Lee, "Africa and
the Underdeveloped Nations of the
World," Union, 8:00 pm.
Mar. 2 Michigan Union, speakers Prof.
Kenneth Boulding and Prof. Roy
Pierce, "American Socialism vs. Soviet
Capitalism-Which Will Survive?", Un-
ion, 4:00 p.m.
Mar. 4 Arnold Air Society, James van
veen Squadron; Arnold Air Society Area
E-2 Conclave, Union.
Mar. 5 Challenge, speakers Morris
Janowitz and' Robert I. Crane, lecture
and panel discussion on "Role of the
Elites," Aud. B, 2:30 p.m. *
Mar. 8 Political issues Club, speakers
Dr. Kleinman and Dr. Fusfeld, "Ameri-
can Medical Association and Health
Legislation," Union room 3C, 7:30 p.m.
'Mar 1> niverity diir CuhAn-



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