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Eorr- AND MANAGED BY STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSrrY OF MICHIGAN
UNDER AUTHORiTY OF BOARD IN CONTROL OF STUDENT PUBLICATMNS

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:
Opposes Imposition of Political Loyalty Ple(

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,rials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This aust be noted in all reprints.
CTOBER 2,1964 NIGHT EDITOR: JOHN BRYANT
ep1ng Alive the Studen Unio
e Aton
Calls for lInnediate Action

SAVE US from Student Govern-
t Council's usual incompetence in
tter of the new Student Employes'
rted out grandly. In one week the
was broached, inexpensively pub-
and organized. Now from all ,in-
as it will take the next three to
thing underway.
rally, says the group's president
C member, Barry Bluestone, SGC
ve to grant it recognition-a sweet
rocess which involves writing a
ition, getting a sponsor, planning
icial statement, and waiting two
And naturally after that the 55-
r organiaztion will have to break
subcommittees to study ways of
pressure on University and non-
dty employers.
then there will be a couple of
gs to pass the final drafts of some
.s sounding but really, harmless
.ons, and maybe if the campus
LLY lucky there might be a one-
:ket line or something. And then?
en the organization will quietly
into the University's organization-
ed background.
?ATTERN is more unfortunate this
than in preceding instances,

however, because it involves students,
precious students who are not usually
involved in student organizational activi-
ties. They see something concrete and
beneficial to do and want to get it done.
They will stick around a while, of course,
waiting for some action, but if nothing
happens they will go home and SGC and,
Barry Bluestone will be holding another
squawking turkey in their lap, and their
lap is getting darn full of them.
There is a solution. Dispense with the
formalities and do something now. Get
down briefly the basic purpose; discuss
briefly basic methods of achieving it
(there are not so many that the discus-
sion cannot be brief: strikes, boycotts,
picket lines), and then DO something.
Do it -now and purposefully at the be-
ginning of the semester to assert the or-'
ganizati6n's power, to prepare the way
for continuing future power.
LITHE, QUICK ACTION not only might
make the wage scale go up in Ann Ar-
bor, but a potentially powerful student
group will have come into being, one per-
haps more capable of coping with student
problems than SGC because it will work
outside of and, to a certain extent, in
opposition to the administrative machine.
-KAREN KENAH

Strict Law' and Bluestone

To the Editor:
STEVEN FREEDMAN, in his
letter discussing my position on
the loyalty oath, has engaged in
a bit of guilt by association, care-
fully linking my attitude on the
oath with past positions of the
Americans for Democratic Action.
He suggests that I am Incon-
sistent in my opposition to loyalty
oaths because the ADA and most
other liberal groups and individ-
uals supported the loyalty pledge
demanded of the Alabama and
Mississippi delegations to the re-
cent Democratic National Con-
vention, contradicting the ADA
stand on loyalty oath in other
circumstances. My original letter
contained no mention of the ADA
or of the convention, so I do not
know where Freedman draws in-
formation to link me to them.
In fact I completely oppose the
imposition of a loyalty pledge at
a political convention. I can see
no reason why any delegate or
state contingent should be bound
to support any man or any plank
if that man or plank is repugnant
to the delegate(s): I believe openly
and absolutely in the right of dis-
sent and opposition, and I do not
believe that the dissenter should
be expelled from the system in
which he operates.
* * *
IN THE UNITED STATES, a
man is "in" one political party or
another simply because he says so
and the principles of the party are
not independent of the people in
it. In fact, party platforms and
principles change drastically over
time, even in periods short enough
so that the party itself is populat-
ed with many of the same people
before and after the change. Wit-
ness the Republican party empha-
sis and candidate- today, brought
about not so much by the en-
trance into the party of new
people, but by concentrated efforts
newly applied by long-standing
Republicans.
At the Republican convention,
two New Jersey delegates, Case
and Blau, refused to swing to
Goldwater in the last tides of
"unanimity." Both men, and many
other delegates to the convention
and other Republicans, continue to
refuse to support "their" candidate
and are openly unhappy with
many parts of the platform. Are
these men disloyal to the party
because they have relatively
strong consciences?
The fact that a Mississippi Dem-
ocrat dissents from the party plat-
CHALK GARDEN:
Old
Standbs
At the State Theatre
DON'T LOOK NOW, but Deb-
orah Kerr has returned to her
most famous role, the English
governess, in "The Chalk Gar-
den." "The Chalk Garden," a
movie with more than one such
old standby, is two hours of old
acquaintances and circumstances.
The picture concerns an English
household run by the tyranical
grandmother (Dame Edith Evans)
and her granddaughter Laurel
(Haley Mills). A governess is need-
ed, and Laurel, helped by her
friend the butler, played enjoy-
ably by John Mills, has been
caring off prospective governesses.
* * *
HOWEVER, to keep the movie
from seeming too old-fashioned,
or just another mystery-romance,
a very "in" technique of making
the mystery more psychological
than actual has been used. This
makes action a little difficult and
leaves the plot too contrived and
coincidental.

It is the deft and polished per-
formance of a cast of veterans'
that makes this an enjoyable
movie rather than a fiasco. Deb-
orah Kerr is, of course, precision
itself as the controlled, compe-
tent governess. Dame Evans plays
her role almost into a caricature
Haley Mills is growing up and is
losing none of her charm in the
process.
-Martha Eldridge

form, and withholds support from
the party candidate, simply in-
dicates that he is in a minority,
not at all that he is not a Demo-
crat. I believe that his right to
dissent should be respected, and
that the Democratic Party has
the responsibility to tolerate its
minorities and to deal with them
in open debate.
This is entirely consistent with
my position on the loyalty oath at
the University. Dissent must al-
ways be allowed, and the only con-
dition governing employment or
recognition must be the individ-
ual's own competence to carry out
his proposed role.
WITHIN THIS framework, how-
ever, I claim that the Mississippi,
Alabama, and other Southern
delegations to the Democratic
Convention should not have been
recognized and seated, because I
do not believe that the delegates
were competent to perform their
tasks as delegates.
They were at the convention to
represent all Democrats from their
home states. To be termed a legi-
timate representative (i.e. one who
is competent and capable of rep-
resenting all Democrats in his dis-
trict), it must be true that thp
delegate had been elected by all
Democrats (i.e. all who consider
themselves Democrats) in his dis-
trict, except for those who volun-
tarily pass up the opportunity to
vote. The fact that Negroes by the
hundreds of thousands would vote
Democratic iff they had a chance
in the South, and the fact that
they are not allowed to do so,
makes a mockery of the represen-
tative role of the delegates from
those states where thousands of
Negroes, Democrats by their own
desires, are not allowed tof vote or
express their views within the
party.
I SUBMIT that the Mississippi
delegation was pressed to take the
loyalty pledge because those lib-
erals who forced the issue knew
that thte delegation would refuse
and walk out, thereby neatly
avoiding a direct confrontation
with the issues raised by the
Mississippi Freedom Democratic
Party, also challenging the right
of the regular delegation to sit as
representatives, but for the dif-
ferent and stronger reasons which
i have outlined above. I agree
with Mr. Freedman that the ADA
was inconsistent in its demand
that the Mississippi delegation
submit to the loyalty oath, but
I suggest that the ADA preferred
the inconsistency to the respon-
sibility of insisting that the Demo-
cratic Party be open to all who
wish to join it, and that delegates
to party conventions at all levels
be recognized only by virtue of
their role as true representatives.
These, it seems to me, are the
issues raised by the fight over the
Mississippi delegation, and I 'de-
plore the use of the loyalty oath
by the liberals as a decoy to divert
attention from the central ques-
tion of party responsibility to an
open and representative party as
a step towards true representative
government.
-Michael Zweig, Grad

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THE PRESSURE of unions and
civil service employes to take over
many students jobs is known. The
student employer has been able
to point to the unique character
of his relationship to the students
and reject the demands of these
potential job stealers.
If the students press for a stu-
dent employe's union, they will be
requesting equal status with the
external work force. The unique}
character of the employer-employe

undertaken by the officers with-
out any clear mandate or any
ratification from the rank and file
members.
While the proper function of the
University community in reference
to Mr. Rockwell is indeed a moot
point, one thing is certain. It is
hardly the place of religious pres-
sure groups to attempt to limit'
those ideas which are allowed to
come before the University as a
whole. While they may desire to

IF, AS IT appears is likely, the
cide to lend the support of the
officers of Newman Club do de-
club's name to any protest ad-
dressed to the Union, they do so
without consultation with the vast
majority of members of the club.
The Newman Club has, as part
of its administrative structure,
an effective publicity machine.

IT MAY COME as a surprise to many
University students that they have
been breaking the law repeatedly. More-
specifically, they have wilfully violated
City Ordinance 110-1902, which states
that it is against the law to walk "on any
street, alley, in parks, theatres or public
buildings frequented by the public, or on
the floor of any street car or vehicle used
for public travel" on Sunday.
Whether such a law should be re-
tained on the books is highly question-
able. It surely serves no useful purpose.
And yet it is The Law, and everybody
knows that "laws can never be meaning-
ful unless they are strictly followed in
every case."
Barry Bluestone knows this, anyway;
for it is the reasoning he used when
voting in favor of disqualifying Sharon
Manning from running in the upcom-
ing SGC election. It seems that Miss Man-
H. NEIL BERJKSON, Editor
KENNETH WINTER EDWARD HERSTEIN
Managing Editor Editorial Director
ANN GWIRTZMAN ................ Personnel Director
BILL BULLARD) ...,,:......... 'Sports Editor
MICHAEL SATTINGER .... Ass.ciate Managing Editor
JOHN KENNY ........... Assistant Managing Editor
DEBORAH BEATTIE ..... Associate Editorial Director
LOUISE LIND ........ Assistant Editorial Director in
Charge of 'the Magazine
TOM ROWLAND ...........Associate Sports Editor
GARY WYNER .............. Associate Sports Editor
STEVEN HALER ................Contributing Editor
MARY LOU' BUTCHER ........ .Contributing Editor
CHARLES TOWLE ........ Contributing Sports Editor
NIGHT EDITORS: David'Block, John Bryant, Jeffrey
Goodman, Robert Rippler, Laurence Kirshbaum.
ASSISTANT NIGHT EDITORS: Gail Blumberg, Rob-
ert Johnston, John Meredith, Leonard Pratt, Bar-
bara Seyfried.
Business Staff
JONATHON R. WHITE, Business Manager
JAY GAMPEL .......... Associate Business Manager
JUDITH GOLDSTEIN .............Finance Manager
BARBARA JOHNSTON ............ Personnel Manager
RUTH SCHEMNITZ ............... Systems Manager
Second class postage paid at Ann Arbor, Mich.
Published daily Tuesday through Sunday morning.
Subsoription rates: $4.50 semester by carrier ($5 by
mail); $8 yearly by carrier ($& by mall).

ning had allegedly had some of the signa-
tures on her petition obtained by her
associates, a clear violation of an SGC
election-rules clause requiring a candi-
date to circulate the petition in person.
WHN THE MATTERS came up before
SGC Wednesday night, other persons
spoke up for Miss Manning, pointing out
that she was standing by when her
friends circulated a part of the petition
and was identified to the signers. Union
President Kent Cartwright summed up
the feelings of Miss Manning's supporters
by emphasizing that if SGC went ahead
and disqualified her,. they would be do-
ing so only by resorting to a "ridiculously
slight technicality."
Apparently Bluestone didn't think so.
Nor did he agree with Eugene Won's sug-
gestion that SGC's present election rules
had not been adopted just so candidates
could be eliminated by a strict interpre-
tation of the rules. Instead, Bluestone
stuck to his belief that laws must always
be strictly adhered to, and Miss Man-
ning's name was struck from the official
SGC ballot.
SUCHTENACIOUS BELIEF in obeying
lasis admirable; but it would be
even more admirable if it were tempered
with a modicum of common sense,, to say
nothing of compassion. Although it is
not necessarily true that "laws were made
to be broken," as someone once said,
nevertheless they should never be con-
sidered the be-all and end-all. I submit
that this is as true of a strict interpreta-
tion of the SGC bylaws such as Mr. Blue-
stone adopted in Miss Manning's case as
it is of such ridiculous regulations as
Ann Arbor City Ordinance 110-190.2
True, both laws are poor ones; but
both are Laws; and according to Blue-
stone's way of looking at things, both
are to be "strictly followed in every case,"
however picayune that might be.
-STEVEN HALLER

relationship will gradually be ra-
tionalized. In the future not only
will many student jobs succumb
to the organizational plea for
normal hours but also the job
slots will be filled increasingly by
personnel trained for slots and
capable of working full time.
I think such a development will
amount to one more step in the
destruction of that which makes
a university meaningful-the co-
operative quest of student and
faculty, in work, study and play,'
toward self-realization. Mainte-
nance of the status quo has its
rewards, both spiritual and fi-

influence the attitude of their
members toward Mr. Rockwell, or
while. they might reasonably sup-
port a boycott of the Rockwell
address, they can hardly expect
to have a voice in deciding whom
the community is allowed to hear.'
* * *
THE SUPPORT given to this
attempt to block the Rockwell
speech by the Newman Club is
not given out of any serious,
principled objection to Mr. Rock-
well's speaking on this campus.
Rather, the new Catholic spirit of
"ecumenism" behooves Newman
Club to stand behind its fellow
religious organizations. Newman
Club did not initiate this.action.
It is only responding' to a Hillel
request.
The response to the request is
probably motivated by the prag-
matic recognition by Newman
Club. that it will benefit during
the year from a healthy relation-

Through campus posters, an-
nouncements, and a network of
dormitory representatives, New-
man Club can inform its members
of a picnic or a fire-side chat
within a matter of days. Why was
not this publicity machine used to
call a maiss meeting of interested
club members to debate the propo-
sition of pressuring the Union to
retract the Rockwell invitation? If
the club's name is used in support
of one side or another of an issue
with such emotional undertones,
it should only be used if it is the
sense of the membership that the
name should be used thusly.
Otherwise, the officers should
act in good conscience as indi-
viduals-aiding the Hillel attempt
if they believe it is proper-but
they should not implicate the rest
of the members in this decision b-
using the club's, name in an of-
ficial capacity.
-Charles A. Adamek, '66

To the Editor:
I WONDER IF the studez
ing for a studentE
union to combat low w
not liable to cut their owr
Student employes h
command of a sizable po
in the past by virtue
unique status in the coi
These students have trie
bine studies with income:
independent motive that
admired and catered t
University. As the stud
not work for this income
mal hours, various odd-
take-home part-time jc
been created.
The creation of these
in many instances create
venience to the employer,
the occasional inconveni
cause of the "Gemeinsch
ture of the relation bett
ployer and employed, the
has protected the stud
external competition.

nancial. Is it not true that stu-
dents who stay on a job a reason-
Union able length of time experience
considerable pay hikes, even to
heights competitive with the ex-
nts press- ternal market's going rate for
employe's part-time jobs. As a junior one
e e of my friends receives $1.50 an
nages are hour in the library. Another friend
a throats. in graduate school receives well
ave had over $2 for statistical busy work.
ol of jobs These wages are not peanuts.
mfn thei William K. Cummings, '65
d to com-
a rugged Prank
has been
o by the
ents can To the Editor:
e at nor- YOU ALL seem to feel that a
hour and great tragedy has been perpe-
obs have trated against Gov. Romney, the
Michigan Daily, and the demo-
jobs has cratic way of life. The student who
ed espite placed the controversial d in the
.ence, be- paper has been condemned as not
haft" na- only sick, perverted, malicious,
"een em- but ihas been said to be one of
employer those people who strike fear in
employer t
ent from men's hearts-an extremist.
What has happened to every-
one's sense of humor? People don't
seem to realize that one of the
greater "college pranks" has been
put over right on our campus.
I think that the student who
called in the ad should be com-
mended for a creative and clever
idea. I'll admit it was sophomoric
but these are the things that put
excitement in college life.
I do happen to think Romney
has done an- adequate job as
governor and I certainly have never
thought of myself as a political
extremist, my mother wouldn't like
it.
The jokes on you boys-live with
it.

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By ERIC KELLER
Daily Correspondent
"NO CIVIL RIGHTS ACT can
make anybody love somebody
else."
Radical and moderate civil
rights opponents alike try to hide
behind this statement. It has be-
come the expression of a negative,
and deadly attitude towards any
i'ealistic try at normalizing racial
tensions.
However, the United States mili-
tary have proven that authoritar-
ian enforcement of civil rights
will at least make a fair modus,
vivendi possible.
INSIDE the armed forces, dis-
crimination has fallen to. a re-
markably low level. Open discrim-
ination is, unlawful and is strictly
censured in almost all military'
establishments. Change has come
about quietly and naturally since
civil rights jurisdiction was ex-
tended to the armed forces. A
Negro can count on absolute fair-
ness in promotion because the
strong hand of the law is pro-
tecting him.
A Negro serviceman at the USAF
Camp New Amsterdam in , the
Netherlands noted-that while in
service, he has never encountered

servicemen, never before felt so
free.
* * *
BUT DESPITE a tolerant front
put up by Europeans, there is
some marked discrimination near
U.S. military establishments. In
Germany, France and to a lesser
degree, it seems, in England,
"whites only" bars and restaurants
have decided to, as they put it,
"reserve the right to refuse serv-
ice.",
Enforced desegregation does not
extend to bars' and restaurants
frequented by G.I.'s outside the
bases. But one Negro sergean, in
West Germany has an idea as to
how it could be done: "I would
put such places off limits, and I
wouldn't let soldiers go into them
again until they were integrated.
That would change things in a
hurry."
Segregation in Europe, where it
does exist, is often underhanded,
rather than institutionalized. Some
people leave the train compart-
ments when Negroes enter, others
avoid taking seats next to them
in buses.
* * *
NEVERTHELESS, Negro mili-
tary personnel generally live nor-
mal, peaceful lives in Europe. For
one thing, they have felt that
authoritatively enforced integra-
tion has done something more

-Jerry V Levin, '65E
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