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Seventy-Fifth Year



The Campus Speaks Out on the SAL


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or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.



Student Activists Undermine
Own Goals with Lawlessness

WE ARE FORTUNATE that orderly
processes for the peaceful redress of
grievances exist in our country. Thus it
is disturbing to read of students' disre-
spect for these processes of law and or-
der. The Associated Press noted that po-
licemen trying to perform their duty at
the University of California last week were
"bodily attacked" by an unruly crowd of
students protesting a university regula-
tion clearly within the scope of California
state law.
If our society, or any society, is to sur-
vive and prosper, it must exist in a cli-
mate which recognizes peaceful and or-
derly means of dealing with controver-
sial issues. Lawlessness and disrespect for
authority can lead only to disorder, con-
fusion and chaos. In such a climate, no
society can properly function or be main-
IT IS REGRETTABLE to note the sup-
port of lawlessness on our own cam-
pus by Voice, a supposedly respectable
student organization, which recently held
a speaker's rally "to express sympathy and
solidarity with students at the Univer-
sity of California." Certainly, neither the
means (harrassing and ravaging police)
nor the end of these students (advocat-
ing that the university break the state
law) deserve support from intellectually
honest and mature students on this cam-
Furthermore, Voice willfully violated
a University regulation prohibiting un-
scheduled demonstrations on the Diag. It
had previously assured the president of
SGC, when he authorized the rally, that
it would be held on the League Mall.
Barry Bluestone, a student leader of
Voice, condemned disqualified SGC can-
didate Sharon Manning for "violating the
spirit of SGC." Yet, the unlawful actions
of Voice, which Bluestone supports, are
certainly also "violating the spirit of
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EVIDENTLY, Bluestone and Voice think
the only laws which should be follow-
ed are those whose ends serve their poli-
tical needs. It is such attitudes which lead
to the erosion of the basic institutional
and legal fabric of our society.
Complex and important issues are wor-
thy of rational and orderly solutions.
And rational solutions cannot be found
through irrational, lawless and disorder-
ly actions. Disorder, in fact, only breeds
more disorder.
THE BERKELEY ISSUE just concerns
the prohibition of soliciting members
and money for off-campus political pur-
poses. Students there still have the right
to express their thoughts and opinions
openly; so do students here. And as long
as they have this right, they possess a
method far better than lawlessness to
secure the additional freedoms they de-
exactly heartening, to see the unique
and clever ways in which Ann Arbor
merchants try to outdo one another in
the fine art of "one-upmanship" where
advertising is concerned. When they man-
age to demonstrate similarly unique and
clever ways of employing semantics as
well, the results can also serve to stim-
ulate readers into reading more carefully.
Take for example the full-page ad in-
serted by a local record store in yester-
day's Daily. In an obvious attempt to be
"one up" on another record store which
was in the midst of selling a brand of rec-
ords for half the list price, the first
store announced an "LP SALE" of rec-
ords on three other labels.
BUT I WONDER how many readers were
misled upon seeing the word "sale" to
think of "a special disposal of goods, as
at reduced prices" (American College Dic-
tionary definition No. 4), and not merely
"act of selling" (A.C.D. definition No. 1).
Those who did will be disappointed; of
the three labels "on sale," two were be-
ing offered at list price (which can be
bettered at other record stores in town),
while the third, although being sold for
substantially less than list price, could
still be obtained at other local record
stores for less.
As long as the record stores are going
to continue their game of "one-upman-
ship," there is no reason why their pro-
spective customers cannot do likewise.
You don't need to own a record store to
play (although it obviously would help);
all you need are a copy of the Schwann LP
Record Catalogue, which gives all list
prices, and a pair of keen eyes. Then,
whenever a "sale" comes along, merely:
1) Check in Schwann to see what the
list prices are,"and
2) Shop around town to make sure you
can't get better prices elsewhere.
IF YOU FOLLOW this simple procedure,
you may never become a record store
owner (in fact, you may lose whatever
friends you had in the record business);
but you may become "one up' on those
who think students don't have enough
sense to read between the lines.

To the Editor:
THE ARGUMENTS used by Jef-
frey Goodman in his stirring
call to inaction (editorial, Oct. 7)
had a disconcertingly familiar ring.
I remember being told in June
as I was planning to go to Mis-
sissippi that I did not under-
stand "the minute complexities of
the issues involved," and that the
Summer Project would be "actual-
ly harmful to the process through
which changes will have to be
These sincere and well-meaning
people, as Mr. Goodman has done,
use their understandings of the
enormity of the problem to tation-
alize inaction.
* * * .
THE LESSON of the sit-ins, the
peace-marches, the Berkeley dem-
onstrations and other direct-action
movements is that these complex
problems can be attacked in a
simple direct fashion, and that
nothing really gets done about
these problems until the issue is
forced by direct action.
Goodman favors study first and
action second. The lesson of the
last five years is that the fruitful
approach is just the reverse.
Until now the administration
has virtually denied that any prob-
lems exist-which strikes me as
being similar to Ross Barnett's de-
nial that a problem existed in his
state. And Goodman's editorial
echoes the go-slow preachments
of the Uncle-Tom Negroes of the
administration, the Regents and
the Legislature will all bow to
the "complexities of the issues"
until some disruptive action is
-Sam Walker, '64
To the Editor:
I WISH to correct an error in
Mr. Sutin's letter to the editor
on Thursday, October 9. Mr. Sutin
says, "SAL dynamism comes at a
time when SGC is doing little and
Voice has abandoned the cam-
pus to organize the nation's poor."
He is quite correct in saying
that SOC is doing very little of
value to students and he is also
correct in his implication that
many members of Voice are work-
ing now and during .the summer
in community organizing projects.
However the latter does not mean
that Voice has deserted the cam-
pus. Quite the opposite.
s , *
MR. SUTIN'S letter referred to
the recently formed Student Ac-
tion League and the rallies on the
Diag Tuesday and Wednesday
which led to its formation. I would
merely like to point out that the
rally on the Diag on Tuesday was
organized, sponsored and publi-
cized by Voice. The list of demands
passed out to all of those who at-
tended the rally was written by the
Voice executive committee and the
two speakers included the chair-
man of Voice, Richard Horevitz,
and the Voice member on SGC,
Barry Bluestone.
The direction and future plans
for the Student Action League will
be determined by those students
who continue working with the
organization. But let us not for-
get that Voice was the only student
organization which saw the vital
and immediate need for students
to organize and demand that the
University become an educational
community-and Voice acted on its
-Nancy Gitlin, '65
Member, Voice Executive
To the Editor:
Student Action League have
raised a storm of controversy on
campus concerning basic student

needs and grievances. While the
reaction of many to the Diag dem-
onstration has been one of indig-
nation and disgust, we hold the
view that Bluestone is merely
looking in the wrong direction.
It is true that the University
administration is closest to stu-
dent problems, but this does not
necessarily imply that the admin-
istration is mainly responsible for

overcrowded dorms and class-t
rooms, inadequate study space,
"raids" on a poorly-paid faculty1
and short-sighted planning. On
the contrary, the administration1
has been hobbled by a backward,
parochial Legislature which has1
refused to recognize that ade-1
quate education requires adequate
financial support and that good
education requires even more mon-
ey. And that "enlightened" Re-
publican, Gov. George Romney, has
not provided the leadership to ed-
ucate his own party.
LET US LOOK at a few sam-
ples. The state agency budget re-
quests for higher education in 1964
were $143.2 million. The governor
recommended that this figure be
slashed to $115.8 million. Further-
more, Romney's proposedbudget
was $4 million below the abso-
lute minimum recommendations of
his own "Blue Ribbon" Committee,
headed by conservative Alvin Bent-
ley. All this, despite the fact that
the state has a surplus of $50 mil-
lion in its treasury.
Among the top eight industrial
states, Michigan last year rank-
ed next-to-last in per-pupil sup-
port of higher education. What in-
creased appropriations have been
made have been offset by the vast
influx of new students. There can
be no excuse for the actions of
the Republican Party in Michi-
gan, especially since the national
administration has brought about
the prosperity whichshould enable
them to meet the needs of high-
er education. And, we ask, is this
the fault of the University ad-
Student Action League presents
many legitimate demands which
are the proper concern of the ad-
ministration. The twin adminis-
tration policies of supporting cap-
italistic enterprises and promoting
paternalism have placed an in-
tolerable burden on the students
of this University.
High rents and fantastic prof-
its are the order of the day, yet
the student minimum wage set by
the University is totally inade-
quate.mHousing policies, largely
determined by the paternalistic
ideal, are responsible for over-
crowding in the dorm system. At
every policy level, the administra-
tion has put its image before the
welfare of its students. In short,
the "independent academic com-
munity" has become a laughable
* * *
THE YOUNG Democratic Clu1
feels that there are many limi-
tations placed on the adminis-
tration by lack of financial sup-
port from the Republican-con-
trolled Legislature and the Re-
publican governor. That budget
surplus of which Romney is so
proud should be used to benefit
the citizens of Michigan rather
than as a campaign issue by the
governor. On the other hand, the
administration has been woefully
lax in caring for the needs of its
students within those financial
We call on the administration
to implement the requests of the
Student Action League, and not to
be prejudiced in this decision by
the manner in which the Diag
demonstration was conducted.
-Michael W. Grondin, '66
Chairman, Young Democrats
To the Editor:
T UESDAY and Wednesday's Diag
demonstrations were an at-
tempt by interested students to
present their grievances to the stu-
dent body and to the administra-
Although there may have been
three violations of University reg-
ulations, one of these regulations
appears to be a clear infringe-
ment upon students' political
rights. This regulation, restricting

any activity on the Diag, limits
the presentation of a variety of
views, spontaneously, in a place
where a large number of students
are liable to hear them. '
* * *
been the place for political and
non-political groups to air their

thoughts. When attempting to hold
Tuesday's demonstration on the
Diag, Voice was informed that no
more demonstrations could be held
there this year. It was told that
it could hold a demonstration on
the League Mall if it wished and
hesitantly calendared the demon-
stration there.
On Monday night, during last-
minute planning, the membership
decided that a demonstration on
the mall would be worthless. The
League is an obscure area where
no one would even see the dem-
onstrators. Certainly if political
groups are going to be forced to
the edges of the campus, attempts
at demonstrations and outdoor
speakers will be useless and the
air of real activity that existed a
few years ago on this campus will
surely be dead.
I AGREE with the administra-
tion's right to limit student use
of microphones and instruments
because they disturb classes, how-
ever it is highly disputable wheth-
er someone speaking on the Diag
without the aid of a microphone
could be disturbing. I have been
to several demonstrations at the
Universityhand in most cases I
couldn't hear the speaker from
more than 100 feet away even if
he were yelling.
The administration should re-
move the ban from all organiza-
tions and speakers as long as no
mikes or instruments are used. It
may not have attempted to curb
political activity by this Diag ban,
though I doubt it, but the ban
most definitely is unfair as it is
now worded, and is an infringe-
ment of political freedom.
* * *
many regulations on political ac-
tivity: SGC supervises the every
move of student organizations, the
Fishbowl is supervised, and now
the Diag is closed to speakers and
demonstrations. The University
must reopen the Diag to student
organizations in order to restore a
semblance of civil liberties to the
-Richard Shortt, '66
To the Editor:
T HE RECENT events around the
campus show what happens
when poor leadership is put un-
der pressure. The motion by SGC
regarding the recognition of the
Student Employs Union is a case
in point.
How can SGC possibly recom-
mend to the administration that
this conglomeration of individuals,
many of whom are not even em-
ployed, be the "official bargain-
ing agent for student employes?"
There has been no showing that
this group represents any signifi-
cant number of student employes.
At the Campus Theatre
" j OSTARANTOS" is a film that
could be very good, but fails.
There are touches of imagination
in this adaptation, but their po-
tential is never realized. Thercam-
era work and the choreography
are especially victim to this: these
features are often excellent, but
in general the movie is poor.
"Los Tarantos" is a Spanish
version of "West Side Story." The
story is set in Barcelona, among
the gypsies. They are a group that
has never been quite accepted into
the society in which they live, and
thus they live by much their own
laws. Raphael of the Tarantos
family falls in love with Juana,

daughter of the man who killed
his father. Naturally such a match
cannot be, and the love affair ends
in tragedy.
THE MOVIE is full of excellent
"flamenco" dancing. In fact, all
the Tarantos ever seem to be doing
is dancing. This is carried to such
a degree that the viewer becomes
tired of all the dancing about
half way through the picture.aEven
Raphael's widowed mother dances.
She is head dancer as well as
leader of the clan, and she dances
to aggravate the opposing family
while they buy horses to aggravate
The acting is as unconvincing as
the subtleties of the plot. There
is a Spanish tradition to portray
gypies as ruled totally by their
passions. This is tried here, but
instead of coming acrossas pas-
sionate people, driven by their
loves and hates, the people in the
movie just seem one-dimensional,
wooden and at times ridiculously
over dramatic.
movie is that it does give a re-
vealing glimpse into the life of
the gypsies of Barcelona. The
nativity scene has a Flamenco
dancer. The strange wedding rites
are interestingly portrayed. Ra-

order for a union to be certified
as "the" bargaining agent for any
group of employes, it must win
a representation election by a ma-
jority vote of the employes. In
fact, in order for the National La-
bor Relations Board even to hold
an election, a union must show
that it "represents a substantial
number" of employes-interpreted
to mean 30 per cent. It has not
been shown and it cannot be
shown that this union meets these
requirements. Figures probably
could not be produced to show
that it now represents even 10
per centof thestudent employes.
Many problems appear with this
union which should have been re-
solved long before SGC acted on
its status. What student employes
does it represent? Who are stu-
dents within the meaning of the
resolution? Must a student be rep-
resented by this union against his
will? What means of enforcing
the union demands will be allow-
ONCE AGAIN, Barry Bluestone
has forced the council into action
without thought or consideration
of the problems involved. It seems
that Bluestone and SGC are guilty
of what Bluestone condemns in the
other-recklessness and unthink-
ing action.
-Alan M. Sager,'65L
To the Editor:
FOR YEARSNOW, student gov-
ernment councils the nation
over have conducted study upon
study of what Jeffrey Goodman
calls "the minute complexities"
of university policies.rAll to very
little avail, for-as Mr. Goodman
would I think be the first to ac-
knowledge-universities in this
country are not improving; in fact
they are flowing ever more homo-
geneously into the rut of dehu-
manization, "public relations," re-
search over education, ignorance
and mishandling of student needs
ranging from decent and free
places of accommodation to the
fundamental need to participate in
university (i.e., educational and
thus life-shaping) decisions.
"Ineptness," again to use Mr.
Goodman's word, is not reserved
to the University SGC alone; it
is endemic and moreover inher-
ent in the vast majority of SGC's.
One must speculate that there is
something in the structural limi-
tations of SGC's, and in student
expectations of "student govern-
ment" in general, that selects for
office those least interested in
wielding the power over university
decisions that adheres to the stu-
dent body by right. And the cita-
tion of "minute complexities" is
a time-honored cloak behind
which administrations, of the uni-
versity or governmental in the
wider sense, maintain a distorted
notion of priorities.
* * *
YES, THERE IS, in the detail-
ed sense, "very little we really un-
derstand" about University prob-
lems. No wonder, when the stu-
dent body has no power over Uni-
versity decisions. In the Univer-
;ity as outside it, powerlessness en-
genders apathy; not having any
reason to know, one doesn't both-
er to know. Nor does the Univer-
sity administration help us to
But a sense of the proper pri-
orities-for state Legislature ap-
prepriations as well as for Uni-
versity budgeting-does not re-
quire such detailed knowledge so
much as a sense of values: the
relative values of research and
education, "community relations"
and low prices, South Quad flag-
poles and higher faculty salar-
ies. (Parenthetically, both Barry
Bluestone's speech on Tuesday and
the "WE DEMAND" leaflet make
it clear that the University ad-
ministration and the Legisla-
ture share the blame for dam-
aging priorities.)
* * *.

First, however, students need to
assert a will to participate in Uni-
versity decisions. This is the mean-
ing of Tuesday's rally and the
founding of the Voice-initiated
Student Action League, and I think
a momentous meaning at that, for
it signals an end to apathy and
voicelessness-and hopefully also
the incentive to delve more deep-
ly into the intricacies of Univer-
sity policy and planning.
Action or study is never com-
plete without the other; both are
necessary, in an intertwining and
mutually sustaining way. If this
is Mr. Goodman's theme, I am
in complete agreement; I simply
want to point out the "emotional
simplism" contained in the dredg-
ing up of the cry of "emotional
--Todd Gitlin,
Coordinator, SDS Peace Re-
search and Education
Research Fellow, Center for
Research on Conflict
At the Michigan Theatre



UNDER FEDERAL labor law, inscent must follow in rapid order.


attempt to get even with Eng-
land for its flood of "Doctor" mo-
vies (you know-"Doctor at Sea,"
"Doctor in Distress," "Doctor on
the Moon," and so on), Columbia
Pictures apparently scraped sev-
eral scenes off the cutting-room
floor after shooting "The Interns"
last year and spliced them togeth-
er to make a new movie. Colum-
bia branded this one "The New
Interns," although with all the
horsing around that went on in
the first film they could easily
have followed tradition and called
the sequel "Son of The Interns."
Columbia need not worry about
the success of "The New Interns":
it should make just as much mon-
ey as "The Interns" did, since it
has just about everything that mo-
vie had. Maybe that's the whole
LIKE ITS predecessor, "The
New Interns" is a movie with sev-
eral Messages. It has pretty much
the same cast of characters, and
as before the most impressive
showing comes from Telly Savalas
as Dr. Dominick Riccio, promoted
to supervisor for this sequel.
Other than the "color" of the
film itself, which changed from oe
shade of black-and-white to an-
other with disturbing regularity,
the major problem with the se-
quel is its resemblance to its pre-
decessor. The dope addict who
tries to get some "stuff" from one
of the doctors, the wild party, the
endless altercations between Dr.
Riccio and the interns-these are
all too familiar from "The In-
Yet there are a few differences
which will serve to convince those
who saw "The Interns" that this
is in truth a new (or, at best,
renovated) picture. For example,
the sequence about a doctor who
feels the moral urge to help a
patient out of his misery is re-
placed with a sequence about a
social worker (Inger Stevens, who
gets raped later on in the pic-
ture) who causes a fatally ill man
to realize that he hasn't long to
NEVERTHELESS, there are a
few moments of humor to break
the monotony, . including refer-
ences to policemen, fertility, and
such. Nevertheless, the audience
around me had the disconcerting
habit of laughing at the serious
parts; whether this is their prob-
lem or Columbia's remains to be
seen. If you liked "The Interns,"
you'll probably like "The New In-
terns" as much as Columbia Pic-
tures does.
-Steven Haller








priorities must predate
scent into the maze of
complexities," although,1
Mr. Goodman his due,t

the de-
to grant
that de-




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Youthful Folk Twosome
Comp are with the Best
LOOKING MUCH like a folk duo from a high school talent contest;
Len and Judy, now appearing at the Golden Vanity, present an
unusual evening of pleasing and polished folk music.
Youthful they are,, and it serves as both their greatest asset and
flaw. Len, the tenor and guitarist, has the distinctively sweet voice
and the lean looks of Phil of the Everly Brothers. Judy, his sister,
is very blonde and very beautiful with a seemingly rangeless voice. Both
look like teenagers.
They sing like oldtimers, though, and they're good. Judy's voice
is like a quick clear knife that cuts away into the heart of each
song. Occasionally a slight warble mars this effect, but when she
gets into such songs as "Cry me a River," the edge is sharp again
and the result is beautiful. Len has a tenor voice with a strange
compelling quality to it and his guitar work, while occasionally
muddled by overreaching himself, is unusually adept and fastpaced.
Put the two together and the effect is electrifying, fresh and most
of all, highly entertaining.
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