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S-venter-Fif tb Year

Each Time I Chanced To See Franklin D.
Research Funds Need National Coordination
by H. Nel Berkson


MAYNARD Sy., ANN Amok, MicH.

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erkeley Administrators Make
Student Protests Necessary

cal freedom and become a second-class


N A SIGNIFICANT ARTICLE in the November 27 issue
of Science magazine, Prof. Eric Hutchinson of Stan-
ford University examines the fluid, ever-increasing re-
lationship between higher education and government.
While he supports this development, Hutchinson has a
simple request:,a coordinated national policy to replace
the current chaos.
With government spending in education decentraliz-
ed, a small core of top schools reap most of the
rewards..Hutchinson describes the policy as it affects
research in the following manner:
... It is no doubt inevitable that when government
agencies provide funds for the support of academic
research they turn to the universities for advice..
This is perfectly natural, yet when these advisers
are drawn from the ranks of the academic Establish-
ment-which is well organized and quite exclusive--
there is a real danger that government support may
become concentrated in 'a relatively small number,
of institutions . . The undesirable cumulative effect
of this reasonable policy is to make it possible for
already prestigious institutions to attract even more
outstanding faculties. Consequently we may be see-
i1g the emergence of ,a small number of super-
universities of extraordinary prestige. That the rich
get richer and the poor get poorer is true not merely
in the sense that a few rich institutions become
still richer in government support, but also that.

the poor institution gets poorer and poorer in the
quality of its faculty.
THIS TREND poses a problem when viewed in terms
of the numbers now flooding college admissions offices.
Furthermore, the corresponding emphasis on the sciences.
raises serious questions when, as chemist Hutchinson
puts it, "we may need a one-sided emphasis on and
prestige for scientific studies far less urgently than we.
need studies in the ;Humanities."
Is planning needed? Oh dear, that would mean
rHE BERKELEY SITUATION, which has been pressing
the front pages all fall, finally exploded last week.
What have students done? Among other things, they
have probably cost Chancellor Strong his job and Uni-
versity of California President Clark Kerr the HEW
post in Lyndon Johnson's cabinet.
If anything remains clear, it is that students will,
not respect authority without reason. While the political
bans make no sense, Strong has treated the entire
affair as a challenge to his power. The faculty is now
lining up against him, andrfaculty -support is always
the key to any, administrator's effectiveness.
YES, THE DEMONSTRATORS have gone overboard,
dredging up all the cliches of the civil rights movement
in a quest for martyrdom, but the Berkeley administra-

tion asked for this from the beginning. The final resort
to physical authority resulted in outrageous police
brutality which reputable sources confirm. Cops and
college kids mix like Scotch and Bourbon.
Meanwhile, the national press and wire services
are predictably meticulous in seeking the "Communist"
influence, even though the FBI doesn't have 27,000
Bgun at least it couldn't happen here. It's too damn
cold out.
AT THE UNIVERSITY NEEDS from its current
fund drive is a donor comparable to the late Horace
Rackham. Since 1922 over $10 million of Rackham
money has supported numerous undertakings, including
the graduate school, students fellowships and faculty
In the last 10 years alone, according to a recent
report, Rackham grants have supported over 300 faculty
research projects totalling $1 million. These range from
the physical sciences to the fine arts, from a study
of "Sedimentation in Huerfano Park, Colorado" to a
"History of Islamic Architecture."
In this same period, $200,000 of Rackham money
has permitted the publication of 70 faculty books and
articles. And every year over 20 graduate fellowships
are available with stipends up to $5000.


Dean Towle gained the authority for
her retraction of student privileges fron
the "Kerr Directives," issued in 1960 by
California President Clark Kerr. The di-
rectives state that the university is
strictly an "educational institution," and
not a place for political activities whose
influence extends beyond the frontiers
of the campus.
The directives were based on an inter-
pretation-yet to be tested in the courts-
of a clause of the California constitu-
tion. The interpretation contends that
under the law universities are allowed to
prohibit fund-raising or membership
drives by student political groups on their
APOLOGISTS for the Kerr Directives
and the whole gamut of political re-
strictions at California have pointed to
their basis in state law as justification
for their existence. But are laws always
right? Mississippi's one-party tyranny is
reinforced by restrictive state laws; per-
secution of Jews'in. Hitler's Germany wad
sanctioned by law; the purges of Stalin's
Russia were praised in Soviet law books.
The place of the citizen is to question
and challenge the law, not to mutely point
to it - as the word handed down from
Lawyers of the Northern California
branch of the American Civil Liberties
Union have held that "the regulations
which the students were alleged to have
broken (the Kerr Directives) violate their
political rights as guaranteed by the First
Amendment." The directives in fact de-
clare that a United States citizen, to get
an education at the University of Cali-
fornia, must give up much of his politi-.
Managing Editor Editorial Director
ANN GWIRTZMAN ............. Personnel Director
BILL BULLARD ..................Sports Editor
MICHAEL SATTINGER ... Associate 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 Sport.Editor
GARY WYNER.............Associate Sports Editor
STEVEN HALLER... ......Contributing Editor
MARY LOU BUTCHER.......Contributing Editor
CHARLES TOWLE ........ Contributing Sports Editor
JAMES KESON ....................Chief Photographer'
NIGHT EDITORS: David Block, John Bryant, Jeffrey
Goodman, Robert ippler, Robert Johnston, Lau-
rence Kirshbaum.
Blumberg, John Meredith, Leonard Pratt, Barbara
Seyfried, Karen weinhouse.
Business Staff
JONATHON R. WHITE, Business Manager
SYDNEY PAUKER ..........Advertising Manager!

THERE HAVE BEEN repeated manifes-
'tations of bad faith on the part of
the California administration. Students
called off initial demonstrations protest-
ing the political restrictions on the basis
of an agreement in which the adminis-
tration promised to submit suspension
rulings on the eight expelled students .to
a standing faculty committee. But it turn-
ed out there was no such committee. In-
stead, the administration appointed a
student-faculty-administration commit-
tee to reconsider the expulsions. Students,
naturally, protested, since any such com-
mittee should be democratically elect-
ed, not appointed by one of the parties
in the dispute it is reviewing.
The most recent examples of bad faith
occurred starting three weeks ago. Yield-
ing to repeated student protests, the ad-
ministration liberalized some student po-
litical rules. Pamphleteering and discus-
sion on campus of political activities hav-
ing off-campus influence were allowed.
But several restrictions remained.
Worst, the administration kept for it-
self the privilege of defining which stu-
dent activities were "legal"; under such
a setup, theadministration can obviously
declare "illegal" any activities it dis-
agrees with. In addition, the university
still. had no independent student gov-
ernment (the government it has is de-
fined in its constitution as an "arm of
the administration") and no student ju-
The faculty of the university, whose
recommendations the administration first
requested and then ignored, protested
vigorously. Students, seeing the power
the administration retained of declaring
activities "illegal," also protested. The last
straw came last week when the Regents
of the university threatened to expel
four present leaders of the student pro-
test for past actions.
week's nonviolent sit-in mandatory
and justified. When the 813 protestors
are arraigned tomorrow morning, they
have no need for fear, for they are not
alone. The American Civil Liberties Union
is backing them; the university faculty
has called for the resignation of Chan-
cellor Strong and the lifting of all past
charges and political restrictions; and the
teaching fellows of the university are
joining the students in a general strike.
With all these forces working in a
united front against the administration,
there is little doubt that the cause of the
students must eventually emerge victori-
ous. When it does, it will have shown the
watching students of the nation that
their political rights and liberties can be'
inviolable if they act to make them so,
and that in attempting to get an educa-
tion, they need not demote themselves
to second-class citizenship.
Hardy students are plodding through
drifted snow and up unswept steps to
classes in Angell Hall. Where is the Uni-
versity's efficient snow crew?
Funny thing. They are across the
street, vigorously removing the last bits
of snow from in front of the Administra-
tion Bldg.
Too bad the administrators don't come
in to work on Saturday to appreciate
their efforts:

Puri fication
"THE WAR against Satan must con-
A minister made this remark in a eu-
logy for Phyllis Ryan, a missionary killed
in the Congo massacres.
Irony. It sounds like war against war.
Similar to a "moral crusade." Coercion

.And Some Day We Might Even Establish Contact
With The Other Side Of The World"

The Week in Review
S ing Pins o GrowingPioU'


Assistant Managing Editor
Assistant EditorialDirector,
AKEA STUDENT population
of over 50,000, maintain the
same. ratio of in-state to out-of-
state students, students to faculty
and graduates to undergraduates
and you've got a staggering ap-
proximation of the University ten
years from now.
This was, the consensus of a
report released this week by Vice-
'President for Academic Affairs
Roget W. Heyns, working in con-
Junction with the Advisory Coun-
cil on Academic Affairs.
The tentative report emphasizes'
the "desired growth" of the Uni-
versity. This growth profile takes
into consideration present and
planned facilities, expected state
and federal funds and population
IN TIlE SPRING of 1962, Presi-
dent Harlan Hatcher asked each
of the 17 schools and colleges to
submit its desired enrollment.
These are some of the chief trends
that will be established by 1975:
" Non-Ann Arbor enrollment
will increase more than Ann Arbor
enrollment. The University's two
ex-Ann Arbor campuses, Flint and
Dearborn, will grow by 529 and
180 per cent, respectively. The
University's centers for graduate
study, -scattered throughout the
state, will double their current
1,753 enrollment.
" Smaller schools and colleges
will expand faster than the liter-
ary college, now enrolling 12,927
students. The pharmacy college,
the architecture a n d design
'school (shortly to be housed in a
new North Campus home) and the
nursing school are all expected to
grow in greater proportions than
the literary college.
* Literary college expansion
may be compensated for by es-
tablishing several colleges similar
to the residential college, slated to
open in fall, 1967.
* * *.
ONE BIG HITCH is that the
report is not tied to any specific
-fund allocations from the state
Legislature. To do this would be
both impossible and imprudent.
But the report's projections are so
closely tied to Lansing purse-
strings that "if support (for ex-
pansion) is not forthcoming, it
will be necessary for downward
adjustments to be made in the

plans for growth," the'- report
A University of 50,000 students
is frightening in itself; this huge.
number on the trimester is terrify-
ing. Hopefully, students ten years
from now won't have to slouch
back with a full stomach of turkey
and be hit over the head with the
cold fact that finals are two
weeks away.
* * *
NEXT YEAR'S enrollment, 1800
students over the current 29,103,
will include 400 additional fresh-
men, 200 freshmen at Flint (the
first freshman class for the for-
mer junior-senior institution) and
1200 upperclassmen and gradu-
ates, according to figures released
by Heyns this week.
However, last week Director of

Good Book Is a Loser
In" Every Way as Film

Housing Eugene Haun said he had
not yet received these figures from
the Office of Academic Affairs.
Add these- additional 400 freshmen
to over 450 who were in temporary
housing this fall and the result is
pure chaos.
The new dorms on the planning
board - the residential college,
Cedar Bend Housing and. Bursley
Hall - won't be ready next fall.
Neither will the three floors of the
administration building that its
present occupants plan to vacate
for extra literary college classroom
and office space.
So with 400 extra persons in the
dorm system and 1600 more stu-
dents in crowded classrooms and
courses, the cramped situation
next fall has begun to look pain-
fully concrete.

At the Campus Theatre
THOSE WHO remember Pietro
Germi's delightful Italian com-
edy, "Divorce -- Italian, Style,"
which came to town about a year
ago, need not be prodded to go
see his current offering, "Seduced
and Abandoned;" for most of its
length the new film is just as fun-
ny as its predecessor.
The plot has so many twists
that one almost expects to see
the Minotaur somewhere along
the way, but all flows along
smoothly until very near the end.
The story begins with the seduc-
tion of Agnese by Peppino, the
fiance of one of her sisters (Ma-
tilde, who manages to sleep
through the whole thing).
Both try to keep anyone else
from finding out; but Agnese's
mother, suspicious of her daugh-
ter's strange actions, finds part of
a note telling of her dark secret.
* * *
RETURNING from a trip to a
doctor who has verified Ag-
nese's pregnancy, her father real-
izes it must have been Peppino's
doing; and, following a series of
choice Italian words which the

translator somehow manages to
overlook, Papa storms into Pep-
pino's house and confronts the
lad and his parents with the
But Peppino suddenly declares
he wants a chaste wife and won't
marry Agnese; obviously the hon-'
or of Agnese's family is at- stake.
Papa has his hands full finding
someone else for Matilde and try-?
ing to find a solution to the more
pressing family problem 'at the
same time. The machinations
which follow are consistently de-
lightful, and I won't spoil the fun
by revealing them here.
With no information at hand as
to who plays whom (and no fur-
ther clue is afforded by the movie
credits), it is safe to say that all'
concerned do a marvelous job, es-
pecially those portraying Papa
and Peppino. Despite a some-
what labored part depicting Ag-'
nese's delirium near the end, and
the final scenes themselves, the
majority of the movie is fast-
paced and great fun. By all'
means see "Seduced and Aban-
-Steven Haller

At the Michigan Theatre
everything-a poor script,
poor acting, poor direction, poor,
photography and poor casting.
For a movie that can make you
long to see "the end" flash on
the screen, you will find few to
rival this one.
Somerset Maugham's novel is
generally considered a good book,
but Bryan Forbes' script has turn-
ed it into a soap opera. With
violinists sawing away in the
background, the story of Philip
Carey, aspiring young doctor (Can
he find happiness in spite of his
club foot?) and Mildred, girl pros-
titute, plods along. Maybe this
could be serialized to play opposite
"Peyton Place."
* * *
ONE COULD SAY the acting is
bad, but it would be. too much
of a compliment to refer to it
as acting. Rather the cast seems
to be reading the cue cards to the
camera. Even such emotional
scenes as the one in which Mildred
offers herself to Philip and he
refuses her with the line "you
disgust me," is drab and unmov-
ing. One only wishes they would
stop talking so that the film can
move on to something new.
There is as much emotional
force as the railroad scene in a

turn of the century melodrama,
and, in fact, the audience reacted
with boo's for the villian and
cheers for the hero. Some of this
must be attributed to poor direct-
ing. Ken Hughes, the director,
should never have permitted such
performances to be final.
TECHNICALLY the movie is
also bad. The photography is gen-
erally mediocre, but sometimes
becomes almost confusing. The
editing has left the film vaguely
incongruous; scenes switch back
and forth with no transition. The
sets and costumes are ordinary
and lacking in imagination. The
same can be said for 'the make-up.
The casting seemed wrong, but
that may be due to the poor per-
formances. Laurence Harvey is too
old and introverted. Kim Novak
never gets the character of Mil-
dred across, and Nanette Newman
as Sally just seems silly, and too
sloppy and drab. Robert Morley
as Dr. Jacobs is enjoyable, but he
doesn't even have to open his
mouth to be enjoyable.
* * *
ALL IN ALL "Of Human Bond-
age' is an inferior film. Every-
thing lacks style and imagination.
It is all woefully inadequate, but
there are some nice shots of some
Rodin sculpture with the credits.
--Martha Eldridge

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A Bit of History Concerning The Messiah'


JUST AS SANTA CLAUS, singing carols and ex-
changing gifts are an integral part of the Christ-
mas festivities, so is an annual performance of
Handel's oratorio "The Messiah." Almost everybody
knows the story told in this work; here are a few
interesting facts concerning its history.
A writer reports that the first performance of
"The Messiah" was a benefit concert "for the
Society for Relieving Prisoners, the Charitable In-
firmary, and Mercer's Hospital, April 13, 1742.
Dublin. Faulkner's Journal, advertising the event,
subjoined a note requesting the ladies 'to come
without hoops, as it would greatly increase the
charity by making room for more company.' The
suggestion may not have gone unheeded, for a
'crowded audience' of 'above seven hundred' is

secular theater, just as he might have written an
opera on a religious text.
Jennens, the librettist, called it "a fine enter-
tainment . . . designed to recall the audience to
.their obligations as members of a Christian society
It owes its unique reputation not so much to
its musical excellence . . . as to the chance that
it sums up to ,perfection and with the greatest
eloquence the religions faith, ethical, congregational
and utterly unmystical, of the average Englishmen."
Handel, was not only a composer, but an op-
portunist. When he could borrow material from
already existing music, either his own or some-
one else's,.he did. For example, the music to which
are set the words "For unto us a child is born,"
a chorus which is one of the highlights of this
work for me. wa tipan intact from an Italian

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