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Seventy-Third Year
Truth Will Prevail"'
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

Means Liberation

R EGISTRATION and classification, that
process which terrifies, frustrates and
alienates registering students, classifying fac-
ulty and enrollment-figuring administrators
may soon be an evil memory of the past.
Thanks for this relief must go to Edward
G. Groesbeck, -Ronald L. Keller and the rest
of the Office of 'Registration and Records who
are putting into effect next semester a" pilot
"Advanced Classification Program," which may
eventually lead to the whole registration and
classification procedure being carried on com-
pletely by mail. This possibility is enough to
make one drool with delight.
The new program is basically simple. The
office has selected over 100 undergraduate
courses for which students must pre-classify
if they wish to take them. At the same time
however the student pre-classifies all his
courses even the ones not on the list. Thus
if you are interested in taking at least one
of the chosen courses you go see your coun-
selor at the earliest possible moment and fill
out a complete schedule and class cards.
THE SCHEDULE is then sent over to the
registration office where your schedule is
re-examined. If all your classes are open (a
good chance if you do it early) then you are
all set. All you have to .do' in the fall is
register and pay tuition.
If one or more of your desired time choices
are closed, the office will put you in the course
you requested but at a different time.
If you have unavoidable conflicts your sched-
ule will return to your counselor and you will
be required to elect some other course.
HE PROGRAM is not perfect and there will
be student complaints. Many will not like
the idea of the registration office rearranging
their schedules if the sections they desire are
closed. They would prefer the old practice of
doing it themselves in the gymnasium or as
is more frequent trying to stand at each
department desk as long as possible and argue
with the faculty member behind it until he
or she is intimidated enough to make an
exception and re-open the section.
However this does not happen too often,.
and schedules re-made under pressure in the
gymnasium usually bring more grief than
would occur if there were time available to
consider alternatives.

Furthermore a person who is particularly
dissatisfied with his schedule as the registration
office plans it will have time to think up an
adequate reason for changing it which he can
present to an appeal board designed to handle
such problems.
A LARGE NUMBER of student complaints
will hinge on the firmness of next semes-
ter's time schedule. Last year students had to
pre-classify for 19 courses and there were
numerous complaints. For instance some stu-
dents were incorrectly informed when they
pre-classified that they would be able to
switch sections later if they so desired. There
were also complaints about the fact that
faculty members teaching those courses often
were not listed in the time schedule.
This semester, according to Keller, "we have
the firmest time schedule we have had in a
long time," and in most cases it contains all
necessary course information.
If this does not prove to be the case, students
complaint will be justified, but Keller is doing
everything possible to see that it does.
IF THE PROGRAM works everybody should
benefit. Students will no longer have to
spend long frustrating periods in the gym,
waiting for sections to open or trying in
panic to ,remake schedules. They should also
be pleased that they will longer be punished
with bad schedules for several semesters: be-
cause of. the, alphabetical location of their
names. The time each student will spend
registering will decrease markedly.
The departments will be helped by having
more time to schedule classes and faculty. If
they find, that too many people are applying
for a specific course they will have time
rationally to make necessary additions.
And the administration will be ecstatic that
the complex registration process will be sim-
plified, with the added result that eventually
it may also simplify the job of figuring en-
The only roadblock Keller can see to success
is that there will be too much work for his
staff to do. If such is the case arrangements
should be made to hire more people. Hope-
fully this is one promising program which will
not die for lack of funds.

The Search
For Peace
Goes On
IT IS a hopeless world in which
we live. The common masses
live out their lives in virtual un-
awareness of and total unconcern
for what is going on around them.
The few who care face constant
rebuff, endless mockery, inexorable
failure in what they try to do.
Events of the past week have
only served to emphasize the fu-
tility of being. A nation raised on
the principle of the sanctity of
reason has found itselfnforced, in
utter defiance of its ideals and de-
sires, to fling the world onto the
rim of annihilation.
What finally happens in Cuba
is insignificant compared to the
fact that the United States was in
a position where any action-and
any lack of action--carried with
it the imminent threat of atomic
war. On the one hand, the coun-
try can make few unilateral moves
to lessen tensions; on the other,
it is totally unable to communi-
cate with the one entity, Russia,
which can help it ease the threat
of destruction. People to whom
world peace has become a religion
must realize that the two world
powers have no common language
except .that of force.
* * *
THOSE WHO understand the il-
logic of war have only one hope
of swaying the world from its
collision course. They must depend
on education to bring mankind to
awareness and understanding of
what is happening.
But the egg-throwing morons-
college students each and every
one of them-who violently dis-
rupted a peaceful assembly Wed-
nesday will never even begin to
understand what they are here to
The University of Mississippi
does not even offer a pot luck
chance at understanding. "Stu-
dents" there continued last week
to hurl four letter epithets at a
brown-skinned man out to do
them no harm.
*« * *
cerned human being is not fated
to forego his quest of the ideal
and join the aimless masses. For
the focus of his goals lies not in
the external world but in his own
individual dignity. The search for
good is not a selfless sacrifice to
humanity; it is'a properly selfish
justification to his own conscience.
Indeed ,as close as the world is
to hell, it would surely be doomed
were the concerned few to give up
their fight. For though unable t
accomplish what they want, their
thinking has brought the world
what little progress it knows.
The apparent contradiction of
a small minority trying to change
a world oblivious to its pleas is
really no contradiction at all. The
minority must act without regard
to success. Perhaps the only en-
couraging thought protruding from
this terrible week is that this,
minority will not abdicate its
search for a better world until that
world exists no more.

THE PARISIANS, and the French
of the provinces, go to the polls
today to decide whether to ac-
cept General Charles de Gaulle's
constitutional amendment for pop-
ular election of the president of
the Fifth Republic.
The issues of the referendum
create just one more paradox,
which is to add to the long list of
paradoxes of French history and
of French politics: every political
party in France, with the excep-
tion of de Gaulle's own Union for
the New Republic (UNR), has urg-
ed a "no" vote on the referendum
proposals. The newspapers are
against de Gaulle, and the French
people don't really want to give
him a vote of confidence. But-
and this is the striking contradic-
tion-de Gaulle and his referen-
dum proposal will win.
Actually, this latest of the ref-
erendum proposals has become,
in itself, obscured, and is not the

Referendum Turning Point for France

dreamer, as he entertains hopes
for a three or four party system;
even Le Presque Roi, a student of
history himself, cannot upset the
tradition that is La France. No
one but the Socialists will ever
even consider an alignment with
the Communists, and that alliance
will never be anything but short
lived. The coalition of rightist
groups is more feasible, but the
Independent Paysans will only very
reluctantly recognize -the splinter
groups like the Joujadists, and the
MRP might possibly work out
agreements with the Radicals on
some issues. But then again ..
It is not this perhaps unrealistic
but honest attempt by de Gaulle to
achieve stability of the French
party system, but his methods
which can be so convincingly cri-
De Gaulle's audacity, which
amounts to just plain nerve, and
his apparent disregard for the
principles of liberte, egalite and
fraternite upon which the nation
was founded give birth to pro-
found doubts among those who
deeply respect this French esprit,
basi cto the character of her peo-
ple, and of the nation.
* * *
DE GAULLE, first, almost total-
ly dismisses the vote of the par-
ties. In referring to the hostility
of political groups, reports Ed-
mond Taylor in a July issue of
"Reporter," de Gaulle called them
"foam, nothing but the foam of a
wave. The depths of the popular
mass are with me."
This total confidence in his own
powers-and this complete detach-
ment from the actual situation-is
frightening to a democrat, and
smacks of the dictator personality.
This attitude was strikingly illus-
trated after the fall of the Pom-
pidou regime. The General went
about his ordinary duties as usual,
with review of military troops, and
other official duties, and did not
get around to dissolving Parlia-
ment and asking Pompidou to re-
main temporarily, until two days
after the crisis.
The latter move in itself was un-
expected and audicious.
De Gaulle wrote off the parties,
and at the same time proceeded
to conduct a campaign in which
he high-handedly used the facili-
ties of the state radio and tele-
vision to sell his constitutional
amendment to the people. The op-
position-a coalition of every oth-
er party in France-the Socialists,
the Radicals, the Popular Republi-
cans and the Independents (con-
servatives) didn't get the fair
treatment that the "equal time"
regulations provide on American
HIS INSISTENCE on going over
the head of the Assemble Nation-
ale, and directly to the people is
a second example of the pom-
posity with which de Gaulle faces
the problems of the nation.
Article 89 of the de Gaulle con-
stitution of the Fifth Republic,
provides that a constitutional
amendment must be approved by
Parliament before being submit-
ted' to referendum. (De Gaulle
points instead to Article 11 which
approves referendums on the "or-

ganization of the governmental
authorities" without parliamentary
The New York Times reported
yesterday that "whatever the re-
sult of the referendum, it will be
submitted to a semijudicial test
in the Constitutional Council. Gas-
ton Monnerville. president of the
Senate and determined opponent
of the proposal," the Times con-
tinued, "has announced that he
will challenge the legality of the
poll before the council."
However, the result of elections
might not be invalidated. Though
this method of constitutional
amendment may be illegal, de
Gaulle reasonsthat the Consel
d'Etat, which passes on constitu-
tional questions, would not be able
to go over the head of the sover-
eign people. If de Gaulle wins, the
election results will probably go
unchallenged. This is a sad turn of
events in a nation of strong par-
liamentary and democratic tradi-
* * *
THE ILLEGAL nature of this
method of constitutional amend-
ment is coupled with a third de
Gaulle strategy which arouses "un
vrai degoutment" among Republi-
cans: de Gaulle, as he did in the
last referendum-that one for ap-
proval of the Algerian agreements
-has obscured the real issue by
coupling it with another. The
French are voting for a constitu-
tional amendment to elect the
president popularly, and give him
a seven-year term, but are in es-
sence, casting is a vote either for
or against de Gaulle, who has
threatened to resign iftthe pro-
posal does not pass by a solid ma-
jority. There are two issues em-
bodied in a single X.

De Gaulle has exploited other
issues. Very important is the activ-
ity of the Secret Army Organiza-
tion. The French people feel them-
selves faced with a choice between
the General and this terrorist
group, which has been active in the
anti-referendum campaign, and
has pledged its continued efforts
to oust the regime.
The Cuban crisis has also been
used by the de Gaulle regime to
illustrate the need for strong lead-
ership, and to insist that this is not
the moment to change govern-
ments and throw France into po-
litical turmoil.
posal for the- popular election of
the French president poses the
greatest challenge yet to the Fifth
Republic; no matter the results,
today's election promises to be a
turning point in French history.
As Jacques Fauvet, political editor
of "Le Monde" has noted, a victory
for De Gaulle will amount to a
repudiation of the traditional
French party system. A "no" vote
by the French, which is not ex-
pected, would certainly be a happy
event: the French would again
put the force of a great nation
behind the expression of profound
dislike of high-handed, almost dic-
tatorial leadership. At the same
time, they would be giving present-
day meaning to an established na-
tional trend which is at the roots
of French society and is its breath
and its life: a sincere and passion-
ate belief in the 1789 revolution,
and its cry of "liberte, egalite et
fraternite." Temporary confusion
and political turmoil would be a
small price to pay for reawaken-
ing of the democratic spirit in

.. . succession

Training Your Dog

real issue of the campaign in
France. Rather, de Gaulle has said,
in effect, that if the constitutional
change is defeated, he goes too.
* * *
THE FRENCH feel they are left
with only two alternatives: Gaulle
or chaos. They particularly fear a
take-over of extreme rightists ele-
ments like the Secret Army Or-
The de Gaulle plan should not
be interpreted as a French move
toward a presidential system of the
American type; the American
President does not hold the power
to dissolve Congress. Rather, "Le
Grand Charlie,' in his disdain for
political parties, wishes to reverse
the historical trend which has seen
the development and establish-
ment of a multi-party system in
Political alliances have never
lasted very long; the parties now
are united the first time in years.
They have been able to agree,
however, on only one issue: their
mutual and profound dislike of de
Gaulle and his methods. When de
Gaulle is no longer, it is most
likely that the blossoming romance
of the French coalition-which is
conducting the opposition cam-
paign--will fade out.
* * *
STUDENTS of French history
can argue that de Gaulle is a

YOU PROBABLY didn't know
that a husband must be treat-
ed like a dog, did you?
Well, its true-at least some-
what. And its the unlikely con-
cern of the film, "If a Man An-
Chantelle Stacy (Sandra Dee)
moves from Boston to New York
and promptly gets picked up on
Fifth Avenue by modelling photo-
grapher Eugene Wright (Bobby
Darin), who wants to buy her a
hat. That, naturally, leads to mar-
riage, by a somewhat complex
Chantelle is determined to make
her marriage work. So she con-
sults her French motherf (Miche-
line Presle), who stepped from the
Folies Bergere right into Boston
society. If anyone can be handy at
making marriages stick, it's Mama.
* *' * '
EUGENE, it seems, takes more
than a healthy interest in, his
models, ,and Chantelle deplores
that arrangement.
* * *
DON'T TREAT him like a hus-.
band, says mama, treat him like
a dog. Husbands' run away from

home,, you see, but dogs do not,
they are happy.
So out comes the dog book, and
Eugene gets the full treatment.
He learns to come, heel, and
everything works fine-until be
findp out. Then the fur flies-and
the tables turn. Eugene, it seems,
has a few ideas of his own.
Miss Presle is an accomplished
performer. It is on she and her
Boston spouse (John Lund) that
the burden of the performance
falls. The stars are incapable of
carrying it off with aplomb-at
least "not alone.
* * *
SANDRA DEE shows a fleeting
hope of becoming a good actress.
Her assumption of a French; aura
and a debonair personality prove
that she is indeed capable of be-
ing something more than a beauti-
ful child.
For Bobby Darin, however, there
is no hope. He will always be a
very nice fool. The good part of
this film is he doesn't sing much.
But don't despair ladies, the
plot is enchanting and, there's
even,-yes there is-Cesar Ro-
mero, suave as ever. He' got an
old line with a new twist.
-Michael Harrah

How Very UGLI

'HE "INFORMAL" atmosphere which pre-
vails in the' Undergraduate Library is' ab-
solutely appalling. If one walks through UGLI
any evening during the -week, one. is apt to
find students with their shoes off and their
feet on the tables, much talking of such vol-
ume that it disturbs people two or three tables
away who are attempting to use the library
for its intended purpose, 'and social congre-
gating around tables and the Student Lounge.'
As a matter of fact, it would probably be
easier, were it legal, to study in the" center.
of the Detroit Expressway than -'in the bois-
INDIA's POSITION on the floor of the United
Nations concerning it's neighbQr, Communist
China, has bewildered many Americans.
First the Indiandelegate blasted the Peking'
government for "flagarent, massive and pre-
meditated aggression" -in the border areas..
Then .-he supported preliminary' moves' to
grant UN nqembership to Communist China.
Now both India -and the .United States agree
that'Communist China is an aggressor nation.
Yet from this fact one 'supports and the other
opposes UN membership fpr' Peking. Many
Americans believe that because Communist
China is an aggressor-'and an international out-'
law of sorts, it should be kept out of inter-
national society-the UN. It does not sincerely
desire peace, the goal of the UN.
$ut the Indians believe that the best way
to communicate with the Chinese Communists
is through the UN. They also believe that UN
membership will,. tend to make the Peking
governmenit more responsible and less aggres-
It's how you view the fact that counts.
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director . City Editor
CAROLINE DOW...............Personnel Director
JUDITH BLEIER ............Associate City Editor
FRED RUSSELL KRAMER .. Assoc. Editorial Director
CYNTHIA NEU3 ..........Co-Magazine Editor
HARRY PERLSTADT.. ..Co-Magazine Editor
TOM WEBBER...... .... ........ Sports Editor
DAVE ANDREWS...........Associate Sports Editor
JAN WINKLEMAN......... Associate Sports Editor

terous, cluttered, ridiculously informal atmos-
phere of the UGLI.
The problem is clear. The solution is not
as apparent, but I think that some measures
might certinly be taken to correct the situa-
tion which now prevails in this "place of learn-
FIRST, it would seem that a complete re-
vamping of UGLI regulations on talking
and' conduct would be necessary. This in it-
self would discourage many students from
carrying on as they now do, in a manner
certainly not becoming either a place of higher
education or the students therein.
Of coursei as would be expected, there would
be those who would continue to violate the
rights of other students and continue carry-
ing on in a manner which makes it virtually
impossible for anyone to accomplish anything
For these people; and all others, a strict en-
forcement policy, which might go as far as
permanent expulsion from the UGLI facilities,
might be advisable. The extent of this revamp-
ing and the penalties to be imposed upon
violators would be a matter to be determined
either by a panel of students and faculty, or
the library staff members themselves.
As the situation now stands, the atmosphere
of UGLI can hardly be contrued as conductive
to studying. It is conducive to many things, but,
one of them is definitely not that for which
the building was designed.
ANYONE who's anyone has taken a stand on
whether or not President Kennedy is
properly dealing with the Cuban situation.
And if one has taken a position, one must have
had the information with which to answer the
following questions:
1 How did thenPresident findhout there
are missile bases in Cuba? Was the CIA his
only source or did Kennedy have other avenues
of information?
2) If the CIA was the only source, or the
main source, how sure was the President that
the agency did not distort the facts?
3) If the facts were not distorted, then how
do the Cuban missiles affect the nuclear bal-
ance between the Soviet Union and the United
4) If the missile bases do seriously affect the
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What's at Stake in India?

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Former Daily
City Editor Philip Sherman is cur-
rently teaching at Madras Christian
College in Southern India.)
Daily Guest Writer
COMING JUST a week after
Prime Minister Nehru off-
handedly announced he'd ordered
the army to throw the intruders
out of ,Indian territory, Chinese
attacks of the past two weeks
along the northern border are the
latest of a long series of small-
scale military actions end acri-
moinous diplomatic exchanges over
who owns which Himalayas.
The Chinese claim and have
taken over large areas of what
has hitherto been considered In-
dian real estate in the mountain
vastness of Ladakh and the North
East Frontier Agency.
At stake for India: considerable
prestige, the integrity of her his-
toric mountain defense lines and
the diplomatic policy based on
good relations with China.
, ** *
IT'S BEGINNING to snow now
near the "roof of the world" and
this should stop most if not all
military action. In launching the
attacks, China apparently wanted
to get in her last licks before win-
ter and establish firmer "defen-
sive" positions.
The New China News Agency
predictably claimed that unpro-
voked Indian attacks had been
repulsed and labelled India a lack-
ey of reactionary imperialists. The
Indians replied they were only
defending their own boundries,
which they claim are established
by "internationally accepted prin-
ciples on the foundation of tradi-
+44 a hin'ruiAm ca , ii nnalan, 1 o-

slopes of the mountains and their
troops are moving in. They have
also occupied several thousand
square miles of mountainous La-
dakh on the western end of the
2,600 mile border. "Occupation" is
a misleading term; they have es-
tablished roads and scattered posts
in the forbidding terrain.
ALTHOUGH the Chinese earlier
moved unopposed into Ladakh, the
real trouble did not begin till 1959
after the suppression of the Tibet-
an revolt and Chinese attacks on
Indian troops in Ladakh and at
Longju in NEFA. Nehru labelled
the Longju attack as aggression
and said India would defend her-
self. But believing this might be
"one of those peak events of his-
tory when a plunge has to be
taken in some direction which way
have powerful and far reaching
effects not only on our own coun-
try but on Asia and even the
world," he also held out the olive
He plainly believes that Asia's
two giants, of which India is def-
initely the lesser, must get along,
and he has been moderate as pos-
sible, sustaining in the meantime
a continuing raft of domestic cri-
ticism, especially when Indian
troops have been pushed around,
as has so often happened.
India's position is that she will
negotiate but only after the Chin-
ese leave the disputed territories.
China refuses, and so the notes
fly back and forth, ranging from
sorts of charges usually contained
in U.S.-Soviet notes to a legal
argument about an agreement
which allows Tibetan peasants to
graze their cattle over the water-
shed in India. Relatively bloodless
c'rmm lac no amn,. ,.a', ii n T

disregard of solemn Chinese as-
* * *
BUT WITH INDIA at the mo-
ment reluctant even to break off
diplomatic relations, the Sino-
Indian future remains unclear. In-'
dia should lose a good many of her
illusions about the Chinese and
perhaps Communist expansionism,
in general, and may even sympa-
thize a bit more with the Western
But there seems no reason why,
for instance, she will drop her+
support of Red Chinese UN mem-
bership which is based on the
sensible premise China's presence
is needed to solve major world
problems. And since, more gener-
ally, a really full-scale war is
potentially quite costly, she is re-
luctant to take the "plunge" and
engage in a real war by, say, air
attacks on Chinese supply lines.
The consequences of such action
could be incalcuable.
Most likely, the present situation
will continue and, if at all, settle-
ment will come after some limited
Indian military successes. Sadly
lacking to date, they would con-
stitute a language Mao Tse-tung
can understand.
* * *
although hundreds of miles from
their industrial heartland, the
Chinese are numerous and well-
supplied. They would attack other-
wise. India has been slowly and
belatedly building up her border
forces, but this is not complete yet
and the situation remains more
difficult than a quick glance at the
map would indicate.
Although their present actions
appear part of a general pattern
of making +rniihle enn +heir hnr.

Burma or Pakistan. On the other.
hand her bid for a UN seat may
be compromised.
Continued Chinese success would
have disastrous effects on In-
dia's relations with smaller na-
tions .in this sarea such as Sikkim
and Bhutan, now her protectorates
and important in her, defense
plans. Apparent Indian weakness
could tip the scales in these areas
over to the other side. Indian
relations with Nepal have been
rocky of late, and China's head is.
4 in evidence in this major buffer
India has made no move to
settle her quarrels with Pakistan
in order to facilitate sub-continen-
tal defense against the Chinese
and the situation is not helped by
persistent reports of a Pakistani
accommodation with Peking. At
present, most of India's military
is deployed against Pakistan.
* * *
ON AN ASIAN and wordwide
basis, India's prestige is in dan-
ger; can she defend herself? And
what of her position as a friend
of all nations? a position a bit
'tarnished of late but which is
exploited with some success by the
present government? China also
attended the Bandung Conference.
Outside of Asia and the neutral"
world, the quarrel poses a prob-
lem for the Soviet Union and a
moderate opportunity for the
West. Russia's radio doesn't even
mention the Sino-Indian troubles,
and the government seems at a
bit of a loss. Foreign Minister An-
drei Gromyko temporized at a
recent press conference: "The So-
viet Government believes that the
sooner this question is settled to
the mutual satisfaction of both
nartine. the hetter it will he.

ficials aren't going out of their
way to make public pronounce-
ments, though opposition to Chi-
nese moves is made clear. Given
India's well entrenched and con-
sidered non-alignment policy,.and
apparent confidence in her de-
fenses, the western posture is
sound. India isn't about to sign
a military alliance, and much em-
barrassment and worse will be
avoided as long as this is clearly
* * *
NONETHELESS, the West can
do a couple of things.
If India does want to make
commercial military purchases,
and she reportedly needs high
capacity transport like the U.S.
C-130 which can land on short
mountain airstrips, then she
should be allowed to make them.
Interested in combating the Com-
munist advance everywhere, West-
ern governments might help out
with foreign exchange problems
involved in the purchases in the
unlikely event India were willing to
accept the help.
The United States can certainly
push Pakistan back into line.
American military aid isn't given
without strings, and there is no
reason why 'Pakistan should be
allowed to confuse the situation or
raise Indian fears by talking up
a separate deal with China. If
Western good offices could help
settle the fratricidal dispute, so
much the better, since it would
vastly ease India's defensive prob-
lems, but again this isn't too
Finally, a quick settlement is to
the advantage of the West, which
has a huge stake in India's suc-

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