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Daily Managing Editor
MANY HAVE expressed regrets over the
failure of the campus reorganization
committee to produce any panaceas to ele-
vate student government into a position of
respectability in the eyes of the adminis-
A more realistic reaction would perhaps
be to congratulate the greater part of the
committee, which came to realize that re-
organization in anticipation of a basic
change in administration attitude towards
meaningful student government was large-
ly self-delusion.
The premise on which many began the
year was that of a different type of structur-
al arrangement for student government, co-
opting organizational representatives into
its ranks. It was believed that this would be
more successful in presenting the student
view to the administration, and in turn
would function more effectively in coordinat-
ing the student groups.
Since then, a number of events have erod-
ed much of that basic assumption. The
continued antagonism towards Student Leg-
islature on the part of many administrators,
the failure to consult student opinion on
the Residence Halls hikes or the final exam
change, these were an important part of
the picture. When members of the commit-
tee went to sound out key administrators
on what concrete advantages a revamped
student government could hope for from
the administration, all that emerged were
vague indications that after the new group
had "proved itself," it might be given new
But this brand of promise has been given
the existing body ever since its genesis
seven years ago. Just what is expected in
the way of demonstration of responsibili-
ty is not clear; certainly every duty tossed
SL's way has been adequately discharged.
The painful conclusion to be drawn from
all this is that the administration is not pre-
pared to give student opinion any real
weight on most important issues-i.e., the
final examination change. It therefore
would be most costly to posit a change on
the illusion of greater prestige in a different
type of structure.
This left the committee with the ques-
tion of whether a revision of SL would
bring greater harmony of effort among
the student groups-or at least enough to
outweigh the disadvantages accruing from
a fundamental change in structure. Any
major change would involve addition of
organizational representatives; this is
objectionable for several reasons:
1) There is little democratic rationale for
the addition of organizational delegates. It
is not practical to seek a representative leg-
islature through interest groups; for exam-
ple, who does a Union official represent?
2) As representatives of organizations, by
definition the delegates, primary concerns
would be the best Interests of their own
groups rather than the overall goals of stu-
dent government.
3) There is no concrete assurance that
the major groups would be willing to sur-
render any of their time-honored preroga-
tives to a new super-government; there
would hence be no definite end to the petty
competition for service projects which now
takes place.
PERHAPS the most lamentable aspect of
the committee's conclusion was that
through apparently a last-minute confusion
it failed to make clear its rejection of the
scheme of voting organizational representa-
tives on the Legislature. In the official state-
ment, major structural changes were de-
clared to be not practical. Yet it was clear
from the committee's proceedings that such
changes were felt to be undesirable as well
by the great majority of the group.
The possibility of an "administrative
council," or coordinating committee, ap-

peared to be the most fruitful path struck
upon by the committee. This plan, never
fully defined, emerged toward the end of
the proceedings. It seemed to have hit
upon means toward solving the most seri-
ous problem facing student government on
the student level, that of coordination.
The blueprint would not be a "major
structural change," rejected by the com-
mittee, but rather a moderate adjustment
of the present structure.
In brief, the plan called for the creation
of an "administrative council," consisting of
delegates from the major organizations. Its
sole function would be in the coordination
field, where it would arbitrate project dis-
For example, SL, the League, IFC, and IHC
have all been concerned recently with the
problem of making the foreign student's
stay here happier. Yet the groups have fre-
quently worked at cross-purposes, tending
to think more of making their efforts "bet-
ter" than those of the other groups than
of the welfare of the foreign student.
The actions of the projected council
would be subject to SL's approval; the
group would be an adjunct of the Leg-
islature. Eventually, it was hoped, the or-
ganizations would be willing to give the
council compulsory powers in project
delegation; at first, its methods would be
principally persuasive.
The advantage of all this is that it would
not destroy the seven-year integrity of SL.
Tradition appears to be the mossy key to
whatever success is possible for student gov-
ernment on this camnus. A new groun ac-

On Reorganization

SOME 30 CAMPUS organizational repre-
sentatives and student affairs devotees
Wednesday ended four months of intensive
goal-searching aimed at reevaluating the
structure of student government here.
Initial response to formation of the
group-the Committee to Study Campus
Organizations-had been both hope and
some fear that it would recommend a ma-
jor structural change in the present set-
up. Both hopes and fears, it turned out,
were unrealistically founded. It became
fairly obvious after the weeks of fact-
finding were completed and discussion of
remedial plans' began that the group
would be forced to acknowledge, as it did
Wednesday, that it was "unable to develop
any proposals which would meet with the
approval of a majority of committee mem-
In light of the several areas of jurisdic-
tional conflicts and student government de-
ficiencies uncovered in the committee's re-
ports, it might appear that the committee's
failure to arrive at anything more construc-
tive than an accumulation of facts is un-
justified. Actually, the group as a whole had
no other choice. No one was sufficiently
enthusiastic about a structural revision to
iron out technical details to the satisfac-
Acdtetror* iuorn
Leigh and Laurence Olivier
ALEXANDER KORDA'S reverential ap-
proach to the love affair between Lord
Nelson and Lady Hamilton obviously left him
in no position to produce a very dynamic
movie. He has embroadered rather than
dramatized the story.
An ill-conceived change of pace is the
most glaring defect in the picture's gen-
eral chaotic organization. Vivien Leigh is
cast as a girl struggling her way up from
the slums by being acquiscent to the more
rakish sort of English gentlemen. Disil-
lusioned, she consents to become the prize
item in the art collection of the slightly
decayed ambassador to Naples. Then comes
the fatal meeting with Olivier, Lord Nel-
son, and her whole background, the cyni-
cism and the remembrance of the back
streets of London, slips off like a petti-
coat. She becomes an ordinary, upper class
sort. of lover, submerged in the glory that
is Nelson, with never a hint of her past
lqaking out. The early part of the movie is
simply wasted footage as far as any rela-
tion to the later part is concerned.

tion of a large majority of the group and to
stick by the plan until its inception. In view
of conflicting sentiments expressed, it is
doubtful that creation of such a plan would
have been possible. Extremely loose direc-
tion of the many-sided committee was suf-
ficient in the fact-finding stage but helped
result in haphazard discussion with no par-
ticular orientation in the final meetings.
Whatever motivated the final action,
or whether the committee merely recog-
nized, as one member put it, that "the pre-
sent situation is livable," the significance
of the meetings is more in what they re-
present rather than in what they accom-
The type of orientation whereby student
groups look at themselves in relation to the
complex campus picture is relatively new
to the University scene. Both the organiza-
tion committee and such groups as the Un-
ion-sponsored Joint Personnel Organization
are reflections of the new stimulus. Wheth-
er or not the groups accomplish anything
concrete is debatable, but of secondary im-
portance to beginning development of a
more united student front in which "re-
organization," if it is warranted, can be
accomplished in proper perspective.
-Virginia Voss
Accompanying this inconsistency is a con-
fusing dishonesty about the story itself. For
a long while we are led to believe Olivier
must part with Miss Leigh unless he can di-
vorce his wife, wh& would never consent to
such a step. It would mean scrapping his
career, too. It comes as a great surprise,
then, to find the undivorced Olivier living
in open idyllic bliss with Miss Leigh on a
cosy country estate. His eminence in the
navy apparently has not been impaired by
scandal. The moral pains suffered by the
pair are considerably softened by making
their legal mates thoroughly undesirable.
Miss Leigh's ambassador is passionless and
almost sadistically aesthetic; Lady Nelson
is a colorless, bitter shrew.
Miss Leigh occasionally shakes off a eon-
ventional role to delight us with a completely
charming bit of whimsy, as when she paro-
dies Olivier's constant grimness. And Oli-
vier's Nelson is convincingly commanding
and reticent; unfortunately it is also thor-
oughly dull. A glorified Victorian pomposity
about The Empire, backed by an impas-
sioned thousand-voice choir doesn't improve
the picture's tone either.
-Bob Holloway

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and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length, defamatory or
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Thursday, June 4
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TUESDAY (at 11 Friday, May 29 2-5
(at 1 Saturday, May 30 2-5
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These regular examination periods have precedence over
any special period scheduled concurrently. Conflicts must be
arranged by the instructor of the "special" class.

'avoid Thinking' ..
To the Editor:
GARGOYLE, THE professional
humour magazine, has just
announced a very complicated,
and, in my estimation, a very im-
practical way to brighten up the
world. One must become a con-
testant, which is a disagreeable
business, and, moreover, must
submit a short story "with the aim
of adding a bit of cheer to a very
sad world." Now it is obvious that
humour written under such com-
pulsion as this has little chance,
of success. With such high serious-
ness in mind it will be synthetic
stuff at best. May I suggest a
much simpler, thoroughly tried
and thoroughly tested method of
introducing cheer into our tar-
nished world:
1. Avoid Thinking. Hamlet was
not a happy man. Carpenters,
common laborers and hod-carriers
also are given to thinking. But it
is possible to avoid, as hundreds
of college students attest daily.
Walk through the lobby of Haven
or Angell Hall, visit the basement
of the League, tour the Parrot, and
see for yourself who are truly hap-
py. King-sized cigarettes poised
between coral lips, bent over a
hot social paradox or a deck of
cards, hundreds of happy coeds
apparently spend happy years in
college. Notice the young men
with protuding ears, hair between

these sand-traps trimmed like a
golf-green, talking rapidly and
probably gesticulating with head
and hands. If there is such a thing
as a happy animal, these are in-
disputably so. No need here to
write a short story for the Gar-
goyle, or to read it. A won-and-
lost column, a batting average or
two, suffice. Avoid thinking. It
causes pain. Remember, Socrates
was put to death for thinking.
2. Avoid Passion. Moments of
passion are not to be confused
with what goes on in front of the
female dormitories at closing time.
Passion means believing some-
thing is so important that you give
it several hours undivided energy
and time. To avoid passion, avoid
being unduly interested in any-
thing. Remember, all, things are
equally unimportant. It doesn't
matter how you spell amphibian,
what the cortex is or who neolith-
ic man was, what a sentence
means, or how Congress actually
works. Above all, it doesn't matter
what it matters. Avoid passion.
You will find it painful, and not
conducive to cheer and happiness.
To avoid this malignant disease,
remember to remain always a well-
rounded idiot. Antigone was put
to death for not being well-round-
Finally, 3. -Eat, Drink and be
continually Merry.
-Robert Speckhard


Sociology 51, 54, 60, 90
English 1, 2
Economics 51, 52, 53, 54
Chemistry 1, 3, 4, 6, 12
Psychology 31
Botany 1, 2, 122
Zoology 1
French 1, 2, 11, 12, 31, 32
German 1, 2, 31, 32
Spanish 1, 2, 31, 32
Political Science 2

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Tuesday, June 9



WASHINGTON-Secretary of State John
Foster Dulles is a highly intelligent
man, and he has done everything humanly
possible to profit by the horrible example of
the fate of his predecessor. Dean G. Ache-
son. Yet so far, his laudable efforts are not
meeting with much success.
Dulles has bent over backwards, for ex-
ample, in his efforts not to alienate Con-
gress, whereas Acheson often seemed de-
termined, especially at first, to do every-
thing possible to irritate the lawmakers.
Yet the sort of response Dulles is getting
from Congress was typified by an an-
nouncement a few days ago by Sen. Karl
Mundt of South Dakota.
Mundt announced that he and most of his
colleagues on the powerful Senate Appropri-
ations Committee had agreed to put on a
drive to purge the State Department. This
was necessary, Mundt said, because Dulles
had failed to do the job of getting rid of
the "Acheson hold-overs." Mundt says that
the aim of his purge group is to "knock out
of the policy-making shops only about a
hundred or two hundred top people."
Mundt and company intend to use the
Appropriations Committee's power to the
purse in order to force Dulles to eliminate
these people from their present jobs. Mundt
appears to believe that Dulles has simply
been recalcitrant in not doing this already.
In fact, as Dulles is certainly aware, this
sort of "shake-up" would automatically re-
duce the entire State Department to a sham-
bles. For the "one hundred or two hundred
people" who Mundt and company want to
"knock out" cc-nprise most of the senior
foreign service officers in the United States.
These men are non-political profession-
als, in the same sense that the senior of-
ficers in the Defense Department are pro-
fessionals. The domestic political ideas of
some of these men go rather further back
than the nineteenth century. But that
does not matter. What matters is that
they are trained specialists in the infin-
itely complex field of foreign relations.
"Knocking them out" from under Dulles
is precisely like knocking out all his sen-
ior officers from under a new Secretary
of Defense.
This is only a sample of the sort of thing
that is makingr Dulle' task. already hard

trusteeship. According to the careful notes
of another reporter present, Dulles re-
plied with polite indifference that he "re-
called some consideration having been
given to the idea" some timehago. He also
said that a line across the narrow neck of
the Korean peninsula might "afford a vi-
able line both from the military and eco-
nomic standpoint." But, he added, "this
was only one of many alternatives in a
long term settlement of the problem."
The result of this laudable attempt to
work with the press was some extremely
excitable reporting, which led to Senatorial
protests, and a White House denial. Dulles
is now reportedly inclined to retire into his
shell, after. the Acheson manner. The mo-
tives may be understandable. But if Dulles
does attempt to insulate himself and his
department from the press, the consequen-
ces are likely to be as unfortunate as in
Acheson's case.
For all his miseries, Acheson even had
some advantages which Dulles lacks. He
had the loyal support of his department
and a small band of devoted subordinates
accorded him something close to hero
worship. Dulles, by contrast, is largely
isolated from most of his subordinates,
and enjoys no comparable moral support.
Ie sees regularly only a small band of
recent appointees, including Under Secre-
tary Bedell Smith, counsel Herman Phle-
ger, Assistant Secretary Carl McCardle
and a few others. To most State Depart-
ment employees, Dulles is a dim and dis-
tant figure, lacking Acheson's halo of mar-
Acheson could also count on a furious de-
fense of any of his actions by President
Truman, whereas the White House denial
issued during the recent row was widely in-
terpreted as a bad loss of face for Dulles.
Certainly it was a tactical mistake to issue
the statement from the White House in-
stead of the State Department, but appar-
ently it was simply a mistake. And, if the
President is willing to use it, Eisenhower's
immense prestige is a huge Dulles asses,
which Acheson conspicuously lacked. Eisen-
hower has only to make it crystal clear to
the Senators and to all concerned that he
considers American foreign policy the ex-
clusive responsibility of the President and


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furnished only for these special exam periods.
* Degree candidates may take exams on June 6, instead of
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able until the final due date for grades to be filed with the
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time of class is the time of the first lecture period of the week:
for courses having quizzes only, the time of class is the time of
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signed examination periods must be reported for adjustment.
See bulletin board outside of Room 3044 East Engineering Build-
ing between May 12 and May 19 for instruction. To avoid mis-
understandings and errors each student should receive notifi-
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ance in each course during the period May 29 to June 9.
No date of examination may be changed without the consent
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official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
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University. Notices should be sent in
TYPEWRITTEN form to Room 2552
Administration Building before 3 p.m.
the day preceding publication (before
11 a.m. on Saturday).
Vol. LXII, No. 133
Seniors-College of L. S. & A., and
Schools of Education, Music, and Public
Health. Tentative lists of seniors for
June graduation have been posted on
the Registrar's bulletin board in the
first floor corridor, Administration
Building. Any change therefrom should
be requested of the Recorder at the
Registrar's window number 1, 1513 Ad-
ministration Building.
Applicants for the Integrated Pro-
gram in Liberal Arts and Law. Appli-
cations for admission to the Integrated
Program in Liberal Arts and Law must
be made now at 1010 Angell Hall.
Attention Seniors. Cap and Gown
orders are now being taken at Moe's
Sport Shop at 711 North University.
Measurements will be taken upon or-
dering the gowns. Drop down soon and
avoid the rush.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Jack Rich-
ard Battisto. Bacteriology; thesis: "A
Study of the Effect of Ultraviolet Ir-
radiation on Immune Rabbit Serums
and Hypersensitive Human Serums,"
Sat., Apr. 18, 1564 East Medical Build-
ing, at 9 a.m. Chairman, R. B. Pringle:
Doctoral Examination for Floyd Chris-
topher Mann, Sociology; thesis: "A
Study ofWork Satisfactions as a Func-
tion of the Discreprancy Between In-
ferred Aspirations and Achievement,"
Sat., Apr. 18, 5615 Haven Hall, at 9
a.m Chairman, Rensis Likert.

The University Extension Service an-
Trees and shrubs. This course gives
students the opportunity of studying
and identifying trees and shrubs. Com-
mon native trees will be emphasized,
but important introduced species will
also be included. The ornamental
shrubs will be given particular atten-
tion as these are widely grown in both
rural and urban areas. Field trips each
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 m. Eight
weeks. $6.00. Instructor: Robert S. Whit-
mire. The course begins Saturday
morning, Ap'il 18, at 10 a.m. in 2028
Natural Science Building. Students may
register in the same room in the half
hour preceding the class.
The University Extension Service an-
nounces: The Prophetic Religion of the
New Testament. This course examines
the foundations of the prophetic re-
ligion in the Old Testament. It also'
points out how we discover its pres-
ence in the New Testament, how we
test its reality and its validity for to-
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