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"My Dear Fellow, Why Don't You Raise Money?"

Sixty-Seventh Year

"When Opinions Are Free
Truth Will Prevail"

Vast Difference Between
Who and What is Right
Associated Press News Analyst
EPREMENTATIVES of government are meeting in London to
study disarmament.
Representatives of society are meeting in Washington to study
the human roadblocks on the way to peace.
And it seems probable that in the span of history, if there is to



Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
Another Year of Growth:
Some Anniversary Suggestions


rI DAY the University enters its 141st year.
In many ways it has grown immeasurably in
stature. Throughout most of its history, mater-
ial development has been accompanied by
intellectual growth. For the most part, the
University's growing plant has been structured
at each step around re-enforced intellectual
Now we are in an unprecedented period of
rising enrollment, a period which will see the
University's student population double in size
in the next 15 years.
The University is accordinglynmaking plans
to meet the physical requirements of the in-
creased student body. Tons of bricks are going
into new residence halls, a bigger and better
athletic plant, a new undergraduate library,
research facilities and other buildings on North
Campus and the addition to the old Ann Arbor
High School.
Although physical expansion is not taking
place at the same rate the University would like,
most of the necessary material plans are coming
to life.
UNFOATUNATELY, evidence suggests that
the University's intellectual growth is not
keeping pace with its material expansion.
Vice-President Niehuss recently pointed to
the increased competition the University is
facing in trying to maintain an outstanding
faculty. Faculty members' time is constantly
being taken up by committees to solve problems
created by expanding enrollment.
Furthermore, it is becoming increasingly
more difficult to distinguish between the last
year of high school and the first two years of
college with respect to curriculum core.
Many students are getting a lukewarm rehash
of subject material they have already mastered,
elementary grounding which should be obtained
at the high school level. Most students en-
rolled at the University probably have intellec-
tual capacity; the number with intellectual
purpose is far smaller.
IIODAY, as the University enters its 141st
year, we would offer a few suggestions-some
imaginative, some impractical, but all sincere:
One, the University should keep in mind that
it is not the center of all educational activity
in the state. It should remember that other
schools are better equipped to cover some disci-
plines, that it is not necessary to have a special-
ist in every area of intellectual endeavor, that

it is better to cover well some of the disciplines
than to cover all of them in general.
Two, the University should play a greater role
in guiding educational policy in primary and
secondary schools. Its obligation lies in this
area, not in giving a university education to
students who have not received a proper high
school education.
THREE, if there is question as to putting
money into bricks or more into brains, the
latter should receive primary consideration. If
appropriations do not permit both, the Uni-
versity should have a sufficient number of high
quality faculty members instead of stadium
press boxes and buildings to house student ac-
Four, the University should consider a pro-
gram designed to recruit promising students
into the teaching profession. A constant faculty-
student ratio is a mockery if the quality of
faculty members is not also increased or at
least held constant.
At present the University is not producing
enough qualified students to replenish its own
faculty needs, and a large majority of above-
average students take jobs in government or
The University should not blithely pass off
problems caused by increasing enrollment by
promising to maintain a constant faculty-stu-
dent ratio. The real question is where does the
University plan to get the faculty members?
FIVE, students should be given more responsi-
bility for their own education. Lectures on
material readily available in text books, courses
geared to pass exams, and blackboard-outline
recitation sections represent poor use of faculty
and student time.
More personal contact between faculty and
students, perhaps on a tutoring basis, would be
advantageous to both.
Six, less attention should be devoted to the
below-average student and more to the superior
student who is unsure of which academic disci-
pline he should master.
The University is not obligated to educate
students who have no seriousness of purpose,
the same as it is not obligated to educate stu-
dents who lack capacity. Primary attention
should be focused on able students who have a
genuine desire to make the best use of a college


Winter Issue Large, Light, Pleasant

be any peace, it will come more
nity leaders than from diplo-
in Washington ministers, edu-
cators and other civic leaders are
discussing with public officials
the relationship of moral force
to physical force.
The meeting was arranged by
the National Conference on Spir-
itual Foundations and paid for
by the Ford Foundation.
IT IS PART of a worldwide
movement operating in various
fields under various guises which
usually comes back to the thesis
that peace will be made not by
governments but by peoples.
Yet peoples hardly understand
what peace is all about. Their
history is to move from war to
Governments are addicted to
the old tenet that leaders cannot
risk the fates of their nations on
fallible human judgments. With
few exceptions, governments be-,
gin their intercourse in an atmos-
phere of openly expressed distrust.
PEOPLES. will be so well in-
formed about each other that
demagogues will not be able to
convince them that they should
become enemies.
Men who preach hate, and that
man's end is to make war on oth-
er men, will be classified with the
men who curse because they lack
People have learned to live
peaceful in' their local commu-
nities. Peoples have not learned
to do so in the world community.
In very recent days we have
war substituted for ingenuity of
two of the world's most highly
civilized nations.
* *
IN LONDON the diplomats are
trying to establish who is right.
In Washington the representa-
tives of society are trying to es-
tablish what is right, and how to
foster it.
There is a vast difference.
Stock Market
By The Associated Press
A LATE improvement left the
stock market higher yesterday
after mixed trends had prevailed
most of the day.
Copper, steels and most oils led
the late upturn, which was ac-
companied by a slight pickup in
Until the last hour, trading had
been even slower than in Mon-
day's very dull session.
Expansion in demand toward
the finish coincided with news of
a cut in bankers acceptances
rates, which was interpreted by
some market analysts as indicat-
ing a slight easing in the tight
money situation.

from the efforts of such commu-

THE WINTER issue of Genera-
tion is by far the best looking
issue of the magazine I can re-
member seeing. Nor is David
Rohn's beautiful cover (in the top
half of the space a sharply deli-
cate pen-and-ink landscape draw-
ing, in the bottom half the name
of the magazine in contrastingly
thick brush-strokes of India ink,
the whole design admirably spaced
on a good buff paper) betrayed by
inner lay-out or typography.
The magazine is large, light,
and pleasant to hold, poems and
plates especially are well placed
and scaled in the page-space, and
there aren't too many misprints.
For better or worse, Generation
is an inter-arts magazine rather
than a strictly literary one. The
present issue contains two short
stories, one impressionistic essay,
eleven poems, a one-act play, the
score of a sonata for unaccompa-
nied cello by a young but experi-'
enced composer, and black-and-
white reproductions of two paint-
ings in oil, two lithographs,. one
etching, and one piece of sculp-
* * *
PERHAPS it is only a personal
reaction, but I wonder if it's pos-
sible to present such a wide range

of forms in a single fifty-page is-
sue without a resulting sense of
thinness for rather too many indi-
vidual readers.
I wonder, further, if the inter-
arts idea could not be preserved
even more effectively if it were
not felt necessary to follow it out
with complete literalness in each
Might it not be a good plan to
let one or the other of the arts
predominate in a given issue, even
at the cost of totally neglecting
one or two of the other arts?
BUT GRANTED the policy, the
current number carries it out on
a commendably high level. The
two stories can be read with gen-
uine pleasure, and one of them,
Ronald Beck's "A Pattern of
Courtship," displays a compassion
and lightly wry wit that one would
like to see at work in a less speed-
ily concluded story.
There are some very good
poems, and only one or two bad
ones. Michael Millgate's two
poems are in a class by themselves,
but ,J. R. Staal's "Negro on a
Street" is an admirable piece of
work too, a poem founded in per-
ception both of detail and of hu-

man truth, written not merely
against a background of lessons
in how to read literature and how
to write it, but against a back-
ground of sharp-visioned experi-
Nancy Willard's essay, "Song
Without Words," overcomes an
underlying preciousness with an
amazing image-making power.
Victor Perera's play embodies an
intefesting and amusing idea butI
doesn't quite manage to come up
with clever dialogue of the quality
the idea demands.
* * .
I AM SORRY that I am not
competent to describe or judge
George Crumb's sonata. Most of
the works of art reproduced are
evidently in black-and-white in
the original, but since we live in
an age that is rapidly convincing
itself that if it isn't a Skira it
isn't a Leonardo, let it ,be said at
once that it is nothing against
the reproduction of Bruce Gabel's
attractive oil that it is in black-
aid-white. .
This picture, like David Rohn's
lithograph and Lenore Davis'
etching, is among the strongest
and most satisfying items in the
-Herbert Barrows

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication for which the
Michigan Daily assumes no editorial
responsibility. Notices should be sent
in TYPEWRITTEN form to Room
3553 Administration Building, before
2 p.m. the day preceding publication.
Notices for Sunday Daily due at 2:00
p.m. Friday.
General Notices
Late Permission: All women students
who attended the Travelogue at Hilt
Auditorium on Thurs., March 14, had
late permission until 11:10 p.m.
Late permission: All women student
who attended Gilbert and Sullivan's
"Princess Ida" at Lydia Mendelssohn on
Thurs., March 14, had late permission
until 11:45 p.m.
University Lecture, auspices of the
Department of Fine Arts, by John ward
Perkins, director of the British School
at Rome on March 20, at 4:15 p.m. in
Aud. B, Angell Hall. "Excavations under
the Church of St. Peter at Rome."
University Lecture. E. E. Cummings
"in a reading from his poetry." Rack-
ham Lecture Hall, Wed., March 20, 4:15
p.m., auspices of the Departments of
English and Philosophy and the. Col-
lege of Architecture and Design. -
University Lecture: J. A. Westrup,
professor of music at Oxford University,
England, 4:15 p.m., Wed., March 20, in
Aud. A, Angel Hall, "Adventures in
Translating Opera." Open to the gener-
al public. Professor Westrup is a Lec-
turer in Musicology in the School of
Music for the current semester,
Annual History of Education Lecture,
sponsored by the Department of His-
tory and the School of Education.
"Main Currents in Progressive Ameri-
can Education." Louis Filler, Professor
of American Civilization, Antioch Col-
lege, Wed., Mear. 20, 4:15 p.m. Aud. 0.
Military Science Lecture. Prof. Dwight
L. Dumpnd, Department of History, will
speak on "The Civil war," Wed., March
20, 7:30 p.m. Aud. C, Angell Hall. Open
to the public.
The Research Club in Language
Learning presents a lectre by Miss Vi.
ola Waterhouse entitled "Practelal Pho-
nemics" on Wednesday, March 20 at
8:00 p.m. In the East Conference Room
of the Rackham Building. Open to the
University Lecture, auspices of the
Departments of Fine Arts and Near
Eastern Studies. Prof. David Stotm
Rice, University of London, Thurs.,
March 21, Aud. B, Angell Hall at 4:15
p.m. "Harran: From Sin to Saladin, Ex-
cavations, 1956."
Regular Wednesday noon showing for
March 20, will be "On the Spot - Sur-
vival in the Bush". 12:30 p.m., Audio-
visual Education Center Auditorium,
4051 Administration Building.
University Symphony Band, William
D. Revelli, conductor, will present its
annual spring concert at 8:30 p.m. to-
night in Hill Auditorium, Composi.
tions by TexidorS Latham, Frescobaldi,
Weber, Erickson, Jenkins, Herman,
Williams, Niblock, Gould, Fillmore, and
Goldman. Open to the general public.
Academic Notices
Seniors: College of L.S.&A., and
Schools of Business Administration, Ed-
ucation, Music, and Public Health. Ten-
tative lists of seniors for June gradua.
tion have been posted on the bulletin
board in the first floor lobby, Adminis-
tration Building. Any changes there-
from should be requested of the Re-
corder at Office of Registration and
Records window Number A, 1513 Ad-
ministration Building.
Architecture and Design students may
not drop courses without record after
5:00 p.m. Wed., March 20,

Architecture and Design Students
who have incompletes incurred during
the fall semester, must remove them by
Wed., March 20.
History 50 midsemester, March 21,
9:00 a.m.: Sctions 1, 4, 7 (Lurie), 1035
Angell Hall; Sections 8, 12, 13 (Lurie),
25 Angell Tall: Berry's Sections, 102
Architecture; Pennington and Drum.
mond's sections, Natural Science Audi-
Interdepartmental Seminar on Ap-
plied Meteorology: Engineering. Thurs.,,
March 21, 4 p.m., Room 307, West E~n-
gineering Bldg. Fred V. Brock will
speak on "The Influence of Meteor-
ology on Reactor Safety Problems: Air.
Borne Materials" - Chairman: Prof.
Henry J. Gomberg.
402 Interdisciplinary Seminar on the
Applications of Mathematics to Social
Science. Room 3401, Mason Hal. Thurs.,
March 21, Dan Suits, "Evolution of the
Potato Market."
Applied Mathematics Seminar, Thurs.,
March 21 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 246, West
Engineering. Prof. C. L. Dolph will
speak on "An Example of E. Hopf Illus-
trating his Conjecture on the Nature'



A New Game on Campus

WE ALMOST didn't vote yesterday. We want-
ed to, but things were just against us.
On the way to our first class, we passed three
voting booths. None of them were attended.
Well, we figured, it's early yet. We'll vote on
the way back.
So, on.the way back, we passed the Mason
Hall booth. People eager to exercise their stu-
dent duty were lined up four deep, a good sign.
We passed on, knowing there were two more
along the way.
The one in the Law Club was attended all
right, by three rather forlorn-looking people.
We stopped, started fumbling for our I.D. and
one of them said, "Don't bother. We don't have
any ballots."
T HE ONE in the Quad was attended too, but
as we handed over our I.D., the girl said
"Oh. You're a Junior. I don't have any ballots
for senior class officers in Lit. School. I guess
you'd better try somewhere else."
,We had a meeting at noontime, so we didn't
have time to stop and vote. But we did stop to
ask the two attendants we passed how the
ballot situation was. "Well," said the one in
the Quad, "we don't have any for Ed School
or Bus Ad School."

In the Law Club, they were a little more
violent. They were missing Ed School ballots.
And one said, "If you're an elections officer,
would you get somebody to relieve us? We were
supposed to leave at 12." It was then 12:30.
AFTER OUR afternoon classes, we happened
to be at the League, with a little time on our
hands. So we stopped by the voting booth there.
They didn't have any ballots for the Board in
Control of Intercollegiate Athletics, but by this
time were were tired. So we voted-for SGC
candidates, Publications Board candidates and
Lit School officers only.
It occurred to us during the course of the
day that this was not the best way to run an
election. People are generally inclined to be
lackadaisical about voting in campus elections
But it seemed almost as if this particular
election was designed to tax the voter's inge-
nuity. It's a new game, where you try to find
the booth that is attended and has ballots.
Lots of fun, but tiring.
And it's likely to bring the already small
number of student voters down considerably.

Comments on Alcorn Strike, Stanford 'Daily'

Buns Problem Solved?

Uncle-Tomism' .. .
To the Editor:
I WOULD like to offer an ex-
planation for the recent boycott
of Alcorn College by its entire
student body. Put simply, they
were rebelling against "Uncle-
Tomism." To the Negro people,
this phase has a particular his-
torical significance.
It represents a position taken
by a Negro which either states or
implies that the Negro should "stay
in his place."
Because Dr. King's criticism of
the NAACP reflects such a philos-
ophy, he lost the respect of his
students. These students, striving
for political equality, economic
opportunity, and educational ad-
vancement - all the features of
first-class citizenship - did not
feel that they could be led by a
man whose very philosophy short-
circuits the attainment of those
No one who is not a Negro can
fully understand why conduct
branded as "Uncle-Tomism" is
thought by the Negro to be so
odious. We may thus come to ap-
preciate the action of the Alcorn
As for "education being at a
premium," as suggested by Mr. Ball
in his editorial March 14, know-
ing the quality of education in
Mississippi as I do, I think that
the students lost very little by the
In fact, they gained immensely
in self-respect.
--Berkley Branche Eddins
Stanford Daily
To the Editor:
IN HIS March 16 Daily editorial,

of publication are defrayed by
that body, through a Student Leg-
islature appropriation. The editor
of the Daily is a salaried employee
of, the Associated Students.
Mr. Geruldsen says, "The Legis-
lature's action has every appear-
ance of a deliberate, calculated
railroading of the editor." A rule
by which the governing body of
a publishing firm may dismiss one
of its employees does not fit the
common notion of the word rail-
Mr. Geruldsen speaks of "an ob-
viously hostile legislature," and
says, "such control gives a small
body of young legislators power
over information . . " I submit
that the legislature is certainly
not hostile to its own newspaper,
and that the judgement of a small
body of young legislators, all elect-
ed by the student body, may be on
a par with that of the young editor
of the paper who is selected not by
the students at large, but by the
equally young members of the
working press.
The Stanford Daily has been
owned and operated by the ASSU
for over fifty years, and has criti-
cized student government at will.
It has never outraged any student
group to the point where that
group suggested that it be cen-
sored, primarily because it has con-
sistently gotten the facts, and
based its editorials on them.
Mr. Geruldsen quotes numerous
platitudes about the freedom of
the press. I would like to point
out that the press also has respon-
sibilities, the most important of
which is to findmout the facts, and
present them. Those papers which
shirk this responsibility lend
strength to the arguments of those
who favor a controlled press.

lem is not uncommon among other
large universities which can afford
to talk about independent student
newspaper editing.
Edward Geruldsen's comment
that "when a supposedly free press
becomes an arm of a governmental
body - any governmental body -
(press) freedom is lost" seems es-
pecially pertinent to me.
At Stanford and many other
universities, including Michigan,
student editors have not particu-
larly objected to having an ex-offi-
cio role in student government, a
position which automatically
makes them an arm of government
(though not in the sense Geruldsen
meant) and exposes them to the
type of attack which has occurred
at Stanford.
In essence, accepting a position
in student government allows an
editor to have his cake and eat it,
too-for a while at least.
It gives one organization an un-
usually desirable power to vote, re-
port, and criticize all major mat-
ters affecting student interest-a
power which others will covet, no
matter how carefully the paper
tries to distinguisn the three roles
by having independent reporters
cover meetings, requiring signed
editorials, and the like.
As an ex-college student news-
paper editor, I believe there are
many long-term advantages to be
gained in keeping student news-
paper representatives off the stu-
dent governing body, with the ex-
ception of staff members who may
seek and win election on their own
as individuals and not as represen-
tatives of the paper.
This insures arseparation of
powers between newspaper and
student government which gives
the paper a more justifiable posi-

Inaccuracy . .
To the Editor:
AS A FORMER city editor of
The Daily andnow aS editor
of a suburban weekly in Michigan,
I know how it feels to be accused
of inaccuracy in the news columns.
Either lousy, or indignant.
Like all accusations, some are
justified and some are not. And,
very often, the fault for an in-
accuracy in reporting lies more
with the source than with the
newspaper. On the other hand,
no newspaper claims t' be infal-
As a small newspaper serving a
relatively small , and integrated
community, The Daily is one of the
most consistently accurate news-
papers in the state, even though its
writing is by college students
rather than professionals. Most
of its readers know of the facts
behind a story, or someone who
does. Result: more pressure to be
accurate and more detectability
of errors.
Pick up a big city daily and
count the inaccuracies, if you can.
Of course you can't; because you
don't 'know the , facts. But, re-
member ono you know - the
food riot. The Detroit papers mu-
tilated that one with a dull knife.
I have found the Detroit papers
to be very inaccurate on several
other occasions, also.
A big newspaper fears no con-
sequences for inaccuracies, which
are never detected by more than
a minute percentage of its read-
ers anyway. Add the fact that it
prefers a "good story" to accuracy,
and you have good reasons why
big papersare more inaccurate
than The Daily, or any other
newspaper of its size and/or circu-


FOR THE FIRST TIME since last fall, Ann
Arbor is not faced with the possibility of
being without a transit system. The request for
a franchise by the Ann Arbor Transit Corpora-
tion represents the concrete proposal to oper-
ate a bus system in the city.
At present, indications are that a Washington
bus company will make an offer. The D.C.
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director City Editor
Business Staff
DAVID SILVER, Business Manager
MILTON GOLDSTEIN ... Associate Business Manager
WILLIAM PUSCH ..............Advertising Manager
VI TAtRiEA TTT~ROX innn l'nn~

Transit System, Inc. discussed setting up af
transit system last week. Since then, the city
has heard nothing from the company.
It is doubtful that the city will receive a
better offer than the one from the Ann Arbor
company. The city will get better service from
a company locally owned and operated than
from one whose management is not located in
Ann Arbor.
Although buses would not run from 7 p.m.
to 6:30 a.m. or on Sundays and holidays, this
lost service will not materially affect Ann
Arbor's bus riding population. Heavy bus serv-
ice is generally required only during the hours
when shopping areas are open.
ONLY ONE PROBLEM faces the Ann Arbor
Transit Corporation, making the bus line
a solvent business. The Greyhound lines moved
out of Ann Arbor because they were losing
The new company proposes to run as many




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