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March 19, 1959 - Image 1

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The Michigan Daily, 1959-03-19

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Sixty-Eight Years of Editorial Freedom PARTLY CLOUDYA

-Daily-David Arnold
COUNT NIGHT-Emerging victorious from the rapid and busy count night were Jo Hardee, David Kessel (top row), Roger Seasonwein
and Michael Fishman. Others elected to the Council were John Feldkamp, Phil Zook, and John Quinn. The total ballots'cast were 4,829
... the lowest vote in SGC's history. Tabulating for all elections was completed shortly after midnight.

Spectators Appear Relaxed
As Few Workers Tabulate
Coffee, black, and doughnuts, assorted, were more than sufficient
last night to feed the few active workers and many of the idle spec-
tators in and out of the Count Night arena.
The roped-off area in the middle of the Union Ballroom was the
center of attention for four and one-half hours as ballots were tallied
to determine the Lucky Seven of the 19 candidates vying for Student
Government Council positions.
The small number of spectators were unusually relaxed, consid-
ering that most of them were either candidates or their supporters,
and an occasional Assistant Dean of Men or Vice-President for Stu-

Hare Plan
The Hare system was used
to count the votes in Ist
night's SGC elections.
After all void ballots have
been discounted, valid ballots
ire distributed to the various
candidates according to the
first choice marked.
The total number of ballots
is counted, this total is divided
by the number of positions
open plus one. The quotient ob-
tained plus one is the first
In order to be elected, a can-
didate must meet this quota.
If any candidate has votes in
excess of the quota, the extra
ballots are drawn at random
and redistributed to the sec-
ond choice candidate.
The candidate having the
lowest number is now eliminat-
ed, and his votes are redistrib-
uted according to the second
choice indicated. This process
is repeated until only the .re-
gired number of candidates re-
main to fill the vacant posi-

League Plans $600,000 Remodeling
"t.xPlans for a $600,000 modernization program at the League have
.fbeen announced by Wilma D. Steketee, League business manager.
Funds for the program will come from operating revenues of
the League set aside on an annual basis to meet modernization needs.
While additional space will be provided in two areas, no changes
will be made in any of the outside walls of the building. The first-
fioor kitchen will be completely modernized and enlarged, taking over
the room now used for a storeroom, Miss Steketee noted.
Excavate .Under Building
The area underneath the building from the lobby north to the
Washington Street entrance will be excavated and used as a main-
tenance shop, storeroom, student meeting rooms, a scenery shop and
sewing room. It will be accessible to the Lydia 'Mendelssohn Theater.
On the second floor of the League, the plans call for a some-
F what enlarged and improved kitchen serving area to help speed up

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