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26, 1959

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RECALLS EARLY SGC:
Goldman Comments on Campus Government

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PERSPECTIVE-Maynard Goldman (center) works at cleaning
out the quonset hut as SGC moves into the Student Activities
#uilding in 1956. Others, from left, are Nel Sherburne, Scott
Chrysler and Janet Neary.
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MOTHER'S DAY CARDS
and PERSONAL GIFTS
BRUNDAGE GIfTS
307 SOUTH STATE
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By THOMAS TURNER
"Campus opinion" doesn't exist,
according to Maynard Goldman.
Goldman, in three years as
an elected Student Government
Council member, had been en-
dorsed more substantially than
any other student in the council's
four-year history,.
As a sophomore he came.in first
before several incumbents, draw-
ing 841 votes. A year later, he
trailed SGC President Joe Collins'
record of 1160, but still drew
enough votes to be elected on the
first ballot.
Write-In Election
And last November, having with-
drawn from the race, . Goldman
was elected on write-ins, polling
a new record 1408.
The student body, which three
times elected him, has at most
times no one opinion, Goldman
explained, since the interests of
various groups often conflict and
many students are "uninformed."
Thus the SGC member is
obliged to balance in his own
mind opinions expressed by stu-
dents and his own ideas, Gold-
lhan said.
Joins as Freshman
Goldman's experience with SGC
goes back a long time-he joined
the council's, administrative wing
in his first semester here, when
the council itself was only a few
months old. He can look back to
the days when SGC met in a
quonset hut on East University,
something none of the current
membersd can do.
What has happened to student
government in these four years?
"I'd like to think its moved to-
ward be'ing a strong, independent,
responsible group," Goldman says,
speaking slowly and thoughtfully.
Strong, independent, responsible
characterize Goldman himself, ac-
cording to Vice President for Stu-
dent Affairs James.A. Lewis. Lew-
is, while admitting he and Gold-
man have often disagreed, praises
him for "being willing to stand
up and be counted."
,his quality is "all too rare in
those who would like to be lead-
ers," Lewis declares.
Taking alook at current discus-
sion on changing the SGC Plan,
Goldman labelled "nonsensical"
any concept of student govern-
ment in which students aren't l-
lowed to make their own decis-
ions-"it just isn't student govern-
ment."
Said 'Unsatisfactory'
Thus any change which would
allow administration or admini-
stration-faculty review on sub-
stance rather than procedure or
justification would be unsatisfac-
tory, he said.
Considering the Council in the

past year in terms of the first
council, Goldman thought a mo-
ment, then outlined an increasing
concentration of power in the
hands of the officers. He credited
this to abdication of responsibility
on the part of members, particu-
larly elected members, who "for
the most part have failed to takej
any initiative."
What can be done? "The voters
have got to elect people willing to
spend time working on SGC" he
declared.
Greater Purpose
The first SGC, Goldman con-
tinued, had a greater sense of
purpose, perhaps due to greater
awareness of the faults of stu-
dent Legislature, which preceded
it.
Early SGCs, according to Gold-
man, had very good people work-
ing as committee chairmen, and
these people were willing to re-
cruit their. own committees from
across the campus.
Today's Administrative Wing is
as large, Goldman said, but lacks
quality.
Thus the Council is burdened

with many duties the Wing could
carry out, he said.
Goldman then turned to fra-
ternity-sorority discrimination
problems, an area with which he
was often concerned, most not-
ably during the Sigma Kappa con-
troversy last fall, which led the
Regents to set up the present Plan
Clarification Committee.
There has been some surface
progress in the past five years, he
said, but as long as fraternities
are affiliated nationally, there will
be little real change.
The University has been "very
lax" regarding its moral obliga-
tions in the area, he said-though
bigger than all the national fra-
ternities put together, it has never
stood up to them.
SGC has borne its share of ob-
ligation, he said, but the admini-
stration has not., t
What will happen to Goldman
when he leaves the University in
June? He'll enter Harvard Law
School in the fall, he said.
. And after that? "I really don't
know," Goldman said with a smile,
shrugging characteristically.

SGC Group
To Explain
Exchange
A mass meeting of students in-
terested in applying for the ex-
change program with the Univer-
sity of Dehli will be held at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday in Rm. 3-S of the
Union, Linda Brodey, '62, said
yesterday.
The purpose of the meeting,
open to sophomores and upper-
classmen, is to explain the pro-
gram, d$istribute petitions and 'an-
swer questions.
Sponsored by Student Govern-
ment Council, the exchange pro-
gram will cost approximately
$2,000 of which the Council will
pay at least half, she explained.
Selection of the student to go to
Dehli will be on the basis of aca-
demic ability, knowledge and un-
derstanding of American culture,
familiarity with international af-
fairs, flexibility and willingness to
cooperate.
After his selection, the student
will be prepared for the trip by
suggested reading and discussions
with people familiar with condi-
tions in India.
Plans are currently underway
for the exchange student to live
with a family in the Indian Civil
Service to enable him to become
more familiar with Indian culture.
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WIN:
U' Hosts
Drill Meet'
Military drill teams from six
schools competed here yesterday
in the fourth Michigan Invita-
tional Drill Meet, with the Uni-
versity's teams compiling 1,113 out
of a possible 1,200 points.
In regular platoon drill, the Uni-
versity's Air Force ROTC took
first place with the Pershing Rifles
in second. Ohio State's drill team
was in third place.
The University's Pershing Rifles
copped firpt place in the fancy drill
competition. The Air Force group
took second place with the Ohio
State group in third.
In regulation drill, the Air Force
ROTC took first place, Pershing
rifles, second and Ohio State third.
John Colman, '62E, a Pershing
Rifle pledge won the individual
drill contest for the University.

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