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Board Reverses SGC Decision

"An additional card came in," the table to provide information-
she said. motioning as though said the whole question revolved
playing a card on the table. "The around the definition of "ad-
University specifically asked the ministrative policy."
sorority to resolve the violation" IWhen the debate as such ended,
and the letter from Lewis indi- Moore. the presiding officer, asked
cates that the administration feels each member of the Board to
it resolved, she said. make a concluding statement.
Considered Other Aspects Favors Lifting Ban
But SGC felt obligated to con- Robertson told the Board it
sider other aspects of the national might be a "calculated risk." to
sorority's behavior, Levy pointed trust in students, but he would fa-
out, so as to evaluate the action vor lifting the stay of action for
at the summer convention. this reason.
"If SGC is beginning to lay "I don't feel we can go chang-
down the law on campuses all over ing the rules as we go," Levy said.
the country." Dean Bacon de- "I feel the Council weighed the
clared, "I would ask them to evidence fairly in arriving at this
think it over." decision."
Dean Moore had introduced the Moore then asked Dean Lovell,
historical approach which he had who had said nothing up to that
used in the first Board in Review point, if he had anything to say.
session this fall, early in the "I think not, Mr. Chairman,"
meeting. Dean Lovell replied.
Presents Additional Facts Injustice to Sigma Kappa
Dean Moore said he wished to Dean Rea told the Board he
"present information which does subscribed to much of what Dean
not appear on the surface" of the Robertson had said, but that
SGC Plan which "present stu- withdrawal of recognition from
dents working on the Sigma Kap- Sigma Kappa "represents a defi-
pa case may not be aware of." nite injustice in terms of the
At the time the University Re- national sorority."
gents first considered the SGC Rules have "been there allt
Plan, Dean Moore explained, they along" which give the administra-
objected to giving SGC full power tion jurisdiction over withdrawal
in the area. of recognition, Dean Bacon said,
He read from a margin note in but "people" have not seen them.
an early draft of the SGC Plan Goldman pointed out that dur-
as submitted to the Regents an ing the consideration of the Sig-
opinion that giving SGC full re- ma Kappa case he had heard lack
sponsibility to recognize student of good faith referred to often re-
groups would "transcend the pur- garding the sorority and regard-
pose of the University." ing SGC. Now it might be raisedr
Vice-President for Student Af- in connection with the adminis-1
fairs James A. Lewis--who is not tration, he said.
a member of the board, but sat at "Do you want that in the rec-c
ord?" Moore asked.
IThen the Bn d .trn

FINALLY A FACT-The Mackinac Bridge connecting Michigan's
Upper and Lower Peninsulas was finally finished this year. Chair-
man of the Mackinac Bridge Authority Prentiss M. Brown
described its progress Thursday to a group in West Quadrangle,
It was already an idea in 1884, he said, but war and depression
prevented it for a long time from becoming a reality.
Brown Describes Progres
SMackinac Construction

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ruling SGC by a four-three count.
The meeting was adjourned, and
as chairman Moore rose from the
table, he explained that he cast
the tie-breaking vote "no" to get
the question settled for once and
for all.
"That's why I voted 'yes'," Dean
Robertson replied.

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By RALPH LANGER
"The original idea for the Macki-
nac Bridge came in 1884," Prentiss
M. Brown, chairman of the Macki-
nac Bridge Authority said Thurs-
day.
Brown was speaking before ap-
proximately 200 persons at a ban-
quet in West Quadrangle com-
memorating the erection of the
bridge and in connection with the
20th anniversary of men's resi-
lence halls at the University.
"The Traverse City Eagle ran
an editorial in 1884," Brown ex-
plained, "advocating a bridge

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across the straits after the flat
cars, which were used to transport
automobiles across the straits
were iced in."
Brownrelated his experience in
1916 when, on his honeymoon, he
spent $16 to transport his car
across the straits and had to wait
four days for its delivery. He con-
trasted the $16 charge with the
$3.25 required to cross the new
bridge.
Gov. Frank Comstock created
the first Bridge Authority in 1930,
Brown, who was counsel to that
first authority, said.
"The war and the depression
among other things prevented ef-
fective action for some tim'e," he
continued. "We might have made
it in 1939 but the war came and
until 1948 two commissions and
various engineering firms worked
on the problem. Financing was al-
ways in the way." Brown com-
mented.
Authority Abolished
"In 1952 the Bridge Authority
was abolished by legislature and
a new bill introduced. In that year
Gov. G. Mennen Williams, who
had campaigned in 1948 on that
subject, joined with a Republican
legislature and created the last
and successful Bridge Authority.
Brown paid tribute to the esti-
mating engineers who, he said, es-
timated the cost of the bridge in
1950 and whose estimation proved
correct during constructuion 1954
to 1958.
The bond market was not good
several times when they attempted
to sell bonds, Brown said, especially
since they were not guaranteed by
the State of Michigan.
Gains Lobbyists Support
However, with the support of
lobbyists whom he knew through
his connection with Detroit Edi-
son, Brown said the' Authority
managed to get the state legis-
lature to agree to pay a share
of the operation of the bridge.
This facilitated the bond sales.
Brown paid homage to the five
men killed during the four years
of bridge construction, comment-
ing that the record was actually
better than estimations usually are
on construction of this type.
The bridge is apparently a fi-
nancial success Brown said. Its
bonds are selling at 99 and a half,
about par, as compared to similar
bonds on various turnpikes in the
nation which are going at 79. "The
markets are the best test of finan-
cial success," Brown concluded.
SGC Forum
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Atom Weapous
Nuclear ,weapons, Orval Faubus
and American intervention in
Lebanon are subjects for discus-
sion at today's Student Govern-
ment Council forum at the Union.
The first topic, "Resolved that
the United States should stop all
future development of nuclear
weapons," will be presented by
Barbara Miller, '60.
Ahmed Belkhodja, Grad,, of
Tunisia, chairman of the forums,
explaned that each topic is in-
troduced by a student speaker who
does research on the topic during
the week.
The second topic, according to
Belkhodja, will be "The Position
of Faubus in American Demo-
cracy : what does he contribute?"
Henry Kunsmann, '62E, will in-
troduce the topic, according to
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