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TUESDAY, MCH 29,1966


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REACH Candidates

Marg Asman


Fred G.
Smit h
Assistant Personnel Director
SGC (Recently Appointed)
Acting Informational Director
Student Housing Association
PANHEL Secretariat
Student Government Council
Reporter for the Michigan
Michigan Daily Beat Head,
Regents and Administration
Michigan Daily Assistant Night
Chairman, Board of Directors,
SGC Bookery
Reach pricing chairman
Reach Administrative Board
Reach Executive Board
Reach Vice President-
Michigan Union-International
Michigan Union-Student Travel
UAC Executive Council-Student
Charter Flight
Student Housing Association
SGC Elections Committee, Fall
Young Republicans
21/2 years experience on The
Daily L
One year as Beat Head of
Student Organizations
Personally covered SGC during
this past year
Research and feature writing in
the areas of pricing, activities
and goals of the Board of Re-
gents, Student Housing Asso-
ciation and the Willow Run
Association for Neighborhood
Chairman of the SGC Planning
and Development Committee
(Recently appointed)
Chairman of the SGC sponsored
Volunteer Day for the Willow
Run Association for Neigh-
borhood Development (WRA-
ND) last October
... if you were charged with ac-
complishing substantive results on
SGC? Would you begin by drawing
upon the emotions of students?
Would a good, healthy power
play with the administration or
the Regents be your method of
serving the office given you by
the student voters?
Or would you research the cur-

in research and public relations
(see Reach Policy Statement, Lit.
Code A); however, they are each
individuals selected by Reach on
the basis of their personal records
in student activities and upon
their capacities to proceed indi-
vidually to solve the problems fac-
ing our University.
The Reach candidates for this
election are Marg Asman, Mike
Dean, Fred G. Smith, and Dick
Wingfield. (Note that Reach is
running Robert Bodkin and Neill
Hollenshead for President and Ex-
ecutive Vice-President respective-
ly. See Executive Slate ,'Policy
Statement, Lit. Code D; March 7,
Margaret Asman is most inter-
ested in the area of leadership
training programs for University
freshmen; and secondarily in low-
er prices in' cleaning and laundry
services for students as well as the
United States National Student
Association (USNSA):
"There is no non-credit leader-
ship training program on campus
at the present time with enough
mobility to accommodate the
needs we have in this area. The
University should offer more than
mere academic training, especially
in view of the potential leader-
ship abilities and other talents in
the freshman classes which are
being wasted by lack of direction.
SGC should make a sustained ef-
fort to establish a single, central-
ized leadership program which will
acquaint freshmen with the many
programs and activities on cam-
pus and give the needed direction
for the best utilization of their
talents and fulfillment of their
"Students are being denied fair

prices and decent service in a city
possessing the third highest stan-
dard of living in the nation. This
condition exists not only' in the
area of housing, but also in such
simple needs as cleaning and laun-
dry service. SGC should encourage
discount cleaning and laundry
service in Ann Arbor."
Mike Dean is particularly con-
cerned with the trimester as a
matter of educational reform, and
on the parking situation as a mat-
ter for City-University coopera-
"Student participation in extra-
curricular activities at the Univer-
sity Is a valuable experience, one
that can be just as much a part
of an individual's overall educa-
tion as academic study. But stu-
dent participation has been fall-
ing off.
"Why the drop in participation?
The most common reason given
by students in declining to involve
themselves is academic pressure.
And the major cause of the sud-
denly-felt pressure seems to lie
in the trimester system with its
speeded-up learning process pro-
duced by faculty members at-
tempting to cover material de-
signed for semester courses in the
shorter time span of the present
period. If, as they claim, a definite
amount of material must be stud-
led to result in the necessary lev-
els of understanding, then per-
haps, the trimester as a system is
at fault.
"Whatever the case, something
must be done, for both learning
and valuable campus activities are
Fred Smith will work on the
problem of Ann Arbor private
housing. An additional concern
Is the lack of communication be-
tween SGC and campus organiza-
"The first step in correcting any
problem is to decide exactly what
the problem is. To do this, we must
make an accurate, documented
study of the rents and quality of
construction of Ann Arbor stu-
dent Apartments and compare
these factors to some sort of stan-
dard derived from studies of simi-
lar housing in other parts of the
country. Consulting with some
large . construction companies
would probably be helpful. ;
"While the above ideas aim to-
ward a more long range solution of
the problem, this does not elimin-
ate the possibility of students im-
proving their lot right now. A
Reach program is In its inception
now to inform the students of
their rights and leases and the
servicesdthat landlords are legally
required to perform. If students
want to be helped, they must make
an effort to become knowledge-
able in these areas of legal rights
and enforce them against any re-
calcitrant landlords."
Dick Wingfield believes that
University planning and develop-
ment in the area of housing is
where he would like to specialize.
He will try to help accomplish the
student goal of more adequate
and high quality housing through
University and state programs:
"The key to achieving student
goals is an initiative by students
to cooperate and contribute with
the 'decision makers-primarily
University Regents; secondarily
state legislators and the Ann Ar-
bor City Council.-
"The price of this kind of stu-
dent effort is not high. Regents
and legislators are willing to work
with students to solve their mutual
problems-but the relationship
must be one geared toward a prob-
lematic approach, void of emotion
and power plays by either side. If
a real solution is to be found to
the housing problem, it must be
through an approach grounded
upon research and a common un-
derstanding of conclusions.

"The only way to achieve a com-
mon understanding of conclusions
is through a mutual contribution
to their deduction.
"Recently, Rep. Jack Faxon (De-
troit) introduced a bill to the
state legislature proposing that a
Centralized Housing Authority be
established for the purpose of
concentrating state funds for Uni-
versity housing construction on
sellers' markets such as the Ann
Arbor area. The purpose of this
motion is to equalize student hous-
ing costs across the state and to
avoid exorbitant housing prices at
any state institution of education
merely because of a shortage of
housing facilities.
"Prior to submitting the above
bill, Faxon consulted students who
were well informed on the prob-
lem at hand. A dialogue was es-
tablished in this instance which
proved to be valuable in yielding
a viable suggestion to help solve
the housing problem."
When reviewing the qualifica-


Bob 'Smitty'
Public Relations Director-SGC
Chairman of Advisory Board of
Public Relations to Vice Presi-;
Director C a m p u s Leadership
House Council
Michigras Central Committee,
Winter Weekend 1965-Skit Night
Homecoming -Parade Committee
Michigan Union Staff
The role of a SGC member is to
represent student interest and to
develop positive and direct pro-
grams which will convert that in-
terest into plans of action. I, Bob
Smith, candidate for SGC, submit
my definition of the role of SGC,
along with my sincere commitment
to the fulfillment of that role.
The primary responsibility of
the Michigan Student Government
Council is to the interest and con-
cerns of the Michigan Student
Body. SGC should make campus'
issues their primary concern. Is-
sues on the local, state and na-
tional levels which directly con-
cern the university and its stu-
(such as 18 year old vote,
draft and federal low-cost hous-
ing) should be of major concern
to SGC.
SGC must strive to create a fa-
vorable economic environment for
the student. In working toward
that objective, SGC should- seek
out, negotiate and help. establish
firms within the campus area
which will benefit the student
welfare. SGC should propose a
constructive plan to strengthen
the Off Campus Housing Board.
And SGC can make a signficant
contribution in helping the Board
of Regents avoid annual tuition
hikes, by assisting in pupblic rela-
tions and research projects con-
nected with alternative sources of
Another opportunity for SGC
service to the students is Council's
dedication to academic reform.
SGC should encourage communi-
cation between administration,
faculty, and itself. It should strive
for more interdepartmental
courses, greater freedom to drop
and add, a re-evaluation of hour
distribution, and should also work
for the improvement of counseling
between students and faculty.
Student Government Council
has the opportunity to become a
dynamic and representative body,
and dedicated, sincere individuals
serving on council will allow it to
realize its potential. I pledge my-
self to work for the improvement
of SGC and I firmly commit my-
self to its goals. I urge you to
support my candidacy for this



SCOPE Candidates

John Kelly
Course evaluation committee
Exec. Board-UMSEU
Wyvern Junior Women's
UMSEU-Know Your University
Day seminar leader
UMSEU-Know Your University
Day planning committee
Blagdon House Council
Bookstore Committee
Student Housing Association
Assembly Association Executive
Board-Special Projects
Louis Lomax Advisory
SHA-Student Housing
Resident Advisor-Markley Staff
Arts Chorale-Secretary-
Big Ten Residence Halls
Conference Representative
Chicago 1965
Chairman of Educational Affairs
Committee, SGC
Conference (Feb. 12)
Planning and participation
Staff member, Michigan Daily
Member SGC USNSA Committee
Member SGC Educational
Affairs Committee
Former Academic Chairman,
Treasurer, Sigma Alpha Mu
pledge class
SCOPE is committed to the
principle of student involvement
in University affairs. Believing
that students should be involved in
the decision-making processes,
and seeing that the present situa-
tion falls short of this, SCOPE
seeks to elect members to SGC in
an effort to improve the present
Student Government Council is
a representative, administrative,
and communicative body. It is not
a legislative body in the sense
that it determines the University
policy. It does determine its own
policy and tries to act according
to the best interest of the student
body. We, as members of SSCOPE,
recognizing the problems facing
students in Ann Arbor, hope to
initiate change and reform
through action. The major prob-
lems currently facing the student
body are in the areas of economic
welfare, housing, academic affairs,
and the effective functioning of
SGC. SCOPE believes that through

Dan Okrent}
using central campus as a start-
ing point, land costs are as 'fol-
lows: one block away, $10-18 per
square foot; two blocks away,. $6-
10 Per square foot; and costs do
not descend to the national aver-
age of $2 per square foot until over
five blocks beyond the campus
area. With the increase In the:
student population in the last
three years, an average, on-campus
four-man apartment has'increased
in price from., $200 to $240 per
month (Stewart Gordon, Hous-
ing Report, 1964). Even before re-
cent increases in price, Barron's
College Guide, 1964, shows that the,
cost of living in Ann Arbor for the
academic year is $400 higher than
that for Michigan State.
Thus, the University has'an ob-.
ligation to protect the student
from the presently existing eco-
nomic predicament by assisting
him in finding quality services at
an equitable price. Since the Uni-
versity has thus far ignored such
basic needs of the students, we as,
members of SCOPE propose the
1. To work with Ann Arbor mer-
chants in campus and surrounding
areas where by student ID's
would entitle students to discounts
on certain days or during periods
of business lows.
2. In furthering this goal, to co-
ordinate various transportation fa-
cilities with subscribers to the.
student discount plan. This would
be done by 'publicizing existing
transportation services in Ann Ar-
bor, and, in addition, promoting
the establishment of a student or
service organization operated
shuttles bus. The proposed shuttle
bus would not only serve these
shopping areas but would also pro-
vide daily transportation between
main campus and fraternities, sor-
orities, and the Hill.
3. To support and publicize vari-
ous merchants already offering
student discounts such as Student
Book Service, Goodyear's Depart-
ment Store, and Marshall's Drug
Store, as well as to reinvestigate
the possibility of a University or
student-run bookstore.
4. To support Regent Murphy's
stand to repeal the 1929 ruling re-
quiring that the University does
not compete with existing mercan-
tile operations.
5. To support present motions
before the state legislature regard-
ing the lowering of freshman in-
state tuition by $30 per student
and a state allotment of $.50 per
student for a University bookstore.
6. To encourage the OSA in its
current efforts to increase avail-
able scholarship monies and to
recruit prospective students from
low-income families.
Being a residential institution,

an odd combination of semesters
in residence.
2. To dissolve the present debt
retirement system of financing the
residence halls and initiate new
means of financing, such as those
of the College Housing Act and
Federal Housing Act 221(D) (3)
Whereas 20 per cent of the pres-
ent room and board assessment,
about $195, now goes into the Debt
Retirement Fund for financing
new dormitories, the use of 221
(D) (3), due to lower interest rates
over a longer period of time, could
considerably lower this.
3. To work out a viable system
of damage deposits, possibly given
to the University in escrow, and
hopefully involving a system of
. 4. To revise SHA (Student Hous-
ing Association). SCOPE believes
that SHA could make a valuable
contribution in the area of low
cost student housing and serve as
a central organ of housing efforts.
However, due to the fact that this
body is poorly organized .and poor-
ly run, it cannot presently ac-
complish its goals. It has sorely
overlooked numerous bodies with
which it should have combined its
efforts, i.e., 'Graduate Student
Council,' Vice-President Cutler's
Advisory Board, and those who
have worked with the Joint Com-
mittee for Low-Rent Housing. It
also could attain its goals more
effectively by concentrating on the
true housing issues beside its pres-
ent side implementations of them,
such vs the voter registration
drive. Although this is a worthy
cause, it can't be immediately ef-
fective in the construction of low-
cost housing. The present empha-
sis on sheer methodology should
be superseded by more goal orient-
ed activity.
The University's primary func-
tion is that of making available
to students the highest quality ed-
ucation possible. In a dynamic in-
stitution constant revision and re-
evaluation are necessary. On SGC,
SCOPE members will attempt to
interpret and act upon student
wants in this area. We ask for the
following action:
1. To revise the present counsel-
ing system of half-counselors,
half-teachers to a new combina-
tion system consisting of a staff
of full-time professional counselors
supplemented by. a staff of grad-
uate students or teaching fellows
who have themselves attended the
University as undergraduates and
thus are well acquainted with the
specificcourses and professors.
2. To 'organize advisory com-
mittees of students on thedepart-
mental level.
3. To establish the Course Eval-
uation Booklet as an autonomous
student publication, such as the
Student Phone Directory or Gen-
eration, to facilitate its. effective
compilation. SCOPE, through its
present member on SGC, has pro-
posed this at a recent SGC meet-
4. To map out study areas on
campus to acquaint the student
with available facilities with
which he may not be familiar,
and to initiate the policy of leav-
ing selected classrooms open at
night to be used for those desir-
ing quiet study areas.
We, as candidates for SGC, ex-
press the belief that this body can
achieve results in initiating action
to further student needs and
wants, however, revision of the
present structure is needed to fa-
cilitate effective attainment of our
goals. To allow our suggestions.to
become realities, SCOPE therefore
proposes the following:
1. To convince the Regents of
the necessity of allowing SOC to
speak at Regents' meetings.
2. To revisethe presently exist-
ing committee structure of SGC
by substituting specific ad hoc
committees for certain standing
committees, especially Student
Concern. The standing committees

are virtually inoperative in many
cases at present. They have neb-
ulous titles, with no specific di-
rection or realm of activity. In
addition it has been obvious in
the past that individuals prefer to
be able to work on a specific proj-
ect directed toward specific ends,
for example the bookstore com-
3. To rechannel much --of the
time consuming paper work of
SGC through the OSA, such as
recognition, calendaring, etc. SGC
would then have more time to
concentrate on the more vital
areas of student concern.
We, the SCOPE candidates, urge
you to consider the issues well.
and to strive with us for more
dynamic, effective, and' meaning-
ful student government leading to
improved conditions for the stu-
dent body of the University of


Delegate to 18th National Congress
Chairman of UM Delegation US-
M e m b e r of Congress Steering
Committee 18th National Con.
U of M Representative to Michi-
gan Region-USNSA
SGC Administrative Vice Presi-
S t u d e n t member International
Center 'Board
Student Advisory Committee on
64-65 Union Executive Commit-
tee and Chairman Student Tra-
vel Committee


Student Government Council: Vot-
ing Ex-officio member
Inter-Quadrangle Council: Presi-
dent, Vice-President
Markley Hall: Vice-President
Van Tyne House: Vice-President,


Student Government

Ronna Jo
University Activities Center-Aca-
demic Affairs Chairman and
Exec. Council Member
Vice-President Wyvern Junior
Womens' Honorary Society


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