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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1966

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE NINE

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Student

Government

Council

Nelson P.

Laude
Member, 3-man SGC-appointed
Committee to inquire into Police
Activities on Campus
Member, Literary College Steering
Committee
President, Zeta Beta Tau Fratern-
ity
Endorsed by Voice-SDS
My philosophy of student gov-
ernment -is directed against thej
Administration's policy of benevo-
lent paternalism vis-a-vis the stu-
dents, on the one hand, and

against SGC's traditional do-little
attitude, on the other.
The student body is soon to be
confronted with two critical issues,
the resolution of which merits the
actualization of this philosophy:
(1) the forthcoming draft refer-
endum: the Administration must
accept the outcome as binding, in
as much as this is a subject which
concerns students and students
only in a primarily non-academic
area of the University.
(2) the number of members'
names which each student organ-
ization is required to submit to
SOC: the Administration must ac-
cept SGC's current request for the
names of two officers. A :demand
by the Office of Student Affairs
for publication of complete mem-
bership lists would infringe upon
one's right to freedom of speech
and assembly, This is especially
true in light of the subpoena which
HUAC issued to the University
this past summer, demanding, and
receiving, the names of all mem-
bers of three student political or-
ganizations.
If the Administration fails to
accept a decision by the students
on either or both of these issues
I would advocate the enactment
of any one of a series of "escala-
five measures" which ought to be
sponsored by SGC: a sit-in at the
Administration Building, a joint
student-faculty boycott of classes,
Saiidor SGC refusal to comply( in
the matter of names) with OSA
demands.
Underlying my philosophy of
student goverment are two pre-
suppositions. One is that those
most affected by a decision, given
a minimal level of maturity and
iesponsibility on their part, should
play a major role in the decision-
making process.
The other is that up to a point,
student influence on the Adminis-
tration and student power g~o hand
in hand. When a ceiling on influ-
ence is reached, however, power
also comes to a standstill. Beyond
that point, power is acquired only
at the expense of influence. Over
a long-term period, when that
power becomes institutionalized
and legitimized in the eyes of the
Administration, it once again be-
comes co-functional with influ-
ence. It is my opinion that stu-
dent influence has reached just
a ceiling, and that now is the time
to opt for power.

Michael Davis
Undergradute experience with stu-
dent government.
ICC 2nd Vice-President, 1966-67
House Judiciary Committee, 1965-
66, 1966-67.
ICC Elections Committee, 1965-66.
There was a time at this univer-
sity when .the administration
could represent the students. Be-
cause administrators and students
had most values in common and
communicated with one another
easily and personally, students
could be sure that the administra-
tion would not act against them,
arbitrarily, or without their in-
formal participation and consent
in matters concerning them.
Unfortunately, we're past that
time. Issues like the bookstore, the
HUAC disclosures, and the draft

referendum have made it clear
that the administration no longer
shares certain crtical values with
us, no longer knows what we want,
and (worst of all) perhaps no
longer cares very much that it
does not. The faculty has shown
itself ready enough to support stu-
dent initiatives but has been wary
of acting for students. If, then, we
are to have representation now,
are t have our interests looked
after, we must have it through
other students.
I believe that SGC is now the
natural representative of the stu-
dents here. I'm a candidate for
SGC because I want to work and
vote to assure that representation.
To have a strong SGC to matchJ
the' strengthened GSC, SGC
needs:
1) To clarify its mandate (to
increase its authority with faculty,
regents, administration, and city)
by a) increasing graduate, and
professional participation in stu-
dent government and b) continual,
radical experimentation with elec-
toral mechanics to raise absolute
participation substantially.
3) To strengthen the alliance
with faculty by a) setting up SGC
joint student-faculty research
committees on all matters of ma-
jor common concern, b) combin-
ing student and faculty advisory:
committees, and c) jointly draw-
ing up detailed plans for maxi-
mum student participation in uni-
versity government.
3) To declare a)that, with the
advice of the faculty and OSA,'
students should make all non-aca-
demic dules governing students,,
and b) that co-equal with faculty,
students should participate in
making academic policy on mat-
ters significantly affecting them.
SGC should then try to live by
that declaration.

WEDNESDAY
NIGHT
PEOPLE
NEEDED
TO
COUNT
BALLOTS
CALL:
663.0553

ELECTIOSDT
SGC BALLOT
Eleven candidates are running for six Student Government Council seats. Five
are incumbents. The candidates are: John Burgener, Michael Davis, Michael Dean,
Neill Hollenshead, Bruce Kahn, John Kelly, Mike Koeneke, Nelson P. Lande, Rod
Lockwood, Leslie Mahler, John Preston.
The incumbents are: Michael Dean, Neill Hollenshead, Bruce Kahn, Mike Koe-
neke, and John Preston.
All six of the newly-elected Council members will serve full year terms.
ELECTION SYSTEM
The candidates will -be selected under the limited vote system of voting. All stu-
dents enrolled in the University may vote on presentation of ID and Fall.1966 insert
card. Each voter has /2 (the number of seats open) plus 1 vote. The voter votes for
a candidate simply by X-ing the box next to the candidate's name. Pen or pencil
will be acceptable but only if clearly legible. The cross of the (X) must fall within
the box to validate the vote. Each vote has equal weight. A voter may use less than
the number of votes alloted but not more. The winners are tabulated by adding the
vote totals for each candidate and declaring those with the highest totals elected.
WRITE-INS }
Write-in candidates are permitted and are subject to all elections rules as enum-
erated in the Code of Election's Rules: All required materials for write-ins must be
submitted to the Elections Director no later than 8 p,.m. on Election Day.
Rules & Penalties
(from SGC Code of Election's Rules)
adopted November 4, 1965
Section 8
(a) No person serving at a poll while it is open shall give any advice or instructions
to a voter as to the candidates or questions to be selected or resolved respec-
tively.
(b) No person shall in any way or form cast or cause or encourage to be cast more
than one ballot for each office or question for each voter, or cast or encourage
to be cast any ballot not printed under the authority of the Committee. Nor
shall any person interfere in any way with the orderly and lawful campaigning
and voting of students.
(c) Violators of part (a) and/or (b) of Section 8 shall be subject to one or more of
the following-imposed by Credentials and Rules Committee:
(a) disqualification from holding any office on the Council or any related
agency thereof:
(b) a fine not to exceed $100.00.
POLLING PLACES
Twenty-one places have been selected for polls. They are: South, East and West
Quads; Law Quad; Diag (2); Fishbowl; Frieze Bldg.; Undergrad Library; Engin.
Arch; Markley Hall, Union; Palmer Field; Business Administration; Rackham; Cou-
zens; Bus stop on North U; North Campus at Commons Building; Clements Library
Hill and Washtenaw; Law Quad facing Beta Theta Pi. Campaigning within fifty
(50) feet of any polling place when said place is open on election day is forbidden.
TIME
The polls will be open from 8:50 a.m. to 6:10 p.m. The election will be held
Wednesday, November 16. In case of inclement weather all stations, with the excep-
tion of the Diag and Palmer Field, will remain open but will move Indoors. The sta-
tions on the Diag and Palmer Field will close.
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