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ES ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1960

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LOST, STOLEN AND STRAYED--Bicycles from every corner on campus may find their way into this
storage area-and many do. Shown above is only a portion of the bikes picked up by the Office of
Student Affairs; about 60 per cent of them were stolen from their original owners,
Bicycle Owners Hear Warning

By LORA KRAPOHL
a"Think twice before bringing a
Aie to the University," is the ad-
vice of James A. Lewis, Vice-Pres-
ident forrStudent Affairs, to in-
coming freshmen,
"Many students buy a bike and
then find that they don't use it
as much as they thought they
would. Actually we have a pretty
compact campus-it is amazingly
accessible for those on foot (and
more fun).
"Freshmen who do, bring bikes
should come with a good padlock,
register it immediately, and keep
it locked at all times. We suspect
that professional thieves are com-
ing in and taking bikes and there
is nothing easier to steal than an
unregistered, unlocked bike."

"All cycles are subject to im-
poundment if unregistered, even
if legally parked. This same poli-
cy obtains throughout the city so
far as the police are concerned,"
Lewis said.
"The large number of stolen
bikes which we have been able to
return to the proper owners, dur-
ing the relatively short history of
the Bicycle Control Program, leads
us to only one conclusion: we've
got to emphasize proper registra-
tion throughout the city and on
the campus."
Lewis stressed that unless a bi-
cycle has a current license the
owner is practically helpless if he
sees someone riding around on his.
By making sure that all bikes
have current licenses it will be

Freshmen Welcomed
I joirr with the whole University community in welcoming
you to this campus. You are a carefully selected group of stu-
dents with great promise as you enter your first year of college.
I am sure you are all aware of the increased demands being
placed on students these days in your academic pursuits so I will
say no more to you about this phase of your college life.
I would call to your attention the fact that all those con-
nected with the University are most anxious to help you in
your adjustment period. You will find people where you live, in
your classrooms, in the Office of Student Affairs, and in sepcial
units all over campus who'are here to help you. None are going
to foist help upon you but will leave the initiative for seeking
help with you. The University does not make counseling com-
pulsory but likes to give each student whatever aid he feels he
needs.
We are all concerned with the over-all development and
health of each student, and are looking forward to helping each
student achieve his total growth and development as a mature
and responsible adult. I am certain you will find warm and
friendly people around you and all join in welcoming you to The
University of Michigan.
James A. Lewis
Vice-President for
Student Affairs

possible to clean out the racks of
abandoned and stolen bicycles
which clutter parking facilities,
and increase the hazards of safe-
ty in sidewalks and around en-
trances and exits of buildings.
Chains Dangerous
Chain locks are also an invita-
tion to the thief. These locks are
relatively easy to unlock and many
students set the lock for only one
number, thus making it even eas-
ier to undo them.
"In fact, the junior high school
students used to have a game in
which each boy would go down a
row of bicycles and see who could
undo the most locks in the short-
est time," Lewis said.
Lewis pointed out that the Bi-
cycle Control Program is now be-
ginning to concentrate on motor-
cycles which are used in a haz-
ardous fashion. "Drastic and se-
rious action will be taken against
motorized bikes which are ille-
gally parked or riden on side-
walks. They will not only be im-
pounded but subject to traffic con-
trols."
Danger on Walks
Illegally parked bikes create a
danger especially for the blind
student who isngoing to a class
or the library and has no way of
knowing when a bike is parked on
the sidewalks."
The Bicycle Control Program be-
gan a year ago this July when
hazards created by illegally
parked bikes and numerous com-
plaints by students, staff members,
and student government prompt-
ed University officials to take ac-
tion against the bicycle code vio-
lators.
Since then the program has im-
pounded approximately 800 bi-
cycles. Of these all but 100 were
either returned or legally auc-
tioned.
Of the 600 bicycles returned~ 80
were stolen-in fact, a few own-
ers said they had not seen their
bikes for more than two years.

Non-Partisan
Discussions
Lectures, Field Trip
Included in Projects
By MAME JACKSON
The Political Issues Club offers
all interested students the oppor-
tunity to discuss and become ac-
tive in contemporary' American
affairs on a non-partisan basis.
After a year of inaction, the club
was reactivated last fall.
The object of the club is to ap-
proach, through rational discus-
sion and planned activity, cur-
rent controversial problems which
have some relevance to student
involvement oreparticipation.
An area in which the club has
been very active recently is race
relations. Last spring it sponsored
a four-day Conference on Human
Rights in the North, whTch was
attended by delegates from sever-.
al Midwestern colleges and promi-
nent leaders of Southern anti-
discrimination groups.
Continued Interest
A continued interest in the prob-
lem of race relations will supple-
ment the fall program for the
Political Issues Club. Publishing
a campus newsletter, which will
describe, the activities of various
groups in race relations and anti-
discrimination in Ann Arbor and
on campus, will be one of the fall
projects.
Public lectures on matters of
such interest as present political
parties, disarmament, co-exist-
ence and urban planning will be
sponsored by the club.' Both Uni-
versity people and prominent na-
tional figures will speak at these
lectures.
The Political Issues Club will
try to hold some form of weekly
discussion groups during the fall
semester if there is enough stu-
dent response. These discussion
groups will aim at stimulating un-
derstanding and interest in cur-
rent problems.
Participation Encouraged
Throughout the year the club
will try to work closely with var-
ious community agencies in an
attempt t o encourage voluntary
student participation in civic af-
fairs. Members of the Political
Issues Club often assist in worth-
while projects going on in the
towns that need support.
Other major plans for the com-
ing year include sponsoring one
or two concerts. Arrangements
have not yet been completed for
these concerts, but the club hopes
to invite Paul Robeson, bass-ban i
tone and political figure, to be
guest performer for one of the
concerts.
Plans are also being made for
field trips to the "problem" areas
of Detroit and Flint, where club
members hope to receive practi-
cal knowledge in the fundamental
problems of race relations.

ELECTION DAY--And students fill out ballots for Student Government Council members. Under
the Hare system, students vote for as many people as there are candidates, in the order of their
preference.
EMPHASIZES COUNSELING:
oint Judic EnforcesRegulations
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Joint Judiciary Council is the
students' supreme court on cam-
pus.
Guided by the principle of
counseling a violator rather than
mechanically handing him a pun-
Mock Primary
YR Highlight
By MICHAEL HARRAH
The University Young Republi-
can Club was one of the first col-
lege chapters in the Michigan
Young Republican organization.
They have an active member-
ship and the club is known and
respected through the state by
both junior and senior members of
the Republican Party.
"We are active in local politics,"
Jo McKenna, '62, president of the
group said. "We are proud to have
worked on the winning team of a
successful candidate for the Ann
Arbor City Council last year."
Miss McKenna said the club was
also active in larger Young Repub-
lican groups throughout the state
and the Midwest, citing the Col-
lege Young Republicans, College
See YR's, Page 6

ishment, the council of ten stu-
dents hears those cases within its
jurisdiction of supervising all-
campus rules, as well as those
cases referred to it by the Dean
of Men's office and those appealed
by students.
All-campus rules include such
regulations as driving rules, rules
regarding drinking and those list-
ed in the University booklet of
regulations for students. Joint Ju-
die also supervises all campus
elections and regulates tapping
procedures for the honoraries.
Whenra student or a group of
students is brought before the
council, he is informed that the
members are sitting as -a "peer
group" of his fellow students and
that their intention is to reach a
fair decision.
In an informal atmosphere the
council members go over a sum-
mary of the case, written before
the student appears, and question
the student to determine the rele-
vant material. They attempt dur-
ing the interview to make certain
that the student understands his
violation.
After the interview the council
reaches a decision and informs
the student of it. The Faculty
Subcommittee on Discipline re-
views all cases and in the case of

second violation, determines the
punishment.
"The judiciary system can also
be a force to innovate needed
changes in the regulations," Prof.
John W. Reed of the law school
said.
YD's Training
For Polities
By MAME JACKSON
The goal of the Young Demo-
cratic Club is to "stimulate inter-
est in the Democratic Party and
to create a thinking nucleus of
young citizens who will be able
to effectively carry out the future
goals of their party."
Mary Ryan, '6lEd., chairman of
the Young Democratic Club, said
this while describing the functions
and future plans of thegroup.
"The Club serves as a training
ground for senior party work," she
maintained.
"Both theoretical and practical
political experience within the
party are provided to YD mem-
bers."
Small, informal discussion
groups with guest speakers--Uni-
See YOUNG, Page 6

Pass Ruling
Against Bias
Support Picketing,
Write Chain Stores,
Southern Governors
By JEAN SPENCER
Anti-discrimination and the stu-
dent's right to protest are two
areas of responsibility in which
Student Government Council di-
rected fruitful effort in the past
year.
The Council passed a ruling pro-
hibiting discriminatory member-
ship selection practices in student
organizations - including soror-
ities and fraternities - after al-
most six months of weekly con-
sideration of the issue.
The new ruling implements the
November 1958 Regents' Bylaw
committing the University to work
to eliminate discrimination on the
bases of "race, color, religion,
creed, national origin or ancestry."
Expand '49 Rule
It is. actually an expansion of
a former ruling which outlawed
bias in organizations newly seek-
ing SGC recognition but contained
no such provision for recognized
organizations.
Cases of charged violation will
be arbitrated by a seven-member
committee appointed by the Coun-
cil, which will consider recom-
mendations by the committee and
vote on the cases.
SdC joined thennational stu-
dent protest against discrimina-
tion when it voted to support
picketing of local outlets of na-
tional chain stores that practice
discrimination in Southern out-
lets.
Picketing
Picketing of these stores, includ-
ing S. S. Kresge, Woolworth and
Green dime stores, was continued
during the summer. Local picket-
ers expect to maintain picketing
regularly during this school year.
Supporting Southern students'
right to sit in at segregated lunch
counters as "a legitimate means of
protest" against bias, the Council
sent letters to eight governors of
Southern states and the national
offices of four store chains. The
SGC letters received iWide news-
paper coverage and were noted in
Time magazine.
Student Government Council,
potentially one of the strongest
college student governments in the
nation, has jurisdiction over stu-
dent organizations.
Ex Officios
The Council includes heads of
seven student organizations as ex
officio members: Daily Editor
Thomas Hayden, '61; Union presi-
dent Perry Morton, '61; League
president Susan Kennedy, '61A&D;
Inter-Fraternity Council president
Jon Trost, '61; Panhellenic presi-
dent Barbara Greenberg, '61; As-
sembly president Myra Goines, '61,
See 'SGC', Page 6

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