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Group Adopts New Approach to Action

(EDITOR'S NOTE--This is the
final article of a three-part series
considering the founding, purposes,
projects and controversies of the
United States National Student As-
sociation.). '
At its 1960 Congress, the Unit-
ed States National Student Asso-
ciation adopted a new approach
to student action. Previously, it
had only been peripherally con-
cerned with this area, but the
"Student and the Total Commu-
nity" resolution justified NSA's
taking strong stands on contro-
versial issues involving students.
Noting that students often com-
plete their education with little
awareness of public affairs, the
resolution declared that NSA "rec-
ognizes the great value of student
involvement in programs of poli-
tical and social action and the in-
tegral connection of these pro-
grams with the educational proc-
ess. While recognizing that a stu-
dent must devote primary atten-
tion to his academic program,
NSA urges student participation in
legitimate social and political ac-
Mandates NSA
It also mandates NSA to send
local units information on such
Wingo To Discuss
'U' as Community
"The University as a Communi-
ty" will be discussed by Prof. Mai
Wingo of the education school in
a Challenge-sponsored seminar at
7:30 p.m. tonight in the Honors
Lounge of the Undergraduate Li-

projects, assist student organiza-
tion, and take "forthright posi-
tions on such of the major issues
of the day as have come particu-
larly to the attention of students."
As the criteria for NSA consid-
eration, they resolution sets "the
importance and efficacy of the ac-
tion considered, the expressed or
potential interest of students in
the issue and the competancy of
students to evaluate the facts."
Before the 1960 Congress, how-
ever, NSA took few stands on con-
troversial action. In . its early
years, the experiences of the par-
tisanship at the 1946 Prague World
Student Congress and the concept
of autonomy of NSA in interna-
tional affairs and student govern-
ments themselves tended tO'down-
grade the importance of political
issues in NSA's eyes.
Opposed Atomic Testing
Two events at the 1959 Congress
gave a portent of NSA's increas-
ing political awareness. Earlier
that year, the International Stu-
dent Congress in which NSA is a
key member, passed a resolution
opposing continued atomic test-
ing. As NSA had no policy on this
question, the officers brought this
stand to the Congress. The group'
first voted it down, but reconsid-.
ered and passed thisposition.
A 'second change that led- to a
more politically oriented NSA was
approved by the Congress that
year. An expanded national af-
fairs vice-presidency was created,
centralizing the duties of the for-
mer national affairs, educational
affairs, and student government
vice-presidencies. The first occu-
pant of this post, Curtis Gans, be-
lieved in student political action

and shaped the post into its pres-
ent form.
Thus NSA became more involv-
ed in controversial stands. Using
the rationale of the "Student in
the Total Community" resolution,
NSA took stands on a number of
controversial issues. It endorsed
the sit-in movement and also at-
tacked the National Defense Edu-
cation Act loyalty oath and dis-
claimer affidavit needed for fed-
eral scholarships as two of its
main stands.
The liberal political tone of that
Congress gave impetus to both
conservatives and liberals. The
Young Americans for Freedom was
formed the following October and
both it and liberal groups looked
forward to the 1961 Congress for
endorsement of their positions.,
Last summer's Congress proved
to be the most politically orient-
ed. Backed by a strong organiza-
tion, the Young Americans for
Freedom set up an elaborate con-
vention organization including the
renting of an entire floor at a
nearby motel and the bringing of
National Review editor William
Buckley to the convention.
Passed Liberal Resolutions
Despite YAF's organization and
sometimes disruptive tactics, the
Congress passed many liberal res-~
olutions. It urged the abolition of
the House TUn-American Activities
Committee, an end to discrimina-
tion of social organizations, at-
tacked the Cuban invasion along
with condemning the totalitarian
aspects of the Castro regime, and
urged a review of the "in loco par-
entis" doctrine.
Applications Due
For Year Abroad
Applications for the University-
University of Wisconsin Junior
Year at the University of Aix-
en-Provence, France, are due'
Thursday in. Prof. James Gindin's
Sophomores of honors caliber
with at least a two-year proficien-
cy in French are eligible to apply.
Courses will be offered in .such
fields as history, literature, philos-
ophy and history of art.

At the University, Student
Government Council adopted a
policy following the confederation
of student governments approach.
As the University is a powerful
member of NSA, SGC's action may
have significant repercussions at
the next Congress.
Thus the next NSA Congress
shapes up as another battle be-
tween the controlling liberals and
the conservatives. The conserva-
tive attitude is gaining. Thus NSA
faces a continued battle over its
political role.

Plan Talks
On Culture
The American Friends Service
Committee will sponsor an inter-
national student seminar on "The
West and the Non-West: An Ex-
ploration' of Differing Cultural
Patterns and Values" this week-
end in Farmington.
The seminar, meeting from Sa-
turday morning to Sunday noon,
will be led by Al Chammah and
Merrill Jackson of the Mental
Health Research Institute.





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Aluminum Extrusions, Inc., Charlotte,
Mich.-Sales Trainee position for train-
ing period in Michigan with eventual
assignment elsewhere. Prefer Engrg.
background with technical sales, but
not essential. Young man with military
completed, for on-the-job training.
Good starting salary.
Wilson & Co., Chicago, IlL.-Chem-
ists, junior & senior positions, for Gela-
tin Div., & Research & Tech. Div.
Chemical Engnr. for pilot plant work
on research staff. MS preferred.
Vickers, Inc., Detroit, Mich.-Engl-
neering Cost Analyst-BA in Bus. Ad.
with emphasis in Accounting. At least'
2 yrs. exper. in engrg. cost control.
Accumulates, consolidates, & reports
detailed engrg. project costs, budgets,&
authorizations on a regular basis.
Chrysler Motors Corp., Skokie, Ill. --
Position consisting of a variety of jun-
ior administrative duties in Sales Of-
fice which is responsible for distribu-
tion of Dodge cars & trucks to approx.
200 Dodge dealers over 5-state area.
Eventual promotion to field sales work
& mgmt. positions. No specialized educ.
is required.
Medical Economics, Inc., Oradell, N.J.
-Position openings as follows: 1) Re-
porter-exper. of 2 yrs. or more. Must
be willing to travel more than 50 per
cent of the time. 2) Editorial Layout
Artist-Female only-2-3 yrs. exper.
magazine bkgd. 3) Editorial Layout
Artist--1/2-2 yrs. any type art layout,
both Male & Female. 4) Production
Layout Artist-Maie only & 7-8 yrs. any
art layout work. 5) Assignments Edi-
National Laboratories, Inc., Toledo, O.
-Packaging Engnr. to create, develop &
test metal plastic aerosol & corrugated
paper containers & promotional items
of metal & plastic. Should have inter-
est & some skills in mech. aspects of
the position. Basic skills for working
with hand & power tobls for working
with wood, plastic, & metal.
The General Mills Electronics Group,
Minneapolis, Minn.-Basic research op-
portunities with Research Div. avail-
able to those with training or exper.
in any of the following or related geo-
physical fields: Physics or Upper At-
mosphere, Atmospheric Chem. & Radio-
activity, Cloud Physics, Seismology,
Geodesy, etc. Openings mainly for those
with sufficient ability & interest to
initiate & direct own independent re-
General Railway Signal Co., Roches-
ter, N.Y.-Group Leader, Solid State
Systems. Minimum BS in Electronics
or Electrical Engrg. Eight yrs. minimum
in design of solid state logic circuits.
Exper. in computer or telephone in-
dustry especially valuable.
* * s
Please call General Div., Bureau of
Appts., 3200 SAB, Ext. 3544 for further
YM & YWCA Camps of Ann Arbor-
Miss Marilyn Budd will interview on
Thurs. & Fri., March 1st & 2nd, from
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a Program
Director, Waterfront Director, Unit
Leaders & other counselors, male and
Camp Conestoga, Mich. Coed. - Mrs.
Evelyn Baumann will be interviewing
all day Fri., March 2, for a mature man
to act as director of Waterskiing and
Sailing programs, a Riding Instructor,
good cabin counselors, Cook-Manager,
& Kitchen helpers, male & female.
Circle Pines Center, Coed., Delton,
Mich.-Mrs. John Sonquist will be in-
terviewing for Cabin counselors, Pro-
gram Specialists, Kitchen & Mainten-
ance Staff on Thurs., March 1, from
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Gull Lake Country Club, Richland,
Mich-Is in need of two lifeguards.
Come to the Summer Placement Serv-'
ice for further information.
* * *
During the week of March 4-11, 1962,
the Summer Placement Service will be
closed except Tues. and Thurs., March 6
and 8, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
The following part-time jobs are
available. Applications for these jobs
can be made in the Part-time Place-
ment Office, 2200 Student Activities
Building, during the following hours:
Monday thru Friday 8 am. 'til 12 noon
and 1:30 til 5 p.m.
Employers desirous of hiring students
for part-time or full-time temporary
work, should call Bob Hodges at NO
3-1511, ext. 3553.
Students desiring miscellaneous odd
jobs should consult the bulletin board
in Room 2200, daily.
--Interviewers to administer test to
school children. Must have car. Full
time until June.
1-Student, bacteriological background.
-Salesmen to sell insurance. Hours
1-Baby sitter and help during dinner
hour in exchange for room and
board. -
2-Trained Keypunch Operators. 20
hours per week.
1-Secretary, some experience. Five
afternoons per week.
-Interviewers to administer test to
school children. Must have car. Full
time until June.
1-Student, bacteriological background.
-Saleswomen for Beauty Counselor
cosmetics. Hours optional.
Approval for the following student-
sponsored activities becomes effective
24 hours after the publication of this
notice. All publicity for these events
must be, withheld until the approval
has become effective.
Mar. 17-Interfraternity Council-Vul-
cans, Concert, Hill Aud., 7-10:30 p.m.
Mar. 20-Union, Symposium "Ameri-
can Culture in Orbit," Union Ballroom,
8:30 p.m.
German Club: Coffee Hour, Feb. 28,
2-4 p.m., 4172 Frieze Bldg. German con-
versation, music, refreshments. "Herz-
lich willkommen!"
* * *
Rifle Club: Special Business Meeting,
Wed., Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., Range, Voting
on Constitutional changes.
* * *
ULLR Ski Club: Movie Boyne and As-
pen Trips, Wed." Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.,
Michigan Union.
* * *
Wesleyan Guild: Class on Christian
dating. Courtship, marriage. Led by Rev.I
Ranson. Feb. 28, 7:15 p.m., Green im.,
Methodist Church.
* * *
La Sociedad Hispanica: Reunion:
March 1, 8:00 p.m., 3050 Frieze Bldg.
Mrs. Kurath will speak , on "Indian
Dances of Mexico and New Mexico,"
movies, slides, Refreshments. Vengan

Cong ratu ations
the Buddha and Boosters
FOR THOSE who want the odds on the
best place in which to propose mar-
riage, it's the automobile. There the
odds are 2 to 1 you will pe accepted.-
The girl's home ranks second and a
public place is third in choice. But
the odds are against an acceptance
regardless of where by 6 to 1. 23
TO THE GIRLS who call themselves
the "Untouchables:" We'rehaving a
barbeque next week and we need a
few more screaming pigs.
The Mad Mooners F24
DRENCHED: Please excuse our natural
sadistic tendencies. We would enjoy
witnessing your next feat of super-
human co-ordination.
The Despicables P25
LACEY, ELVIE, everyone is invited to
the Phi Upsilon Kappa Open-Open
House this Saturday. Don't nmiss it.
HAVE YOU petitioned for WAA?, P20
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Linus Pauling. Rea-
son operates. F21
DAVE: It's about those banana splits
we won. The money's burning a hole
in my roommate's pocket! CS P22
The Largest and Finest Diamonds
at the Best Prices In area.
Robert Haack Diamond Importers
First National Bldg., Suite 504
By appointment only, NO 3-0653
Diamond mines: British Guiana, Brazil,
and Venezuela
PETITIONING for General Chairman
and Assistant GC of MUSKET open
now through March 2. For informa-
tion contact Union Student Offices
or Steve VanderVoort at NO 8-7352.
your yearbook
is now selling for
WANTED: Air Force recruiting posters
for decoration of barren dormitory
room. If you can help, please call
"Macbeth" or Marcy at NO 3-1561, ext.
134. M2
59 MORRIS Minor Conv. Best offer
over $400. HU 3-5386 after 6 P.M. N8
'49 CHEVROLET, 2-door, good condi-
tion. $100. Call 669-8612 after 7:00
FOR SALE: Alfa Romeo Guilletta coupe.
1959. Excellent condition, recent over-
haul, new battery and generator.
Maintained for personal use- never
raced. Forced to sell at sacrifice.
Reason-unexpected long leave from
area. $1875 or nearest offer. Call NO
3-0857. N5
Army-Navy Oxfords - $7.95
Socks 39c Shorts 69c
Military Supplies
Wittnauer, about a week ago near
Clements Library. Call Marlene Mi-
chels at NO 5-8691. Reward. A3
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