THE MICHIGAN DAILY
The International Students As-
sociation discussed plans and pro-
grams for the semester at its first
general assembly Sunday night.
Sheila Bates, Grad, will play
piano Friday at the second in a
series of weekly classical music
listening programs. Each Friday
there will be a session of informal
classical music, either live or re-
An international panel will dis-
cuss the European Common Mar-
ket March 21.
The cultural committee is try-
ing to arrange informal coffee
hours at the homes of professors
for those interested.
The social committee is pre-
senting the Monte Carlo Ball
Plans are also being made for
intramural sports teams, a pho-
tography contest or show, an inter-
national smorgasbord and a spring
ISA members also discussed
combining the classical music lis-
tening sessions with luncheons or
Sunday night dinners. There was
a suggestion that ISA sponsor for-
ums in which students could pre-
sent their views and debate on a
After the meeting, demonstra-
tions were given of Israeli and
Latvian folk dancing, Indian har-
monica playing, Nepalese yoga
postures, Venezuelan dance music
and American folk singing.
'Gabel To Lecture
Prof. Creighton Gabel of North-
western University will speak on
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Synthesis of Results and Trends"
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By RONALD WILTON
University Vice-President for
Student Affairs James A. Lewis,
Thomas Hayden, '61, former Daily
editor, and Michigan Union Presi-
dent Paul Carder, '62, viewed dif-
ferent aspects of student social
action at the Challenge program
Hayden started his speech by
examining the college and the base
from which student social action
is coming. "It is important to see
that extra-curricular life is not
unrelated to academics. The par-
ent child relationship is, also re-
flected in the dependency rela-
"We have recognized the theory
that education can only come from
detachment and must be separat-
ed from man if it is to be under-
stood by man. This reinforces the
student away from life. I believe
we deceive ourselves when we say
that passions and preconceptions
do not influence our outlook to-
ward scholarship" he said.
He characterized the apparatus
of the University as not only the
bureaucracy and the structure of
a university but also the organiza-
tion, culture and the way of life
of the people associated with it.
"Its rational function binds men
to certain specific interests, with
each role separating an individual
into a fraction of himself. Stu-
dents adapt to regulations and
to what the top people like. To
them things appear to happen
through drift and manipulation by
an unseen 'them'."
He saw among the "functional-
ism and safe buck attitude" a flar-
ing for a creative society of peo-
ple; but one which is flaring less
"Our concern must be with the
refinement of the moral capabili-
ties of men in a manner that cre-
ates genuine independence. I re-
ject the claims that only a priv-
ileged few can be independent; in
this day and age it must be a fact
about ordinary people."
He explained that the university
in America has become part of the
hierarchy of America rather than
an institution to make men free.
Carder explained that he was
not sure as to whether students
should' be more concerned with
books or peace. "I guess I am un-
dergoing the educational process
He added that he had seen dem-
onstrations and had "some fears
of these." He questioned the high-
ly emotional nature of demonstra-
tions and whether they did any
good. "I repudiate the charges that
they hurt us by dividing us. As a
democracy this is inherent in our
type of society."
He noted that other groups such
as labor unions have gained access
to the decision making structure.
"It would be a better thing for
students to try to develop this
means of access."
He expressed the belief that the
leaders of some groups had de-
teriorated and that the original
purity of things like sit-ins had
been subverted. "Students have
lost view of the ends and are con-
centrating on means unto them-
selves," he said.
Lewis gave an overview of stu-
dent social action. "We start with
the assumption that there is move-
ment in the area of student
He cited five important factors
in the growth of student social
action. These included the leader-
ship of the National Student As-
sociation, cultural pluralism and
interest in students all over the
world, the increasing number of
groups involved in the fight for
civil rights and liberties, the de-
veloping maturity of students and
a yearning on the part of stu-
dents to come together with the
"I am not sure how I would
define the basic philosophy behind
American culture. Perhaps it is
idealistic materialism. These ex-
tremes carry over to the students
who are greatly concerned ideal-
istically about world and national
affairs, but materialistically are
being pushed into becoming part
of the manpower pool.
"There is also a strong feeling
that education is good but that
society should be careful in trust-
ing their colleges," he added.
Mark Chesler, Grad, and Steven
Stockmeyer, '63, will lead a Chal-
lenge seminar on Student Social
Action at 7:30 p.m. today in Rm.
3-B of the Michigan Union.
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