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Bicycles Create Congestion




"Think twice before bringing a
bike to the University," is the ad-
vice of, James A. Lewis, Vice-Pres-
ident for Student Affairs, to in-
coming freshmen.
"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
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 exists 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.
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
serious action will be taken
against motorized bikes which are
illegally parked or riden on side-
walks. They will not only be im-
pounded but subject to traffic
Danger on Walks
Illegally parked bikes create a
danger especially for the blind
student who is going 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 two years ago this July when
hazards created by illegally parked
bikes and numerous complaints
by students, staff members and
student government prompted
University officials to take action
against the bicycle code violators.
As many as 800 bicycles are im-
pounded during the school year,
most of which are returned to
their owners or auctioned off.
Opinions Fly
In Hyde Park
Diag Debates
They've transplanted a little bit
of England here at the University.
Hyde Park, London's renowned
forum for public expression and
arena of competition for the heck-
ler, has been instated on the Diag
ever since 1958.
The cement benches replace
soap boxes, but the banter and
interchange of ideas and opinions
is the genuine thing. Crowds
throng, to listen to the student
orators and sometimes, to heckle
League Idea
Originated by the League, the
idea of Hyde Park has often been
implemented as a sounding board
for Student Government Council
candidates, who view the Diag
crowds as possible constituents.
As envisioned and implemented
by members of the League, Hyde
Park is a loosely structured or-
ganization established to promote
a wide variety of discussion topics,
a large amount of spontaneity
and many active participants who
are a part of the audience and
who wish to provoke thought
with what they have to say.


The structure of fall orientation
is in the process of being revamp-
ed and will take a new role in the
fall, Margie Bower, '63, Assembly
orientation chairman, said.
This year, summer oriented
,freshmen will not participate in
any academic activities in the fall
but will concentrate on purely so-
cial activities.
This means the elimination of
library tours, speech clinic visits
and information about campus or-
ganizations from the fall schedule.
Social Calendar
In their place, freshmen will
have more social activities, such
as mixers, picnics, coke dates and
The new schedule will eliminate
the need for coed orientation
groups and leaders. Instead, orien-
tation will be the responsibility
of the individual housing units,.
with leaders chosen from the
The purpose of the program is
two-fold. In the first place, this
will allow the incoming students
to become more aligned with their,
own housing unit.
Previously students felt no such
ties since activities were with the
orientation group and the house
was "just the place to sleep."
Secondly, the status of the ori-
entation leaders has been changed
from students who have no affilia-
tion with the student to those who
live in the same, unit. This helps
the orientation office, for the stu-
dents from the same house are
better able to aid and communi-
cate with the freshmen through-
out the week.
Staff Training
Both orientation leaders for the
fall and summer oriented students
will attend training meetings to
aid them in explaining the role,
function anc limitations of the
University's administration.
They will also be instructed in
the best way to give directions
and the most helpful information
that freshmen must have.
Leaders of the new program
hope that this program will bet-
ter help freshmen to enjoy their
week before classes and better in-
tegrate them into the University
life so that they do not feel like
"sheep parading through a maze."
Transfer students will follow the
schedule of the fall oriented stu-
dents, who complete entrance ex-
aminations, campus orientation
and registration during the first
week before classes begin.

ELECTION DAY-Students cast their ballots for Student Government Council candidate
the Hare system. Each candidate is given a preferential number on the ballot, the vot
choice getting a 1.

1 1]1,
Hold Seats
ti v On Council
Bi-Annual Elections
Determine Members
The University's Student Gov-
ernment Council is composed of 11
elected members and the heads of
seven student organizations.
Ex-officios represented on the
Council are presidents of Assem-
bly Association, Interfraternity
Council, the'Michigan Union, Pan-
hellenic Association, and the
Women's League, and the editor
of The Daily.
Members are elected twice an-
nually, in November and March,
for staggered one year and one
semester terms. At the present
time, members are elected accord-
ing to the Hare system of ballot-
ing, but the recent growth of stu-
dent political parties on campus
has led to speculation that: the
s under voting method may be changed.
ers first Main Work
One of the main activities of
the Council during recent years
has been work toward the end of
Sre discrimination in University or-
During the 1960-61 school year,
SGC voted to include sororities
Ed and fraternities under a ruling
outlawing discrimination in any
CUS student activities.
To implement the anti-bias rul-
cal artists ing, a Committee on Membership
ncert Uni- in Student Organizations has been
ty 1961-2 formed. The committee is com-
posed of students, faculty and ad-
sets and ministration members, and will be
including in charge of receiving, investigat-
hestra pit, ing and recommending to SOC
by dance action on any complaints on dis-
ne. crimination it receives.
construct- Sororities and fraternities have
overed and been required to submit to Vice-
for events President for Student Affairs
ed. It will James A. Lewis the portions of
University their constitutions pertaining to
building. membership . selection together
ect present with an explanation of all writ-
or the sea- ten and unwritten practices or
traditions regarding membership.
cal Society National Issues
ago in 1879 The Council does not restrict
rating mu- its concern to local issues. Mem-
function of bers take stands on many national
nusic as a events, particularly those of rele-
ent. vance to students.
whose 300 Last semester SGC passed a mo-
s the Mes- tion condemning the movie "Oper-
t of a uni- ation Abolition." The film was
Ann Arbor produced by the House Commit-
he Handel tee on Un-American Activities and
oup simply portrays the demonstrations by
in various California students outside the
Committee chambers in San Fran-
ided to ex- cisco in May, 1960.
ame under Commentary by HUAC mem-
orship and bers charges that the students
age 3 See SGC, Page 2

Joint Judiciary Council
Upholds Campus Rules

NOR ANY PLACE TO PARK-Indicating the severity of the seem-
ingly minor problem of campus traffic, all of these bikes are
illegally parked. Although measures have been taken to create,
more parking space, bike racks always overflow into illegal areas.
The hazard which they present to Diag and sidewalk pedestrians
is still another problem which the University administration must


Freshmen Welcomed*
I join 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 classrooms, in the Office of Student Affairs, and in special
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
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

Actions of students at the Uni-
versity are governed by the regu-
lations put forth by house coun-
cils, Student Government Council
and the University administration.
When these regulations are vio-
lated, the offending student is
brought before one of the many
judicial councils, depending upon
the offense. These councils then'
review the case and attempt to
reach the correct decisions re-
garding guilt and, if necessary,
The supreme student judicial
body is Joint Judiciary Council,
composed of ten male and female
students. The function of Joint
Judic is not only punishment but
also counseling for students who
are brought before it.
Campus Regulations
The council deals with all cam-
pus regulations, such as those con-
cerning driving, drinking and
apartment parties.
Joint Judic acts not only as an
appellate court but certain major
offenses concerning both men and
women are brought before it im-
mediately. Such a case was last
May's panty raid.
The members are chosen from
students who petition.

All cases which are referred to
Joint Judic and a decision reach-
ed, then pass to the Faculty Sub-
Committee on Discipline which re-
views them. In the case of second
offenses, the student case is im-
mediately referred to this commit-
Court of Appeals
The faculty committee is also
the students last "court of ap-
peal." This is the only body which
can overrule the decision of Joint
Immediately under Joint Judic,
for men, is the quadrangle judic.
For women, however, there are
two bodies of judicial action be-
fore coming to the house level of
Women's Judic is the coordinat-
ing agency and appellate court
for women's dormitories.
This body comes under the jur-
isdiction of the Women's League
as does the highest women's court,
Women's Panel, which deals with
the most serious offenses. The
president of Women's Judic sits
on Panel also.
The structure of men's judicial
organizations begins at the house
level. Each house in any quad-
rangle has its own judic and it is

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lighting at Hill Aud.,
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will allow performance
groups for the first tin
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seats installed above it
where the pit is unus
also allow music at
proceedings held in the
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community entertainm
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member choir performq
siah annually, grew out
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