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SGC Candidates
Student Government Council candidates are summing up their own rules. He say
stands. The SGC election is Wednesday. During the campaign at academics outside
interviews, public speeches and visits to housing units the 13 dents must prove
individuals running for the seven elective seats have expressed will take interest
these views: Brown encoun
system. He says t
Mr CHARLES BARNELL-He says that Student Government Coun- newsletter to bring
cil should work in the area of student rules. He maintains that He claims tha
only two of SGC's functions have real meaning: the function in favor of withdn
which grants Council the power to recognize student organizations nothing for the ca
and the function which states that SGC is the organ of student RUSSELL EP
expression. He says that Council can be a "pressure group," but discussion of off-c
that it will take four or five more years to prove that SGC is a pression on such a
responsible and capable body to have more power. On discrimin
Barnell urges that Council consolidate its power by "moving that SGC does ha
slowly into student rules." contends that the
He favors withdrawal from the United States National Student right to discrimin
Association. tional policy.


Stands on

Campaign Issues

DWN-Brown would like students to operate their
s that students do not have enough interest "in
of homework" at present. He stresses that stu-
their capability to form policy before the faculty
in faculty-student government,
rages Council's work in studying the judiciary
that SGC is working on public relations and a
g the Council closer to the student body.
at the present speaker bylaw is "vague" and is
rawal from USNSA because he feels it has done
KER-He believes that SGC should limit time for
campus issues and consider the effect of any ex-
n issue.
ation in student organizations, Epker maintains
ave the right to work in this area. However, he
local chapter of an organization should have the
ate as long as the chapter is not bound by na-

Epker believes that the Office of Student Affairs Advisory
Committee represents an extension of Council's power and that
perhaps an advisory committee to the Office of Academic Affairs
could be suggested by SGC. He supports withdrawal from USNSA.
DONALD FILIP-He believes that a state supported school can-
not sponsor speakers who sanction ideas which would attempt to
overthrow or undermine the system. He expresses hope that the
Regents will define the speaker policy in greater detail.
On membership and discrimination Filip thinks that discrim-
ination is unacceptable at the University but that SGC's power in
membership must be defined.
He supports withdrawal from USNSA.
GARY GILBAR--He sees no need for the speaker bylaw be-
cause the state and national laws are sufficient.
In loco parentis is a campus problem, according to Gilbar, who
stresses that "student government should mean complete self gov-
ernment" with all the freedoms granted citizens under the Con-

Gilbar favors continued participation in USNSA because it
performs worthwhile functions on the international, national and
student government level. The association provides an "open forum"
for student leaders to discuss common problems.
BRUCE HOPKINS-He favors SGC's participation on the OSA
advisory board as a closer tie between students and administrators.
On the membership issue he believes that SGC does have the
power to administer a campaign to remove discrimination from
campus organizations. He says that this is an example of a stu-
dent problem which the administration handed to the students to
solve themselves.
He maintains that the speaker policy is a good one. Hopkins
thinks that the campus should withdraw from USNSA.
MICHAEL KASS-He thinks that SGC should have jurisdiction
over women's hours. Judiciary reform including a student-defender
system, a student bill of rights and responsibilities and a consoli-

See Editorial Page

Y L'



Fair today,
partly cloudy


Seventy-Two Years of Editorial Freedom


Committee Suggests
New MSU Forum,
Faculty-Student Screening Group
May Be Replaced, Policy Remains
The recently formed Faculty-Student Screening Committee of
Michigan State University reportedly asked to be dissolved and re-
placed last night.
The committee had originally been set up to insure that campus
speakers do not advocate action contrary to state or national law,
with the provision that all campus speakers be approved prior to their
appearance in accordance with this ruling.
Now, the committee has advocated the formation of a consult-

t ing committee, to be called
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last
of seven articles on the United
States National Student Associa-
The Fifteenth National Con
gress of the United States Nation
al Student Association adopte
major resolutions on educatio
and the cold war, Algerian stu
dents, and nuclear testing thi
The congress noted that highe
education has been "vitally affect
ed" by the cold war. "Universitie
have become functionally tied t
the conduct of domestic and for
eign policy. Vast amounts of fed
eral funds subsidize a great pro
portion of the scientific resource:
of the academic world," the reso
lution states.
The result of this, according t
the delegates, is "infringement of
academic freedom and restriction
on access to information."
Asek Re-Evaluation
Asserting that a university car
"best contribute to society wher
the critical and exploratory facul
ties are free to confront the cru
cial questions before society," th
congress called for a re-evaluation
of the relationship between th
academic world and the cold wa
The delegates also called for ex
change programs, area studies, re
search into the problems of peac
and war, study of colonial an
former colonial nations and close
investigation of a United Nation
The resolution urges all stu
dents "to examine, and re-defin
the intellectually and psycho
logically harmful institutions c
the cold war and seek the bes
means by which the nation car
remain true to the principles o
liberty and democracy."
Nuclear Testing
Closely connected with the reso
lution on the effects of the col
war on the academic communit
was legislation condemning nu
clear testing. The resolution note
that "war has been a major de
terrent in the attempt of the aca
demic community to define an
realize the goal of a free society
its impending threat continuall
obstructs the university's right t
retain an independent critical po
sition toward society."
Although the congress con
demned all "militarily and politi
cally oriented tests of nuclear de
vices," it singled out the Soviet
Union, which in 1961 broke the 3
month American-Soviet morator
ium on testing.
The fifteenth congress therefore
continued the concern USNSA has
See USNSA,'Page 2

the University Forum Committee,
" composed of five faculty mem-
bers and five students.
Available for Consultation
This new committee would be
available for consultation on ques-
tions concerning public lectures.
Although it would not clear speak-
ers, according to its recommenda-
tion to the university, it would ask
adherence to a ruling that speak-
ers advocatipg either violent over-
throw of the government or ob-
scene behavior be prohibited.
The recommendation is, based
on the idea that "a university in
- a democratic society is committed
d to freedom of inqury."
n The rulings of the Faculty-
Student Screening Committee was
violated by six students last
s month, when they invited three
members of the Student Non-Vio-
r lent Coordinating Committee to
- speak on campus and did not clear
s them. The six students, including
o the president of the student gov-
ernment, were placed on strict
- disciplinary probation.
- Terms Report 'Oversimplification'
= University President John Han-
" nah was out of town when the
new recommendation was present-
o ed, but Dean of Students John A.
) Fuzak termed the report of the
i committee's asking it own disso-
lution decision "an oversimplifi-
cation." In his view, it is merely
n making certain proposals which
n would alter its character, but a
- screening committee will remain
- in force.
e Paul A. Varg, a member of the
n screening committee and Dean of
e the College of Arts and Letters,
r. will discuss these developments
- at tonight's meeting of the Mich-
- :gan State University chapter of
e the American Association of Uni-
d versity Professors.
s WCouncil
) Asks Editors
Be Dismissed
The student council of George
Washington University recently
- voted 10-2 asking that the Student
d Publications Committee dismiss
y two top editors of the university
- student newspaper, the "University
s Hatchet."
- The editors involved are Stan-
- ley R. Remsberg and John G. Day,
d both seniors.
Although the Hatchet has been
y critical of the council, the coun-
o cil has maintained that its rea-
sons for the recommendation are
- deeper. Council President Donald
B. Ardell charged the paper with
yellow journalism, editorial calum-
ny,scandalous headlines, and bad
The Hatchet has recently term-
ed a ban set by the university on
.e peace pickets as arbitrary, and has
s suggested that discrimination may,
have kept some Negro doctors out:
of the university hospital.
Folnwinz tha concnil vote. a

An Editorial...o
portant referendum since the inception of Student Govern-
ment Council eight years ago: should we continue affiliation
with the United States National Student Association?
The question is important because one of the alternatives
-withdrawal-would be a serious step backward for SGC and
could come about only if enough students swallow essentially
senseless and distorted propaganda.
The critics who urge withdrawal claim USNSA is unrep.
resentative, that it costs $2,400 a year, that it is controlled by a
leftist elite who would set up students as a separate social class
devoted to partisan political concerns and that it would be
easier to work for reform outside the formal structure.
to note that USNSA provides, in its constitution, that dele..
gates from member schools can be selected by campus-wide
elections. SGC could increase the representativeness of its dele-
gation if it so desired. As in most aspects of USNSA, the
association provides the opportunity; the local student govern-
ment must capitalize on it..
USNSA will cost each University student about nine cents
this year. There are few items in SGC's budget that benefit the
student more just in the area of available services, literature
and conferences. The Office of Student Affairs Study Com-
mittee drew heavily on USNSA publications in reorganizing
the OSA.
The ruling elite notion is false. Any single delegate
who wants to have a voice in the outcome of a congress is
free to move as high in the structure as his ability can carry
him. He may speak for or against any legislation in drafting
committees and on the plenary floor, introduce motions or
run for office.
USNSA RECOGNIZES that students are treated differently
fromtheir noncollegiate peers but does not try to alienate
them from the rest of society. Student life is often referred to
as a parenthesis in which the student is sheltered from the out.
side world. Students are granted different rights than other
groups,- are expected to perform different functions and as-
sume different responsibilities.
Students have an obligation to speak out and give their
opinions on questions of educational concern. They have a
right, indeed a duty, to state what academic freedoms they
must have and protest violations of those freedoms.
USNSA is the only vehicle through which students can
have a meaningful effect on national and international prob.
lems of higher education. The association has not wavered in
its attempts to maintain academic freedom, academic respon-
sibility and student rights and to stimulate democratic student
government. It deals not with "partisan politics" but with those
issues which actually mold the student and the education he
FINALLY, WE ARE NAIVELY told that reform of the
association can best be accomplished from without rather
than from within. Those seeking to disaffiliate have no inten-
tion of pressuring for change in USNSA if they achieve a
"victory" tomorrow. Even if they were to try to reform the as-
sociation, they would be far less effective as non-members.
They could not speak on the plenary floor, introduce motions
or campaign for national office. Since USNSA has a basically
democratic structure, their pressures on the leaders could not
affect change. Reform will come from the vote of delegates;
eight less votes from the University will not help.
Students everywhere face the common challenge of aca.
demic freedom and the struggle for full status in a communi-
ty of scholars. USNSA works for the welfare of all students
so that those at a particular university may benefit through
their student government. All participants in the debate agree
that there is a need for a national organization dealing with stu-
dent problems.
USNSA is the organization best able to present the stu-
dent perspective on higher education, to bolster student gov-
ernment and to work for the improvement of the education
of university students. Those who leave the association forfeit
access to the democratic apparatus available to make USNSA
the great organization it has shown the potential to become.
WE ADDRESS THOSE who endorse the ideals or practices
of the United States National Student Association and
those who are sincere and serious in their attempts to reform
it. We urge a strong YES vote in tomorrow's referendum.

Views Role
"The United States National
Student Association supplied the
only materials on Student Gov-
ernment Council projects in al-
most any area," former Student
Government Council president
John Feldkanip, '65L, said in an
Feldkamp, assistant to the di-
rector of student activities and or-
ganizations, was referring to the
helpfulness of USNSA while he
was Council president-from the
fall of 1959 to the spring of 1961.
Specifically, Feldkamp said that
USNSA provided source materials
for student affairs, membership
selections, motions on the sit ins
and national and international
Elected Chairman
Felkamp was elected chairman
of the USNSA national executive
committee for the 13th national
congress. "The role of the NEC,"
Feldkamp said, "is to see that the
policies of USNSA, are followed
by the national office. In one
sense, the NEC is a board of
At the 12th national congress,
Feldkamp was chosen, along with
128 other delegates, to visit Cuba
as the guest of the Cuban Na-
tional Union of Students.
In the fall of 1960, Feldkamp
was part of a delegation of five
USNSA officers that met with the
vice presidents of various national
chain stores to discuss the prob-
lem of sit ins. The spring before,
he had gone to a National Con-
ference on Sit Ins.
Good Delegations
'SGC has always been a great
help to USNSA by sending good
delegations to the national con-
gresses," Feldkamp said. "The
Council has always been able to
send people with a broad active
concept of student government to
participate in USNSA.
"There has always been a pre-
dominance of fraternity and sor-
ority people at the congresses,"
the former SGC president said. In
addition, Feldkamp said that
USNSA policy calls for student
government cooperation with fra-
ternityand sorority groups.
"The national executive com-
mittee has always been amenable
to ideas for reform," Feldkamp
said. For example, the NEC of
the 13th national congress in-
vited delegates and critics of
USNSA to lodge their complaints.
Traditionally, reform comes pri-
marily through the national con-
gress itself.
AHC Grants
Right To Pass
Assembly House Council grant-
ed the Friends of the United
States National Student Associa-
tion permission to distribute liter-
ature in. the womens' residence
halls at their meeting yesterday.
Usually no organization is per-
mitted to go into the residence
halls and offer reading material.
The move was a consequence of
the Assembly motion approved last
week which urged continuing par-
ticipation in USNSA.


SOhaul Suggests Ways
To Reform Association
United States National Student Association president Dennis
Shaul last night urged continued University participation in USNSA.
Addressing a gathering of students at Stockwell Hall, Shaul
said, "These people (who urge withdrawal) ask to take those who
want ,reform most out of the organization and leave those who are
content in. This idea disturbs me."
Shaul acknowledged the need of some reforms in USNSA, but
argued that a more effective way of achieving reform is to stay

in the organization and present0
resolutions designed to gain the
desired changes. He cited several
examples of reform in USNSA
which had occurred through this
method at the last several con-
Elite Domination
Responding to the argument
that the national offices of USNSA
were so dominated by an elite that
no reforms it opposed were not
possible to pass, Shaul noted that
Xavier Unviersity had asked that
member schools be able to dis-
claim association with USNSA
resolutions. "The National Execu-
tive Committee was against it," he
said, "but it passed overwhelm-
Shaul pointed out that the re-
forms the University wanted at the
last congress were passed, and
that its delegation did not bring
any other reforms forward. He
questioned whether those who
want out are really trying to re-
form or if they just want to do
away with the organization. 4
Speaking on USNSA's value toI
the campus, he said that its job
is "not to dictate programs the
University should adopt," but is
just to make programs available
for its use when it so desires.
'Demand More'
"You should demand more from
Student Government Council than
programs on judiciaries and park-
ing problems," he said. "We have
these, but also much more." He
noted that many programs on
national and international prob-
lems were available if SGC de-
sired them.
He agreed that USNSA was not
representative of the student body
of the country, but said that it
could not be and did not claim
to be.
Shaul cited the value of USNSA
nationally a n d internationally.
Even the House Un-American
Activities Committee endorsed the
work of the organization; it
knew of no other group which
had done so much to combat com-
munism on a student level," he
Shaul said he agreed with those
who say USNSA takes too many
stands, but said it was important
for students to be aware.

U.S. Remains Insistent
On Withdrawal of Jets;



'Judge Refuses
Army Proofs
OXFORD (P)-Circuit Judge W.I
M. O'Barr ordered the Lafayettea
county grand jury yesterday to
refuse evidence gathered by what
he called "unlawful" army searches
and said the Kennedy administra-
tion was moving toward a totali-
tarian dictatorship."
The strongly worded charge
came with indications indictments
may be returned against those in-
volved in recent rioting and dem-
onstrations following the entrance
of James A. Meredith to the Uni-
versity of Mississippi/;
Senate President pro tempore
George Yarbrough of Red Bank,
I Gov. Ross Barnett's personal cam-
pus spokesman during the Sept.
30 riot, testified for more than a
half hour before the grand jury.
He was one of several persons tes-
tifying who saw the bloody riot'
which killed two and injured
'Violation of Provisions'
O'Barr said the search of stu-
dents' rooms at Ole Miss by sol-
diers was "in violation of every
constitutional provision known to
man. Every man shall be free from
unlawful search and siezure."
He added, "I instruct you not to
consider any evidence brought be-
fore you which may have been ob-
tained by an unlawful search at
the University of Mississippi."
The native Mississippi judge, a
graduate of the Cumberland Uni-
versity law school, said the con-
stitution had been "shorn of all
meaning by a diabolical political
supreme court made up of political
greedy old men who are not quali-
fied to serve as a judge of any
court . .."
'Power Mad Men'
"This court, together with the
hungry, mad, ruthless, ungodly,
power mad men who would change
this government from a democracy
to a totalitarian dictatorship, have
attempted to crush the people of
this state through the excuse of
upholding and enforcing an un-
lawful order that had not be-
come final."
Meanwhile, in New Orleans
State Rep. Wellborn Jack of
Shreveport last night predicted
that Meredith would be killed.

Marine Plan
Stevenson, McCloy
Report to President
On Cuban Settlement
States was reported standing firm
yesterday on its insistence that
Soviet bombers, as well as missiles,
be removed from Cuba.
This word came from the White
House after a strategy session
lasting nearly two hours between
President John F. Kennedy and
his top advisers in the Cuban
The only other word from Presi-
dential Press Secretary Pierre Sal-
inger was that the group made
"an across-the -board review" of
the situation including negotia-
tions under way in the United
Meanwhile at Guantanamo a
reported United States marine
plan to run an armored group
today along the fence line sep-
arating this naval base from Cuba
was abruptly cancelled last night.
The marines had been planning
the show of force after a flurry
of rock-throwing by Cubans in the
Hurried Conference
The appearance of a dispatch
transmitted from here by radio
prompted a hurried conference in
the quarters of Rear Adm. Edward
J. O'Donnell, chief of the United
States naval base.
UN ambassador Adlai E. Steven-
son and John J. McCloy, a special
negotiator in the Cuban talks with
the Soviets, and UN Secretary-
General U Thant in New York
made reports, Salinger added.
Others at the White House session
included the main policy nukers
in the Cuban affair including the
secretaries of state and defense,
he said.
Tough Negotiation
Other informants forecast tough
negotiating ahead, and there even
is a growing expectation that some
of the elements of the Kennedy-
Khrushchev agreement for a Cuba
settlement may never be fulfilled.
Salinger said specifically that
the United States is still standing
by 4ts demand for a withdrawal
of Soviet bombers from Cuba as
well as missiles.
With yesterday's count showing
42 missiles headed back to Russia
aboard Soviet ships, United States
authorities figure the atomic
rocket menace from Cuba has
been virtually removed, but the
two dozen or more Soviet IL-28
bombers believed remaining in
Cuba can carry nuclear explosives,
Kennedy has made plain the
United States includes the Soviet
bombers as offensive weapons to
be removed underithe deal but
the Russians have been foot-
dragging on this. The Havana re-
gime under Fidel Castro has pro-
tested their removal.
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