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Mostly fair
warming tomorrow

Seventy-Two Years of Editorial Freedom


An Editorial.0.
WE BELIEVE that Student Government Council should ad-
vocate greater responsibility, assure student rights and seek
to participate in University policy formation in both academic
and student affairs.
We believe that Student Government Council should be
an active rather than passive organization and that candidates
should have the ability to implement their programs.
The only candidate who can meet these principles is
Robert Ross.
Candidates who share an expanding concept of student
government and who should be elected are Gary Gilbar and
Michael Kass.
OF THOSE who advocate a slower, more cautious approach
to issues, one which doubts the competence and maturity
of students and shies away from increasing the decision mak-
ing power of students, Steven Stockmeyer is clearly the best
Others of this belief who would make adaquate Council
members are Russell Epker and Thomas Brown.
THE UNITED STATES National Student Association is
the best organization best able to present the student per-
spective on higher education, to bolster student government
and to work for the improvement of the education of univer-
sity 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 today's referendum.
Violate Quad Regulations
In Literature Distribution
Several pieces of campaign literature were passed out within the
quadrangles last night in violation of quadrangle regulations.
At least three pieces of campaign literature were placed under
the doors of residents of West and South Quads. During dinner hours
in West Quad, copies of Michigan Union Reports, a sheet published
intermittently by the Michigan Union, were distributed. The publica-
tion contained an editorial by Union President Robert Finke, '63, op-
-posing continued University par-
ticipation in the United States
CITT National Student Association and
an article entitled "Facts About
11~ USNSA."

Seeky End
Of Base
GENEVA 41)-The International
Red Cross Committee has decided
not to participate at present in
any control of ships sailing to
Cuba, it was authoritatively learn-
ed yesterday.
Later at the UN, it was learned
that the Soviet Union and Cuba
had presented new demands in-
cluding abandonment of the Guan-
tanamo Naval base.
Reliable sources said the com-
mittee withdrew from the control
project because two of its basic
conditions were not met:
-The Red Cross intervention,
far removed from the committee's
traditional tasks, was no longer
vitally necessary for the main-
tenance of world peace.
No Castro Consent
-Cuban Premier Fidel Castro
failed to give his explicit and un-
conditional approval to the
Later, at the UN, Soviet and
United States representatives held
another long meeting on the Cub-
an crisis which Ambassador Adai
E. Stevenson described as "con-
A United States spokesman said
there was a feeling "some slight
progress was made."
Thesconference, lasting three
hours and forty minutes, took place
after the Soviet Union and Cuba
had presented their new proposals
to Acting Secretary-General U
No Confirmation
The United States spokesman
would not confirm or deny that the
new Soviet-Cuban formula was
taken up in the meeting with Unit-
ed States officials. Stevenson of-
fered the comment that the talks
"served to identify and clarify the
positions of both countries on the
unresolved issues.''
These presumably included only
United States demands that the
Soviet Union withdraw its IL-28
bombers from Cuba.
Editors Keep
Posts, Council
Drops Motion
The proposal of the student
council of George Washington Un-
iversity asking that the Student
Publications Committee dismiss
two top editors of the student
newspaper, the University Hatchet,
from their, positions has come to
In a council meeting last week,
council president Donald B. Ardell
charged the paper with yellow
journalism, editorial calumny,
scandalous headlines and bad taste
in relation to the paper's cover-
age of council and homecoming.
A motion was passed asking the
dismissal of the editors.
On Sunday, a special session of
the council permitted the charges
to be specified, and allowed the
editors, Stanley Remsberg and
John Day, to reply.
Subsequently the council went
into executive session and passed
a motion stating that 'withdraws
its request that the editors be
removed at this time."


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On Continued U SNSA

Levin Sees
Big Turnout
In Election
Allow Only One Day
For Campus Balloting
The polls open at 8 a.m. today
for the Student Government Coun-
cil election.
The election will be today only
instead of the two-day election of
past years. Polls will close at 5 p.m.
Elections director Michael Le-
yin, '64, said last night that due
to fair weather predicted and the
USNSA issue he would predict a
turnout of 6,000-7,000 students.
The 13 candidates running for
the seven SGC positions are
Charles Barnell, '63; Thomasl
Brown, '63BAd; Russell Epker, '64
BAd; Donald Filip, '64E; Gary Gil-
bar, '64A&D; Bruce Hopkins, '64;
Michael Kass, '65; David Nelson,
'64; Regina Rosenfeld. '64; Robert
Ross. '63; Steven Stockmneyer, '63;
Frank Strother, '64; and Thomas
Swaney, '64.
Write-In Runner
Ron Haskins, '65, was announc-
ed as a write-in candidate yester-
day by the West Quadrangle Quad-
Candidates will be elected under
the Hare system with the modifi-
cation adopted by Council last
month to limit the randomness of
ballot redistribution.
Organizations have endorsed
various candidates for office. In-
ter-Quadrangle Council supports
Brown, Epker. Filip, Ross, Stock-
meyer and Strother. Interfrater-
nity Council has endorsed Barnell,
Brown, Epker, Stockmeyer, and
YR, YD Backing
The Young Republicans Club
has backed Barnell, Brown, Ep-
ker, Hopkins, Stockmeyer, and
Strother. Young Democrats have
endorsed Gilbar, Rosenfeld, Ross,
and Stockmeyer. Voice Political
Party supports Gilbar, Kass, Ros-
enfeld, and Ross.
The South Quadrangle Quad-
rants back Brown, Filip, Stock-
meyer and Strothre.
The campaign has centered
around continued participation in
the United States National Stu-
dent Association, off-campus is-
sues' question, SGC power in dis-
crimination and membership se-
lection practices, the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs Advisory Committee,
judicial reform and student power.
Other issues have been the Uni-
versity speaker bylaw, faculty-stu-
dent government and student par-
ticipation in curriculum planning
and academic policy formation.
There are 13 polling places.

COUNT NIGHT-Tonight, the Union Ballroom will look something like this, as Student Government
Council election ballots are counted and seven new Council members named. Possibly a bigger issue
this year, the referendum on the University's membership in the United States National Student
Association, will also be settled at count night. The count is expected to start about 7:30 p.m.
Criticize IQC for Endorsement

Hacks I oicy
Special To The Daily
State University chapter of the
American Association of Univer-
sity Professors passed a resolu-
tion last night approving the
principles stated by the Speaker
Screening Committee in the pre-
amble to its suggested amend-
ment to the present MSU speaker
These principles were summed
up at the AAUP fall meeting by
Paul A. Varg, member of -the
screening committee and dean of
the college of arts and sciences.
They included the conviction that
"all ideas must be allowed to be
freely tested in the academic com-
The screening committee's sug-
gested policy would dissolve the
committee and substitute for it
a student-faculty speaker forum
to act in an advisory capacity.
It would not have the power to
'veto any speaker's appearance.
The AAUP passed another mo-
tion asking that the committee
reconsider its proposed implemen-
tation. It particularly felt that
the provisions for banning speak-
ers who advocate obscenity, break-
ing of university, state or federal
laws or who advocate violent over-
throw of the government should
be liberalized.

Had Not Known
Finke denied knowledge of the
distribution of the sheet to indi-
vidual rooms of the quads and said
that he had not known the con-
tents of the "Facts on USNSA" ar-
ticle. He said that, had he known,
he would have permitted neither
the distribution of the sheet in the
quadrangles nor the article to have
run in its present form.
In addition, two pieces of litera-
ture, one signed by the- South
Quadrangle Quadrants, the other
unsigned, were distributed through,
South and West Quadrangles re-
spectivelyshortly after midnight.
Several house presidents report-
ed that they had not given their
permission to distribute any liter-
ature in either their lounges or
residents' rooms as is required.
No Permission
West Quadrangle president Cur-
tis E. Huntington, '65, said that he
had not given his permission to
anyone to pass materials out in
the quad, although later he was
cited as distributing one of the
pieces of literature through West
Quad himself.
Student Government Council
elections director Michael Levin,
'64, said that permission of quad-
rangle authorities was required to
pass out campaign materials in the
quadrangles, and the costs incured
for the materials must be recorded
on the candidate's fiiancial state-

Sharply criticizing Inter-Quad-
rangle' Council for the manner in
which it endorsed six candidates
for Student Government Council,
and for the "partisan" and un-
objective use of IQC resources,
East Quadrangle Council last
night unanimously proposed an
amendment to the IQC constitu-
tion to prevent similar actions
from recurring.
IQC had based its endorsement,
on five criteria, three of which'
considered the forcefulness and
articulation displayed by the can-
didates on residence halls issues.
The other two considered their
potential value for SGC and their
knowledge of and rationale for
their stand on the United States
National Student Association.
However, the EQC members
felt that since none of the can-
didates had taken stands on issues
concerning residence halls, the
IQC endorsements were made on
an invalid basis.
IQC Supporters
Hence, the proposed amendment
provides that "endorsement of
candidates for outside political
office shall be done by IQC only
when those candidates are pledged
to support policies that have pre-
viously been made policy goals of
the IQC and which IQC's consti-
tuency is known to support.
"The individual members of IQC
are not free to use the name and
resources of IQC and endorse can-
didates on any other basis."
Strauss House President Jeffrey
Fortune, '65, and the house's EQC
representative, John Koza, '64,
explained that the IQC newsletter,
by giving information about the

endorsed candidates, but not the
other seven, by presenting "only
the negative side",of the USNSA
issue, and by using IQC resourcesN
for partisan purposes for which
there is no quadrangle consensus,
had "overstepped its bounds.'
Strauss House had passed the
amendment in the same form
Sunday night. It also planned to

distribute publicity about the pro-
posal, but was prevented from do-
ing so in South and West Quad-
IQC President Robert Geary,
'64E, said that rules barring soli-
citation in residence halls prohib-
it one quad council from distribut-
ing its publicity in another, un-
less permission is obtained-which
it was not-from IQC.

oda y
L -Ties
Groups Urge
Referendum Sparks
Campus Controversy
As Candidates Debate
Shall the University remain a
member of the United States Na-
tional Student Association?
This question will appear on the
ballot for an all-student referen-
dum in today's election.
In order for the referendum to
be valid 3,000 students or 75 per
cent of those voting in the elec-
tion, whichever is greater, must
participate in it.
Union Changes
University men will also vote
on a second referendum on amend-
ments to the Michigan Union con-
The question of continued affili-
ation in USNSA was placed upon
the ballot after an initiative peti-
tion signed by over 1,200 students
'was submitted to Student Govern-
ment Council by the Young Re-
publicans Club.
The organizations which sup-
port continued participation in the
association are Assembly House
Council, Voice Political Party, The
Daily Senior Editors and Friends
Opposing USNSA
Urging withdrawal are Inter
Quadrangle. Council, South Quad'
Quadrants, Young Republicans
Club, WCBN Radio, Interfrater-
nity Council, and Better Off Out.
Candidates have split on the
question of continued participa-
tion. Gary GBilbar, '64A&D; Mi-
chael Kass, '65; Regina Rosenfeld,
'64, and Robert Ross, '63, have
urged continued participation in
the association.
The othericandidates have all
campaigned against continued
membership in USNSA. They are
Charles Barnell, '63; Thomas
Brown, '63BAd.; Russell Epker,
'64 BAd.; Donald Filip,'65E; Bruce
Hopkins, '64; David Nelson, '64;
Steven Stockmeyer, '63; Frank
Strother, '64, and Thomas Swaney,
The debate on USNSA has cen-
tered around charges that the or-
ganization has subverted its ori-
ginal purpose and does nothing for
the University. Others argue that
USNSA still plays a vital role in
international, national and cam-
pus affairs and can be reformed
from within.
Opponents also note that sev-
eral schools, including Northwest-
ern, Iowa and Ohio State Univer-
sity have withdrawn from the or-
ganization in protest of USNSA
stands on such questions as nu-
clear testing.
One of the proposed amend-
ments to the Union constitution
would create a By-Laws Commit-
tee to deal with all matters relat-
ing to the constitution and by-
laws of the Union. Another
amendment slightly alters the
composition of the Union House


Study Group Evaluates
Union, League Structure
The last. four meetings of the Union-League Study Committee
have been spent discussing basic reports on the structures and func-
tioning of both organizations, Michigan League President Margaret.
Skiles, '63, said last night.
Speaking at an Internal Relations Study meeting at the League,
Miss Skiles said that "in the future the committee hopes to have an
open meeting for the campus in'

Shaul Urges 'Yes'
A "yes" vote on the United States National Student Association
referendum is the only meaningful way to accomplish needed reforms
in the association, USNSA President Dennis Shaul said last night.
It is a myth that by getting out of the association and forming
a coalition with other non-member schools, reforms can be effectively
implemented, Shaul maintained.
He emphasized that those interested in disaffiliation are not the
only students interested in reform of the association, but that by
pulling out of the association a strong reform leadership was being
removed from the congress, leaving only those schools who are satis-
fied with the present structure.
Improper Use
If USNSA has not been effective on this campus it indicates that
the association has not been used properly at the University. "There
are programs for any school, he said.
"USNSA is doing its half by providing programs, but student
governments must also do their part in implementing the projects,"

VoteTo Bring Reform

order to assess student opinion on
a possible merger."
The purpose of the Committee
is to study the present range of
effectiveness of present Union and
League activities, to consider the
relative strengths and limitations
of present administrative struc-
tures and the possibility of a fu-
ture merger.
Separate Buildings
"The University is in a unique
position since it has separate
buildings and organizations for
men and women. Actually there
are many areas where each organ-
ization handles overlapping pro-
grams," she noted.
There are many rumors that
various pressures are being placed
on the Committee not to merge
the two organizations. In reality
there is no pressure one way or
the other on the Committee which
is a strictly autonomous body,
Miss Skiles said.
The League members split into
discussion groups to consider the
question of what kind of an or-
ganization would best serve the
Total Services
The groups raised the question
of whether a combined student
union would be able to handle all
the services required on a large
The groups expressed a firm de-
sire to maintain an active and
responsible place for women with-
in a possible joint organization.
Another concern of League per-
sonnel was what method to use in
I Bminafninr mti'rnnanciPe in the

Heyns, Power.
View :Future
Of New College
Regent Eugene B. Power and
Roger W. Heyns, vice-president
for academic affairs spoke on the
future of Delta Community Col-
lege before a House interim com-
The committee, headed by Rep.
Lester O. Begick, (R-Bay City) is
studying the future of the college.
Also heard were Durward Varner,
Chancellor of Michigan State Uni-
versity's Oakland branch and
James Miller, president of Western
Michigan University.
Heyns said that the University
is receptive to a proposal put forth
by Delta officials that it assume
jurisdiction over the community
college as a third branch. He
added that he personally believed
that whether Delta becomes part
of a larger institution or not it
should kxpand its curriculum to
four years.
He cited evidence that indicates
students are more likely to com-
plete college if they enroll at a
four-year institution rather than
starting in a community or junior
college and then transferring for
their last two years as support for
his belief.
Power said that a community
college such as Delta could bene-
fit from becoming part of a larger
2i.a: - in I+ ar-,atl tha cnv

Commenting on the history of the association, Shaul pointed out
that USNSA was founded because of student concern in international
issues immediately after World War II and that emphasis on student
governments arose several years later. In 1957 the association tended
to move away from primary concern with student governments. He
did not believe that USNSA has subverted its original purpose.
Shaul contended that the basic issue should not be what the asso-
ciation has done at the University, but that it must be viewed in a
larger national and international context.-
The main question should be whether there is a need for a student
organization interested in education nationally and internationally,
Shaul said.
Varied Grants
He commented that USNSA has received grants for 'academic
freedom studies, freshmen orientation programs, and travel plans from
the Rockefeller Foundation, the Carnegie interests and other educa-
tional funds.
Shaul said that the association is financing American education

All, Students
All registered University stu-
dents, graduate or undergradu-
ate, full or part-time, are eli-
gible to vote in the Student
Government Council election
and on the United States Na-
tional Student Association ref-
All men students can vote
on the amendments in the
Michigan Union constitution.






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