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Consideration of Bias Motion
To Delay Officer Installment
Student Government Council President Thomas Brown, 66L,
announced yesterday that SGC officer elections will be held Wednes-
day as scheduled, but that the old officers will not vacate office
for a two-week period.
Addressing a special meeting of the Council called for the seating
of newly-elected Council members, Brown called for the delay of
officer instatement until such time h_,,._...

Bingley Tells
Judie Power
Director of Student Activities
and Organizations John Bingley
yesterday explained two sections
in the Student Government Coun-
cil membership motion which em-
power Joint Judiciary Council to
suspend students who release con-
fidential information in handling
student group membership state-
The sections, which specifically
apply to members of the Inter-
fraternity Council and SGC mem-
bership' committees, give Joint
Judic the power to try and to
penalize' violators "up to and in-
cluding suspension from the Uni-
versity for one semester."
According to its constitution,
Joint Judic does not itself have
the authority to suspend students.
It may, however, recommend sus-
pension of a student to its judicial
superior, the faculty-student Com-
mittee on Standards and Conduct.
Superseded by Judie
Bingley explained that the
membership motion sections are
superseded by the Joint Judic
constitution and hence will not
actually give the suspension power
to Joint Judic alone.
He noted that the references to
Joint Judic in the membership
motion are intended as "micro-
scopic statements" of the fact that
the entire Joint Judic procedural
setup will apply when violations
cases are brought before it.
This means that Joint Judie
could only recommend suspension
to the standards and conduct
committee, he explained.
Third in a Series
The standards and conduct
committee will be the third body
to examine secrecy violations,.
since Joint Judic will get these
violations cases only after SGC
has reviewed and impeached a
member of either membership
committee for revealing confi-
dential material.
In the event that SGC impeach-
es a member of one of these com-
mittees, the case shall go directly
to Joint Judic, Bingley said. It
would not even go through the
Joint Judic referral committee,
which serves as a clearing house
for other disciplinary c a s e s
brought before Joint Judic.
Nor could the case be taken
by Vice-President for Student Af-
fairs James A. Lewis' disciplinary
committee as a case "of a serious
but delicate nature," since "the
authority in this case has been
specifically given to Judic," Bing-
ley said.
Removal Clause
The first section in question
reads in part: "Any present or
past voting member of the SOC
Membership Committee .. . or
member of the Tribunal may be
removed for releasing any infor-
mation to the public.... Charges
for such a violation may be
brought to SGC by any member
of Council or any member of the
organization involved.
"A majority vote of the Coun-
cil shall constitute impeachment,
and the case shall be tried by the
Joint Judiciary Council. Any ver-
dict of guilty shall result in auto-
matic removal from the commit-
tee, and Joint Judiciary Council
may also impose any penalty up
to and including suspension from
the University for one semester."
The second section reads almost
identically, with the exception
that the name of the IFC Mem-
bership Committee is substituted
for that of the SGC Membership

as the SGC committee on referral
Affairs James A. Lewis have com-
and Vice-President for Student
pleted consideration of objections
raised to Council's motion on
"Membership Selection in Student
The motion, recently passed by
Council, establishes rules and pro-
cedures for the regulation of dis-
criminatory membership selection
practices. in student groups.
Temporary Delay
Scheduled to take effect Oct. 1,
the motion was temporarily delay-
ed when the referral committee
ordered a stay of action to allow
itself more time to consider the
final draft of the motion.
The committee, which functions
in an advisory capacity to Lewis,
is charged with investigating juris-
dictional questions or procedural
irregularities that might be in-
volved in an SGC motion.
Brown indicated that officer in-
statement would be held up for
a two-week period or "until such
time as the question raised by the
committee has been resolved."
Tribunal Question
The committee had raised a
question about the composition of
the membership tribunal, which,
as outlined in the motion, would
include two students and one non-;
student member of the University.
Recently, the committee also an-
nounced its intent to study thea
exclusion of the referral commit-
tee from access to confidential
papers made available to Lewis
and to a membership committee.
Joining the regular members atj
the Council table yesterday were,
the eight newly-elected Council
Officially seated at the special
meeting were SGC Administrative'
Vice-President Thomas Smithson,
Elaine Resmer, '64, Howard
Schechter, '66, incumbent Russell
Epker, '64BAd, SGC Treasurer
Fred Rhines, '64, Douglas Brook,j
'65, Scott Crooks, '65, and Gary
Go Blue, MSU
Roughly 6900 leaflets were1
dropped from a light airplane
onto the Michigan State Uni-
versity campus in East Lansing
yesterday by some of the mem-
bers of Theta Xi fraternity, ac-
cording to Bill Smith, house
According to Sgt. Donald
Cleeves of the Michigan State1
University Police, mimeograph-f
ed leaflets saying "Go Blue
Michigan" and signed "Theta1
Xi" were found all over cam-1

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Group Aims
To End SGC
Currently circulating among
students is a petition to abolish
Student Government Council.
The petition, which originated
over the past weekend, is the proj-
ect of a small group of students
headed by James Sayre, '65E, who
feels that SGC in its present form
is "ineffective" and "has gone to
Sayre, who describes himself as
a liberal, explained yesterday that
the goal of his group is to amass
a total of 1000 signatures in en-
dorsing the abolition of Council.
25 Already
"We already have 25," he noted.
With 1000 signatures, the group
may legitimately submit the peti-
tion to Council, which then must
either approve it or present it to
the electorate as a referendum in
the next election.
He explained that the sole pur-
pose of the petition is to defeat
SGC on this campus, not to reform
or revise it.
Pass the Buck
"If we can get the issue passed
by a referendum vote, then it
will be up to someone else to es-
tablish reforms in the existing
Council or to set up a new body."
SGC Executive Vice-President
Edwin Sasaki, Grad, commented
yesterday, "It is quite obvious that
this petition would be voted down
if it comes to the Council table."
"If Council chose not to adopt
the petition, then it must be sub-
mitted to the electorate," Sasaki
acknowledged, "but there would be
nothing to prevent Council from
publishing its views or recom-
mending that such a referendum
proposal be defeated."
Sasaki said, "I hope and suspect
that this proposal would fail as a
"If anyone would want to vote
this down, I would say that the
liberals would," he added.

School Gives
Six sorority
Long Beach State College re-
cently suspended six of its seven
sororities for failure to conform
to campus rushing rules.
Seeking to establish an inde-
pendent standing with the college,
the sororities discarded tradition-
al procedure by holding off-cam-
pus rushing.
Recognition was withdrawn be-
cause "the sororities would not ac-
cept campus obligations and there-
fore would not be given campus
privileges," Carl McIntosh, presi-
dent of Long Beach State College,
Also at 'U'
Five of the six unrecognized
sororities, all members of national
organizations, also have chapters
at the University.
They are Alpha Phi, Delta Delta
Delta, Gamma Phi Beta, Sigma
Kappa and Zeta Tau Alpha. The
sixth suspended sorority is Delta
Delta Gamma, the only other
sorority at Long Beach State Col-
lege, "did not evade or avoid
rushing procedures," McIntosh
said, and is still recognized by the
Desire Independence
The sororities desire independent
status in order to avoid compli-
ance with an anti-discrimination
rule effective Sept. 1, 1964, college
spokesmen said.
In accordance with the Board
of Trustees policy which governs
the 17 California state colleges,
approved sororities andi fraterni-
ties must assure to active members
the freedom to select new members
without discrimination on the bas-
is of race or religion.
The trustees,have ruled that the
sororities and fraternities must
sign written statements that such
freedom does exist in local chap-
ters. None of the seven Long
Beach State sororities have as yet
signed the pledge, which takes
effect next September.
Discrimination Involved?
"There is some feeling that sor-
ority members cannot exercise
freedom of selection and that dis-
crimination is involved," McIntosh
However, there is as yet no way
to distinguish valid evidence of
discriminatory practices, he added.
Edith Hendley, alumni advisor
for the six sororities, issued a
statement saying, "Members of six
national sororities subject to the
present action in Long Beach be-
lieve we can survive without rec-
Private Organization
"It is our choice to be a private
organization based on religious
foundation and giving service to
the college whenever possible."
The six sororities will be con-
sidered as off-campus social clubs.
They can take no organized part
in college ac'ivities.
The city of Long Beach also has
the authority to revoke occupancy
permits of the unrecognized soror-
ities, but it has not yet taken such

Russian Forces


To Block Berlin Highway

-Associated Press
NICHT ZU PASSEN-German trucks are placed across the autobahn at the Marienborn check-
point by Communist officials, thus blocking passage from West Berlin to West Germany. Secretary
of State Dean Rusk has personally protested against the action of the Soviets in holding up
United States convoys on the highway. So far no outbreak of violence has resulted from the Com-
munist blockade. *

Pollock Cites Need

"There has never been one place
where all members of the faculty
can get together to acquaint them-
selves with each other or their dis-
ciplines; such cross-fertilization
is a vital thing for a faculty," Prof.
James Pollock of the political
science department said recently.
Algerian Army
Drives Rebels
Off Mountain
ALGIERS (AP)-President Ahmed
Ben Bella's troops surrounded
Michelet early yesterday and forc-
ed rebel Berbers to abandon the
Kabylie Mountain stronghold on
the second day of Algeria's new
conflict, authorities reported.
While the Berbers gave ground,
rebel chieftain Hocine Ait Ahmed
called for war throughout the
country against Ben Bella's re-
The shooting followed 10 days of
oral sniping.
The army surrounded Michelet,
a town of 4000, while the insurgent
chiefs tried to round up comman-
dos scattered in Friday's fighting.
The army column, with five me-
dium tanks, bazookas and recoil-
less cannons, halted their inva-
sion at Michelet after blasting
through a rebel roadblock at Fort
National and seizing two other
Berber towns.

Discussing the purposes and
present status of a proposed fac-
ulty center, Prof. Pollock noted
that "the project has been brood-
ed over here for 20 years."
"The center would serve the
integrative function which is so
necessary to pull a big, disparate
university together," he said.
Y'All Come
A faculty center would be a
place to which all faculty members
would gravitate for lunch or din-
ner, for group meetings, for re-
laxation, discussion or reading in
spare time, for entertaining guests
or for an evening with their fam-
"The University is the only
major university in the nation
without some proper community
center for its faculty," he said.
The delay in getting the center
is not due to lack of interest nor
to disagreement on its need, Prof.
Pollock feels, but to the fact that
"apparently faculty needs are not
given very high priority" by the
administration and the Regents.
Unanimous Approval
Four year ago, Prof. Pollock was
asked by the Senate Advisory Com-
mittee on University Affairs to
chair a subcommittee to formulate
a plan for a faculty center. The
group, "able and representative of
the whole campus," received unan-
imous approval from SACUA for
the plan it submitted.
Thecenter was to be largely
self-liquidating; construction loans
would be paid back out of dues
and operations.
Since its formation, the plan,
fulfilling the needs for a center
in Prof. Pollock's opinion, has
been reapproved by SACUA and
resubmitted to the administration.
Status Quo
No comment has been made by
the administration since the last
academic year, and no action is
being taken by SACUA at present.
According to Prof. Pollock, the
administration has proposed num-
erous alternatives, all of which
had previously been considered
and rejected by SACUA. The main
suggestion was use of a floor
in the Michigan Union or the
Michigan League.
This proposal, however, would
be inadequate for the 2,000 faculty
members and alumni who would be
members of the center, Prof. Pol-
lock feels.
'Utterly Inadequate'
"The existing facilities at the
Union are utterly inadequate and
Set Mayerson
in- n_-

for Club
even less attractive," he said.
"There are some pool tables, a1
small reading room and a cafeteria
in the basement, but only about
50 people frequent the place.
Another major problem in con-
nection with establishing a center
would be state and local liquor
laws. "Everyone knows that you
can't have an acceptable adult
club without allowing liquor," Prof.
Pollock mentioned.
Cowles Urges
Of H1RC Head
Human Relations Commission
Director Alfred E. Cowles of Grand
Rapids recently urged hiring a
full-time human relations direc-
tor in Ann Arbor.
Appearing before an informal
joint meeting of the City Council
and Human Relations Commission,
Cowles pointed out that it is diffi-
cult for members of the commis-
sion to do the job of a professional
director, since they have other du-
ties taking up most of their time.
Cowles added that leadership of
minority groups is not the busi-
ness of the Human Relations Com-
mission. Rather, the commission
must gain the confidence of such
present minority leaders as the
National Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored People, the
Council on Racial Equality and
the American Urban League, he
said. He added that this aim would
best be accomplished with a full-
time director.

U.S. Protests
Red Blockade
Of Vhice
Soviet Troops Face
Army Across Road
As Tension Mounts
BERLIN ()-Soviet forces con-
tinued yesterday to block entry
into Berlin of a United States Ar-
my convoy.
The Russians ignored strong
United States protests and said
they would continue to bar the
convoy until the issue of handling
American military traffic is set-
A dozen armored personnel car-
riers and 100 armed Soviet sol-
diers maintained the vigil.
Face to Face
Facing the Russians across the
autobahn outside Berlin were 205
armed United States soldiers - 61
from the halted convoy and .144
from a second convoy. The second
convoy rolled out of Berlin after
the trouble started and stood by.
One of the convoys involved in
the dispute has geen delayed near-
ly two full days, starting Thursday
morning when the 18 vehicles, car-
rying 61 men, arrived at the Mar-
ienborn checkpoint on the Western
end of the autobahn en route to
In Washington, in a sudden chill
of the United States' thawing re-
lations with Russia, the move was
called an "entirely unwarranted
Ungodly Hour
Secretary of State Dean Rusk
summoned Anatoly F. Dobrynin,
the Soviet ambassador, to the
State Department at the unusual
hour of 10 a.m. to express serious
concern over the latest harass-
ment of American troops on the
Officials said it was the gravest
incident in years on the highway,
which runs from West Germany
to divided Berlin.
It was clear that the Berlin is-
sue was brought up at some point
in the day-long talks here with
Andrei A. Gromyko, the Russian
foreign minister. Undersecretary
of State George W. Ball told re-
porters that Gromyko claimed "to
be unaware" of the halting of a
United States convoy.
Memories, Memories
This statement recalled that
Gromyko denied the presence of
Soviet offensive missiles in Cuba
almost exactly a year ago when
they were being installed.
A White House conference un-
derlined how seriously the United
States regards the incident. Presi-
dent John F. Kennedy met for 45
minutes with top military and dip-
lomatic advisers.

Drum Major's Job Requires Hard Effort

Pep Rally Shakes,.Diag

The Marching Band's drum major had never twirled a baton
before he came to the University and he doesn't intend to make
twirling a major part of his life after graduation.
However, he spends a minimum of 20 hours a week practicing
for his Saturday afternoon duties and leading band members through
"I played alto horn in the band during my first year here,"
William McCann, '63SM, notes. "I had been drum major in my high
school band but had never twirled a baton before. By watching thej
other twirlers and practicing all summer, I became good enough to
be drum major here the next year."
Early Bird Gets the Baton
McCann, who is in his fourth year as drum major, usually
arrives at the band practice field half an hour to an hour before
the full band begins its daily practice. "I use this time to go through
my routine for the following week and make sure I have all the
tosses for the show mastered," he notes.
He also helps with teaching the band its new formations and

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