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SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 1960




Boards, Senior Officers










Rules, Discrimination, Policy Formation

Pau ITw

Winchell House Judiciary; West
Quad Council; Union Internation-
al Committee; Young Democrats
executive board; State Central
Committee of the Young Demo-
cratic Clubs of Michigan.
The following statements in
reply to the questionnaire sent to
all SGC candidates are essentially
elaborations on the themes that I
have set forth in my "platform."
I therefore urge you to read that
statement (as a matter of fact,
it would probably be worth your
time to read the platforms of all
1 I'd like to begin by begging
the question of revision of the
University regulations booklet to
discuss two other problems under
the broad heading of regulations:
the times for fraternity pledging
and SGC election rules. I firmly
believe that pledging rules should
prohibit first semester freshmen
from pledging. First semester
pledging is unfair to the potential
pledge because it does not allow
him to adequately evaluate forty

some fraternities on campus. It
also interfers with the academic
activities of what is perhaps the
student's most crucial semester.
I am also opposed to the present
Student Government Council elec-
tion rules. The current regulations
which limit the candidate's op-
portunities to present his case to
the student voters is undoubtedly
an important factor in the cur-
rent apathy of the student body. I
will work to change both of these
unfortunate campus situations
through SGC action.
2) I am firmly opposed to dis-
crimination practices on the Uni-
versity of Michigan campus. The
confused situation that exists to-
day is due to the lack of any
sound, progressive program for the
eventual end to discrimination on
the part of student government
and the vacillating administration.
I propose substituting a program
for confusion and vacillation. Defi-
nite deadlines should be estab-
lished for all violating organiza-
tions to eliminate bias provisions
and present positive evidence that
it is now acting in good faith. The'
specific length of time for accom-
plishing this would vary with the
organization, the longest however
should be no more than eight or
ten years. During this entire
period, positive educational steps
should also be taken against dis-
crimination. This general variety
of antidiscrimination program
would be one of my major objec-
tives as an SGC member.
3) Student government, as the
representative of the student body,
deserves its full one-third share
of the administration-faculty-stu-
dent policy making pie. I would
urge the establishment of liaison
between SGC and the Faculty
Senate in order to better accom-
plish the many common objectives
of these two groups. Cooperation
between student government and
the administration should, of
course, be continued.
These remarks, then, represent
my current thinking on the im-
portant problems facing the Uni-
versity's student body. If elected,
I will try to make these statements

Fe idhamp

urged by the Council. Especially in
the case of Ann Arbor residents.
However, Student Government
Council should depend upon the
views of you, the students, for new
ideas regarding the regulations.
2) SGC should work toward
creating the freedom for students
to judge prospective members on
individual merit alone. To give an
example to make my intentions
clear, let us assume that someone
forced the following policy upon
us-"you must discriminate, you
cannot choose members as you see
fit." I am sure you would resist
such limitations on freedom. Well,
to eliminate such limitations that
exist in individual groups must be
the aim of SGC. The purpose must
not be elimination of social or-
ganizations, but instead the exten-
tion of full freedom to all student
groups to choose members as they
see fit. A process of evolution, not
revolution will achieve this end.
3) Student government as the
voice of the students and the co-
ordinator of student activities has
a right and a responsibility to work
actively in the direct and indirect
formation of University policy. As
the voice of student concerns and
interests, SGC should be critical
of the entire educational com-
munity. The Council should not
hesitate to express concern and
dissatisfaction to both the faculty
and administration when they
feel the principles of higher edu-
cation are being violated. In thei
area of student-sponsored events
and the organization of student
groups, SGC should continue to
be the organ of authority and
must be able to formulate directly
the policies of this area of the
University. Attainment of our
goals, application of our ideals,
and development of effective lead-
ership can only be achieved
through the meaningful student
participation afforded by a Stu-
dent Government Council with
definite responsibilities to the wel-
fare of the University of Michi-

SOC president; SGC treasurer;
Union Board of Directors; Sphinx
Honorary; University Lecture
Committee; Delegate, 12th Na-
tional Student Congress; Delta
Upsilon fraternity vice president;
Union University Affairs Commit-
1) This past summer we at-
tempted to clarify every regula-
tion pertaining to student organi-
zations so that interpretation and
sources of authority are clear. Be-
fore revision is attempted one
must make himself aware of the
present rules and know the au-
thority responsible for each. In
the area of those regulations de-
termined by SOC, a constant revi-
sion is taking place. However, in
the areas whose authority rests
with other sources, the Council
acts as a critical voice. For ex-
ample, concern for more equitable
driving regulations should be

Y '
E T-
E leanor
SGC Student Activities Commit-
tee; SGC Public Relations Com-
mittee; SGC Librarian; WCBN,
moderator of SGC in Action show
and SGC news reporter; Women's
Rifle Club; House Bike Race
Chairman for Spring Weekend;
SGC Office Manager; Women's
Rifle Tournament participant;
Martha Cook choir.
1) I feel that the 1949 Univer-
sity regulation concerning dis-
crimination should be made to
apply to organizations recognized
before 1949. The Regents Bylaw
adapted in 1959 states unequivo-
cally that the University will work
toward elimination of discrimina-
tion in student organizations. We
cannot eliminate discrimination
on campus unless we have power
over those organizations which ap-
peared on campus before 1949.
Two motions, either of which
would have this effect, are going
before the Council as I write this.
I have no other changes at
present to suggest In the regula-
tions booklet as revised last year.
2) If the 1949 regulation con-
cerning discrimination is changed,
Student Government Council
should require from campus groups
a statement that the group does
not discriminate. The Council
should require the nationally af-
filiated student organizations to
obtain from the national group an
authoritative statement that the
national will not require or exert
I 1

pressure on the local groups to
discriminate in choosing their
Further, SOC should require re-
peated proof from local organiza-
tions affiliated with nations that
practice discrimination that these
locals are exerting pressure on the
nationals to eliminate this dis-
crimination. Groups that do not
conform to these requirements
within some time limit or that
show bad faith with the require-
ments should be subject to dis-
ciplinary action by Student Gov-
ernment Council. Such action
should involve a probationary
period followed by either with-;
drawal of certain privileges, with-
drawal of recognition from the;
national group, or withdrawal of,
recognition from the local group.
I feel SOC should take this
strong a stand because prejudice
can only be lessened by first elimi-
nating discrimination so that peo-
ple of different faith and races;
will have a chance to get to know
each other.
3) Student Government Council
is the representative of the stu-
dents, and should take this role
in recommending policy changes
to the appropriate authorities. The
Council should not hesitate to call
attention to any policy areas which
concern all or any group of stu-.
dents or which have aroused stu-
dent interest. The Council should
endeavor to make its opinions
more respected by finding more
effective means of communication
with the faculty and administra-
tion, and by giving proposed rec-

Bob Molay
Generation Magazine.
The immediate issues of the
Spring Election are discrimina-
tion, the role of student govern-
ment in relation to administration
and the student body, and the
need for revision and amendment
of University regulations. Depend-
ing on the efficiency and effect-
iveness of the current regime, I
may never have the opportunity
to legislate on any of the prob-
lems. I can, however, explain my
views on a general philosophy of
governing by regulation through
a discussion of discrimination.
Regulations cannot be success-
ful if they are too advanced for
the customs of the group they
attempt to regulate. In such a
case, the disparity between law
and custom, always a matter to
be considered by a responsible
legislative body, will not only
lead to violation, but total dis-
regard of such a law. This ob-
servation is really only a para-
phrase of the concept of major-
ity rule.
In considering Discriminatory
Practices at the University of
Michigan it is important to real-
ize the steady advance which cus-
tom has made in eliminating ra-
cial and religious distinctions on
an organizational level. Prejudice
is no longer fashionable, at least
on our campus. In enforcing an
anti-discrimination policy we are
not really fighting student con-
sensus, but the legal vestiges of
such discrimination. Our actions
in this area must serve to al-
ter the laws of "discriminatory"
groups to conform with what I,

The following questions were
drawn up for Student Govern-
ment Council candidates to an-
swer in their statements to The
1) In the coming year, the
University will be revising the
regulations booklet. What alter-
ations would you recommend
and why?
2) What should SGC do
about discrimination in student
3) What should be the rela-
tionship between student gov-
ernment and University policy
formation and why?
Hyder Shah
International Students Association
president; SGC member; Pakistan
Students Association secretary;
SGC National and International
Committee co-chairman; delegate,
NSA Regional Conference.
What shouldebe the relationship
between Student Government
Council and University policy for-
mation leads to vary concepts of
ultimate power and authority, of
student rights and responsibilities,
of administrative prerogative, and
of faculty domain which make it
difficult to determine the scope
and province of SGC.
The central concern of SGC
should be focussed on education to
this end that students may develop
their full capabilities through in-
tellectual growth. SGC therefore,
has real meaning to this objective.
SGC is a training ground for stu-
dent leadership and a laboratory
for democratic procedures and
methods related to matters of stu-
dents' affairs.
The Student Government Coun-
cil (SGC) must function in three
ways: 1) Organizational coordi-
nation, 2) Areas of jurisdiction,
3) Developing student morals.
The SGC concentrates in various
fields of already existing campus
organizations and supervises their
work so that it is integrated into
the whole program of the Univer-
sity. Close cooperation and direct
contact between campus organiza-
tions under the SGC organization
should bring an effective result.
The areas within which SGC
governs, determine in large meas-
ure how effective SGC is in terms
of its purposes. In which areas
should it operate and how-much
authority should it weild is a ques-
tion. In whatever area it deals,
SGC's authority should be final.
The successful operation of SGC
demands a clear understanding be-
tween students and administra-
tion. The formation of the aca-
demic environment is one area in
which SGC can and should have
some influence. Since the educa-
tion of the students is still a prime
aim of the University, SGC na-
turally is vitally concerned with
the methods and implements used
to accomplish it. SGC is the vehicle
for the expression of student opin-
ion on questions of academic free-
dom, curricula changes, the rating
of faculty members, general edu-
cational policy, and problems re-
lating to discipline.
The effectiveness with which
SGC deals with disciplinary ques-
tions depends on the respects with
which SGC is considered by stu-
dents at large and the amount of
practical authority delegated by
the administration.
SGC fulfills one of its functions
when it stimulates and coordinates
all campus activities. It must go
further by providing a well-round-

ed activity program where one is
most needed.
In the area of formalized educa-
tion SOC can take the responsi-
bility for supplementing the cur-
ricula provided by the University
through sponsorship of lectures,
forums on issues of the day. It
should attempt to lead the way in
the local solution to the national
problems as discrimination against
any group on the campus, and the
shortage of housing facilities.
Other areas in which SGC may
work are: 1) student rights and
responsibilities, 2) student employ-
ment, 3) human relations, and
4) international affairs.

In my official view on the matter
of discrimination believe are the
real feeling of those groups. In
former action, SGC emphasized,
for instance, that our local chap-
ter of Sigma Kappa had not com-
mitted any discriminatory acts.
With this view in mind, that
tangible, factual instances of dis-
criminatory practices are becom-
ing increasingly rarer, I advocate
adjustment of our student regula-
tions to permit the gradual amend-
ment of the constitutions of the
groups in question.
This situation can be contrasted
with the drinking question-here,
the violations are of a more tan-
gible and frequent nature, the reg-
ulations inadequate.
SGC must base all its regula-
tory actions on a consideration of
the actual conditions which a pro-
posed regulation will attempt to
control, and of their potency in
enforcing such action.

"Administrative wing is a pyra-
mid, but a plastic one as it is
structured to meet the needs of
the student government," Student
Government Council Administra-
tive Vice-President Nancy Adams,
'60, said.
Miss Adams is chairman of the
nine - member governing cabinet
which oversees the many com-
mittees of SOC. Chairmen of the
four standing committees and staff
members complete the cabinet.
"We try to allow newcomers to
take-responsibility as soon as pos-
sible and make them feel a part
of the whole organization. To this
aim we let workers choose their
own projects, carry through their
own ideas and dirty work and
present the report to SGC," Miss
Adams explained.
Activities Committee
Student Activities Committee,
the largest standing committee, "is
basically concerned with student
activities outside the classroom,
thus it can concern itself with al-
most anything it desires," Miss
Adams said.
SAC is constantly in consulta-
tion with the other activities to
keep abread of student needs. The
majority of their work is student
Union Board
To Hold Vote
Six positions on the Union
Board of Directors are open in the
spring elections this Tuesday and
Wednesday, one for a representa-
tive of the Law School, one for a
representative of either the medi-
cal or dental school, and four at
Running for the Law School
representative position is Daniel
S. Goldsmith: president freshman
law class; literary college treas-
urer for the Class of '59; Sigma
Alpha Mu social fraternity; Tau
Epsilon Rho law fraternity; fra-
ternity swimming team.
And running for the open posi-
tions are:
William A. Carmell: Soph Show
secretary; Michigras treasurer;
Interfraternity Counc il office
chairman; SGC Public Relations
Committee; Alpha Epsilon Pi fra-
James F. Hadley: Junior Inter-
fraterninty Council officer; Cre-
ative Arts Festival co-chairman;
U n io n Executive Council; Phi
Gamma Delta fraternity.
Gale E. King: Union executive
council; WCBN; Delta Upsilon
Richard 3. Sideman: Soph Show;
Spring Weekend central commit-
tee; Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Richard M. Sefman: Union per-
sonnel director; Union office man-
ager; WCBN disc jockey and en-
gineer; Tau Delta Phi fraternity
scribe and social chairman.
John Tuohy: Quad house gov-
ernment; Newman Club; Beta
Theta Phi fraternrity secretary
and correspondent.
Control Board
To Add Three
Five students have announced
their candidacy for the three open
student positions on the Board in
Their names and qualifications
James Stewart Benagh, '60:
Michigamua Honorary, Michigan
Daily Sports Editor, Phi Delta
Theta fraternity secretary, Michi-
gan football manager (three
.,aa .t. i

Petitions for literary college
senior class officers were turned in
by 11 students: six for president,
three for vice-president, and one
each for secretary and treasurer.
Elections for these posts will be
held Tuesday and Wednesday with
the Student Government Council
The officers elected will become
members of the Senior Board, a
group composed of the senior offi-
cers of the various colleges in the
Compete for Presidency
The following are the candi-
dates for president:
Irwin Dinn: Anderson house
president; East Quad treasurer;
Soph Show committee; orienta-
tion staff, leader and committee;
chairman Wolverine Club special
events committee; Union staff;
Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Richard A. Gavril: Interfrater-
nity Council alumni committee;
Delta Tau Delta fraternity.
Michael J. Gillman: Michigan
Daily; Zeta Psi newspaper editor;
Zeta Psi fraternity activities chair-
man; undergraduate honors pro-
gram; West Quad athletic direc-
Donald G. Linker: Union; Wol-
verine Club subcommittee chair-
man; Interfraternity Council so-
cial chairman; Sphinx honorary;
vice-president and rushing chair-
man, Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
Richard E. Meyer: varsity bas-
ketball; Delta Upsilon fraternity
rushing chairman, athletic chair-
man, recording secretary and
member of executive council.
Robert J. Vollen: Soph Show
general chairman; rushing chair-
man and pledgemaster, Sigma Al-
pha Mu fraternity.
Run for Vice-President
Thos enominated for the vice-
presidency are:
Ronald M. Greenberg: Soph
Show cast ;orientation and 'U'
Day leader; Joint Judiciary Coun-
cil secretary; Student-Faculty-
Administration Conference repre-
sentative; Driving Regulations Re-
view Board; Tau Epsilon Phi fra-
ternity executive member.
Lawrence May: Michigras deco-
rations chairman; Homecoming
specil events chairman; Greek
Week booklet chairman; Junior
Interfraternity Council; Zeta Beta
Tau fraternity scholastic chair-
Robert A. Wood: Denison Play-
ers; Student Government at Deni-
son; Michigan committee chair-
man; Delta Upsilon fraternity so-
cial chairman.
Secretary, Treasurer
Running for treasurer is Ronald
A. Seigel: Sigma Alpha Mu pledge-
master and vice-president.
The candidate for secretary is
Tena N. Tarler: Assembly execu-
tive board; orientation chairman;
Betsy Barbour judiciary chairman;
Soph Show cast: Gilbert and Sul-

Study of the freshman English
and Junior Year Abroad programs
are under the jurisdiction of the
Education and Student Welfare
Committee. Present projects :n-
dlude the exam file, student for-
ums on current topics and the
embryo of the curriculum sugges-
tion committee.
Elections Committee
Elections committee handles allj
rules on the multifarious campus
an' SGC elections. The fourth
standing committee promotes in-

Week in the spring.
Staff members coordinate and
oil the gears of the four standing
committees, the boards, such as
Cinema Guild, Human Relations
Board and International Board,
and the sub-committees.
Staff consists of a SAB office
manager, personnel and public re-
lations directors and International
and National Student Association

Ad Wing: Plastic Pyramid

Seniors Run for Offices
In Literary College Vote

William R. Warnock: Wolverine
Club pep rally committee; SOC
treasurer; Lambda Alpha Chi fra-
Compete for Vice-Presidency
The candidates for vice-presi-
dent are:
P. Alexander Fisher: J-Hop gen-
eral chairman; SGC election
work; freshman swim team; Sig-
ma Alpha Mu fraternity.
Harley J. Krlpke: Wolverine
Club Block "M" chairman.
Secretary, Treasurer
The candidate for treasurer is
Robert J. Radway: Reeves house
council; Michigras; Union staff;
freshman swimming; Soph Show
cast; Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity
Greek Relations chairman.
Running for secretary is Kay
Warman: Phi Chi Theta business
fraternity; SGC Education and
Student Welfare Committee chair-
man; Student Book Exchange as-
sistant manager; Michigan Daily.
There are four candidates for
offices in the engineering school:
two for president and one each
for vice-president and secretary-
The candidates for president
Roger E. Barnes: Engineering
Council president; Triangles hon-
orary treasurer; Executive board
member of the Class of '61E dur-
ing freshman and sophomore
years; Michigan Technic articles
John A. Cothorn: Kappa Alpha
Psi fraternity president; vice-pres-
ident of freshman and sophomore
engineering classes.
Runs for Vice-President
The candidate for vice-president
is Richard Staelin: freshman base-
ball; Phi Tau Sigma, Phi Eta
Sigma and Tau Beta Pi honor-
aries; Owe nE. Scott award win-
ner; Phi Delta Theta pledge train-
Running for secretary-treasurer
is Duane L. Wasmuth: freshman
football; Phi Delta Theta fra-
ternity treasurer.
Education .. .
There is one candidate for the
presidency of the education school.
He is Roger L. Mahey: SGC
Elections Committee chairman;
SGC Public Relations Committee;
Young Republican executive
board; orientation advisor,
All the candidates are second
semester juniors in their respec-
tive schools. They were required
to have petitions signed by 50 in
the senior class of next year, and
only first semester seniors and
second semester juniors may vote
in the elections.
Athletic Board

A rthur

InterFraternity Council, s o c I a 1
committee; Wolverine Club, ush-
er's committee chairman; Zeta
Beta Tau fraternity, co-social
chairman; chairman of hospital
Christmas party.
1) I believe that all attempts
should be made to stagger the or-
ientation program throughout the
entire first semester rather than
have it all concentrated during
that first hectic week. Social ac-
tivities and mixers should be scat-
tered, and, if possible, the testing
program as well. Orienting a stu-
dent to this university cannot be
done satisfactorily in one week.
Secondly, an effort should be
made to integrate foreign stu-

ress, problems, and action that
had been taken.
During the period between 1951-
52, a committee of this sort was
set up by the Big Ten I.F.C.-Pan-
hellenic Conference at this uni-
versity for the express purpose of
offering services and facilities to
organizations interested in get-
ting rid of discriminatory clauses.
The committee was directly in-
strumental in ridding eight groups
of these clauses.
3) It is my belief that a stu-
dent government is not an omni-
potent student organization. Its
responsibilities are established by
the regents, and the Council
should limit itself to those things
it is specifically designed to carry
out. It is obliged to become cog-
nizant of the desires of the stu-
dent body, of whom they are the
articulation, and then debate if
these desires fall within their
jurisdiction. If they do, the Coun-

cupations would be asked to ex-
plain their fields. In addition, vo-
cational tests would be offered
and counseling services offered.
This program seems to have infin-

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