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SGC Candidates
ELEVEN CANDIDATES are seeking election to the six vacant.
seats on Student Government Council. The Daily has at-
tempted to examine these candidates' assets and liabilities,
necessarily dealing most fully with those it knows best.
Incumbents have been treated most critically since their
actual Council records can be readily assessed.
ELEANOR COOK has served SGC in a number of committee
and staff positions.
In all these capacities she has worked hard.
But she shows little knowledge of the more complex issues
before the Council. Of the Haber-Miller motion on discrimina-
tion, for example, she sys she was not at the meetings when it
was discussed, and has not had time to read all six pages.
Miss Cook's knowledge of the inner workings of the Ad-
ministrative Wing does not seem to offset her lack of infor-
mation in other areas.
DONALD CORRIERE stresses the need for Student Govern-
ment Council to'"represent student opinion." He would consider
gathering such opinion his primary goal if elected.
The opinion of a group such as Hectorians on fraternity-
sorority discrimination should be a major determining force in
the formulation of policy, Corriere adds, because "they know
more about it." Corriere seems sincere in his discussion of stu-
dent opinion and his written platform indicates a knowledge
of current issues, but one wonders about his willingness to arrive
at independent decisions.
JOHN FELDKAMP was elected President of SGC a semester
ago, as a junior with only one previous semester on the
Council. He has done a highly competent job of chairing long,
involved meetings and has a command of procedure necessary
to facilitate Council business. Feldkamp has gained the coni-
dence of a wide variety of Council members.
In his year on the Council, Feldkamp has been identified
with no major piece of legislation or area of concern. As Presi-
dent, he has shown signs of carrying concern with comfortable
student-administration relations too far. His adaptation to the
demanding job of President, handicapped by limited experience,
has apparently left him little time to critically evaluate Council
issues and goals.
Feldkamp's contribution is in the realm of human relations
and organization rather than in that of imaginative ideas or
analysis. It is the former qualities that make him a valuable
member of Student Government Council.
JIM HADLEY has emphasized his skill in organization and
human relations. These he seems to have, judging by what one
hears from the Michigan Union, where he has worked.
But his platform does not seem particularly striking, and
most SGC positions, though they may involve some administra-
tion, require, more importantly, perception and an ability to
evaluate issues. He is quite vague on solution to current prob-
lems, particularly the most controversial one, discrimination.
PER HANSON was chosen over seven other petitioners to
fill a vacant SGC seat last month.
Both in preparing for petitioning, and since, he has put
considerable effort into informing himself about past Council
action. But since appointment he has contributed little to Coun-
cil discussions. And his platform shows little appreciation of the
deeper implications of what he is saying. His statement that
"the majority of necessary changes have been made" in regu-
lations pertaining to student organizations seems naive.
Hanson will have to work and think harder to justify the
confidence placed in him by his appointers.
PAUL HEL'S platform and Daily statements outline fairly
clear-cut stands on what he considers the major problems facing
SOC. Hls stands In all areas are likely to be colored by his
attitude toward what he terms "apathy of the student body,"
and while he feels SOC action can combat this problem, he has
defined neither apathy nor corrective measures.
ROBERT MOLAY is the only candidate in the field to
campaign on an original idea. (Discrimination, which has been
discussed by all the candidates, has been a constant concern to
the Council.)
He has stressed what he feels to be an unhealthy social
climate in the residence halls, one inimical to the educational
purposes that they theoretically possess. He presents this prob-
lem almost entirely in terms of personal experience and may not
have considered very fully the ramifications of the problem.
He is less experienced in University affairs than most of the
candidates. If, however, he is capable of delving more deeply
into the residence hall problem and of being perceptive about
areas in which he is not directly involved, he can make a
significant 'contribution to the Council's scope.
FRED RIECKER shows sincere concern over the problem of
student apathy which renders ineffective a student government
with considerable power on paper. The suggestions he makes for
alleviation of this problem are somewhat time-worn: elected
members should visit constituents between elections; The Daily
should print more information on SGC's deliberations.
Riecker has, in his answers to The Daily candidate ques-
tionnaire, been perfunctory, and perhaps naive. With more
experience he might make an effective Council member.

ARTHUR ROSENBAUM'S approach to student government
is phrased in a peculiarly negative manner:
"It is my belief that a student 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."
This statement comes as an answer to a neutral, "What
should be the relationship between student government and
University policy formation?" That Rosenbaum chose to answer
this question in terms of restrictions on SOC's actions might
indicate a lack of confidence in the Council which would be
detrimental if he became a member.
ROGER SEASONWEIN was elected to SOC as a freshman.
He thus has more experience than any other member. He is a
spectacular debater and a clear thinker with potential to be one
of the Council's most valuable members. But he has not con-
sistently fulfilled his potential.
Althour,h Seasonwein presents himself as a spokesman for
"educational interests," his reputation in the area is based
primarily on one project-the Reading and Discussion program.
There is no doubt that Seasonwein has devoted great energy to
administering the project, but contrary to the popular impres-
sion, the program did not originate with Seasonwein nor has
he been solely responsible for its administration.
Seasonwein tends to participate most enthusiastically in
projects with which he can be personally identified and less
energetically in areas of group responsibility. He was elected
Executive Vice-President in November and served until a month.
ago; his brief career was not marked with much interest.
Seasonwein's voting record-he was at a Soph Show re-
hearsal the night of the final decision on Sigma Kappa and he
abstained on the Spring Rush issue-has frequently been open

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Bisse ii
Need To Fill
Six Positions
F Counilf
Only 11 Candidates
Remain in Contest
Daily Contributing Editor
With the disqualification of
Brereton Bissell, '61, as a candi-
date for Student Government
Council elections, a total of 11
candidates will be running for six
Council positions.
After a special four hour ses-
sion last night, Joint Judiciary
Council disqualified Bissell from
candidacy in the election.
Bissell had printed and dis-
tributed, in violation of election
rules, a statement to the effect'
that he would not take his Coun-
cil seat, if elected, unless 5,000
people voted in the all - campus
election. UT
He and Paul Heil, '63, had jointly pr
taken this stand last week to com- vi
bat "student apathy" regarding
SGC elections.'

Out of SGC Race

Proposed Amount of $35.2 Million
Falls Short of Request by Officials
Meeting last night, the Senate alloted a $35.2 million ap-
propriation to the University.
The grant is part of a $108 million package that also
gives $29.5 million to Michigan State University.
Lower Than Request
The $35.2 million total is $3.5 million lower than the ori-
ginal University minimum request for 196O-61, made last
October, and about $800,000 lower than Gov. G. Mennen Wil-
liams' budget figure. It. ex-

NION OFFICERS-Named to senior offices in the Union last night were Perry Morton (seated),
esident; Michael Turoff (left), administrative vice-president, and John Ross (right), executive
%ame Morton New Union President

Initiates Violation
In considering the cases of Bis-
sell and Heil, Joint Judiciary found
the former to be the initiator of
the violation and therefore dis-
qualified him. Heil, who was "un-
aware of it until after the real
act of violation had been com-
mitted," was not disciplined.
Explaining Joint Judiciary's de-
cision, Mike Sklar, chairman, stat-
ed, "The Council as a whole
thought that Bissell's moral in-
tentions were highly admirable,
but could not condone the meth-
od by which he sought to fulfill
these intentions."
Bissell stated to The Daily he
would seek election on a write-in
campaign. If elected, the question
of his seating on the Council will
have to be decided by SGC, since
Joint Judiciary's authority does
not extend beyond the election.
Questioned Actions
When questioned on his action,
Bissell said, "I thought at the
time there might be a question of
a violation, but I felt under the
unique circumstances it would be
The circumstances to which he
referred are the "moral stand"
advocated by Bissell and Heil and
the feeling on their part that The
Daily was not giving adequate
publicity to this position.
"I think Bret ought to be run-
ning," said Heil, "on the grounds
that he's more qualified of the
two of us. We've been working as
a partnership and he's sort of the
senior partner of the firm."
Explaining why the SGC Cre-
dentials and Rules Committee re-
ferred the Bissell case to Joint
Judic at this time, Nancy Adams,
'61, administrative vice-president
of the Council said, "We felt the
voters should know before the
election whether or not a candi-
date had been disqualified."
To Elect Six
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Perry Morton, '61, was selected
president of the Union last night.
To fill the remaining executive
posts John Ross, '61, was named
Iexecutive vice-president and
Michael Turoff, '61, was appointed
administrative vice-president.
The posts were filled by the
selections committee comprised of
Set Names
For Union
The complete list of students
running for the six open positions
on the Union board of directors
includes the following nine names,
elections director Dorothy Dedo,
'61Ed., announced recently.
Daniel S. Goldsmith, '63L, run-
ning for the Law School position,
John F. Bloodgood, '61, William
A. Carmell, '61, James F. Hadley,
'61, Gayle E. King, '61E, Robert
Sideman, '61, Richard M. Self-
V. M. Morse, '61E, Richard J.'
man, '61, and John Tuohy, '62,
all running for the four all-cam-
pus positions.
SGC Seminar
To Meet 1loday
Prof. Samuel Hayes will appear,
at a seminar on "Assistance to.
Underdeveloped Countries" at 7:30
tonight in the Honors Lounge of
the Undergraduate Library.
This is the first of four SGC,
seminars honoring United Nations
Week and preparing for the mock
UN assembly this Saturday. 1

members of the Union Board of
Directors. These were the first ma-
jor campus posts to be filled for
terms expiring next spring.
Morton said that as president he
would strive for a freer exchange
of ideas with other organizations.
He continued that now that' differ-
ent student activities tend to work
only within their own group.
Little Communication
At the present time, he said,
there is little communication be-
tween different organizations even
when they work on similar pro-
jects. Also, this lack of communi-
cation leads to less satisfactory
projects as each group has only a
limited range of ideas on which to
This naturally results in less
benefits to the individual students
who take part in the activities and
those who take advantage of the
work that has been done.
Also, Morton said, this increase
in communication should -not be
confined to the ate% of other
organizations but should be spread
to include better communication
with students on campus. In this
they can better know of the serv-
ices which are being presented.
Active Program
In this line he suggested that
there should be an active program
planned for the dissemination of
information to the campus. "I
would like to make the Union a
place where everyone would like
to come," he said.
An increase in activities per-
taining to cultural, intellectual ac-
tivities was also stressed by Mor-
ton. This past 'year Morton was
chairman of the Special Events
Committee. Ross was chairman of
the University Affairs Committee

and Turoff was chairman of the
Student Affairs Committee.
The outgoing Union officers are
Tom Patterson, '60, president;
John Goodrich, '60, executive vice-
president; Martin Newman, '60,
administrative vice-president.
Vote Police
The City Council voted last
night to increase police protec-
tion of Beth Israel Community
Center and instigate an investi-
gation of recent anti-semitic oc-
currences' until, information re-
gardtng their origin is revealed.
The motion was made by Coun-
cilman Lloyd M. Ives, who re-
marked that he noticed a swas-
tika on the chapel door of the
center, located at 1429 Hill, yes-
terday morning. He noted that a
vote of censure had been passed
by the Council a few weeks ago,
but said that it seemed not to
have done much good.
According to Ann Arbor police,
several swastikas were painted on
the center Sunday night.
Later in the evening, a group of
about twenty Ann Arbor mer-
chants appeared at the city coun-
cil meeting last night to protest
the system of one-way streets in
the central business district.
Mr. John Reid, who was spokes-
man for the group, brought a peti-
tion that he said contained signa-
tures of 892 people who object to
the present system, under which
parts of Ashley, Liberty, First and
Washington streets are one-way

ceeds this year's state alloca-
tion by about $2.4 million.
The bill now goes to the House,
which will not act on it until next
week, according to Rep. Arnell
En g s t r o m (R-Traverse City)
Ways and Means Committee
Engstrom said the House will
not lower the appropriation, but
would not predict any raises. It
is expected an effort will be made
to get further increases there.
Receive Plea
Just before the debate started,
Appropriations committee mem-
bers received a plea for more uni-
versity funds from Williams. "I
strongly urge that we do not tear
our universities apart by denying
them funds to keep their invalu-
able professors," Williams wrote
in a letter to the Senators. He
said he foresaw "irreparable dam-
age" to the universities unless
more funds were granted.
The Senate largely ignored
Williams, adding only small
amounts to proposed allotments
to the University, MSU and Fer-
ris Institute, to -correct errors
made by technicians in calculat-
ing the budget figures. The Uni-
versity received a $272,000 incre-
Sen. Elmer R. Porter (R-Bliss-
field), appropriations committee
chairman, told the Senate he felt
the committee had done the best
possible job in allotting available
funds. "You could add $15 mil-
lion and still have complaints,"
he asserted.
Below Minimum
In Ann Arbor, Vice-President
and Dean of Faculties Marvin L.
Niehuss said, "We're pleased the
legislature has recognized some
of our needs," but added the fig-
ure is still below the minimum
needed to "keep the University
where it is."
He said almost all of the extra
funds would go to faculty salary
increases. 'Iruition questions will
not be considered until a final
bill emerges from the legislature.
Engstrom said his committee
would hold hearings this week if
the universities ask for them. He
added the committee had recently
been invited to Ann Arbor, but
said they probably would not be
able to make the trip because of
pressure of other pending bills.
Niehuss said the House would
probably consider capital outlay
budgets today. He predicted there
would be a capital outlay bill, but
he does not expect all Univer-
sity requests to be met. "They
simply don't have enough money."

Withey Give
Poll Repor
On Educatioi
Stephen Withey of the 'urv
Research Center summarized b
own study at an educational sy
posium last night.
A major idea to be drawn frE
"The Public's Picture of High
Education in the State of Mih
gan" is that "when people look
higher education today they V
gard it as a steppingstone to
vocation," he said.
'The study, made for the Mi
gan Council of State College Pre
idents, sampled the - total ad
population of the state,
Brings Conclusion
His observation brings Withe
who headed the project, to o;
Not only will the population I
crease bring greater numbers
students t, college, but also'
greater percentage than bef-
expect to send their children
college. About one personinti
currently plans to send a child
college, the report finds.
' And a great many of these w
be looking at higher education t
its vocational worth.
Must Change
"Colleges are going to have
change the definition of what th
offer - education used to be wh
you offer the intellectual elite .
I think in ten or fifteen years, a
it's starting now, higher educ
tion will be training. plumber
Withey told the educators.
"You will no longer be getti
just the intellectual cream, and
longer offering training in onl
stract ideas, but giving vocan
training in-the public deman.
He agreed with one question
that the trend in the future w
be toward specialization amo
the colleges - each offering
distinct type of program. (TJ
study found that when peo
evaluate a college many take in
consideration "specialization," ht
good it is in a certain field am
as law oragriculture.)
Mention Cost
James Swinehart, a co-work
on the study, pointed out th
location and cost were little me
tioned when people were eal
ating colleges in general.
But criteria for evaluatic
change, he said, even when peon
are deciding where "their' ki
might be spending the most Iii
portant four years of their live
Then most people use location 'a
cost as major criteria.
"I notice that good academ
reputation drops in importa
when the question .becomes, pe
sonally relevant," he added.
One educator noted he was a
surprised at the public's sgtres c
yocational training. "I'd be su
prised if they didn't equate voci
tional advantage with more idea
istic training. It's kind of a un
versal phenomenon that peop
exalt their jobs."


tuix r5 ft positions win be rled.
Open posts on the Union Board
of directors and the Boards in
Control of Student Publications
and Intercollegiate Athletics will
also be filled, and senior class of-
ficers will be elected.
Those incumbents who will be
candidates in the election are':
John Feldkamp, '61; Roger Sea-
sonwein, '61; M. A. Hyder Shah,
Grad., and Per Hanson, '62.
Others running for the six open
positions are Eleanor Cook, '61,
Don Corriere, '61, James Hadley,
'61, Paul Heil, '62, Bob Molay,
'62, Fred Riecker, '63, and Arthur
Rosenbaum, '62.
Asks Many Votes
"Students should vote for as

Candidates Comment on Bias Proposals

With discriminatory member-
ship practices under weekly con-
sideration by Student Govern-
ment Council, candidates have
expressed a variety of views on
the subject.
The "affidavit" provision of the
Miller-Haber motion was com-
mented on, for and against. The
motion would establish a stand-
ing committee to hear evidence on
discrimination cases, and the af-
fidavit" sections call for a state-

the motion to the Council wheth-
er or not he is re-elected. He will
suggest that the "affidavit" re-
quirement be included in the mo-
tion as a form of evidence. Other-
wise, the requirementnserves no
practical purpose,' since evidence
must be considered in any case,
he explained.
"I am for the affidavit," assert-
ed M. A. Hyder Shah, Grad. He
said the requirement is not in-
tended to show mistrust of organ-
izations, but to serve as a "legal

should be required to submit
statements--"if there is evidence,"
she said.
"It's not a question of policy,
it's a question of procedure,"
James Hadley,, '61, asserted. He
said the statement might be of
use in conjunction with other
evidence, but cannot be a criter-
ion for judging whether an or-
ganization is in violation of Uni-
versity regulations by itself.
Local Autonomy
Since statements will be rb-

cret nature" of memberships se-
lections in same organizations.
SMC president John Feldkamp,
'61, said the Council is aiming at
a definite, unambiguous ruling on
discrimination, which will cover
all campus organizations.,
In Favor
Declaring himself in favor of
the Haber-Miller motion, Bob
Molay, '62, said it sets "long-
range and quick-action plans" for
dealing with discrimination. "It is
a solid piece of machinery which
will1 wn,.rlr M+n.rd.AnlPndn,4to'ithe


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