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Haber Answers Political Club Criticism

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"We are a radical group in that
we feel students should be inter-
ested in what's going on in the
world around them, and in that
we will discuss controversial is-
sues," Al Haber, '60, said.
In this way Haber answers those
people who accuse the Political
Issues Club of being a group of
PIC was originally founded on
this campus on December 19, 1956.,
It died last spring from lack of
interest. Reorganized this fall by
Haber, it now has 55 active mem-
bers and a mailing list of over 250.
This winter it became affiliated
with the national Students for
Democratic Society. Haber is the
national vice-president of SDS.
"It is not necessary to belong
to both groups," Haber said. "One
can be a member of PIC and not
of SDS."
Advocates Action
"The student years are not ones
where one should wait for some-
thing," Dewitt C. Baldwin, ad-
viser to PIC, commented. "Stu-
dents should get into things and
take an active interest in current





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problems. The function of PIC is
to encourage students to do just
To accomplish this the club each
week presents one or two guest
speakers on controversial issues.
Each speech is followed by a dis-
cussion period.
The programs this semester
have been on a wide variety of
subjects. Issues such as the Na-
tional Defense Education Act, the
Anti - Fascist Movement on the
Continent, the H. Chandler Davis
Case, and the proposed University
tuition increase have all been dis-
cussed. PIC even sponsored an
open house for Student Govern-
ment Council candidates during
the recent campaign.
To Sponsor Discussion
"We willsponsor a discussion on
any subject, which someone is in-
terested in presenting," said Brere-
ton Bissell, '61, chairman of PIC.
"We are more than willing to work
with any group or individual, who
wishes to present a program which
might be of interest to our mem-
bership and the student body in
This spring the club is sponsor-
ing a conference to discuss "Dis-
crimination in the North," from
April 28-May 1. Such people as
James J. McCain of the Congress
of Racial Equality and Jim Farm-
er, program director of the Na-
tional Association for the Advance-
ment of Colored People, are among
the scheduled guest speakers.
Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP
and Martin Luther King have also
been invited, but have not as yetI
"In addition to the main speak-,
ers, there will be some thirty top

in the North, we hope the confer-
ence will act as a leadership train-
ing program in ways and means of
combatting it. Over three hundred
students from all around the Mid-
west are expected to attend."
Secretary Here
Charles Van Tassel, former Ex-
ecutive Secretary of SDS and now
the paid secretary of the confer-
ence, is presently here on campus
helping to arrange the conference.
Besides working here, he makes
frequent trips around the Mid-
west to arouse interest in the con-
In preparation for the confer-
ence, recent PIC programs have
revolved around the issue of dis-
crimination. People such as Anna
Holden, Grad., of CORE, and Wil-
liam Goode of the Michigan Co-
ordinating Council for Civil Rights
have talked on discrimination
problems here in the North.
"It is necessary to build up pub-
lic opinion to meet and accept new
laws and advances in law," Bald-
win said. "One can accomplish
much more through education
than through rabble-rousing. One

of the purposes of the conference
is to educate people about what
has been done in the past and
what can be done in the future.
Conviction should lead to action."
Discussion Group
Originally PIC was set up to be
just an impartial discussion group.
"This is no longer the case," Haber
said. "We now try to put the out-
come of our discussions into ac-
tion. We are moving towards being
an action club in addition to being
an active club. From now on we
will be discussing not just the
problems involved but ways and
means of solving them. Our present
interest is in the field of civil
"For instance we are planning
to collect money to help pay the
fines of the Negro students, who
participated in the sit-down strikes
in the South recently," Bissell
"Students should be excited and
deeply concerned with the prob-
lems facing the world today, but
they aren't," Haber said. "Until
they are, there will always be a
need for a group such as PIC."
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The mass meeting for Froshv
Weekend 1960 will be at 4:15 p.m.
tomorrow in the Michigan League
Frosh Weekend, which began in
1924 as a dance pageant, is sched-
uled for April 29 and 30. Today it
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about the, activities of each of the
various committees will be pre-
sented. Freshmen will be able to
sign up for membership on one
of the teams and to join the com-
mittee on which they'd like to


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resource people leading discussion is the culmination o1sveral weeks
groups," Haber said. "Along'with of work and fun by two teams, the
the presenting of information on Maize and the Blue.
the subject of discrimination here The teams are judged on their Joint C hoirs
publicity, dance decorations, floor-
show, programs, ticket design,
number of tickets sold, total dance o o r s
A cost, and number of team mem-
bers with their dues paid. A plaque ,
is awarded to the winning team. the icigy Simes wil
ENDS WEDNESDAY and the Michigan Singers will
The purpose of Frosh Weekend present a special Lenten concert
is to give the women of the fresh- at 8:30 p.m. today at Hill Aud.
man class an opportunity to make The choirs will be conducted by
new friends, to learn the funda- Prof. Maynard Klein and accom-
mentals of committee work and panied by a string ensemble and,
the art of cooperation, and to be- Marilyn Mason Brown, harpsi-
come better acquainted with the chordist.
facilities of the Women's League. The Women's Choir in the first
"Our primary goal is fun for half of the program will sing from
everyone," Susan Rosenfeld, '63, Catholic tradition: Francis Pou-
general chairman of the Blue lenc's "Litanies a la Vierge Noire,"
N Team, said. with William Osborne, Grad.,on
"We're looking forward to see- the organ, and Giovanni Batista
ing all freshmen women tomorrow Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater," with
- ----- - - - afternoon at 4:15 p.m. in the soloists Elizabeth Bowman, Grad.,
Phone NO 2-4786 League Ballroom," added Lynne soprano, Mary Ellen Henkel, mez-
Friedman, '63, Maize Team gen- zo soprano, Karen Kilpec, '61,
for Classified Adverti sng cral chairman, soprano, Judith Hauman, Grad.,
At the mass meeting, a skit soprano, Muriel Greenspon, Grad.,
_mezzo soprano, and Janet Ast,
Grad., soprano, accompanied by
Sastring ensemble and harpsichord.
The Michigan Singers in the
N O W ! second half of the program will
{ f present traditional Protestant mu-
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"Our nominee for THE FUNNIEST nes," Johann Sebastian Bach's
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A Hilarious Movie!" -Life Hauman, soprano, and Henkel,
mezzo soprano, and Charles Wal-
ton, '6OSM, tenor, Walker Wyatt,
Grad., baritone, accompanied by
string ensemble, harpsichord and
In addition, Thomas Tallis's
9 ,,Ali "Spero in alium aunquam habui,"
<A s a motet in 40 parts, will receive its
first Ann Arbor performance.
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... to campaign for Senate
Thayer Bids
Fo Are'
o Senate Seat
Ann Arbor lawyer Stanley B.
Thayer will bid for the Republican
nomination for Washtenaw Coun-
ty's Senate seat.
He will join William E. Bowling
of Pittsfield township in the race
for the seat vacated Saturday by
retiring Sen. Lewis E. Christman.
Thayer, who calls his chances
"quite good," promised to support
University interests if elected.
Though he emphasized he was not
making a blanket statement, he
said he is "bound from this area
to represent University and East-
ern Michigan University interests."
Stress Quality
Thayer thinks the University
should concentrate on graduate
studies and stress "Quality before
He added, "I don't think we've
found' the best method of train-
ing undergraduates in large in-
stitutions," so consequently he
would also emphasize junior col-
leges and centers like the Univer-
sity's Flint and Dearborn cam-
Thayer said the sales tax pro-
posal should be voted on in Novem-
ber; if the people do not favor it,
he would advocate a broad base,
fiat-rate income tax.
To Resign
He is not going to support candi-
dates in the races for the GOP
state-wide nominations. "I don't
think any local primary candidate
should ride on their coat tails."
In his prepared announcement
statement, Thayer said, "If elected
to this important office, I will
work diligently and faithfully to
represent the many needs of all
citizens in this senatorial district.
Needs Acute
"The needs of our growing edu-
cational and health institutions
are acute. I shall follow the best
Republican tradition in approach-
ing these problems realistically
yet with full awareness of the de-
mands of the future.
"Taxes are already a subject of
concern to every family.
"It is not easy to balance the
needs of citizens and institutions
without overburdening individual
budgets. To do this requires re-
sponsible thinking and planning.
"I believe my conviction that
the individual himself is the rea-
son for government, coupled with
my knowledge of the law and its
logic should enable me to serve
the best needs of our county's

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