-THE MICHIGAN DAILY
.SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 11.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24.1
SGC Discusses Bicycle Impounding
Prof. Seaver Explains Schweitzer's Ideas
ident Government Council has
Aered but withdrawn a mo-
to recommend to the ad-
tration that impounding of
nts' bicycles be stopped.
hard, Ugoretz, '60, in making
notion pointed out that since
nts are the ones who suffer
the illegal parking, the rem-
to the problem should come
them. He termed the ad-
stration's actions as "petty
oretz further argued that the
ersity has failed to provide
adequate parking racks and light-
ing for them and that this has
been the biggest reason why so
many bikes have been parked il-
Phil Zook, '60, administrative
vice-president, said he favored the
University's action because the
bikes were a hazard to general
student traffic and would be espe-
cially dangerous in case of fire.
The need for a study of the
situation was expressed by Al
Haber, '60. He questioned whether
the $3.50 charge for illegal park-
ing was the actual cost of im-
pounding and storage or whether
this figure included a fine.
Boren Chertkov, '60, Inter-
House Council president, stated
that the University's real aim in
impounding the bicycles is not
known by most of the students and
that they should be informed of
In view of this discussion the
motion was officially withdrawn
further study by
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Opposition to War
Of Political Ideas
By DONNA MOTEL
"When public opinion has been
created, then and only then will
the world reach agreement to stop
atomic testing," Prof. George Sea-
ver of the University of Dublin,
quoted Albert Schweitzer.
The lecture, one of a two-part
series, is a'part of a program about
Albert Schweitzer sponsored by
Student Government Council and
the Office of Religious Affairs.
Prof. Seaver is a member of the
Albert Schweitzer Education Foun-
dation whose purpose is that of
spreading of Dr. Schweitzer's ideal
of a purposeful life and of a rever-
ence for living itself.
Prof. Seaver abstracted a report
presented by Dr. Schweitzer to a
scientists' congress who met to
discuss the sensation of atomic
The scientists declared that the
long term effects of testing result
in increased numbers of deformed
The appalling idea, Dr. Schweit-
zer said, is internal and external
effects resulting from exposure to
radiation will not appear for a
International law must be
brought forth so that it may face
facts and do its, duty - nuclear
testing dies in the jurisdiction of
Mankind, who is perilled by
these tests, mutt insist that they
be stopped. because that is their
right, it asserted.
"All I' can do is to pray to
counter the attack of atomic
bombs," said Dr. Schweitzer. Walls
of adequate thickness cannot be
erected to protect entire cities,
which could be easily destroyed by
these bombs, he continued.
There would be no warning for
such a war, Dr. Schweitzerf said.
This surprise factor itself causes
extreme tension which itself can
spark the outbreak of an atomic
war, stated the report.
In the future such danger is
likely to increase.
An urgent renunciation of atom-
ic testing is then necessary.
Atomic testing trespasses on hu-
man rights, Dr. Schweitzer as-
serted. It affects people who are
geographically far from the coun-
tries which are testing.
A nuclear war which destroys
non-participating people shouldn't
become a reality.
'Reverence of Life
Of Ethical Ideas
- Reverence , for life is the es-
sence of the ethics of self-devo-
tion to others and self-denial to
oneself, Prof. Seaver said Wednes-
The most elementary experi-
ences of the conscience is capable
of awareness, sensation and a de-
sire to maintain self in existence,
Prof. Seaver said.
From these are derived the
characteristics of intelligence, sen-
sitivity and purposeful effort.
Quoting Dr. Schweitzer; Prof..
Seaver averred, "The essential na-
ture of life is to live to the fullest,
to try to attain the highest pos-
Must Reach, Out
Self - realization is attainable
through measures of self-sacrifice,
Prof. Seaver continued. Man must
reach out into the lives of others,
and devote his compassion to them.
Dr. Schweitzer is devoting his
attention to what comes into his
reach in order to give his poor
existence a new richness and
meaning, Prof. Seaver asserted
The reverence for life engenders a
new-found sensibility and imposes
respect for fellow men.
Dr. Schweitz6r knows himself as
a man who owes duty, there is no
independence of men-only inter-
Man shouldhave a tremendous
~concern in him. for those with
whom he comes into contact, Prof.
Seaver added, but he can't be ex
petted to be able to reach into
the realm of their souls.
"There is a modesty of the soul
that has to be recognized in the
same way as that of the body," he
said. "Only in brief passage can
we see people as they really are-
usually through words."
By CHARLES KOZOLL
and KENNETH McELDOWNEY
Special to The Daily
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE,
Fla. - The 319th Fighter Inter-
cepter Squadron from the Bunker
Hill Air Force Base, Indiana,
clinched first place Wednesday in
its category in the Seventh World-
Wide Weapons Meet.
In the division for F-89 Scor-
pion jets, the "Tomcats" from
Bunker Hill built up a large point
spread overthe second-place
team, the 29th FIS from Great
Falls, Mont. This team can only
hope for a first-place tie by to-
talling a perfect score for, the rest
of the meet.
Among the F-102 Delta Daggers
which make up the second divi-
sion, the 525 AFB from Bitburg,
Germany, has taken first place.
In second place in total points is
the 460th. AFB from Portland,
Ore., which has flown less mis-
In the third division, made up
of F-104 Starfighter and F-100
Tuper Sabres, the team 'from
Moses Lake, Wash., Larson AFB,
has won its category easily over
the second-place team from
Fighter squadrons have flown in
from all over the world to take
part in the meet, which began Oc-
tober 14 and ended yesterday.
Further emphasizing the world-
wide aspect of the meet are the
representatives that have come
from England, France, Belgium,
the Netherlands, Italy, Greece,
Turkey, Sweden, Spain and Is-
The Jets in the competition fired
guided missiles at a remote-con-
trolled, missile-like jet nicknamed
the Firebee as it flashed across
the target area. The Starfighters
and the Super Sabres used the
ALBERT SCHWEITZER-The thought of Albert Schweitzer was
analyzed this week in two lectures at the University by Prof,
George Seaver of the University of Dublin. Schweitzer has called.,
for a new look at atomic warfare and put forward a modern
Christian ethical system.
The renunciation of nuclear
weapons so that people may live
in peace is very possible, Dr.
Schweitzer predicted. Pres. Eisen-
hower said that "What the world
needs more than a gigantic leap
into space is a gigantic leap into
Prof. Seaver said Dr. Schweitzer
wouldn't call himself a pacifist be-
cause life is too complex for that.
He does recognize .that wars. may
accomplish good;,but one still must
strive to be a peace maker and a
It is right to promote life and
.enhance it, but wrong to hinder
and destroy it.
Dr. Schweitzer has said that we
cannot regard any war, even one
of self-defense, as ethical, Prof.
It may be argued that wars in
the past resulted in the rise of su-
perior civilization, but the contrary
also happened, Dr. Schweitzer said
in his report.
Now in the present century or
in the future, there is no chance
of humanizing war.
Man with his modern equipment
has become a superman. His ar-
row has become an atomic bomb.
Should Foster Peace
We should foster the ideal of
peace, and the men at the helm
of our destiny should conform to
Dr. Schweitzer said, that we
must await for a sign in which we
can put our trust.
This sign will take the form of
the beginning of attention of every
na'tion to correct the wrongs it has
inflicted on. others. The ideal is
not impossible or inapplicable to
Dr. Schweitzer was optimistic
with regard to the eventual- res-
toration of humanization, con-
cluded Prof. Seaver. "He has faith
in the spirit of truth and the truth
of spirit. When the world is dark-
ened, his faith shines equal."
Weston E. Vivian was elected
chairman of the Ann Arbor City
Democratic Committee at a meet-
ing last night.
"As new chairman of the Ann
Arbor Democratic Committee, I
want to re-emphasize that each
and every Ann Arbor resident who
has a serious and honest interestj
in city government is welcome in'
Democratic city activities," Vivian
said after his election.
In Biblical language, ethical combat-tested sidewin
mysticism is expressed in "Love
God, with heart, soul, and with S S13 S S S
strength," and "Love thy neigh- 3 W 3'3
bor as thy self," he continued. A V S
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ments, he fulfills the purpose of tM 3 ± n ±
his creation and enters into a 3 A 3 3 d S
peace of understanding.S
Sharing joys, suffering and ef-1 S vo
forts of others makes man aware i8H #
of the power of an all-encompass- y t
ing and indwelling Infinite Being. 3 N ! M
"The essential element in Chris-
tianity is love and only through it 3
can one. attain communion with
God," Prof. Seaver concluded.__
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