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Page Eight


Thursday, Septembj r 2-k, 1970

Page Eight' THE MiCHIGAN DAILY Thursday, September 24, 1970


SGC members ponder role


Reporter witnesses
Jordanian damage

(Continued from Page 1)
the city, marking the point where
exploding shells have started fires.
In the southwest sector the whole
side of a hill on which the Wahdat
refugee camp is 'uilt appears to
be, on fire. Deep valleys have dis-
appeared under a thin white layer
of smoke filling them to the brim.
Crests of the hills are enveloped;
in thick smoke that dulls the,
bright rays of the sun.
7:05 a.m.: two;armored cars roll

park in front of the Intercon-
tinental Hotel. They open fire
with heavy machine guns at an
unfinished apartment building and
a number of stone villas on the
opposite side ,of the street from
the hotel. They withdraw, then
return to spray the houses oppo-
site again. They withdraw again.
They do this four more times dur-
ing the day. The soldiers make no
attempt to enter any -of the
houses; they shoot up from their

down the Sharah Safara the armored cars.
street of embassies, the most 8:15 a.m.: an army truck parked
fashionable district on the west- outside the hotel, is narrowly miss-
ern outskirts of Amman - and ed by an incoming mortar and
-- ------ - -retreats at high speed, its ma-
chine gunner blasting furiously in
all directions. Some of his bullets
hit the hotel.

9 a.m.: a Swedish television
cameraman in the hotel is wound-
ed in the thigh by a piece of
11 a.m.: columns of thick black
smoke rise from various points
around the city as the battle con-
tinues. ,
11:30 a.m.: a muezzin's call to
noon prayers rises above the din
of battle. It appears to be coming
from the loudspeakers 6f one of
the nearby'minarets and is prob-
ably recorded.
12:10 p.m.: there is a 10-minute
lull, then suddenly the full or-P
chestra of guns is blasting away
5 p.m.: another brief respite;
some distant voices of children are
audib le for the. first time 'today.
6 p.m.: With darkness, heavy
shooting resumes. The town is
blacked out completely. There is
no electricity. Flashes from ex-
ploding shells, tracer bullets and
orange flares, light up the scene
briefly as the battle rages inces-
santly through the night. The
Wahdat, refugee camp is aglow.
I ________________________

(Continued from Page 1)
Calling himself a "radical," De-
Grieck adds that "I'm moderate
in ,the sense that I am working
through an existing organization.",
He adds, however, that "SGC must
continually be awa.-e of the fact
that the University as it is pres-
ently run does not allow students
to be involved and to make deci-
sions as they should."
"Therefore, SGC must be con-
tinually in actions which expose
the University as being anti-dem-
ocratic and serving interests which
are opposed to those of th'e stu-
dents," he says.
"The only time it does anything
is when it takes its politics to the
people," she says. "Any meaning-
ful change will come through pres-
There seems to be some question
of whether SGC can be an effec-
tive organization, as it is currently
organized. SGC, according to its
constith~tion, has as a purpose the
undertaking to "guarantee every
University student a good and in-
expensive education; sufficient,
satisfactory, and reasonably priced
housing, commodities, services,
and other conditions of life;s and
full legal rights as citizens ....''
However, many SGC members
are less idealistic in their view of
"SGC is more or less a service
organization," Martin comments.
"It basically divides resources and
decides which organization is'
worthy enough for us to give them
two cents."
SGC works on a budget of ap-
proximately $18,000, which the
University allots from student fees
at the rate of 25c per student per
}Usually Council uses all of this
allotment Cpartially for its own
programs, but mostly in donations
of $100-$500 to various organiza-
Daily Official BulletinI
DMay Calendar
History Lecture: Professor Wolff, "The
Economy of Europe in the Late Middle
Ages: Problems and Debate", 429 Ma-
son Hall, 4 p.m.
General Notices
Elizabeth Sargent Lee Medical Prize:
to be awarded to junior and senior pre- ,
medical students in College of LSA for
writing best essay on topic concerning
history of medicine. Freshmen in the#
Medical School who are on joint pro-
gram in Liberal Arts and Medicine also
eligible to compete. 1) Prizes of $500
1and $200 being offered.
Pafee mleid S-vice
General Division
3200 S.A..
Registration Meeting for Placement
IServices, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m., Aud. B.
Angell Hall. Find out how Placement
Services can help you.

Both Scott and DeGrieck say
SGC can be more than an 6pen
"We've got a lot of untapped
Power," Scott says. "We have an
entry to people, to the faculty,
and administration. We have the
potential to. be relevant, depend-
ing on the energies of the people
"SGC is not intrinsically inef-
fective. DeGrieck says. "We have
some legitimacy as being repre-
sentative of the students. We can
lend some credibility to issues."
Council. member Jim Zimmer-
man disagrees. "We're not as ef-
fetive as we can be-not as long
as the legitimate attacks continue
about SGC not being representa-
tive enough."
DeGrieck sees Council's role as
threefold. There is "service," such
as legal aid, a life insurance plan,
and working with. the Office of
Student Services.
The next classification, says De-
Grieck. is in non-political actions,
such as the SGC-sponsored con-
sumer union.,
Finally, he adds, there are polit-
ical actions. These he sees as the
most important as a "mixture of
education and action and sup-
"As far as we can, we will

organize students, and lead tactics,
but it really depends on the is-
sues," he says. "In some cases, we
do have' mainly a support role."
Scott says that "the whole key
to becoming effective is taking a
look twhat our role is. Are we a
political organization or a gov-
He adds that SGC should be-
come more of a government, and
less. of a political organization
"We're too small and diverse to
act as a political organization.
This. year's diversity is a bad thing
for .a political group, but will be a
very good thing for a govern-
Qesterle agrees that SGC should
become more of a government.
think we're a club now, and that
is wrong. I'd like to take a serious
look at the structure of Council,
both symbolically and literally."
DeGrieck also "expects this
year's Council to be more con-
cerned with representing the stu-
dent body, to be more aware of
SGC as a government as opposedl
to a leftwing organization." I
When ,asked why he is workingI
through 'SGC rather than a more
political group, DeGrieck com-
ments only that "the alternatives
are all very discouraging."

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Galler said that he had merely
filed his charges with the gradu- 1H A RH U
ate school, following normal pro-
cedures. He adds that if Denton .
did not feel the board had juris- r on new
diction over the case, he should
take this up with the board..
Denton and SGC Vice President CO11St1$t lon
Jerry DeGrieck are expected to
advance motions at the trial (Continued from Page 1)
claiming the board is an illegal Lawyer's Club be .included, but
court. the constitution can be amended\'
Although Galler did not bring to allow the Lawyer's Club full
his charges against Denton before membership rights if tie law stu-
CS'J, he claims that Denton's ac- dents approve.
tion was in violation of SGC rules Under the proposed constitu-
which; prohibit disruption of Uni- tion, three student representatives
versity functions by depriving and the president of the organiza-
others of "needed quiet, light, heat tion will sit on the Board of Gov-
or other physical conditions of ernors of the residence halls. Two
work." representatives will be elected in
Students charged for offenses 'the fall term; the president and
allegedly committed during the the third representative' will be
BAM strike have been given the chosen in the winter term.
option of being tried under faculty University housing residents will
disciplinary procedures, or having vote October 15 on the new con-
their case decided by a hearing stitution and for representatives
officer appointed by University to the Board of Governors. Two
President Flenming. representatives will be full term;
The hearing will start at 2 o.m. the third will serve until Jan-
today in the Valley Room of North uary, and an interim President
Campus Commons. will also serve ,until January.
The University of Michigan Daines invites you
to their General Meeting, Tuesday, September
29th, 8:00 p.m. at Huron High School (on the
corner of Geddes Road and Hu ron Parkway).
Interest Groups for the year include:'

(Continued from Page 1)
Recently, health officials have
said the site would cause and
spread many infectious diseases.
Campers, while acknowledging the
potential for disease on the site,
said that their doctors had saidl
the precautions the campers took,
such as innoculation against hepa-
titis, were enough.
"They're using this just as an
excuse to get us out of here," one
camper charged. "By. charging
these health problems, they're
trying to take attention away from
the real issue-the University
hasn't done a thing about hous-
ing," another added.
Most administration officials
have said this claim is false. They
say the tent-in is really "confusing
the issue rather than solving it."
Many faculty and administration
groups, such as the Committee on
Communications, and University
Committee on Resource Allocation
have agreed to meet with Ann Ar-
bor Tenants Union, the group
which originally helped "Tent
City" to get started.
"I don't think it's fair to say
the University is not interested
in housing," Fleming said yester-
day. "A good deal of work and
planning hasdbeen done on single
student apartment housing," he

However, the campers, who saw
their tent-in as a demonstration
"to show the. University it is re-
sponsible for the community hous-
ing problem as well as the stu-
dent's problem," say this is not
enough. They complain that since
students force housing prices upj
by their presence, the University
has a \ responsibillity to provide
low-costahousing to non-students
as well as students.
While the campers have no defi-
nite plans, a Diag rally is sched-
uled for noon today along with;
several meetings planned between
Tenants Union members and ad-
ministration officials.
One camper, surprised to find
his tent gone when he returned
from dinner summed the situation
up this way: 9The really low
thing was that they had to come
when nearly everyone was .away.
They couldn't come when we were
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