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candidates For Student Senate Election Present Plat


Platforms, representing the views the economic and social well-beingt
of 40 candidates are printed on this of the majority," I support the fol-a
page, a traditional policy of The Daily lowing platform:a
since the inception of the Senate two , Campus Problemsf
years ago. 1. Increased expression of studentI
In all 42 candidates are running for needs through an active student sen-
the 16 positions in tomorrow's elec- ate, through increased student repre-N
tion, Directors of Elections Norman sentation on University boards andc
A. chorr, '40, and Stuart K. Knox, committees, and through student-e
'40, said yesterday. The directors faculty cooperation in the formula-c
predict a lively race, and urge all tion of curricula.t
students to read the following plat- 2. Betterment of student livinge
forms carefully. conditions by supporting cooperatives, t
ascertaining to what extent high dor-
mitory prices are due to too high de-
Dormitory preciation reserves and finance char-
As may be observed by reading the ges, increased tolerance for racial1
platforms on this page, there is a minorities.-
tendency on the part of too many stu- 3. A student-faculty committee to;
dents to forget that the Senate is a study the tax structure of Michigan
body for the students, of the stu- to see how the need for increased
dents, and by the students, and con- tuition can be obviated.
sequently can work only among the 4. Support for additional NYA and
students. For instance, it is point- the passage of the American Youth
less for me to sa that I will try to Act.
keep America from the war, for it National Problems
will take the people and Congress of 1. I believe that we as students must
the United States to do that. I can develop a program of social services
take a stand on student issues, how- including a housing program com-
ever, and will, if elected, strive both bined with an attack on the causes
for more dormitories and for better of concentration of wealth and in-
conditions in those which now exist; come to solve our problems, chief of,
I will try to represent, to the best of which are unemployment and the,
my ability, the sadly under-repre- drift toward economic involvement
sented men and women living in in war.
those 'dorms; nor will I concern my- 2. The basic consideration in this
self with the dormitory situation to program should be maintenance and
the exclusion of everything else, for furtherance of our democratic tra-
there are many other problems which dition.
face us. We need better lighting; 3. I unconditionally oppose the en-
more student participation on the trance of the United States into the
Boards-in-Control. Finally, we need present war and I oppose an arma-
a beauty-contest every year, and cen- ments program beyond the needs of
ter section seats for each football defense, but I believe that the only
game. way to stay out of war is to gear our
Allan Axelrod, '43 economy to production for the needs
of the American people.
American Student Union Gerald Nitzberg, Grad.
It is the program of the American Michigan Party
Student Union to improve both the
educational opportunities of the stu- We believe that the Student-Senate'
dents on the campus, and their op- as a representative body should re-
portunities for jobs and security after present the majority of the students
graduation. If I am elected to the on campus. We feel, at the present
Stitdent Senate, I pledge to uphold time, because of the smallness of
the following program: the campus vote, the Senate does
1. To stand for the increase in not properly reflect the true senti-
N.Y.A. appropriations and to support ments of the Michigan students. We
the American Youth Act. feel further that the Senate over-
2. To oppose all racial and religious represents small interested groups. It
intolerance and discrimination in all is our hope to bring about a larger
its iforms on the campus, such as Jim and more representative vote on the
Croy athletics and unfair practices campus. We appeal particularly to
in housing and eating accommoda- those students in the majority who
tions., have as yet to express their opinions
3. To support the cooperative move- by voting.
met on the campus since it is the In appealing to this voting ele-
means to aid students in education, ment we wish to let it be known
cooperative living, and leadership that we stand for the following:
trai>ning. 1. The Senate should strive to up-
'. To support measures to strength- ;hold and further the ideals of Ameri-
en the power and authority of the can Philosophy and Government as
Student Senate. set forth in the Declaraion of Inde-
5. To unite the students to keep pendence and the Constitution of the
America at peace, relentlessly oppos. United States of America.
ing all "steps short of war" that are 2. The Senate should do all in its
leadin us, step by step, toward war, power to cultivate in the students
6. To support the legislative pro- an active loyalty to their University.
gran of the CIO for 1940, which calls 3. The Senate should concern itself
for strengthening the Wagner Act, primarily with campus affairs with-
maintaining fair wages and hours out neglecting issues of larger scope
standards, extension of social security which pertain directly to the Uni-
measures, federal housing projects, versity.
a progressive tax program, federal 4. The Senate should strive to
health projects, and passage of Anti- strengthen its prestige through the
Lynch bill and the Geyer Poll Tax quality of its work and through recog-
Bill. nizing its responsibility to the stu-
Harvey Goodman, '42 dents and their university.
William Hurley, '42
Charles M. Boynton, '42
New America William Sessions, '41
Guided by "the belief that govern- Lee Perry, '41
ment should exist in the interests of Robert Wallace, '42
Robert Krause, '42
William C. Langford, '42
William Irwin, '42
William Comstock, '42
M CNRobert Titus, '42
ENDING TODAY Owen P. Lillie, '41
Tody thru Thursday . John A. Rookus, '42
Paul Hoeper, '42
Richard Martin, '41
John MCune, '41
Sam Russell, '42

Ofttimes candidates running for
office make numerous promises mere-
ly to obtain votes. Usually they have
no intention of fulfilling these prom-
ises. It is not my intention to do
A name that implies reatne Last Times Today
... Paderewski! A name ttha at 2:00 - 4:21 - 7:00 - 9:00
stands alone high above all oth-
ers in his realm... Paderewski...
~in his first-and only--motlir1
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(- WalterBrennen
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.ME - Nat Pendleton
MOONLIGHT Starts Friday
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this. I am merely going to list briefly
a few things that I consider import-
ant, will work for, and will bring be-
fore the Senate for consideration if
I am elected to that body.
First, and paramount, I am con-
vinced that there is room for in-
creased and improved student gov-
ernment on this campus. The Stu-
dent Senate could be developed so as
to increase its influence in student
affairs. Furthermore, I believe that
there should be, and can be, a devel-
)pment of student-faculty relation-
ships. I should like to see an ar-
rangement whereby the students of
MUiphian mld ntnin better seats at

the senate in campus affairs; to t
give to this representative body ar
measure of the respect which it
4. To make the senate more active
in matters pertaining to the stu-
dent's welfare, and less active in'
matters which concern national
political assemblies, although real-
izing that expression of opinion
on national affairs has an im-
portant place.
James F. Rossman, '42E
American neutrality must be main-,

that I shall welcome any student at
any time to give me his reactions
and opinions on any campus situa-
Nick P. Chapekis, '42.




mcmgan cu outi a tu.KtaaEi
LV11..,iI~~i1'..AUM. ~ '~ tained at all costs! The American :
the football games. And finally, be- student, just as any true American, t
.ng a dormitory resident and also a eie bv l hnsta h nt
fraternity member, I am thoroughly desires above all things that the Unit- g
convinced that many advantages ed States keeps out of war. To achieve a
wouldarise from more and improved this aim, the present neutrality legis- t
coopdraisnetwremnmtr fraternities lation must be strengthened. An n
cooperation between the absolute arms embargo must be in ef- s
and the independents. fect toward all belligerent nations. e
John S. Aldrich, '42 Divulging United States military se-
crets to any nation, and announce-
Progressive ments by public officials that "this t
It is my conviction that: is our war" must be prevented in the d
1. The Student Senate should be future. Every effort must be devoted t
an organ for the representation of to keep the United States out of war. t
student attitudes on all matters in- To the student campus interests as
volving students. well as national affairs are important. t
vThig th fthet The cooperative movement must be p
movement should be encouraged and given more attention. The need for C
given financial aid by the University.icooperative dry-cleaners, supply-
give fiancal id y te Uive stores, more cooperative rooming
3. Steps should be taken to abolish houses and restaurants is self-evident.
all restrictions and institutions which hossadrstuaf ssefeiet
sterracialsocal, or religious pre- If more dormitories are to be built,
greater care must be taken in con-
ju4ice. s struction to provide for better living
4. Students should have some voice and studying conditions. Attempts 1
in determining academic policies of must be made to enlighten state legis-r
the University. lators-to cut appropriations for edu-t
5. Effective student opposition to cational purposes is a short-sighted,F
war must be organized. selfish action. Education should bef
E. William Muehl, 41 the last item on "retrenchment" lists.r
And if it is necessary to limit Uni- t
All Campus versity enrollment, restrictions shouldr
As candidates of the All-Campus not be based on the ability to paye
As cndidtesof te Al-Capushigher tuition fees.
Party we urge extension of democ- hge uto es
racy into the realm of student af- Erwin Bowers, '41i
fairs. We recognize the need for ae
central agency for consideration of Non-Partisan>
all-campus problems and we propose At present the Student Senate does
to strengthen the power of the Stu- not represent a true democratic form
dent Senate. By means of a repre- of student government. It does not
sentative body of Student Senators get more recognition from the facul-
we can and must channel the expres- ty and student b7ody, because it is not
sion of student opinion and the pre- an equally representative organiza-1
sentation of student problems. Pro- tion. A minority, and not a major-
blems of student labor, housing facil- ity, has always formulated its poli-
ities, and exorbitant prices present cies. It is my belief that if the Stu-
issues of concern to each of us as im- dent Senate would reorganize itself
portant units of the University; along the lines of a true representa-
thorough investigation of these pro- tion of all groups and ideals on cam-1
blems must be conducted. In this pus, it would be a more efficient stu-
sphere the Student Senate should dent governing body. It would then
function as a directing and integrat- get both recognition for and results
ing agency for concentrated and uni- from its work as a unified student
fied action on the findings of com- government organization. Other
plete and careful investigation. large campuses have strong and repre-
Furthering democratic control in sentative student governments-let's
student affairs must be the primary put one on the Michigan campus. I
concern of a student senate com- am willing to devote my time and en-
posed of interested, sincere, and ergy for better student government.
representative students. Our stand I adopt no generalized slogan. I join
is asvitally interested, sincerely con- no coalition as a means of election.
cerned candidates to represent stu- I run as an individual who wishes
dent opinion. Student affairs are and hopes to do some constructive
not however limited to the borders of work in the line of student govern-
our campus. We must consider the ment for the campus-at-large.
future for students and democracy. George F. Shepard, '41
In this consideration we endorse es-
sential social legislation and assist- .r
ance to youth, and we stand unequiv- Non-Partisan
ocally opposed to involvement in in- 1. A survey to determine whether
ternational conflict. or not the students are satisfied with
Sara Jeanne Hanke, '42 the meals in the dormitories and
Allan T. Ricketts, '41 rooming houses.
2. The sponsoring of a publication
Independent Nationalist such as a phamphlet or small folder
I stand against the minority domi- with pictures of the officers, and in-
stndfag ans byheeminorityformation concerning the Senate, so
nation of the campus by the ASU and that its activities will be known all
the Communists. These noisy groups oeamus.
are giving our school a great deal of 3 tctfm u survey on the student
notoriety by their un-American ut- working conditions in the Univer-
terances. I intend to end this. If sit ni
elected I will attack, with all of my Jane Sapp, '41
ability, those very subversive ele-
ments that facilitated the Nazi inva-
sion of Norway. Every Communist is Liberal
un-American because he puts party It is my sincere belief that the Stu-
above nation. I don't approve of any dent Senate should apply all of its
policy or party that doesn't put Seergy toward bettering campus con-
America first and foremost. In that ditions rather than condemning Hit-
sense I am an Independent National- dir, Stalin and Mussolini. There-
ist. In such serious times as we have ler, Ita l at theseli re. pTery-
ahea ofus w mut stnd nite asfore, I feel that there are plenty of
ahead of us we must stand united as possibilities for improvement right
At present the Senate doesn't have here on campus without wandering
atres dentother Hnatdoen'veitfar afield in search of topics for de-
a great deal of power. However, it ae
does express student opinion. Surely b.
the majority of students are not in If I am elected, I will do my best
sympathy with its radicalism. If as a student representative to bring
elected I will endeavor to prove to the Senate influence to bear on immedi-
outside world that Michigan isn't a ate campus questions. I. assure you
convention of un-American Radicals that all student affairs will be ap-
and Reds. It is rather a school with proached open-mindedly. May I add

students who are virile, red-blooded
Americans interested in the welfare of
their nation. ART CINEMA
As Senator I will stand for service F I RST
to both Nation and University. I fo
am against the propagation of selfish y
ideologies disguised as liberalism. i' E ST
Let us break the Red domination.
Arthur G. Volz Jr., '43 f T 1
Non-Partisan /j-_Awa
In the event of my election to the
student senate, I will endeavor: -+
1. To make the senate, as an organ -=
for expressing student opinion,
more nearly reflective of campus N. Y. FI
spirit. C
2. To oppose any measure which seeksC
to prevent the free voicing of opin-

Conservative Nationalists
Political platforms strike us as be-
ng very similar to street car plat-
orms-they aren't meant to ride on,
hey're just meant to get in on. With
hat in mind, we have no specific
olicies to offer. We are conscious
f the presence of a strong radical
dement in the Senate at this time,
and we feel that some check or stab-
lizing influence should be offered in
he interests of representative student
:overnment. We also feel, as prob-
bly do the other candidates, that
he student Senate can be made a
nore active and powerful body; that
tudent opinion may be made strong-
r and can be made to carry more
weight in campus affairs.
As a last thought, we should like
o urge the participation of more stu-
lents-of all students-in this elec-
ion. Your primary duty is to vote-
o vote discriminatingly and for the
group which best represents your in-
erests. Do not be misled by an idle
promise; be awake, and vote for the
Conservative Nationalist candidates.
Erwin Heininger, '43 j
John W. Middleton, '43
Pool Room Progressives
During the years we have been
here, we have witnessed a series of
platforms advocated by former candi-
dates. Most, if not all, of their
planks have been impossible of ful-
fillment, and even far beyond the
realm of reason. Therefore, we in-
tend to be reasonable and merely
promise our supporters to do what-
ever we can to further any progres-
sive plans which are possible to leg-
islate into existence and place under
executive control the means for their
However, since it is traditional for
candidates to offer a platform, we
advocate the following:
1. The speedy and efficient remov-
al of ice from the walks so as to re-
lieve conscientious, or tardy, students
of the danger of injury to life or
limb while hurrying to classes.
2. Improved lighting systems in all
study halls.
3. Adequate equipment for the
Health Service.
4. Lower prices in the Union to
members than to non-members.
5. Supervised serving of beer in
the Union. This plan is working well
in other state universities and we
see no reason why it could not be
made to work here.
Robert Levine, '41
Chester Sikawitt, '41
I am running independent of any
political affiliation because it is my
belief that opinions should be care-
fully thought out and adapted to in-
dividual questions as they come up.
I believe the Student Senate has an
important function to perform in the
realm of campus affairs, and particu-
larly desire to effect more complete
faculty-student relations. The posi-
tion of student government on the
Michigan campus, I feel, should be
strengthened and broadened inas-
much as it affords an opportunity
for students to participate in and
thoroughly acquaint themselves with
this field.
Robert Lewis, '42
Young Communist Leagu
If I am elected I will dedicate my.
self first and foremost to mobilizing
the campus for peace, against every
step by any person or group which
would tend to drag us further into
the war.
The war in Europe is the logica
fruit of a system based on productio
for profit, which leads the kings o
big business to throw the peoples o:
the world into imperialist war t

maintain and bring them greate
profits through the control of col.
onies and markets, of capitalist em
While I believe in the socialist reor
ganization of society based on pro
duction for use, through commo
ownership of the means of produc
tion, the way to finally achieve thi

is to fight for the needs of the people
I stand for election on a program
1. Peace-No involvement of any
kind on either side in the war. "For
a Useful Career Here, Not a Useless
Death Over There."
The victory of the American people
in the struggle for peace can be guar-
anteed only through the maintenance
and extension of-
2. Civil Liberties-FOR ALL. Pro-
tect the Bill of Rights. Halt Dies'
un-American activities. Pass the
Anti-Lynching Bill. End the Poll
Tax. Maintain academic freedom.
Fight discrimination of any form
against any group in Ann Arbor.
3. Social and Economic Welfare-
For greater economic aid to needy
students-against the Roosevelt bud-
get-slashing. Against the tuition
raises. Support the student coop
movement. For low-cost accommo-
dations in the dormitories.
Mary Cummins, '42
Campaign promises are too often
just that-promises which hold water
as long as the campaigns last, and
then are forgotten. Therefore, I
make no promises. I do, however, ad-
I vocate certain principles by which I
think the Senate could profitably
abide. Among them are:
1. An attempt to stimulate the in-
terest of the student body in campus
activities, and to reduce the general
apathy of the students.
2. A determination on the part of
the members of the Senate to make
the Senate a truly representative
body, and not a battleground of per-
sonal or inter-organizational opin-
3. A resolve that the Senate shall
be thorough in its "investigations",
and sober in its conclusions based up-
on those investigations.
4. Greater cooperation between the
Senate and other student organiza-
tions on the campus.
4. A philosophy that although the
World's problems are in part ours,
the campus problems (and there are
many) should be worked on as the
most important from the Senate's
point of view.
6. This above all-that the Senate
be a rational and as far as possible,
a mature body in all of its action.
Robert S. Reed, '42
Independent Liberal
The Student Senate today after five
years of existence is described by
many as a "cadaver", "debating soci-
ety", and just another position of
potential BMOC's. It is my sincere
desire to help make the Senate a
real representative student govern-
ing body.
The planks on my platform are few
and simple. I would like to see a
reading period precede examin-
ation week to allow students with
exams beginning immediately after
the close of classes to review and get
caught up.
I am in favor of more student repre-
sentation on boards for student pub-
lications and athletics.
- I would like to see an all-school
committee set up to investigate cour-
ses taught and their relation to ma-
jors. This might result in the weed-
ing of'"dead wood."
As a member of a girl's cooperative
house I support any moves to estab-
lish more cooperative houses or en-
terprises on campus.
There is a definite need for ar
investigation into the housing, eat-
- ing and working conditions on cam-
If elected, I will consider impartiall
I all suggestions for student welfare.
Helen Corman, '41

Directors List
Vote-Counting At Union
To Be OpenTo Public
Ballot boxes for the election to-
morrow will be located in the main
lobby of the Union, the League, Uni-
versity Hall, the Library. the West
Engineering Building and the Law-
yers Club, the directors announced
After the voting is over, the boxes
will be taken to the Union where
conting will take place. From time
to time, as results are obtained, these
will be posted on a bulletin board.
The count itself is public and inter-
ested persons are invited to watch,
the directors added.
In dependent Cooperative
As I see it the students are faced
by two problems; how are we to guide
ourselves when faced by campus
issues and how are we to help solve
the problems which face our nation?
On the campus I advocate:
1. The extension of cooperatives
and low-cost eating and housing fa-
2. Opposition to religious and racial
discrimination in housing, athletics
and social affairs.
Realizing that the campus world
can not be divorced from the out-
side, I oppose any move which would
tend to involve the United States in
the war by:
1. Advocating the curbing of war
2. Opposing attempts to put our
economy on a wartime basis.
3. Opposing violations of the civil
rights of the American people through
attacks on racial, religious, political
or other minorities.
4. Advocating the extension of a
legislative prograin that meets the
needs of the American people.
Yale Forman, '42
Indfpendent Progressive
Our platform includes:
1. Improvement of student working
2. Reorganization of the Student
Senate as a full-powered working
body of student representatives.
3. Betterment of faculty-student
4. Introduction of a "course evalu-
ation" plan similar to that ued at
many schools in which students can
give professors their opinions of
5. Extension of the dormitory and
cooperative house system.
Michael Rodnik, '41
Bruce Randall, '40
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