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Platforms for the Student Senate


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Election Friday were submitted by
16 iniv ias and by six coalitions
for a tot 22. -Following a prac-
tice begun' with the firdt Senate elec-
tion two yeasagoIhe Daily is print-
ing t;e platforns rll those clYndi-
dates who hae subnited the.
All ofthe candidates wiltlbe present
at the Election Rally'at 8 n. today
in the Uniion,'andill ii:, t im
present their' patfr val.
However, to facilitate 'the' sklen
body, the..┬░latztrms Pinted'ybelo
will help the to aontrint qesons
which they are rged to ask the can-
didate at'the Ralytodiay,
It is m elief that he Student
Senate is an organization of great
potentialities; ' tl
That it hano in. ret time
lived tip to expectationsis, I believe
because the Senate has been, too much
concerned with national and inter-
national problems iastead f ati'v-
ties more.wdirectly asocate4 :with
the campus as p a whole. ' Consequent-
ly, I apledge myiself ,'if elected; to
promote the ide that the Senate
should .take a more activeinte est n
the student body.
I furher pldge myself to secure, a
greater easure of student govern-
ment en.this campus and to!.promote
good wtl between student resen
tative: organizions and .the'Urver
sity administration.
But apove 'lh 'I 'sincerely pledge
mself totake an active, forceful in-
terest in the Senateitself andin all
affair spltinent to student welfare
on this cainpus. '
Dan Huyett, '42.
I believe that the Student Senate
as a body elected by the student pop-
ulation,..should confine its activities
mainly to matters relating to student
affairs., It should not, however,:fail
to discuss significant national and
international problems.
The $enate Ifeel, has done a
number of worthwhile things to help
the University 'and its students, but
I believe that some of the time wasted
in consideration of problems over
which the Senate has: no :control
could be well spent in further help-
ing the -student body:
I am running as: a lNon-partisan
because I do not want, if I am elected,
to be aligned with any particular
group but rather to be in a position
to consider each subject impartially
as it arises, and judge it on its merits.
-Albert P. Blaustein, '42
Guilded by "the belief that govern-
ment should exist in the interests of
the economic and social well-being of
the majority," we support the follow-
ing platform:
In view of the failure of competi-
tion as ;a regulator of our economic
life we favor the extension of effec-
tive government regulation and pulb-
lie planning in so far as they prove
necessary, feasible and reasonable;
In the field of education, which is
of special concern to us as students,
we are in favor of ever broadening
and increasing the educational op-
portunities for all;
Mindful of the repressive moves
that have occurred with alarming
frequency to crush political and civil
liberties, we pledge our full support
to the .defense of democratic rights
in all spheres;
We favor a political party which
represents the interests of farmers,
professionals, small business men and
Recognizing" that wars are never
fought in the interests. of the people
who pay the terrible price whichN
must be paid, we favor such domestict
and internal policies as will bringt
peace and security to the war-har-

rassed generation of today. We spe-c
cifically support the neutrality reso-t
lution already introduced in the Stu-t
dent Senate by President Dworkis; ,
We pledge ourselves, if re-elected,C
to consistently serve the student bodyr
through the Student Senate as we
have done in the past.f
Martin B. Dworkis, '40
Roy V. Cooley, '42. i
Jacksonian Independent
It is because women students ona
this campus warrant an equal voice
in the deliberations of our centralo
representative body that I am run-e
ning for election. The Senate must i
give attention to the discrimination s
practised against women in the way s
of curfew, entrance tot buildings, and c
refusing to reckon with us in terms
of full adult equality. It' must giveo
attention to the burning need for ex- t
panding work opportunities for wo-n
men on campus, and improving the c
present cQnditions of such work. It
must v ork for expanding and im-
proving the housing facilities for wo-
men. Finally, it must strive for
adapting the university curriculum
to the special needs of women after a
graduation. n
-Beverly Jenness, '40

European struggle is a war of em-
pires, not ideals. The American peo-
ple have nothing to gain. from this
war, which is being fought in the
interests of the ruling classes.
We 'pledge ourselves to work in be-
half. of the student body to:
1. Keep America out of the Im-
perialist War! Maintain America's
strict neutrality. Use our influence
to stop -the war.
'2. Preserve civil liberties in the
face of a manufactured war hysteria.
3.' Improve the living standards of
the whole people. We favor student
co-ops and low-cost dormitories.
4. :Maintai: academic freedom.
.5. Further extend educational fa-
. 6. End Negro and other 'minority
discrimination in Ann Arbor and
Anabel Hill, '41SM.
Liberal Coalition

the stigma of vascillation the nomen-
clature of Liberal would give us. Ours
is a dynamic force, one which will
put teeth into many liberal aims.
The first thing we will bite into is
student government on campus. We
feel that democracy, like charity, be-
gins at' home.: We want a closer knitj
studentgroup, representing and co-
ordinating student institutions, to
keep a check on the administrative
and executive actions of the Univer-
sity. We feel that the Boards in
Control of Student' Publications and
of Physical Education should be more
responsible to the students. We are
against any form of racial or religious
or class discrimination which may'be
manifested in many ways on campus.
We feel that the present educational
system under which we are now regi-
mented might well be changed. Great-
er student freedom and responsibility
under Progressive education should be
We also want Tom Harmon for all-I
Jane Mowers, '40
Mel Fineberg, '40.
I intend to run for the Student Sen-
ate as a representative of the Men's
Dormitory. I intend to represent in
the Senate the interests of the resi-
dents, both upperclassmen and fresh-
men, in the dormitories. At.present,
these students. are without represen-
tation of any kind on any of the
student councils. Through the me-
dium of the Student Senate, I as can-
didate of the Dormitory will present
the viewpoints of the more than one-
thousand men as' residents Of the
.dormitories and as students in the
Jack Zubon, Grad.

Th L ieral' Coalition' is composed
of a group of students who feel that,
in :the aggregate they reflect the
generat interests and 'desires of the
great majority of the student body.
The individual members of the coali-
tion wish. to stress that they have
come tog'ether 'on the basis of cer-
'tam fundamental tenets which they
hold in common with the students of
the University, and which they will
champion in the 'Senate. As individ-
uals, and as members'of the coalition,
we take our stand for these principles
and ideas.:
'A student senate that is seriously
conernfied' with the problems con-
fronting us as students and as citi-
zens; an educational program that
emphasizes, in theory and practice,
the scientific, democratic, and hu-
manitarian currents of contemporary
living; a curriculum that enables us
to achieve a broader view of our cul-
tural heritage; a vigilant regard for
academic freedom and civil liberties
for teachers and students; a more
sensitive regard for the fact that Uni-
versity students are, for the most
part, capable of adult thinking and
behavior; an extension of the low-
cost dormitory plan. We believe that
American entrance. into the. present
predatory European war would com-
pletely negate all the progress made
here 'in recent years, and we pledge
ourselves to help adopt a peace policy
that wil best operate to insure our
non-par tiiation.
James Allen '40
Dennis Flanagan, '40
Elliott 'Maraiss, 40
Paul Nielsen, '40
Ellen Rhea, '41 ,
Betty Steirhart, '40
AwnnVicay, '40
American Student Union
1 have stood, and continue to
stand, for a Senate that is represen-
tative, democratic, and -sensitive in
words and action to. all interests of
the student body. This means hous-
ing, meals, books, laundry on fair
terms. It means better student work-
ing conditions. It means coopera-
tion with the university administra-
tion in keeping the curriculum ad-
justed to student needs, and in cop-
ing with the problem of jobs after
graduation. It means more abund-
ant, inexpensive facilities for recrea-
tion. It means vigilance for civil liber-
ties, academic freedom, tolerance,
and social legislation. And it means
registering and crystallizing cam-
pus concern with America's re-
maining out of war that threatens to
blackout our generation.
--Hugo Reichard, Grad.
Anti-War Committee
The following are among the con-
victions which I hold and will con-
tinue to hold regardless of the elec-
tions outcome:
1. I favor strong, united student7
opposition against war, as a viola-
tion of intelligence, morality, cul-
ture, and common sense; and oppose
American participation in any war
except when invaded by a foreign
2. Toward building a more peace-
ful world I favor gradual abolition
of military training in colleges, elim-
ination of militaristic influences
which glorify war, more intelligentf
consideration of the causes of war,c
and more effective peace education1
and discussion on college campuses.a
3. I favor greater growth of co-a
operatives as a means of reducings
excessively high costs of living; add-k
ng .cooperative laundries, barber
shops, and perhaps student supply
tores besides more houses and eating
4. I favor extending the principles
of the marriage relations courses
through reducing the dollar fee, ad--a
mitting more underclassmen, or in-o
luding it in the regular curriculum.
Karl E. Olson, '40.

Progressive Liberal
Whereas, we believe that a socialX
awareness in both national and inter-
national affairs is necessary and while t
we feel that, in the main, the Senate
should confine itself to those issues

Independent Progressive
Among campus needs, I will work
1. Reduction in the student's cost of
living through lowering the cost of
rooms, board, books, and services by
means of more cooperatives and con-
sumer pressure.'
2. Maintenance of NYA 'and other
measures to equalize educational op-
3. Minimum standards to ensure
decent conditions for workingnstu-
4. Modernization of the educational
set-up to fit the needs of today.'
5. Academic freedom for teachers,
students, and student editors,
In the sphere of domestic policy
and foreign affairs, I favor:
'1. Social security against old age,
sickness, accident, and unemploy-
2. Industrial democracy, the right
to organize freely.
3. The right to vote for all citizens
regardless of race, economic status, or
political belief.
4. Neutrality through strict limi-
tation of war trade and elimination of
5. Civil liberties for all Americans
under the law as a most vital safe-
guard Of the people's desire to keep.
out of war.
6. Full utilization of idle man-
power'and resources to provide ade-
quate housing, food, clothing, and
medical care to all our people,
through government action where
-John P. Edmonds, Grad.
One of the outstanding aims of the
Senate at Michigan, is "free discus-
sion" at all times. This is an object
with which I am heartily in agree-
ment. "Free discussion" has been one
of the fundamental foundations:upon
which our country was established.
Furthermore, progress and individual
freedom'would have been impossible
if this principle had been'surppressed.
However, "free discussion" is limit-
ed if one does not view issues withan
open mind. I believe that this ap-
proach is best obtained through lib-
eral views. Therefore, it is my in-
tention to run for the Senate on a
liberal platform.
If I am elected to the Senate, I will
earnestly try to better two conditions
on campus which need aid. The first
related directly to the-above principle.
Recently the University publications,
especially the Daily, have been dom-
inated by outside influences which
greatly limit open discussions of cur-
rent issues. The second condition is
that old"Michigan traditions are slow-
ly' being pushed into oblivion. Michi-
gras is'the latest tradition which is
being so treated. 'It will be my policy
to fight these outside' influences in
the case of publications and; to firmly
plea for the keepingof old traditions
which made Michigan, the real Mich-
Charles M. Boynton, '42.

I favor furtherance-of student con-
trol and participation wherever pos-
sible combined with the best reflec-
tion of student opinion obtainable
through the Senate. If elected, I'in-
tend to base all my decisions on pre-
vailing campus attitudes as nearly as
I can judge them and to encourage
'constructive criticism and appraisal
on all phases of the Senate's activi-
ties. I will further the interests of
the school I represent whenever pos-
sible without' detriment to the 'other
divisions represented.
As a mathematician, I will try to
examine all proposals analytically and
attempt to make rational conclusions
based on predominance of evidence. I
believe in progressivism and' favor
encouragement of all new activities
which arise from a genuine student
interest and -need. I am highly 'par-
tial toward attitudes of strict neu-
trality and .wil favor peace interests
at all times.
Jack Scott, '0Ed.
Although I appreciate the inten-
tions of those who have tried to re-
form the capitalist system I feel that
the events of the past decade demon-
strate the futility of attempting to
achieve economic justice within the
limitations of a capitalist economy.
But, whatever the necessity of social-
ism as the ultimate solution for
many of our pressing social problems,
we can not neglect the immediate
issues presented on the campus.
I believe that the Student Senate
should undertake:
1. Support for the cooperative
movement on campus.
2. Organization of student workers.
3. Action'against all manifestations
of prejudice toward members of any
race, nationality or religious creed.
4. A militant anti-war policy, in-
cluding opposition to ROTC and Civil
Aeronautics Authority.
5. Action to extend' civil rights to
protect conscientious objectors dur-
ing war time.
Furthermore, recognizing that
democracy 'begins with the local com-
munity, I believe that the' Student
Senate should obtain powers as an
organ of student self-government.
-Rudy A. Potoehnik, '40
It is our sincerest intention to put
forth your best efforts ad time in
furthering the well-being of the stu-
dents on the Michigan campus. Any
policy set forth by the Student Sen-
ate which will promote or bring about
a better understanding among fellow
students, an understanding which
breeds sympathy, tolerance, and good
will toward all, is a policy that we
would earnestly uphold.
We pledge ourselves to pursue the
following objectives:
1. Better student-faculty relations.
2. Obtain better student sections
at the football games with the object
of improving card displays and cheer-
3. Obtain one day off after thanks-
giving since the legal holiday has
been advanced one. week and since
Saturday' classes are no longer comr-
4. rAn "Engineers' Day" similar to
those at other Big Ten schools.
5. Return of the traditional "pots
and cap night."

stitutions, the Student Senate should
1. Effective neutrality legislation.
2. Protection and extension of civil
liberties, especially in event of war.
3. Extension of public works.
Vivian Sieton, '42.-
I believe that the Student Senate
should concern itself more with the
problems and activities peculiar to
the campus of the University of
Michigan, and less with problems of
national and international scope.
I would like to see the Senate bring
pressure toward cleaning up several
of the eating establishments in Ann
I would like to see the Senate take
some vigorous action in the direction
of lowering the cost of living in Ann
Arbor for the students.
I would like to see the Senate used
as a neutral ground where indepen-
dent and affiliated men could bring
common problems for discussion and
solution such as cooperation between
two groups on elections to eliminate
groups on elections to eliminate the
age old situation of the one faction
opposed to the other in gainless rival-
William Canfield, '40.
My platform is divided into two
main headings, campus problems
and national problems of especial
concern to students;
First, explicitly the United States
must be kept out of war.
'Second; in fulfillment of this aim
students' must be kept posted on
those elements in our country that
would be likely to draw us into war;
and keep us posted on the method
used 'by the enemies of peace who
attempt to dupe us into willingness
for war.
'Third, we must defend our civil lib-
erties, our freedom of the press,
speech, action, and education. Con-
cerning campus problems; I advo-
cate the following: Investigation of
lighting facilities in certain campus
buildings, better housing for Negro
students, andd finally investigation of
seating arrangements for students at
football games.
-Edmund Whiting, '41A
Nationalist Coalition
The Nationalist Coalition stands
firmly behind these statements:
The base upon which the National-
ist Coalition is founded is to counter-
act the overwhelming leftist senti-
ment which now exists in the Stu-
dent Senate.
We favor closer cooperation be-
tween student governmental bodies
and the administration of the Uni-
We favor an amendment to pro-
vide for the abolition of Friday and
Saturday classes after Thanksgiving
We favor liberalization of the Uni-
versity on the order of the Univer-
sity of Chicago.
We favor a moral boycott of such
institutions as the Young Commun-
ist League and other anti-democracy
We favor an enlarged army and
navy for defense against potentil
enemies but not for aggressive pur-
We favor a return to a more con-
servative, less experimental type of
We favor less government inter-
ference in business.
We favor closer economic ties and
more cooperation between the United
States and Canada, Mexico and the
South American nations.
We condemn the taking of any
steps which might tend to draw the
United States into the European war.

We favor repeal of the Arms Em-
bargo Act.
Our sympathies are whole-heart-
edly with Great Britain and France
in this war.
We condemn the godless unethical
types of dictatorship which exist in
Russia and Germany.
Wesley First, '41
John F. Anderson, '40
Robert F. Taylor, '41
James Lovett, '41
Ever since its founding in 1938,
the Student Senate has been recog-
nized as a weak and inefficient cam-
pus organization. Such weakness is
inevitable so long as the Senate con-
tinues to concern itself almost ex-
clusively with issues of a national and
international character.
While recognizing the importance
of these issues, it is my opinion that
the student Senate should direct itF
attention to matters of a local nature
especially those in which the student
body is directly involved. From being
an' advisory body on world affairs, the
Senate could become a constructive
legislature, interested primarily in
student problems. Among these, the
local housing and labor problems are
two which demand the immediate at-
* d

tention of aconstructive student or-
ganization. If elected, I promise to
do everything in my power to focus
the attention of the Senate on local
Roger F. Kelley, '42.
As Non-Partisans, we will strive to
legislate in an unbiased manner ac-
cording to the best interests of the
student body.
In presenting our platform, we ad-
1. Minimum discussion on foreign
affairs over which we have no con-
trol, but promotion of discussion and
legislation on domestic problems over
which we may exert influence;
2. Enhancement of good 'relations
between the student body and the
University administration;,
3. A completely unbiased "Daily"
which would be 'truly representative
of all student groups;
4. An'. enlarged cheering section
which would enable the student-
body to sit on the Michigan side of
the stadium;
5. The continuance of National
Youth Aid in its program of financi-
ally helping students;
6. Continued improvement of
rooming and eating conditions;
7. Furtherance of, the' activities of
the International Center.
Ted Hildebrandt, '42
Arnold White, '41.
Directors List,
Polng Pla ces
Counting At Publications
B1111ding ill Be Open
Ballot boxes for tho election Fri-
day will be located in the main lobby
of the Union, the League, University
Hall, the Library, the West Engineer-
ing Building and the Lawyers Club,
the co-directors of election an-
After the voting is over, the boxes
shall be taken to the Student Publi-
cations Building where the actual
counting 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, said.
Peer On Liquor Committee
Murton Peer, '34, former assistant
editor of the Michigan Municipal
League Review, has taken a position
assecretary of the Michigan Liquor
Study Committee.

QuotaIs Found
IInto Total Vote
Co-Directors Outline Hare
Method Of Proportional
Representation Counting
The Hare system of proportional
representation involves some rather
complicate figuring on the part of
the vote counters, Norman A. Schorr,
'40 an Stuart K. Knox, '40,, co-direc-
tors of election said yesterday. The
method, explained, follows:
1. All ballots will be thoroughly
mixed and then sorted in packages
according to the first choice on each.
The total number of valid ballots
shall be divided by the figure 16 (the
number of, positions to be filled), to
give the quota necessary for election.
If any candidate shall have recefived
a number of first votes equal to or
exceeding the quota, such candidates
shall be declared elected, and his sur-
plus the quota, if any, shall be dis-
tributed to the second choice candi-
date by the use of the following for-
Explanation Continued
Number transferred equals surplus
times candidate's second choice vote
divided 'by' the total number of sec-
ond choices. Thus if candidate Jones
receives 42 votes and the quota is 25,
he has a surplus of 17, which would
be distributed by the above formula.
If Smith had obtained 11 second
choices among these 42 ballots marked
with Jones as the first choice, Smith
would receive a number of transferred
votes as follows:
Seventeen (total surplus available
for distribution) times 11 (number of
second choices for Smith or Jones'
ballots) divided by 42 (total number
of Jones' ballots)
After Distribution
2. After distribution of the surplus
votes of all candidates receiving a
number of first choices equal to the
all candidates receiving a number of
first choices equal to or exceeding the
quota, provided there are still vacan-
cies to be filled, the candidate re-.
ceiving the lowest number of first
votes is declared defeated and his bal-
ots are transferred to the package of
the candidate who is marked as sec-
ond choice on the ballot. This pro-
cess of defeating the lowest candidate
and transferring his votes is con-
tinued until 16 Student Senators have
been elected or until there remain
only enough candidates to fill the re-
mnaining number of vacancies.

Full Line of MEDICO PlPES
701 Packard


I believe in the University of Michi-
gan as a school whose objective is
fitting us to take our places in society
as conscientious and intelligent citi-
I believe in the University of Michi-
gan as a nucleus about which knowl-
edge 'of the world is gathered for us
to acquire.
Therefore I believe the Student
Senate should take an active and en-
ergetic interest in outside affairs.'
I do not feel that a body represent-
ing University students is realizing
its full potentialities by devoting 'it-
self entirely to campus activities.
I believe the Student Senate as
representative of a University stu-
dent 'body should sound out senti-
ment on campus and national af-
fairs and act accordingly.
The ideal I will strive for, if elect-
ed is: intensive representation in
campus affairs and extensive repre-
sentation in national affairs.
'Elwin Hendrick, Jr., '42.
Progressive Coalition
As Progressive-Labor candidate, I
believe that social progress and basic
improvements, in: the. conditions of
labor are as essential to the solution
of campus problems as they are. to
those broader problems facingus as
American citizens.
I advocate that the Student Sen-
1. Set a high standard for student
working conditions and raise the
wage scale.
2. Investigate and act against ra-
cial and religious discrimination.
3. Work for the maintenance of
peace through education'. on propa-
ganda and causes of war.
4. Help restore University Hos-
pital care for under-privileged crip-
pled children.
5. Help increase NYA:appropria-
6. Extend the benefits of co-opera-
tive housing to students working for1
Recnanizina- the need for- immedi-




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