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(Continued from Page 6)
mendations which are made should
come from the cooperative atten-
tion of both SGC and the adminis-
tration. The particular areas ar
or have been in student hiring and
off-campus housing. SGC should
call for periodic reports in these
areas. The Human Relations Board
should be prepared to handle com-
plaints in this area.
3. Perhaps the present study
will do well in the long run as i
is the first study of this type. Bu
some of the short run problem
of shortage, environment and cost
should be reported to SGC throug
a special agency which could look
into this problem and perhaps try
to alleviate some of the weak-
4. I have not seen this principle
of approving speakers properly
tested. In this sense, it certainly
has not hindered our educational
atmosphere. If in the future too
many speakers should be prohib-
ited from speaking because of so-
called communist or leftist lean-
ings I feel that this would be a
problem worth worrying about.
5. There are two main problems
which affect SGC as an individual
organization. One is its lack of
communication with the campus
so that students don't know what
SGC is doing and SGC does not
know what the students want.
Secondly, SGC lacks personnel and
leadership development. This must
come from more incentive to serve
on the Administrative Wing, and
through an eventual enlargement
of the body to include more seg-
ments of the campus by having
a larger elected membership.
.John Schubeck
Evans Scholars Social Chair-
man; Varsity Golf Team; Michi-
gan Marching Band Co-announe-
er; Home Basketball Games Public
Address Announcer; 1956 Gulan
tics Co-emcee; Sphinx.
1. Taken from my own experi-
ence, I would suggest the follow-
ing changes: (1) A standard four-
subject base plus one elective for
all students in their freshmen and
sophomore years, depending on
the school or college in which
originally instated. (2) Self-coun-
celing during the junior and sen-
ior terms. With expanding en-
rollment, a c a d e m i c counseling
should be listed a privilege, not a
2 Yes. Employment In University
agencies or in residence halls
should not be subject to any dis-
criminatory practices. If appli-
cants are qualified, and a position
is open, they should be accepted.
Regarding affiliat units, recom-
mendations should be left to the
discretion of the units themselves.
However, I feel that no discrimi-

natory practices should exist in
any of the fraternities and sorori-
3. Until completion of the study
is achieved, an accurate criticism
of the details cannot 'be made.
However, the initiation of such a
plan is admirable. Suggestions:
(1) Begin immediate construction
of special low-rental apartments
for unmarried students to be -lo-
cated as near the campus as pos-
sible. This may necessitate con-
demning of some existing proper-
ties. () Creation of another Uni-
versity dormitory is almost manda-
4. Yes. When the door of pos-
sible speakers is only half-opened,
friction and politicking are bound



has prevented new issues and pro-j
jects from being initiated. SGCI
members are not answerable to
any distinct group of students.
They represent only themselves,
reflecting what minute generalities
they meet daily. Elections should
be by districts. Stronger canditates
are also needed, but this depends
on the student's own initiative. His
interest in SGC as it now stands,
must be stimulated. A politically
enthusiastic membership must re-
generate through new issues, ideas
and projects.

evaluate old measures which have Arbor housing has -only begun t
either become obsolete or not im- improve the condition. The City
plemented. SGC, in its formative clean-up campaign has improved
the quality of the available quan
tity and caused rent increases
Landlords must be encouraged t
make improvements. An enlarge
ment .of the co-operative system
and continuation of the building
program will make for increased
acceptable housing.
4. The Lecture Committee ban
is against the basic principle o
democracy. The potential powe
"f invested in this committee coul
enable it to control our politica
as well as academic thinking. I
should be assumed that in any uni
versity of this stature the faculty
and students would be capable o
4 interpreting and criticizing any
lecture. Controversial speakers
would stimulate these abilities in
stages, should look to the future the audience. This committee
in everything it does; it should might investigate and publicize the
act as a barometer rather than a affiliations of lecturers te
thermometer, relying on its own interest is SC's greatest weak-
imaginative foresight to bring ness. It has shown its effectivek
forth issues. It should try to fur- ness.nItrh hongs fctive
ther closen the relationships be- ness and strength through accomp.
tween and theratoushipsex- lishment pf revisions and improve-
t.een it and the groups its ex- ments.. It has gained administra-
ffici members belong to. tive support. Students must b
informed of its potential strength
Ge r i and present activities. By voting
Georgia Strain students indicate their opinion
and interests and increase the
SGC Campus Affairs Committee power they have vested in SGC
Executive Secretary, Student Book as their campus representative.


Leonard Shlain
Michigan Daily; Rushing Coun-
selor; Tau Delta Phi Scholarship
1. First I would introduce ,a
specialization program whereby
each counselor would be assigned
one particular field such as pre-
med or nursing. He would handle
only students who were interested
in this field. Undecided students
would be placed in the hands of
general advisors. Secondly, quali-
fied students with a 3.0 average or
higher would act in conjunction
with the faculty advisors to pre-
sent the student point of view.
Also, all first semester freshmen
and other freshmen and sopho-
mores who are on probation should
be required to make regular visits
to see their advisors.
2. If there are any job openings
in University employment, they


REMEMBER WHEN? ... Rushing study motions were debated at Student Government Council's October 19 meeting; and students
signed petitions for removal of the driving ban during Student Legislature elections three years ago. Both issues became things of
the past under this year's SGC.

Exchange Board, Early Registra-1
tion Pass Committee; Homecoming'
District Publicity; Gulantics Pub-
1. Better education of counselors
on requirements in majorsfields
and for graduation. Use seniors
and graduate students as supple-
ments in counseling underclass-
men in their tentative major fields.
Set up more extensive office hours
for counseling.
2. Until concrete evidence of
discrimination comes to the at-
tention of SGC, it should refrain
from making any recommendation.
In any event, students should be
allowed to choose their own room-
mates, and in the case of affiliate
units, to choose their own . mem-
3. I feel that,the present investi-
gation is not adequate due to lack
of personnel. This might be cor-
rected by having the University
check University-approved hous-
ing, thus releasing the Ann Arbor
inspectors to investigate other
4. I believe the principle behind
the Lecture Committee is a goodT
one because two students, as a

should be filled by qualified appli-
cants regardless of race, creed or
religion. The integration of room-.
mates of different races and reli-
gions should be carried out only if
the parties involved are willing.
Although neither SGC nor the
admi'nistration can tell a fraternity
or sorority who to pledge and who
not to, both should take a positive
attitude toward integration and
encourage it.
3. I believe that the investiga-
tion is effective because of some of
the changes I have seen as a result
of it. But a problem still exists
concerning availability of housing.
I think more fraternities and
sororities should be encouraged to
come to campus so that they will
be prepared when the time comes
to receive the increased number of,
students expected by the Univer-
sity. More Co-ops and League
houses should be organized to
achieve the same end.
4. No. I personally believe that
this University is made up of in-
telligent individuals who ought to
be able to decide for themselves
what is right and what wrong. A'
well-informed person is one who
knows both sides of an issue.
5. I think SGC's biggest problem
is one of student interest. To build
this interest more newsletters, as
supplements to The Daily, should
be sent informing students of just
what the important issues are.
When SGC has a problem, they
should not refer it to a closed com-
mittee, but rather induce discus-
sion. Send questionnaires and dis-
trict representatives to the various
fraternity houses, IHC meetings
and the like. Let the groups come
up with some solutions to add to
the committee's findings.


Freshman Class Vice-President;
Ranking ROTC Cadet Officer;
Sophomore Board; National Stu-
dents Association Cultural Affairs
Delegate, 1953; Junior Board.
1. The first practical change in
the academic counseling system
would be to remove the present
counselors and replace them with
successful upper class and gradu-
ate students. Thus the new coun-
selors, because they have just suc-
cessfully completed the subjects,
would be in an excellent position
to advise in a much more benefi-
cial and effective manner.
2. It is the moral duty of SGC
to make recommendations to the
administration on any discrimina-
tory practices.
3. The best policy for off-cam-
pus housing would be to permit
the student to pick a particular
place, then let the University ne-
gotiate the price. In this manner
the University can set a reason-
able figure in view of the fact that

Union Veep
Number 14
Fourteen candidates are running
for the seven positions of Union
Vice-President, though the offices
may not be there when elections
are over.
It's not as mysterious as it
sounds, but if the Union consti-
tutional changes, proposed on a
referendum also before the voters
this week, are made the Vice-
Presidents will be referred to as
"student Directors," and there will
be six of them instead of seven.
Eight of the 14 candidates peti-
tioned for seats on the Board of
Directors, the Union's chief gv
go-erning body. Six others were
Enamed by the Union' s nominating
lThe ten students running at
plarge for positions on the Board
TOM ANDERLE, '57, Union
Campus Affairs Committee; 1955
Homecoming Publicity Commit-
hUCK BEREAU , '57 BAd, Union
Staff; House President, Social
Chairman, Judiciary Chairman;
I H C Representative, Executive
Committee; Union Spring Open
House Chairman; 1954 Michigras
Ticket Committee; Ensian Adver-
tising Staff.
Constitutional Committee, Public
Relations Committee, 1955 Elec-
tions Director,Union Opera Board;
House Rushing Chairman.
JOHN FRIESS, '57 E, Union
Staff; House Vice-President. k
Driving Ban Committee; IHC Re-
organization Committee Chairman;g
Quad Council; House President.
TOM PLATT, '58 BAd, Union
Dance Committee; Phi Eta Sigma
Treasurer; J-Hop Booth Chair-
man; 1956 Michigras Decorations
Co-chairman; Freshman Engi-
neering Council President; Sopho-
more Engineering Class Board
President. s,
MARK SABIN, '58, Union Cam-n
pus Affairs and Social Commit- t
tees, Hatcher Open House Chair-s
man, Gulantics Central Commit-
tee; Greek Week Publicity Chair-c
ior IFC; IFC Public Relations, Ex-I
ecutive Committee, District Repre-
sentative, Joint Rushing Study
Committee; House President.
Executive Counci, Social Commit-I
tee Chairman; Chairman, 1956
Gulantics; Literary College Steer-
ing Committee.
Two candidates are running for
the law school position on then
Board of Directors:
GENE HARTWIG, '58L, Dailyn
Managing Editor; SC Driving
Ban Committee Member; Student
Member, SGC Board of Review.
ior Bar Representative; Case Club;1
National Chairman, Placement-s
Committee of the American Law
Student Association; Assistant
Chairman of Public Relations,y
SBA. Cr-
Two candidates are also run-y
ning for the medical-dental school
positions on the Board: f
DAVID SMITH, '59M, Unionn
Executive Council, House Commit-P
tee Chairman; J-Hop Committee.
GORDON HYDE, '57M, Ensian t
Business Manager.F
One Position Open h
On Athletic Board
Twoo sophomores in the College

of Literature, Science and the Arts
have been nominated by the ath-b
letic managers' council as candi- v
dates for the Board in Control of f,
Intercollegiate Athletics. I
One position is open. Running

By JIM ELSMAN Four petitions have been filed
for student positions Qn the Board
At a time when the Student Government Council is traveling in Control of Student Publications,
a wave of newfound success and prestige, both praise and criticism Dave Baad, '56, George Corey,
are voiced from all corners. ,56, Gordon Black,'57 and Dick
University President Harlan H. Hatcher extended the administra-,
tion's "full trust" to the Council and praised the body for "going Alstrom, '57BAd- are candidates
about its work in a very judicious fashion and moving with care into for election to the Board.
areas of its responsibility." The Board in Control of Stu.
Dorm planninag, rushing, calendaring, and student housing were dent Publications acts on a super-
mentioned by President Hatcher as proper areas where SGC should visory basis. It does not exercise
assist the administration in ac- prior censorship, but offers con-
structive criticism in all phases of
comodating student needs. the five student publications.
N ivile ' ~~~Operations Open to Criticism'. The Boadcnimsada
"Our operations are open to proves all junior appointments to
criticism," President Hatcher can- the various staffs and selects, with
didly answered when asked if he the aid of the senior editors, the
thought SGC's Human Relations new senior staffers.
Posts O pen Board had overstepped its authori- Elected student members of the
ty in investigating discrimination Board meet regularly with faculty
Irepresentatives to determine policy
within the administration,.o h ulctos
Petitions for J-Hop committee Dean of Women Deborah Bacon for the publications.
have been taken out by 15 sopho- DWrBaad,"a four year staffer on the
mores., complimented the Council on "an Michigan Daily, is its present
These students all of whom wil extraordinarily successful first Managing Editor. He is also Vice-
be competing for nine committee year," noticed that its judgement President of the senior class and
beomtionordnrminedcommteehad been taking a "wide and an ex-officio member of Student
positions, are determined to make general view of the University" Government Council
next year's J-Hop the best yet. and then talked about debits.
Each candidate has his idea of "There is a marked lack of them Corey, a member of Druids, par-
how to make J-Hop a big success. reading their own constituien," ticipated in Union Opera and vars-
The list of hopefuls begins with Dean Bacon regretted. "The in- ity football.
Shelly Baum, '58, who has as pre- junction to set up an organized Black, the business manager of
vious experience Union Opera, forum, where they would hear Gargoyle, has also been its circu-

SGC Operatio our eeK

Given Analysis


Board Posts


whole, do not have the experi-
ence or the facilities to be able to
evaluate rationally, rather than
emotionally, the views of men with
Marxist leanings. If students de-
sire to learn about these ideas, a
more unbiased account may be ob-
tained through various University
courses touching on the theoreti-
cal, historical, and economical as-
5: SGC's biggest problem is in
the area of public information and
relations. This might be corrected
in part by wider distribution of
"The Representative" and fuller
Daily coverage. Students should
also be made to feel more free in
taking their opinions to SGC mem-
bers so that they will be repre-
senting the campus and will not
have to rely on personal observa-
tions and opinion.
Anne Woodard

Gargoyle and Junior IFC.
Larry Doane, '58A, a transfer
student from Grand Rapids Junior
College, participated in student
council there and won major let-
ters in cross country, track and
Marching Band, Kappa Kappa
Psi band honorary, and the social
committee of his fraternity are
activities of Art Epker, '58.
Mike Gordon, '58, worked on
SGC's sub-committee in charge of
dispersion of football tickets dur-
ing the season and was a member
of the Homecoming Dance Ticket
Jane Holben, '58, who as a fresh-
man was on the publicity com-
mittees of both Frosh and Spring
Weekends, has added during her
second year at Michigan, the pos-
ter chairmanship of Soph -Scan-
dals. In addition she was Panhel-
lenic Ball Programs Chairman and
is now a member of SGC's Public
Relations Committee.
Marilyn Houck, '58P, lists as
activities membership in the Amer-
ican Pharmacutical Association
and the Newman Club. She was
League President during last sum-
mer session and was a member of
Junior Panhellenic during her
freshman year.
Mike Jackson, '58, is Publicity
Chairman for IFC's Rushing Com-
Ann McDonald, '58, was chair-
man of decorations for Frosh
Weekend, costume chairman of
Soph Scandals and was a member
of her dormitory dance committee,
choir and homecoming committee
last year. She now is active in her
sorority as sports and activities
A member of Michifish for two
years, Jane Prindeville, '58, is sec-
retary of the Michigras Parade
Committee. She was stage man-
ager for Soph Scandals and as a
freshman was a member of the
maize team stage crew for Frosh1
Vera Ptak, '58, was an orienta-
tion leader and a participant in
Frosh Weekend and Soph Scan-
dals. She is now on the Stunts
Committee for Michigras.
A member of Block "M" during
football season, Nenore Shlensky,
58, also participated in Frosh
Weekend last year and is a League
Steuban Simich, '58E, is a mem-
ber of the Ensian business staff. He
was also sub-chairman of publicity
for last season's Homecoming
Now a member of Greek Week

opinions of others
selves, has not been

'Take on Too Much'
"There is a tendency for the
Council to take on too much, Dean
Bacon pointed out, "and the result
is that thoroughness is sacrificed.
They should delegate more and
Assistant Dean of Men John
Bingley lauded the Council for
"doing what it set out to do and
doing t well." He classed the
SOC rushing meeting as "as good
an example of student government
as I have seen."
Professor Preston Slosson o the
history department expresses de-
sire that SGC's influence be ex-
tended in the curriculum area,
eve~n to the nin tf C77l" d n

than them-
heeded," she

lation manager. He was a member
of the 1955 Spring Weekend pub-
licity committee and has been a
Michigan Union committeeman as
well as an Interfraternity Council
Alstrom, who was circulation and
business manager for the 1955
summer Daily, is its present Busi-
ness Manager.
L',i.g Group
Intiated Early
rkof SGC.
s (Continued from Page 8)

Ronald Shorr
Student Legislative, SL Campus
Action Committee, Student Book
Exchange; Spring Weekend; Block
'M' Operations Chairman; Home-
coming Publicity Committee; SGC
Campus Affaits Committee; Cin-
ema Guild Board.
1. I would alleviate the pre-
sent counselors to a program in-
spection function and hire seniors
in specialized fields to do the
actual counseling.
2. SGC should tell the University
to eliminate discriminatory prac-
tices internally and should apply
pressure to eliminate discrimina-
tion in the community.
3. In many respects, the off-
campus housing situation is inef-
fective and unhealthy. The Uni-
versity should work in co-ordina-
tion with the City Council to clean
up dangerous situations and should
itself provide adequate dormitor-

ven uxpit o suautsre- whelming support for the plan in
questing the introduction of cer- the all-campus referendum, pnd
tam courses." the Regents approved SGC.
The most prolific critics of the An SGC Steering Committee
Council seem to be members of it. guided the transition from SL to
Public Relations Weak the new student government.
Joe Collins, '58, pin-pointed The Steering Committee met
public relations as SGC's foremost once a week for the first three
shortcoming. He. explained, "It's months in 1955 to make plans for
not that the committees aren't directing the first SGC elections.
working, their work isn't being Organizations Cooperate
impressed upon the students. Two Interfraternity Council, Pan-
student newsletters haven't done hellenic, Inter-House Council, and
the job. The SGC Speakers' Bureau Assembly took charge of personnel;
should help some." the League had ballots printed; SL
Collins repeated Dean Bacon's directed the candidates training
advice that the Council should program and counted ballots elec-
delegate more actiivties saying, tion night; and the Union and
"We are taking on too many serv- Daily were responsible for publi-
ice projects, when there are many city.
able service groups that need these The now-defunct Common Sense
projects. We should originate and Party supported three candidates
delegate. I during the elections, the same stu-
Inter House Council President dents it had supported in the SL
Tom Bleha, '56, an ex-officio mem- elections the year before.
ber himself, was concerned about They were Donna Netzer, '56,
the narrow thought of some of his Janet Neary, '58, and Bob Lea-
counterparts. He suggested an cock, '57, who subsequently won
SOC-sponsored training program the positions they ran for.
for potential ex-officios. In order to provide a place for
Membership Expansion atppeals to Council actions, a Re-
An expansion in Council mem- view Board was set up. Unlike the
bership of about six members was SAC, the Review Board cannot
recommended by Bleha and many initiate action, but only rule on
others. alleged questionable decisions of
Janet Neary, '58, labeled SGC's the Council.

it can effectively boycott high-
priced landlords.
4. If the University permits an
outside speaker to use its facili-
ties, it is in a vague sense respon-
sible for the dictates of the speak-

World University Service Chair-er
man; SGC Administrative Wing; Thus a government owned and
Frosh Weekend; Soph Cabaret; operated institution such as Michi-
Junior Girls' Play; Student Re- gan must have some method of
ligious Association Social Action censuring outside speakers.
and International Committees.
1. The present academic coun-
seling system could be improved
in three areas. First, the enter- Jo
ing student should be encouraged
to take greater advantage of the
counseling from both his high>
school counselors and instructors.
Secondly, counselors need moref
time from regular teaching duties
in order to be informed of all re-
quirements and individual atten-
tion. This could be achieved by
expanding the number of counsel-
ors. Thirdly, underclassmen should .
be required to attend regular coun-
seling appointments.
2. As long as students are con-

request to Vice-President of Stu-
dent Affairs James A. Lewis to
appoint a committee to study and
make recommendations in the stu-
dent counseling area, "the Coun-
cil's greatest step of the year."
Miss Neary regarded the district
system of election as an "impracti-
cal" answer to the Council's at-I
tempts to establisha closer repre-
sentative-constituent bond.
Bill Adams. '57 ,comnnhinei

Points at Issue
I Points at issue necessitating -
Board meetings would arise when
an action of the Council "involved
a question of the Council's juris-
diction or required further con-
sideration in view of regential poli-
cy or administrative policies."
The Dean of Women, Dean of
Menhand three faculty members
were appointed to the Board, along
with two student members. one of

4. The Lecture Committee is in
opposition to academic freedom.
to result However, some method The students should be not only

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