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THE MCHIGAN DAILY

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1955 TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE

Elections

Will Be Held 'Tuesday and Wednesda

Janet Neary
Student Government Council,
(Chairman, Constitutions Comm.,
Human & International Welfare
Comm., Interviewing ,& Nominat-
Ing Comm.), Student Legislature,
Cinema Guild Board, Vice-Chrm.
Michiga-n Region, National Student
Assn.' National Executive Com-
mittee, NSA.
PLATFORM
The members of SGC have a
.greater responsibility than just
going to Council meetings. They
must devote a great amount of
thought and work and time to the
committee areas and to informing
themselves about the overall cam-
pus situation. Since they are rep-
resentatives, they must know
what they are representing. I
would like to see the Council con-
cern itself with general educa-
tional problems and with trying to
help other student organizations.
I also believe SGOC should have
a more active interest and partici-
pation in the programs of the Na-
tional Student Association.
QUESTIONNAIRE
ANSWERS
1. The ex-officio members are
not on the Council to represent
their organizations. They are there
because they know a great deal
about campus activities in general.
Although they have obligations to
their own groups, they are mem-
bers of the Council and as such
they have the responsibility of
initiating legislation and discus-
sion and of being informed on
matters brought before the group.
I also feel that the ex-officio
members should act as individual
members and not as an ex-officio
group separate from the elected
members.
2. SGC has the responsibility

of acting on recommendations
from study committees now in op-
eration. (e.g. Driving Ban and
Housing) I believe in this principle
of creating committees to study
major campus problems. There
should be efforts made to rein-
state the faculty evaluation pro-
gram. I also believe the Council
should initiate a study of the
effect of increased enrollment on
students. Further, SGC should
work with the International Stu-
dents Association and other cam-
pus groups for unified foreign
student programming.
3. The jurisdiction of SGC over
major (or minor) campus organi-
zations is the review of new or
revised constitutions, approval or
disapproval of student-sponsored
activities, and the coordination and
delegation of student activities. It
should not concern itself with the
internal affairs of these organiza-
tions,, but instead with their activi-
ties which concern the campus as
a whole. The Council should be
actively interested in helping other
organizations rather than in hin-
dering them.
4. Coordination is the key to
the scope of SGC. There is a
great need on this campus for
clearly defining the areas of ex-
isting groups. There should be
some place for an organization to
find out what other groups are
acting in a given area. The Coun-
cil is the logical place. I should
like to see a committee established
within SGC to provide this, incor-
porating the functions now diver-
sified under such committees as
Constitutions and Calendaring. I
'don't want to see the Council
carrying out service projects
which could be handled by another
organization. However, Cinema
Guild should remain with SGC,
since it is concerned with the
finances of other student organi-
zations.
5. SGC can develop informed
student opinion through a speak-
ers' bureau, an SGC newsletter,
forums, and other media such as
campus radio and TV stations.
The election campaign can and
should perform a vital informative
function. The Council should ex-
press student opinion on campus.
issues not only through legislation
but also through recommendations
to the other segments of the Uni-
versity community, i.e. the faculty
and administration. Beyond that,
SGC should' express opinion on
any issue which affects students,
e.g. military manpower. Michigan
has a larger responsibility as part
of the U. S. student community
which it cannot ignore.

VOTING BOOTHS ARE LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE CAMPUS AREA.

-Sy Ziegelman
Tau Delta Phi Social Chairman,
IFC tryout.
PLATFORM
I. Liberalization of present driving
ban.
A. Permits would be issued on
the same basis as they are
now, but would be enforced
only from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
B. There would be no restric-
tion after 6 p.m. each day,
until the following morning.
Weekends, the ban would not
be in effect from 6 p.m. Fri-
day to 8 a.m. Monday morn-
ing.
II. Extension of women's hours.
A. Women would be allowed to
have a designated number of
late hours to be drawn upon
at their own discretion.
B. A maximum of only one hour
per evening would be alloted.
III. Housing in relation to enroll-
ment.
A study should be made re-
garding the availability of hous-
ing units in relation to the num-
ber of students on campus.
QUESTIONNAIRE
ANSWERS
1. The functions of the ex-of-
ficio members of SGC should be
relative to their standing on cam-
pus. As leaders of the major stu-
dent organizations they are fam-
iliar with the opinions and atti-
tudes of the students whom they
contact. Therefore, I feel they
should. function as an advisory
group in regard to legislation. In
addition, they should be looked
to for information in regard to
student opinion and attitude. By
so assisting the SGC they would
become an integral,~ working part
of the organization.
2. If elected to SGC, I would
like to see action taken in a num-
ber of fields. First, there should
be a liberalization of the driving
ban. As a solution, I recommend
that (1) permits be issued on the
same basis as they are now; (2)
that they be enforced between the
hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Mon-
day through Friday, (3) that
there would be no enforcement
after 6 p.m. each day until the
following morning; (4) that the
ban would be lifted from 6 p.m.
Friday to 8 p.m. Monday. By, this
method, there would be no in-
crease in parking problems dur-
ing the day, and those who do
not qualify for regular permits
would have the social use of their
automobiles.
Secondly, in relation to an ex-
tension of women's hours, I offer
this solution: (1) Each woman
would have a designated number

Jerry Spielman....
Student Government Council's
Public Relations Committee.
PLATFORM
I'm a candidate for the Student;
Government Council because I
never want to see another student -
candidate who, like myself, lacks . '<
the obvious and necessary ex- - 5i'"""i;iii . :> ;::;.:
perience through, which he may
hye proved himself capable of
reflecting student opinion.*~
My platform is based upon stu-:
dent disinterest. My purpose, to ; .
stimulate it. Myhoe are: to be
allowed to sit amongst the Coun
cil's "refractors" of student opin-
ion, to conduct an elementary:
lesson in physics, though I've never
had a course in physics, and then<
rewrite the rules for the popu-
larity contest that you and I are
about to participate in. date's merits, before allowing a
QUESTIONNAIRE glad-handed, campus-cow to ap-
ANSWERS pear on the ballot.
1. The ex-officio members I hope my interest and imagina-
should have a two-fold purpose tion will help stimulate your In-
on the Student Government Coun- terest in student government.
cil. One being, to serve as a 3. We should establish some
source of reference that might be sort of reciprocal trade agree-
able to contribute some worth- ment, through which the Student
while facts and figures or innova- Government Council could deliver
tions previously gathered or de- student opinions to all of the or-
vised by their organizations. ganizations now represented on the
Their second purpose being, to Council. Of course, mutual voting
represent student interests as indi- power should be included in this
viduals, not as the representatives pact.
of campus organizations. They The. Council presently controls,
should have no fears of any re- the vital organ of these organiza-
prisals or retaliations if they each tions, their constitutions. To ex-
air their own views as individuals. tend further the Council's juris-
They're big boys now, diction on these major campus
2. The Student Government organizations would mean adding
Council appears to have taken a a ball to the chain that presently
great interest in organized base- binds these campus groups. These
ball. They seem to shirk responsi- organizations should continue to
bility and "farm out" their obli- shoulder some responsibilities and
gations. If this be the case, the be given the opportunity to develop
student body should select as their further their potentialities.
representatives only proven ath- 4, 5 The question has been
letes. posed before me-"What do you
The Cinema Guild was formerly think the scope of SGC should
a student government responsibil- be?" Then they ask me to "speak
ity. It isn't now. The student in terms of legislation and recog-
government is looking for a new nition, information and coordina-
caretaker for the Student Book tion and service."
Exchange. The deferred rushing First of all, I can't make head
issue was neatly deferred until the or tail of what they're trying to
spring, drive at, and secondly, being the
I may be wrong in some of my stubborn moralist that I am, I
observations but I doubt if the refused to ask assistance in inter-
Council is so pressed for time preting this dilemma.
that it should fail to represent I think this question might be
itself byu ndertakingnma h ia n- tvnfical f then.,.,w,. frn

John Wrona
Scholarship Chairman of Sigma
Chi, Assistant treasurer of Sigma
Chi, 1954 Mchigras Prize Com-
mittee, Public Relations Committee
of SGC.
PLATFORM
Many of SGC's accomplishments
to date have been unappreciated
by the student body because they
have not directly profited from
this legislation.
To gain student support, I would
have SGC place niore emphasis
,on legislation which would im-
mediately benefit the student body.
This would involve investigation,
debate and action in such areas as,
a coed dorm, the driving ban, wo-
men's hours, deferred rushing is-
sue, increasing the number of
sororities, coordination of student
activities, strengthening faculty-
student relationships, and increas-
ing our communication with the
student body. Because I believe
that action in these fields will
directly benefit you, the student
body, I would like to be your rep-
resentative.
QUESTIONNAIRE
ANSWERS
1. The primary purpose of in-
cluding seven ex-officio members
on the Student Government Coun-
cil is to provide experienced lead-
ership to this organization. They
were not included, as a few have
felt, solely because it was thought
that the seven organizations de-
served representation on the
council. Neither were they includ-
ed merely to facilitate communica-
tion with the student body through
the four housing groups. It was
thought that the heads of these
organizations would be the type of
person who would be able to gen-
erate ideas and stimulate con-
structive thought, as well as de-
velop .the canpus wide viewpoint
so necessary for the success of
SOC.
2. SGC should take action in
such fields as: housing, by encour-
aging the construction of a coed
dorm similar to the experiment so
successful in East and West Quads;
sororities, by attracting more sor-
orities to give the increasing num-
ber of coeds a better possibility of
affiliation, if they so choose;
women's hours, by favoring a grad-
uated system of women's per sup-
plimented by limited optional late
pers; panty raid prevention, by
making our pep rallies a full eve-
ning's entertainment featuring not
only cheerleaders and bands, but
gains they sought to make, would
only be minor gains even if they
did benefit the student.
There's a little privately en-
dowed school in' Ohio-Antioch--
where the student.government does
have a definite say in the school
finances, admission requirements,
etc. But we aren't that little school.
What we can do, though, is to
make the best of what our stu-
dent government can offer us.

Polling Booths
1-Four booths behind women's dorms on the hill.
2-Side of Women's Athletic Building.
3-Front of Couzens Hall.
4-Front of East Medical Building.
5-Behind Waterman Gym.
6-Front of Dental School.
7-Front of the League.
8-South University entrance to Engine Arch.
9-Middle of the diagonal.
10-Two booths in front of East Quad.
11--Corner of East University and Monroe--near University
High School.
12--Front of Business Administration School.
13:--Law Quad-entrance to library.
14-Entrance to Law Quad (arch).
15--North side of Mason Hall.
16-Lobby of Mason Hall.
17-Entrance to Angell Hall.
18-Front of Alumni Memorial Hall.
19-Front of the Union.
20--Front of South Quad.
ACTION TAKEN:
Student Government Council
Considers Campus Issues

top names in the entertainment
field, under the sponsorship of
SGC.
3. There are some problems
which are unique to Student Gov-
ernment Council, while there are
other problems which SGC should
not attempt to assume because
they may be handled more effec-
tively by other campus organiza-
tions. Examples of this type would
be the delegation of the sponsor-
ship of the Homecoming dance
to the Union and the League, and
the investigation of the deferred
rushing issue to the four housing
groups.
But, there are other problem
areas which must be solved
through the cooperation of SGC
with other campus organizations.
Such solutions have already arisen
as the Student Speakers' Bureau,
and the Student-Faculty Adminis-
trative conferences promoted by
the Union in coordination with
SGC.
4. SGC members should place
more emphasis on their function of
coordinating student activities.
They could set up an Activity
Counseling service to channel stu-
dents into the activity best suit-
ed to them. We should also strive
to break down the isolationism of
the Michigan activity system, not
only getting the various organiza-
tions to work together, but also to
work the smaller less recognized
groups into the Michigan Activity
System.
5. The only sound basis for
student government is that by
representing student opinion, it
can serve to promote and help
formulate University policy. Ap-
athy on the part of the student
body has hampered SGC in carry-
ing out this function. Much of the
campus has withheld its support
because SGC has failed to estab-
lish extensive personal communi-'
cation with it and because SGC
has failed to make a decision on
any issue of great importance to
the student body as a whole. De-
ciding on the deferred rushing
issue will be a large stride to
remedy this second problem and to
gain student support.

of late permission hours to
used at her own discretion; (2)
maximum of only one hour I
evening would be allotted. As
result of this method, wom
would be able to have late pe
mission whenever they wanted
A study of the number of hot
ing units in relation to the e
rollment should be made. It
evident that there are not enou
campus housing facilities and
is vital to the student to knc
the exact situation. A study
the North Campus situation shot
also be made. A definite decisi
is needed on whether housi
will be coed or not. The problem
transportation to and from tl
area should also b investigatE
3. It is my feeling that S(
should have some jurisdiction'
the affairs of other campus c
ganizations insofar as the actio
of these organizations affect t
campus as a whole. No conti
should be exercised over the i
ternal affairs of the organizatior
Through this means, there wot
be mutual assistance on the par
of SGC and other campus orgar
zations. It would be an evol
tionary, not a revolutionary pr
cess.
4. Concerning the scope of SG
I believe it should be a soundh
board for student opinion and,
able to enact legislation concer
ing the students. It should reco
nize student organizations as
does now, and provide informatic
on administrative decisions to t
student body. Service functio
should be kept at a minimu
some of them being delegated
other campus organizations.
5. SGC should be the enlighte:
ed leader in carrying out stude
opinion. It should present t
facts and then follow the opini
of the student body..

Student Government Council
started its first full semester in
operation by considering the rush-
ing problem at the University.
Action was taken on' a motion
by Daily Managing Editor Dave
Baad, '56.
The motion called for a seven-
member committeerconsisting of
representatives from the four
housing groups (Interfraternity
Council, Inter House Council, As-
sembly, and Panhellnic) and three
SOC members to be named by the
Executive Committee of SOC to
study the present system of frat-
ernity and sorority rushing at the
University and report back to the
Council with a definite proposal
for handling future rushing by
the first week in March.
All University Issue
Speaking for the motion, Baad
said that the problem was an all-
University issue and members of
the Council should be represented
on the committee as they repre-
sent the University as a whole.
Contending that the four hous-
ing groups should handle the is-
sue alone, as it concerns them
mainly, League President Hazel
Frank, '56, proposed as a substi-
tute motion that the study of the
problem be handled by the four
housing groups and these groups
should report back to the Council
with recommendations on mutual
and campus wide difficulites in
this realm for the, latter's con-
sideration no later than the first
week in March.
A motion to substitute Miss
Frank's motion for the main
motion was carried by a roll call
vote of eleven yes and six no.
Unanimous Vote
The .rushing motion by Miss
Frank was passed by the Council
for adoption in a unanimous roll
call vote.
Concerned by the panty raid in-
cident following the Michigan
State pep rally, the Council voted
to reconsider the rally for the
Ohio State game.
Under study of the Campus Af-
fairs Committee under the chair-
manship of Joel Tauber, '57,
mnic cparnaA that oalled

aside by Student Legislature and
named the SGC treasurer as the
treasurer of the pep rally com-
mittee.
The motion was passed, but the
Council asked for specific plans
for the rally before approving the
Ohio State rally.
Approval was granted to the
rally after Myki Gold, '57, chair-
man of the Pep Rally Committee,,
presented fully the plans for the
rally.
Administration Wing Program
Setting up an efficient Admin-
istrative Wing was attempted by
accepting a new program for the
Wing proposed by Baad. With the
new, organization, the Council
gave Administrative Wing mem-
bers the opportunity to work up to
positions of chairmanships of
various committees, an incentive
for prospective members.
The Driving Ban Study Com-
mittee, setup by the Council, has
given the SGC its first progress
report. The plans call for any
student over 21,nbut not in aca-
demic difficulty, to be allowed to
drive. Violations of all but one
driving rule, improper use of the
driving privilege, would result in
sending the student home for one
full semester.
All students operating cars
would be registered with the Of-
fice of Student Affairs and pay-
ment of a registration fee to the
office would be used for purposes,
of enforcement.
Exempt Catagories
Students elegible under the ex-
empt catagories of health, busi-
ness and commuter would still be
granted permissions to drive upon
OSA application.
The Council has also worked in
the areas of the proposed Student
Activities Building, study of the
Student Book Exchange and dele-
gation of the Exchange to the
Union, problems of Cinema Guild,
the approval of new organizations,
and other fields related to cam-
pus problems.
Future plans of the Council in-

LAING PROPOSAL:
SGC Begins First Year
As Official Governing Body

Resulting from the Laing pro-
posal, the present Student Gov-
ernment Council was accepted as1
the official form of student gov-
ernment in the all-campus elec-
tions held last March.
The present Council, beginning
its first full year in existence, is
the result of more than two years
of study and planning by a special
study committee of students and
faculty members.
Headed by Prof. Lionel H. Laing
of the political science department,
the final plans were presented to
the Regents by Vice-President for
Student Affairs' James A. Lewis.;
Authorized Referendum
The Regents authorized a cam-
pus referendum, and in the Dec-
ember 1954 referendum the stu-
dent body approved SGC in a
three to one ratio.
Combining in one body the
powers of Student Legislature and
the Campus Affairs Committee,
SGC consists of 11 elected mem-
bers and seven ex-officio members
representing the League, Union,
Daily, Interfraternity Council, In-
ter House Council, Panhellnic and
Assembly.
SGC has the power to recognize
any new campus organization, to
withdraw recognition from estab-
lished organizations, approve or
deny approval for student spon-
sored activities, and make rules
for the eligibility of students par-
ticipating in extra-curricular act-
ivities, (aside from intercollegiate
atheletics).
Coordinates Student Activities
It is also the task of the Coun-
cil to coordinate and delegate stu-
dent activities, to originate student
projects and to voice campus op-
inion.
The council is. helped by the.
work of its three standing com-
mittees: the Campus Affairs Com-

orientation .p r o b I em, activiti
booklet, pep rallies, faculty eva
uation and a lecture committee a
being carried on by this comnmitt
at the present time.
Bill Adams, '57, heads the Pub:
Relations Committee which is d
vided into three parts.
Informs Campus of Projects
First of these, public relatio
itself, keeps the campus inform
as to the projects of SGC, orier
new students to the Council a:
solicits student opinions when t
need arises.
Publicity, under the PR Cot
mittee, sets up a speaker's bure
to inform the campus of speci
subjects and obtains ideas a
suggestions on problems fro
other Big Ten schools.
Studying election procedure a
training personenel to run the e
ections is the job of the thi
section under PR, elections.
Human and International W
fare, under Bob Leacock, '57, c
ordinates its working with the I
ternational Student's Associati
in coordinating an improved fo
eign student program.
This committee also works w:
the University Housing Committ
sponsors a travel service progri
and has charge of the Free Ur
versity of Berlin exchange progra
The SOC is .financed by
twenty-five cent tax which I
been taken out of the tuition
all students in attendance at I
University. With this tax pr
viding the necessary financial st
port that no student governme
has ever had at Michigan, I
Council has been able to pay mi
attention to problems. other th
that of obtaining adequate fins
ces.
Other Projects

VOTE'

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