FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1957
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Auditor Checks Finances
For Student Organizations
Groups Now Use Meeting Rooms
By JOHN WEICHER us
Organizations looking for a,
place to meet no longer wind up in!f.,
the Union snack bar or the Mason
Nine conference rooms havef
been set aside for those groups on
the third floor of the Student Ac-#'P
tivities Building. One of these can
be usedonlyby Student Govern-
ment Council or Joint Juaiciary;
the others are open to any group.
The SGC room is far better fur-
nished than the others - it has
eight large glass ashtrays on the
table, as well as several among the
'Back Yard' Landscape Plans Drawn Up
Two plans for landscaping the
back yard' of the Student Activ-
ities Building have been drawn
up, according to Robert J. Aitken,
assistant supervising architect at
f the University.
The more costly of the designs
calls for a terrace with some
planting in it, while the other
consists largely of planting, with
a minimum of sidewalks.
parking lot behind the Student
of the area would consist largely
of grass in which some shrubs
would be placed.
Both plans feature flowering
shrubs located near the building
r itself, Aitken said. These would
include a number of spring plants,
such as tulips and daffodils.
No automobile parking is to be Evergreens, Too
permitted in either plan. I Evergreens would also be placed
sent unfinished appearance of the
area is generally derogatory, It
has been termed "a gravel pit"s
and "a golf course sand trap,"
Opinion on Lot Split
Opinion on the creation of a
parking lot instead of landscap-
ing the area has been more divid-
ed. Some feel it would, ease the
parking problem on campus.
Others, however, feel that land-
scaping is necessary to give the
building and the neighborhood a
pleasant appearance. They point
to the.fact that there are already
two parking lots in the area, one
large one behind the Administra-
tion Building and the Student
"ublications Building lot.
Based on these reasons, the
SAB Administration Board has
decided to landscape the area.
'Good Place to Sit'
The terrace design would in-
clude a number of seats placed
around the area, Aitken said. He
called it "a good spot to sit out
in during the spring and fall."
The other plan would include
two sidewalks, one leading to May-
nard St. and the other to the
in the area, to brighten things up
during the winter months.
Aitken termed the terrace de-
sign "the nicer of the two," but
added that the final decision
would be made largely on the basis
of comparative cost and available
Student comment on the pre-
ACCOUNT KEEPER .. . Fred Rinkel, Auditor of Student Organ-
izations, aids groups in keeping their accounts straight. Rinkel
also assists organizations when they plan some project, such as
Spring Weekend, to make sure that funds stretch as far as possible.
He often acts as go-between for the organization in these projects.
By BARBARA FINKEL
Co-ordinating the accounts of
the various student groups on
campus is one of the chief duties
of the office of Fred Rinkel, Audi-
tor of Student Organizations.
This office has the job of keep-
ing student activities running on a
sound business basis.
"Treasurers of the s a r i o-u s
campus organizations deposit all
organization, class, or committee
funds with our office," Rinkel
"We, in turn, work with these
different groups and aid them in
keeping their accounts straight,"
When it comes to putting on all-
campus activities, such as the stu-
dent sponsored concerts, the audi-
tor's office works right along with
the students, and helps them to
maintain a solid financial basis.
The auditor's office is also in
back of campus events such as
Spring Week - end, Michigras,
Homecoming Week-end and J-
"A great deal of work goes into
the planning of these activities,"
Rinkel said, "and we advise the
students on how to make the most
of their limited budgets."
Decorating committees are, ad-
vised as to the prices of the various
materials necessary for their de-
In deciding which bands to
choose for these various student
functions, the auditor's office aids
students in finding out the prices
of the different bands.
The auditor's office is also an
aid when it comes to purchasing
or renting various things from the
"For example, if a student or-
ganization wishes to rent a Uni-
versity bus to go out to the Fresh
Air Camp, they come to u and we
do all the negotiating with the
University for them," Rinkel said.
"In this way, again," he con-
tinued, "the University can be sure
that the students renting the bus
will be able to pay the correct
Visitors to the Dean of Women's
Office on the first floor of the
Student Activities Building often
comment on the giant pictures
behind the reception desk, won-
dering what they are.
The three photographs repre-
sent scenes symbolizing various
parts of Michigan. On the left is a
picture of a typical Michigan farm
field at harvest time, similar to
many farms throughout the south-
ern part of the state.
The center picture displays an
industrial plant, of the sort which
may be found in Detroit, while
the third depicts a forest scene
in winter, as is common in the
In addition, the chairs are com-
fortable, soothing pink plastic af-
fairs, enabling council members to
relax as they consider the ques-
tions before them. * MEETING PLACE ... SGC and
The room also has a carpet on room, on the third floor of the
the floor, or at least that part of rom!ntetidforo h
it where SGC or Joint Judic meet other rooms are also available to
The spectators have to rest their had to scavenge for some place
feet on linoleum. The meeting organization can use a room.
table is made of inlaid wood.
Other rooms are not so elabor-
ate-they have only one ashtray D ifficulties
apiece. Both tables and chairs in
these rooms are made of metal, F ceO therelau
and the floors are linoleum.
E a c h room has fluorescent
lighting, but much of the time this By MARGARET MOORE
is not necessary, as anyone can Mic'.igan is not the only large
tell from looking at the outside of university that tends to give the
the building. The largely- glass impression of assembly-line auto-
walls let in a great amount of sun- mation.
light, when the louvers are not
shut. The Daily recently received, in'
This feature enables persons Ianswer to a request for informa-
meeting in committees to get the tion on student activities, a letter
full benefit of the sun when it reading, "Enclosed is the Policy
is shining, without being depress- Manual for Student Organizations
ed by having to look out the win- which you as a recognized organi-
dow on gloomy, rainy days. The zation on the University of Minne-
louvers con be shut, the lights sota campus . . .',
turned on, and the meeting goes While The Daily was surprised
on with no dreary surroundings. k to know that a routine letter had
ay Szmade it a recognized organization
Varying Sizes on the University of Minnesota
These rooms vary in size. Some campus, we were curious to know
of them are as large as the SGC just what that entailed.
Joint Judic use this committee
SAB for their meetings. Eight
student groups which formerly
o hold a meeting. Any student
1.I uulJ I (~,'Al
., ,I ''''-'Ge
Senate combined. There is geo-
graphical rather than campus-
Editor of the University of North
Carolina Daily Tar Heel is elected!
by the whole student body. He then
appoints all members of the lower
Ohio University stages its own
versions of the two national par-
ties' presidential nominating con-
ventions. Students organize cam-
paigns for the candidates, give the
nominating and seconding speech-
es, man the state delegations, and
whoop it up in loud and enthusi-
Faculty Address Managers
Faculty members address the
campaign managers and state
chairmen at several preliminary
meetings, to make certain that
every official knows his proper
convention role and will perform it
Stanford University has a Texas
Club for all students who live in
Texas. This University also has an
Off-campus Womens' Organization
which provides close contact with
University life for the off-campus
women, and promotes group spirit I
smong its members.
As the administration of North
Carolina University wrote, "Our
student union isn't as new as yours
but we're proud of our 25 years
and hoping for many more."
It is with Great Pride
that we have participated
in the Construction
Student Activities Building
Wolverine Roofing & Supply Co.
2195 E. Ellsworth -Ann Arbor
room, while others are far small-
er, just right for a meeting of a!
10-man committee needing peace'
The rooms are not reserved to
anyone on a set weekly schedule;
any organization wishing to use
one signs up for it one week in
advance, but cannot plan to sche-
dule the room for the same time
Ar organization does not have!
to have an office in the SAB to!
use a room.
Already the rooms are becoming
a success; on an average day, five
of the rooms are in use. When
more people become acquainted
with them, the Building Council
expects a steady stream of groups
using the rooms.
All Have Organizations
Actually, although all univer-
sities may not have the modern,
efficiently equipped Student Activ-
ities Building of this campus, most
have about the same type of stu-
Minnesota, Ohio, and Stanford
University have a Student Legisla-
ture and Student Affairs Com-
mittee similar in structure to those
on our campus before the Student
Government Council Plan was put
into effect two years ago.
University of North Carolina,
however, has a two party system.
The parties, University and Stu-
dent, each nominate candidates
for the Student Legislature, which
is much like the U.S. House and
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