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'Abolish Council' Is Campaign Cry


In an admitted effort to scuttle the Student Council by "boring from within," Gilbert R. Panzer '52 last night launched his campaign for election to the Council with its abolition as his sole platform. He said he is not associated with any other Council abolition group.

Speaking at a meeting of Council nominees from the Class of 1952, Panzer issued the following statement of aims: "If elected to the Student Council, I will do my utmost to abolish the Council and will do everything in my power to restrict its sphere of influence while I am carrying out my objective."

After the meeting, Panzer said that he thought the Council has done little constructive work and that it "continually sidesteps issues." His election, Panzer added, would be "proof" that the Class of 1952 endorses this view.

Theodore O. Cron '52 and Al Rothenberg '52 were other Council candidates who listed election aims. Cron stressed Council sponsored reforms in admission procedure while Rothenberg suggested the Council investigate the freshman advising program.

Late last night, A. Lyle Starr, a candidates for election from the Class of 1953, committed himself to a similar platform.

"I am running for Student Council," he said, "so that I can work untiringly for its complete abolition." He pointed out that, in his opinion, "necessary reforms in the Council cannot be made until the incumbents are ejected.

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