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Council Plans Improvement Of Efficiency

Debate Also Set On New Combine


The Student Council will consider tonight methods of making itself more efficient, and will conduct a preliminary discussion on the newly-formed Harvard Student Agencies, Inc. The basis of the Council's self-investigation will be a set of working suggestions made by Jerry Kolodny '58.

The ten suggestions aim to provide "a more informed Council before the meetings," Council president Larry R. Johnson '58 said last night. The resolutions in effect give the Council's executive committee the responsibility for making policies and leave the rest of the Council the choice of approving or rejecting them. In the past, the whole Council has generally decided matters as a group.

Dissenters Speak First

At the meeting, according to the resolution, the president of the Council will explain the motives behind the executive committee's resolutions and "select a speaker" from the list of members who have indicated disagreement with the committee's policies.

After this, a straw vote will be taken, and then those who have signed their names to the speakers list will be given the chance to express their opinions. Non-signers will have to wait their turn. Those who are against the executive resolution may speak again, if a move to vote on the question fails. In all but a few cases, all votes will be done by roll call.

The resolutions seemed "pretty good" to Johnson, though he added that "I don't know if I agree with them in detail."

Report on Student Agencies

Johnson also announced that he is preparing a report on the second most important topic on the Council's agenda, the Harvard Student Agencies, Inc. The executive committee last week discussed the matter with Dean Watson, who "didn't know too much about it," but felt that the Council "had a right to investigate the situation," Johnson said.

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