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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Forgiveness
Polic Ends
For Library

The Ann Arbor Public Library
got what it hoped for from its
"forgiveness days," and even a bit
more.
Among the 438 books which
were returned during this two-day
period in which all fines for over-
due books were suspended, were 11
unchecked books taken, apparent-
ly, from' the Ann Arbor High
School Library. and 11 from other
high schools in the area.
The "forgiveness days" were the
climax of National Library Week,
which ended last Sunday.
Books were, returned from as
far back as 1951, including 33 that
were due sometime in 1958, five
due in 1957, one due in 1952, and
one in 1951'
Numerous books taken out this
year were- returned, including 10
from January, 5 from Febi uary,
25 from March and 298 from this
month.
But. it was not only the main
Library book borowers who took
advantage of the two fine-free
"r days. Books from the Bookmobile,
which services the entire area also
came in over the weekend. Two
books taken out in 1958 were re-
turned, along with two from Feb-
ruary- of this year, one from
March and 22 from April.
Five books with no cards or
pockets were returned for the
Bookmobile. Six other unidenti-
fled books were returned to the
main library.
Weekend Calls.
Unit Leaders
Meeting Today
A short, compulsory meeting for
representatives of all housing units
entering Spring Weekend activities
will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in
the Glee Club Rm. of the Union.
All houses * entering the canoe
race, bicycle race or field games
are required to- attend.
Agcording to the Spring Week-
end Central Committee, the bicycle
race will be held at 3:30 p.m. Fri-
day at Palmer Field.

EX-PRESIDENTS TELL CAUSE:
Poltiieal Issues Club Dies of Apathy
By KENNETH McELDOWNEY
Since we couldn't find such a Such clubs as the You:
In a word the problem with the person we had to do the work crats and Young Republi
now-defunct Political Issues Club ourselves, he explained. Every time
seems to be apathy, we had to get together to do poster- a name and a national p
Arthur Rosenbaum, '60, one of work, he said, we liked the club know just about what t:
the clubs' presidents in the last even less. for. In the election year
few years summed the problem up Mentioning organizational work recruit new members eas
as being basically one of apthy, again, Rosenbaum said that last- a non-partisan group ha
both on the part of the campus semester they ran into trouble keeping people together
as a whole and one the part of getting officers elected and finally, baum said.
the officers of the club. Students when elections were held, they
would come to the big meetings conflicted with five-week exams Speakers Duplica
with speakers but would not come and the club started to die. Duplication of speaker
to the smaller discussion ones, he We have been mostly the same also hurt the political
said. group of people, since we started campus. With one speak
Thus the hard' core was pre- about three years ago, Rosenbaum ing at one club one.-v
sented with the problem of whether said. When members from this another the next, neither
to spend a lot of time and work hard core started to go to other expect to have any sort 0
in preparing big meetings or just organizations, he explained, there ing.
coming to a small meeting, be just wasn't enough left to main- As an example, Rosen
-de.tain existence. The Young Social- ed a meeting that was
Lack Workers ists drew away some of the mem- after the elections. We
There was a lack of people to bers and Al Haber, '60, then acting meeting to diescuss the
take care of the poster work and president, resigned when he was results, he said, and o:
other organizational details that elected to Student Government six or eight people sli
are necessary for a successful club, Council. - The same thing had har
Rosenbaum said. Edward McClen- Served Function another political group a
nen, '59, another past chairman, Haber, said that the PIC had space of a week when
also emphasized the lack of people served a very valuable function in scheduled the same spea
to do organization work. that it presented political views All the students on ca
He said that in a club such as not associated with any political are interested in discussi
ours there needs to be two types party. Rosenbaum said this was probably don't number
of people, some who like to discuss especially important about three Haber noted. Thus all ti
political issues and those who get years ago when there was a groups on campus have tc
a kick out of doing such things as noticable lack of controversial ghiscor.Itm eshr
poster work and committee meet- speakers on campus. This has ntere . Idepo l far
ings. changed now and we like to think freshman year he will j
In order to get information to that we had something to do with groupsand be lost, heE
the campus, the latter type is very it, he said. One solution to thi
important. Most of us just wanted Outside of this concern over thinks, might have bee
to get together and discuss and lack of speakers the club has never PIC to have held'meetir
argue, he continued. It is a rare had any clear concept of just what residence halls and in
person who can do both, McClen- the function or purpose of the ternities and sororities. '
nen said. club was, Rosenbaum added. have stimulated some in

GREEK EARNS RECOGNITION-Demetrios Ypsilanti, hero of
the Greek war of independence 140 years ago, has been honored
in this bust on the campus of Eastern Michigan College in
Ypsilanti.
Ypsilanti Name Inspired
By Greek Revolutionist

By THOMAS TURNER j
The Greek revolt against the
Ottoman Turks In the 1820's
aroused the sympathies of Roman-
tics everywhere, including those
of, the poet Byron, who died at the
hands of the Turks.
The revolution seems to have
stirred a few hearts in Washtenaw
county too, for it gave neighboring
Ypsilanti its name.
Demetrios Ypsilanti, the man so
immortalized, was born in 1793 of
a family claiming, descent from
Byzantine emperors. His grand-
father had served as Dragoman
or interpreter to the; Sultan; but
had fallen from favor and was
executed.
Plans Upset
His son, the father of Demetrios
Ypsilanti, twice served the Sultan
but was deposed. He raised an
army in Russia and moved to free
Greece, but his plans were halted'
by the Peace of Tilsit signed by
the Czar and Napoleon in 1806.
He died in exile, a disappointed
man.
Demetrios, however, was to see
his fatherland independent. Both

fought in the Russian army against
the Turks and joined the Greek
revolutionaries. Alexander, how-
ever, suffered several consecutive
defeats and fled to exile in Austria.
He was imprisoned in Vienna and
died there seven years later, in
1828.
Just one year later, however,
Demetrios Ypsilanti defeated the
Turkish commander, Aslan Bey,
at the pass of Petra and forced
him to capitulate in the final
action of the war.
Saluted- Him
And one year later, a village in
Michigan changed itsname to
honor him, "a salute from one
freedom-loving people to another."
Ann Arbor, on the other hand,
was named for two ladies named
Ann who used to live here.
Panel's Topic
SGC Abolition,
Say's Conrad
A debate on the topic, "Should
Student Government Council Be
Abolished?" will be held at 8 p.m;
today in Dining Rm. 1 of South
Quadrangle, Boyd Conrad, '61,
executive vice-president of Inter-.
House Council, announced yester-
day.
The panel of three will consist
of Prof. Paul Henle of the phil-
osophy department; Al Haber, '60,
SGC mmeber, and Michael Bent-
wich, Grad. Conrad will act as
moderator of the discussion, which
is being sponsored by IHC.
Any opinions expressed in the
course of the debate will be those
of the, panel members, Conrad
said, and will not necessarily re-
flect those of IHC.
Plans for the debate began aft-
er Bentwich attacked the concept
of student government at the last
Hyde Park discussion.
All students, faculty, and ad-
ministrative staff members are in-
vited to attend, Conrad added.

he and his

brother Alexander

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OSoph Show'
Group Meets4
The central committee for Soph
Show will meet at 4 p.m. today in
the Ann Arbor Rm. of the League,
publicity chairmen Susan Smith,
'62, and Stephen Vile, '62, an-
nounced yesterday.
The production for next year's
show will be discussed.

'U' Testing Service Protects
Students from 'Statistic' Fate
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is thev
eighth in a series of articles dealing division has with the students,
with the Institute for Human, Ad-dietvauio an eam
justment.) direct evaluation and exanin
justmnt.)tion helps "the students by aid:
By CHARLES KOZOLL University faculty and staff.
In' the rush to place several Besides machine scoring to
thousand freshman and transfer which are given in many cour
students into their proper slots the division evaluates and a
in the University, individual iden- lyzes the content of objective
tity is often lost. aminations "according to seve
Preventing incoming students criteria. In an "item analys
from this statistical fate the eval- the evaluation will show h
uation and examination division, many students picked certain
a section of the Bureau of Psycho- ternative answers and from t
logical Services of the Institute how well the alternatives discri
for Human Adjustment, conducts inated the good students from
the orientation testing program poor ones.
which is designed to rate the Along with determining how
freshmen and transfers, liable the exam was, the evalu
Essentially the tests determine ing staff will also provide a c
how an individual stacks up tain amount of data indicat
against the rest of the incoming how effective the exam would
group. After a student has been in assigning grades. Over the p
examined on his ability to spell, academic year some 15,187 pap
read, deal with chemistry and from 11 different departments a
mathematics and use words, the schools of the University took
division submits two reports. vantage of this service.
Use IBM Scores In addition to exam evalual
One of these is an IBM card and grading, the division will a
which has a student's scores consult with faculty m em be
punched on it. Because they are who want to improve either
better for research and cataloging quality of their tests or the en
these cards have been put into nature of a course.,
use. Judge Response
A second profile sheet is sub- By interviewing students, r
mitted to the counseling offices ning tape recordings of a c
on which a student's scores are session and judging response
graphically represented a 1o n g terms of what instructors wish
with a method of interpreting impart to a class, the division
them. On this sheet, the indi-. able to assist the faculty.
vidual's rank in his high school A further service function
graduating class is reported and a the University is conducting
comparison is made to other search studies for administra
freshmen entering the University.|units. Examining, on request,
While administering the tests mission procedures and coun
is the most direct contact that the ing techniqes, the division wo

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