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', MAY 13, 1959



Hans Comes from Netherlands
To Construct Kites at University


Hans Van de Bovenkamp,
'61A&D, carried a scroll of brown
onionskin paper under one arm
and three library books on kite
construction in the other.
"I have to learn to make a kite
for school," he said. "We're having
a kite demonstration five weeks
from now on North Campus. You'll
have,to be sure to see it."
Explaining that the books were
instruction booklets from the li-
brary, he noted that it was much
easier to take notes on the scroll
in hi.s architecture classes than in
regular notebooks. He also admit-
ted he is a "very bad student."
Comes to University
Van de . Bovenkamp, who came
to the University seven months
ago, is a native of the Netherlands.
He was attending the University of
Amsterdam when his father called
him and asked if he wanted to
move to Canada.
"I told him to forget about it,
I'm ,study my calculus. But I be-
came more and more excited about
it," he smiled with a twinkle in his
eye. The thought of more food and
irproved living conditions pro-
vided some incentive for the move,
but they were primarily looking
for more 'adventure.
When they reached Canada, the
20-year-old worked at a variety
of jobs for almost a year.
Works on 10 Jobs
"I worked at 10 different jobs in
10 months. First I was a painter,
then a laborer, then a carpenter-
until I had to do a, hanging door,
a laborer again, two different posi-
tion in a bank, a receptionist at a
night club, an oil company em-
ployee arnd- a laborer again-but
this time at night."
Smoothing back his unruly
brown hair, he shook his head.
"You can always find a job as a
laborer, but I'd never do it again."
He also prefers the United
States to Canada, where they
"hate" foreigners. He thinks
American people are interested in
people from other countries. They
don't exactly like them, but they
are interested, he said.
His family, including two broth-
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--Daily-Robert Dennis
'ON KITES AND THINGS-Hans Van de Bovenkamp studies his
books on kite construction and design under the shade of a local
tree. Originally front the Netherlands, he has been in the United
States for about seven months and is currently interested in the
architecture and design school's forthcoming kite contest.

Heads Name
General Co-Chairmen
Fill Twelve Positions
Marty Farnsworth, '60, and
Dave Beste, '60E, general co-
chairmen of the 1959 Homecom-
ing, yesterday announced the
Central Committee for the event.
They are Jeff Jenks, '61, in
charge of finance; Joel Jacobson,
'62, band; Charles Judge, '62,
building and grounds; Karen Tait,
'62, and Jeff Weiss, '61, tickets;
and Anna Svenson, '61, and Stan-
ley Lewy, '62E, alumni relations.
Also appointed were Marilyn
Zdrodowski, '60Ed., and Larry
May, '61, head of special events;
Barbara Rosbe, '60Ed., and Ted
Forbes, '61, displays; Sharon An-
derson, '61P and Tenny Stannard,
'61, booklet; and Anne Wear, '61,
and Bill Fried, '60BAd., publicity.
Tamar Kirk, '61E, and Sam
Walker, '60E, were appointed in
charge of decorations; Kay Mab-
ley, '62 and Mariem Westrich, '61,
as secretaries; and Carol McLay,
'61, in charge of programs and
Farnsworth and Beste chose
this committee to aid them in the
planning and co-ordination of this
annual affair, which is marked by
the return of the alumni, the
homecoming football game, and
the competition of the housing
units' elaborate displays.
Chemical Society
Holds Initiation
Delta chapter of Phi Lambda
Upsilon, honorary chemical soci-
ety, initiated thirty members at a
banquet last night in Plymouth.
Delivering the main address to
the society of chemists, chemical
engineers, biochemists and phar-
macists, Prof. Robert' R. White of
the engineering school also re-
ceived the Phi Lambda Upsilon
Teaching Award.
The chapter awards this an-
nually to a member of the various
chemistry faculties who has dis-
tinguished himself for "outstand-
ing teaching and leadership," Vice-
President Morton Hoffman, Grad.,
Hoffman also presented the stu-
dent awards, which went to James
R. Street, '59, Dale. Webster, '60,
and William F. Beck, '60E. Street
received the Kendall Award, a
$100 stipend from a Boston firm.
Webster and Beck each received a
book of their choice as recipients
of the Junior Achievement Award
in chemistry and chemical engi-
neering, respectively.

ADC Moves
To Change
Vote Process
The Assembly Dormitory Coun-
cil has moved to change their
presidential election from a gen-
eral independent women's vote to
one by the council representatives.
The motion was made as a pro-
posed amendment to the Assembly
constitution, which specifies that
the vote should be taken by all
independent women.
Members of the council raised
objections on the grounds that
removing the vote from the wo-
men will tend to- reduce interest
in Assembly.
But others pointed out that wo-
men in dormitories do not know
the candidates for president well
enough to be able to judge >their
capabilities. The vote on the mo-
tion will be taken at next week's
Swim Club
Plans Show
The Michifish will take a swim
tour of an attic, led by the friend-
ly comic book ghost, Casper, on
May 15, 16 and 1'7.
Using projected slides as scen-
ery, the synchronized swimmers
will swim through "Attic Antics",
including the discovery of an an-
cient music box and a ride on a
bicycle built for two.
The script is a rhyming com-
mentary by Casper himself, who
stirs up the confusion responsible
for the antics. He finds an old
picture album, a pair of high but-
ton shoes and an old phonograph,
all with appropriate swimming
Finally, for a grotesque and ro-
mantic touch, he completes his
trip by uncovering the family
skeleton and some forgotten love
Show solos will be done by Ann
Phillips, '61, in the Music Box
number and Sally Hanson, '61, in
Cupid's Caper.
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ers and a "cute" sister, who he
thinks is about 14 years old, pres-
ently live in Canada where his
father is an elementary school
teacher and "works in the gar-
den." Another brother also attends
the University.
Explaining why he decided to
come here to school, Van de
Bovenkamp rubbed the front of
his inside-out Michigan sweat-
shirt. "I chose this one because it
was so 'cheap,' he quipped. Every
time I say it, I get sick to my
stomach. The $600 tuition is an
awful lot of money."
But I do live more cheaply than
other students, he explained. Four
of us have a whole house across
from the Alpha Phi sorority house
called "The Blue Door." We do all
are better than
placed from his homeland,
made himself a millionaire
unusual forgery stunt in
ntoday the police aren't
a crook. Read his story
's Star Weekly. On sale
ok for the BLUE COVER.

our own cooking and housekeep-
"Sometimes we invite girls to
dinner, then ask them to clean up
the house. Isn't that awful?" he
chuckled with 'his green eyes
Describing the house, he noted
the two huge 30 by 13 foot rooms,
three bathrooms, a dressing room,
dining room, kitchen and base-
ment. We also have -one of those
"how do you call it?-room of
glass? Oh, yes, a solarium."
Asked about his plans after he,
leaves the University, Van de Bov-
enkamp said lie intends to take
"a long holiday." Since he spent
a year working in Canada, he in-
tends to take some extra design
courses this summer to make up
f or the lost time.
Gets Satisfaction from Job
"Work is really a pleasure for
me," he confessed. "I find a lot
of happiness from the satisfaction
of a job well done; don't you?"
Noting that he was especially
impressed with the comfortable
living conditions in the United
States, he added that he hUs al-
ways wanted to live in Paris,
Copenhagen or Rome. He also
liked Amsterdam very much and is
disgusted when people mistake
him for German or Swedish.
"After all, I'm proud I'm Dutch,"
he concluded, hurring away to
build his kite.

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