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Modern Decor, Display of Members' Art
)istinguish Architecture Fraternity House

Coffee Hours Provide
Religious Discussion

Rehearsals for Junior Girls Pla
Continuing Through Rush Perik

The first moment a person en-
ters the Alpha Rho Chi fraternity
house; he realizes that it is an
unusual home for a fraternity.
Modern furniture and decor
prevails, in the high-ceilinged liv-
in groom, hall and library, which
can be seen on arriving.
A long table to the left of the
staircase holds the,telephone and
the mammoth guest book, which
everyone attending the open
house held at the fraternity Sun-
day was asked to sign.
Has Fireplace
The library, which is to the left
of the hall, has a low, modern
fireplace, and another long table
holds various books. This table,
like the one in the entrance, was
made from boards used for doors
by the members of the fraternity.
The living room, to the right of
the hall, has a conventional fire-
place that one would expect to
find in .a building about 75 years
old; The furnture is low, and in-
cludes contoured chairs.
Several very low tables about-18
by 12 inches in size are scattered
throughout the room. Ash trays
were placed on them, but one of
the members explained that the
little tables were very versatile
and could even be used as small

-Daily-Michael Rontal
ARCHITECTURAL MODEIL-This model of a sports car show-
room, complete with people, was, designed by one of the architec-
ture students in Alpha Rho. Chi, professional architecture fra-
ternity, and was on display during the open house held at the
fraternity on Sunday.

When does the time-honored
coffee break grow into a coffee
hour? I
Irate employers may ponder this3
question, but the Office of Reli-
gious Affairs (ORA) at Lane Hall1
happily holds coffee hours everyt
other week.
"Lane Hall coffee hours evolvedr
from the Student Religious Or-
ganization's weekly informal 'cof-
fee breaks'," Mrs. Dolores E. Rik-
kers, program assistant, explained.,
"When the SRA was dissolved
and replaced by the ORA, the lat-;
ter's staff disbanded much of the
SRA's program but retained and
modified the 'coffee breaks'."
Have Evolved
"Instead of just an informal
get-together, we have attempted
to provide any University student
with an opportunity to get to-
gether with others and discuss,
ideas or problems of a religious,
ethical or social nature." she said.
"We have given the 'coffee
breaks' a speaker or discussion
leader and a topic for discussion,
and they have evolved into coffee
hours which appeal to a larger
group of students."
Speakers generally come from
three -main areas, Mrs. Rikkers
pointed out: students, faculty
members and clergymen. Their
wide range of topics have encom-
passed students' impressions of
travel abroad, existentialism, sexu-
al taboos, trinitarianism and uni-
tarianism, and an explanation of
the Jewish holiday Chanukah,
complete with traditional' foods.
"As much as our coffee hours
have differed in atmosphere, so
have they differed in student

living room. Against the far wall
is' a sculpture of two figures made
from steel welding rods. The black
rods have turned'pale green -in
spots by aging and by treatment
with acid.
The paintings and the sculpture
were all done by members of the
fraternity. For Alpha Rho Chi,

pictures hangs in theI



Brotherhood Week Begins;
Special Activities Planned

Several University and Ann Ar-
bor organizations have planned
special activities in connection
with Brotherhood Week, Feb. 15-
22, ,sponsored nationally by the
National Confeernce of Christians
and Jews and locally by Student
Government Council.
The. local chapter of the NCCJ
began the ,week with a conference
of students of 10 Washtenaw-'
ounity .high schools at Rackham
Saturday. Speakers from the Uni-
versity, high schools and religious
groups discussed the topic "Hu-
man, Retions," according to,
Grade Radford, executive secre-
tary of the chapter.
"Layman's Brotherhood" was
the theme of a special program
broadcast over, station WHRV
Monday. The broadcast, featuring
Leonard Chase, general chairman
of the Ann Arbor chapter of the
NCCJ, was sponsored by the or-
Present Films
During the entire week films
stressing brotherhood are also, be-
ing presented to elementary°
school children in Ann Arbor, Mrs.
R'adford added.
Thursday's International Cen-
ter tea, sponsored by the Inter-
national Students' Association,
will also be part of the program,
Robert Arnove, '59, pretsident, said.
Special invitations for the event
will be sent to University organi-
All students are invited to at-
tend the event, which will begin at
4, p.m., he added.
Will Speak
Ernest Green, a freshman at
Michigan State University who
attended Central. High School in
Detroit Synagogue
Invites StUdents.
To Annual Dinner
All University students who for-
merly attended Congregation
Shaarey Zedek in Detroit are in-
vited by the Congregation's' Re-
ligious School to an annual re-
union at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March
9, at the Hillel Foundation.
"These get-togethers," says Mrs.
Louis Tatken, administrator, "al-
ways offer a fine opportunity for
a reunion with the Rabbi and
cantors, while partaking of a good
'Detroit' dinner."
Students interested in attend-
ing are asked to send their name
and school address to the School
Office of the synagogue, (Atten-
tion: Mrs. Tatken), 2900 W. Chi-.
cago, Detroit, before Feb. 23.

Little Rock during the integra-
tion riots, will be the featured
guest at the Lane Hall coffee hour
this week, Harold Duerksen, pro-
gram director of the Office of
Religious Affairs, said.
Speaking "as a citizen of Little
Rock," Green will be available to
answer questions and give com-
ments on his experiences. in Little
Rock at 4:15 p.m. Friday in the
Lane Hall Library.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Association
will hold a special brotherhood
service Friday, according to Her-
man Jacobs, director. The 'pro-
gram will be sponsored by the Phi
Epsilon Pi fraternity and will fea-
tiure Harold Lubin,.'60, as speaker.
To Make Offering
The offering collected during
the special service will be donated
to charity, he'said.
The series, "Christianity and
Judaism Re-examined in the Light
of Brotherhood," will feature a'
protestant minister as speaker
next week, followed in two weeks.
by Sherwin T. Wine, assistant
rabbi of the Temple Bethel Syna-
gogue in Detroit.
Features Display
In connection with the theme of
the week, the Undergraduate Li-
brary is featuring a display of
books about brotherhood. A spe-
cial list of books on human re-
lations is also available at the en-
trance to the building.
F ve Attend'

though it is an undergraduate so-I
cial fraternity, is composed of stu-
dents in the architecture and de=
sign school.;
Open houses are held at Alpha
Rho Chi every semester. A display
of members' works done during,
the past summer and the past se-
mester was shown Sunday.
Show Buildings
Among the exhibits were public
buildings done.for a senior archi-
tectural-design class.. The class
project was to design a town of
1,600 on Honey Creek, a site north
of Ann Arbor.
Members of the fraternity had
displays which included models
and site plans for a community
shopping center and a junior high
school. The school was designed to
facilitate easy expansion and to
use the auditorium and the gym,
separately from the rest of the
Exhibit Photographs
Not all the students in Alpha
Rhi Chi are studying architecture,
There were examples of work done
in a photography class by an art
student, as well as some paintings
by him.
Another display was the work
done for an advertising agency by
an information design student
who spent the summer with the
agency in conjunction with the
Although not on formal display,
the students' rooms were exhibits
in themselves. Each year the oc-
cupants of a room are free to re-
decorate It.
Use Large Desks
;Desks with huge working areas
are common in all the rooms.
Other features which most of the
men have used include lamps
shaped with Chinese lanterns,
contour lounging chairs and un-
usually-shaped bottles and ob-
Most of the men concentrate
their attention on a corner of
their rooms, making small loung-
ing and reading areas. The irregu-
lar roof lines of the house form
made-to-order rooms that are not
rectangular, so that natural cor-
ners are part of most of the rooms.
in one of the rooms, a wall has
been torn down and a low brick
planter put in its place. A sheet
of plastic has been placed over
flourescent lights, which gave the
lighting $a subdued effect. Stereo-
phonic music with a speaker high
in one of the walls complete the
effect of modern, gracious living.
Sponsored by the University of
Arizona in co-operation with pro-
fessors from Stanford University,
University of California, and Gua-
dalajara, it will offer in Guadala-
jara, Mexico, June 29-August 7,
courses in art, folklore, geography,
history,' language, and literature.
$233 covers tuition, board and
room. For more information please
write to Professor Juan B. Rael,
.Box K, Stanford University, Calif.

composition." Mrs. Rikkers said.
"Looking around at the group
in the building library twice
monthly, I -rarely see the same
face twice."
Mrs. Rikkers hypothesized that
this great cross-section of stu-
dents represents those "who are
interested in the speaker or dis-
cussion as well as those who read
the Daily Official Bulletin."
Students will be able to clack
coffee cups and munch cookies
Friday when Ernest Green, Mich-
igan State freshman and Negro
student who was graduated with
the Little Rock Central High
School's first integrated class, in-
itiates the semester's series.
Speakers Scheduled
Other speakers thus far sched-
uled to appear are Doris Esch, '59,
former exchange student at the
Free University of Berlin, and Rev.
Richard Crusius, of the United
Church of Christ in East Ann Ar-
Mrs. Rikkers indicated that
many of this semester's coffee
hours may well turn into real bull
sessions, as many have done in
the past. For the coffee hour, like
the 'five-minute coffee break,'
frequently extends its limit,
Trip Tickets
Now Ready
Europe Reservations
Sold at Union Office
Tickets and contracts for the
Michigan Union- and Student
Government Council - sponsored
flight to Europe are obtainable in
the Union Student Offices on the
second floor of the, Union.
The charter flight will leave for
Paris from Idlewild Airport -in
New York on June 23, 1959. The
return flight will be on Sept. 1,
1959, from Amsterdam to New
Students, faculty and employees
of the University are eligible, as
are their mothers, fathers, chil-
dren and spouses whom they ac-
This flight is not a tour, for it
merely provides transportation to
Europe and back at a reduced
rate, Martin Newman, '60, Union
executive councilman in charge
of the trip, said.
Arrangements have been made
with an airline that specializes in
overseas charter flights, he said.
No one-way passages will be
sold, Newman added, and passen-
gers will have to. supply their own
transportation to and from New
Total cost of the trip will be
$350. A downpayment of approx-
inately $150 must accompany the
signed contract. The remainder
is to be paid in installments by
April 10.
Thirty-eight of the 80 available
seats have been sold so for.
Passports and proof of vaccina-
tion within six months of; re-entry
to the United States must be ob-
tained. However, Newman said
most western European countries
do not require visas if the stay in
the individual countries is short.
To give students, faculty and
employees an idea of what to ex-
pect in the foreign countries, the
Union is holding a travel show on
March 12 at which people from
various European countries will
give short talks and answer ques-
tions about their respective coun-

You are cordially invited to
our Spring and Sumer

Rehearsals for the 1959 Junior
Girls Play have been slowed down
somewhat by sorority rushing, but
work will begin in earnest at the
beginning of March, Elinor Dodge,
chairman of the central commit-
tee, said.
This year's play, "Petticoat Pla-
toon," will first be presented to
senior women on the annual
Senior Night, Wednesday, March
18. The public will be able to see
the production on the -following
three nights.
The play, a musical comedy,
was written by Susan Brace last
summer. Members of the central
committee, which is composed of
chairmen of the special commit-
tees, communicated by mail dur-
Blaser-Johnson Johnny Harberd
Boll Weevils . The Kingsmen
R. G. Quartette
Jim Soluri -- Men of Note
'Andy Anderson
plus many others -

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ing the summer about plans. Then In charge of costumes are ,
this fall work began in earnest on Plard and Patricia Thies; n
the production. up, Connie Eisman; stage mf
Ted Heusel of the Ann Arbor er, Louise Myers; properties,
Civic Theatre assisted in the plan- Collins and Louise McQu
ning and selecting of the cast. choreography, Jean Fishack;
Members of the''central com- sic, Janice Rose; and chori
Mebes f h cntalco-rector, Pat Vicks. Direct(
mittee include Carlene Miller, as- Karol Buckner.
sistant chairman; Sara Keller- Karo Gkr.
man, secretary and Barbara Roh- Junior Girls Play originat
be, treasurer. y1916. It has evolved from a
Chairmen of individual commit- type show to a full stage pr
tees are Barbara Nash, tickets; tion.
Barbar Ecker, programs; Susan During the last two week
Shilling and Margaret Bane, pub- fore the presentation of
licity; Lois Stark, stunts; Judy coat Platoon," novelty stun
Savage, posters; and Sally Plym the Diag and in housing
and Mary Ogden, scenery. will publicize the performan

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to wed
is Sets Wedding
Mr. William Edward Schiller an-'
nounces the engagement of his
daughter, Kathryn June Schiller,
to Lt. Alan Wallace MacCarthy,
Jr., USMC, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Alan Wallace MacCarthy of Dev-
onshire Road, Ann Arbor.
Miss Schiller is a senior in the
literary college, and is president of
the local chapter of Alpha Chi
Omega sorority. Lt. MacCarthy, a
graduate of the University, is a
member of Phi Sigma Kappa so-
cial fraternity, and Scabbard and
Blade honorary military frater-
nity. He is at present stationed at
Quantico, Virginia.
An April wedding is planned.

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state and liberty




Five students are representing
the' United' States National Stu-
dent Association at the Interna-
topnal Student Conference in
Lima, Peru.
The students, who are attending,
the eighth ten-day conference, are
among representatives of 70 na-
The last conference passed res-
olutions calling for independence
for Algeria "as a prerequisite for
free and democratic education."
They also censured Batista police
action against ,student rebels in
Attending the. conference are:
Willard Johnson, graduate , of
UCLA; James Malone Edwards,
attending the Yale .Law School;
Bruce Larkin, former internation-
al vice-president of NSA; Manuel
Aragon, attending the University
of California at Berkeley; and
Robert .Kiley, a graduate of Notre




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