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Quaal Notes

'Unlimited Future' in Broadcastin

NEW STRUCTURE-The University has been very concerned for the past several years with the
problem of adequate parking facilities in the area of the University Medical Center. This parking
structure being built at Catherine and Forbes (in the vicinity of the medical center) will help to
ease this situation.

There is an "unMmited future"
in.broadcasting, Ward Quaal, vice-
president and general manager of
WGN's (Chicago) radio and tele-
vision stations, said yesterday.
He pointed to the continued in-
crease in the number of radio and
television stations in the past
decade. Radio has more than
doubled its number of stations
Cit Water
Taste Gets
Com paints
An iodine-like taste in the city's
water has stirred Ann Arbor resi-
dents to protest.
Upon tasting the water, citizens
have deluged the water depart-
ment with phone calls and ques-
tions to find out what's wrong.
Guy C. Larcom, Jr.. City Ad-
ministrator, said the city is try-
ing to correct the situation which
is harmless although unpleasant.
Larcom described the water's taste
as similar to that of medicine or
He attributed the situation to
the presence of organic materials
in the Huron River. The river is
the city's major source of water,
he said
Melting ice, snow and a large
amount of organic material which
run off into the river cause decay
in vegetation.
This situation seems to occur,
to varying degrees, each year with
the approach of spring. This year,
however, it appeared more rapidly
and more suddenly than usual,
Larcom said.
To combat the problem, the city
counteracts the bad taste and odor
of the water by usinga chemical
process. This device is employed as
much as possible, but does not
completely alleviate the problem,
Larcom said. The situation is com-
plicated by the presence of chlorine
in the water.
A maximum amount of the city's
well supply is being utilized as
another measure of correction.
Notices J
(Use of this column for an-
nouncements is available to offi-
cially recognized and registered or-
ganizations only. Organizations
planning to be active for this
semester must register by February
28. Forms available, 2011 Student
Activities Building.)
Christian Science org., regular testi-
mony meeting, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.,
League: bulletin bd. in main lobby will
specify meeting rm.
* *
Deutscher verein, meeting, presen-
tation of Nachtbeleuchtung -- 1-act
farce by Kurt Goetz, Movie on Ancient
German Cities, Feb. 19, 8 p.m., Union
Rm. 3-S. Refreshments.
* * *
Petitions for 7, one-year positions on
Student Relations Bd. of SGC and De-
velopment Council of the University
are available until Feb. 20, SG area,
SAB. Interviews on Feb. 21 from 1-5
p.m. 'Exceptions will be made to the
interview time by contacting the Ad.
vice-Pres. of SGC.
* *
SGC Public Relations Comm., com-
mittee meeting, Feb. 19, 4 p.m., 1548
SAB. New committee members needed.

since 1947, and there are now 512
television stations.
"With the continued growth of
radio and television, there will be
need for more workers," Quaal
said. He also pointed to the high

Quaal said that stations in the
future will be using "Scattervi-
sion," which by reflecting signals
off the ionosphere, the upper level
of the atmosphere, will make pos-
sible world television. He pre-
dicted that there will be shallow
wall receivers which could be
covered by a picture when not in
use. Transistor television sets are
possible, he said.
Viewing future trends, Quaal
sees a swing away from radio net-
works towards local stations.-"Ra-
dio is a highly personalized me-
dium," Quaal said. "It can follow
a person everywhere." This and
flexibility in programming were
among his main reasons for radio's
continued growth.
The University alumnus con-
sidered programming one of the
Bob Elliott Mark Harvey
Earle Pearson Dick Collins
Dick Polinger Dick Tilkin
plus many others

...,spoke at assembly
pay level in broadcasting, but sug-
gested that the beginner should
place opportunities for experience
over pay.
He emphasized working in a
small station for experience.

1103 S. Univ.

NO 2-6362

Another Note on Extracurricular Competence . .
Parents have an odd habit of asking questions. And they
always zero in on money. You know ... "What happened
to the $25 from Aunt Kate?" "How could your allowance
be gone already?" The best way to transform these inquisi-
tions into amiable chats about the high cost of living is to
have records. Cancelled checks are very fine records indeed.
They are proof positive that you did have a big cleaning bill,
wipe out suspicion that you were taken to the cleaners.
Either of ANN ARBOR BANK'S two near-campus branches
can set you up with a Special Checking Account in a jiffy.
Only $2.00 for a book of 20 checks. No additional fees, and
no minimum balance required.
ANN ARBOR BANK is part of the "Michigan Tradition."
Very useful, too!

Long-Term Plan
Prof. Howard H. Pe'kham, 11-
brary director, said that the dis-
play, part of a long-term program
to show some of the collection of
the library to the public, was
loosely connected with the addi-
tion of Alaska to the United States.
The early exploration of the
area, Prof. Peckham 4aid, was car-
ried out with two purposes in
mind, the first of which was the
discovery of the Northwest"Pass-
Frustrated in their attempts to
find its eastern entrance in the
Hudson's Bay area, the navigators
of the period hoped to discover its
western end in the area around
Alaska and sail eastward to the
Develop Commerce
- The second objective was the
development of commerce with the
Indians of the area, chiefly in
furs. As the hope of discovering a
passage dimmed, this aspect' was
given new importance, though it
was never fully developed.
The area, Prof: Peckham ex-
plained, was just too far from
Europe to receive much interest
from there; only Russia made seri-
ous efforts.
In the exploration of the area,
the major voyages were sponsored
by Great Britain and Russia.
The first European sailors to


scribing the voyage which took
place in 1579, is on display. On the
flyleaf is a picture of Drake decked
out in full armor, with his coat
of arms.
In the titles, letters resembling
present-day "f's" are used to rep-
resent what we call "s" today, a
characteristic of the{printing of
the period.
New Attempt
Another.3English. attempt was
made in 1633 by a Captain James,
who was trying to find the North-
west Passage. In the title page,
there is reference to the account
of "miseries endured" showing the
hardships to sailors navigating in
the area.
The word "endured" appears to
be spelled "indvred."
A controversy is in evidence be-
tween two of the captains who
sailed in the area just before 1800.
The principal voyage was led by
Captains Pontlack and Dixon and
Captain John Meares.
Writes Book,
In addition to official accounts
of the voyages, there is a book
written by Dixon objecting to some
of the claims'of Meares and charg-
ng him with-Ignoring some of his,
Dixon's, discoveries.
Records of the voyage of the
English captain, George Vancou-
ver, whose expedition gave its
name to Vancouver Island and dis-
covered Puget Sound, named after
one of the captains.
A Captain Broughton, who ac-
companied Vancouver, drew pro-
files of coastlines, two of which are
on display.
Obtains Report
The original explorer of the area,
Vitus Bering, is represented by an
account of his voyage'in a history
of the Orient by a French Jesuit
who somehow obtained a copy of
his official report.
The map done' by Bouche is
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City Beglins
Street Work,
The city has begun a patching
program to smooth out the weath-
er-caused holes on many streets,
City Administrator Guy C. Lar-
com, Jr., said yesterday.
All the city personnel available
for street work were put to. work
patching the streets. The city has
also obtained contracted help from
private sources, Larcom said.

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on into spring. wool jerseys, mohairs., flannels, tweeds, plaid
a delightful assortment of fresh styles and colors. some
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