THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Math Competition Poses
Problems for 'U' Team
,By DONNA ROBINSON
"Consider four points in a plane,
no three of which are co-linear,'
and such that the circle through
three of them does not pass
through the fourth.
This is one of the twelve prob-
lems that members of the Michi-
gan team and other teams across'
the United States and Canada'
were required to solve last Satur-
day for tests given in the William
Lowell Putnam Mathematical
The Putnam Competition began
in 1938 and is financed by the
William Lowell Putnam Inter-
collegiate Memorial Fund, created
by Mrs. Lowell in memory of her
husband, a member of the Har-
varct class of 1882.
Its purpose is "to stimulate a
healthful rivalry in the under-
graduate work of departments ,of
mathematics in colleges and uni-
versities of the United States and
The competition is designed for
undergraduate' mathematics ma-
jor, and is "constructed to test
originality as well as technical
competence." Any college or uni-
versity may enter either a three-
The medical school's honorary
society "The Galens" collected ap-
proximately $9,000 in its 34th
annual bucket drive December first
man team or individuals.
members of the teams are
competing as individuals.
This year was the first in the
last seven years that the Univer-
sity has entered a team. Professors
James Wendel and Nicholas Kaz-
arinoff, of the mathematics de-
partment, have spent about one
session per week practicing with
the team members for the com-
petition. "We have a very good
team," said Prof. Wendel, "but I
don't think we can beat Harvard."
The results of the tests will not
be made public for about ten
months, Prof. Wendel, who was
in charge of the Michigan team,
Prizes by teams include cash
awards ranging from $5 to $100 for
the first five teams, and from $10
to $50 for each team-member, ac-
cording to his team's rank. There
will be five prizes of $75 each and
five of $35 for the highest-ranking
individuals, regardless of their
teams' rank. Each of the winners
will receive a medal.
One of the five top contestants
will also be awarded a $3,000
graduate scholarship to Harvard,
or to Radcliffef if the winner is
Prof. Wendel said the team was
very enthusiastic this year. Two
of the members will still be at
the University next year, and he
and Prof. Kazarinoff are plan-
ning to work with them, and any
other qualified persons who are
interested, for the rest of this
year and next fall until the compe-
The UN 'U'
The first seminar organized to
study a possible United Nations
University was conducted Tuesday
This seminar was part of a series
of 19 to be held each Tuesday
night through May. They are
sponsored by the Department of
Studies on the United Nations, a
semi-autonomous group connected
with Americans Committed to
The basis of the seminars is the
second draft copy of a report by
a group from ACWR which con-
siders the concept, objectives,
functions and possible character-
istics of a United Nations Univer-
The faculty members participat-
ing in Tuesday night's seminar
were Prof. Kenneth L. Boulding
of the economics department, Prof.
Arnold M. Kaufman of the philos-
ophy department and Dr. Richard
L. Meier of the internal medicine
department. The discussion cen-
tered around a step by step analy-
sis of the material contained in
the preface of the report. This
dealt primarily with the reasons
for forming a United Nations Uni-
It was stressed by the professors
that a University of this type
could serve as a source of informa-
tion and research for the United
Nations, although Prof. Kaufman
also emphasized the teaching
function of such a university.
By ALAN MAGID
Undergraduate European study
was the subject of a panel dis-
cussion Tuesday night at the
Led by Prof. James J. Gindin
of the English department, four
panel members described their ex-
periences in foreign study.
Linda Lurie, '62, was a member
of a group of ten University edu-
cation students who participated
in a special exchange program
with the University of Sheffield in
Her semester's activity included
seven weeks of classroom study
and seven weeks of practice teach-
ing Tuition was $30, and room
and board at a women's dormitory
totaled $150 for the semester.
Jo Ann Worshil, '62, related her
experiences in the New York Uni-
versity program at the University
of Madrid. Two years of college
Spanish is required for admission
to this program.
Participants pay $550 tuition
directly to NYU and must arraige
for transportation and housing in-
dividually. However the sponsor
provides a list of families who are
willing to provide room and board
at from $35 to $85 a month, de-
pending on the accommodations.
For a month prior to the be-
ginning of classes, orientation
sessions in Spanish history, lan-
guage and customs are given.
Barbara Page, '62, participated
in the Syracuse University studies
at the University of Florence. Ex-
Panel Views Foreign Studies
penses there amount to $1000 a
semester, including round-trip,
Courses are taught in English by
Syracuse professors in a recon-
verted Italian villa. Students com-
petent in Italian may study courses
taught directly by the Florence
Barbara Brodkey, '62, told of
the opportunities for study at the
Sorbonne. Hamilton College spon-
sors this program and provides
classes in French culture and lan-
guage for five weeks before the
regular semester begins. Charges
for the academic year amount to
$2,300 including transportation.
Value of Contact
The panelists emphasized the
value of contact with the family
with whom they stayed both for
gaining an understanding of their
"adopted" countries and for rap--
idly learning the native tongue.
At present there are over fifty
unidentfled bicycles in the Uni-
versity Storage Garage waiting to
be identified and claimed by their
Assistant to the Vice President
for Student Affairs Peter A. Osta-
fin said that the bicycles, which
had mutilated registrations or
none at all and had been impound-
ed by the Office of Student Affairs,
could be reclaimed at the Bicycle
Storage Garages on East Washing-
ton between 4-6 p.m. Mondays
Members of the OSA staff sur-
vey and inventory the bicycle situ-
ation periodically, noting the num-
ber and location of violations.
When the situation becomes seri-
ous, the OSA rents a trucks and
impounds all violating bicycles.
Prof. Gindin mentioned the new
joint program between the Uni-
versity and the University of Wis-
consin for study at Aix-en-Prov-
ence, France. A prospectus de-
scribing the program will be avail-
able at the Freshman-Sophomore
Counseling Office shortly before
"Course credits for foreign stud-
ies are to a great extent transfer-
able. Many departments at the
University are very liberal in ac-
cepting credits earned abroad," he
invites you to attend
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Friday, December 8th
FEAST OF THE
A Holyday of Obligation
6:30, 7:00, 8:00,
St. Mary's Chapel
9:00, 12:00 and 5 P.M.
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Stochastic Programming Seminar:
Will meet Thurs., Dec. 7, at 4 p.m.
in 247A West Engineering. Prof. R.
M. Thrall will speak on "Comments
on N-Person Games."
Degree Recital: Tom Cultice, baritone,
will present a recital on Fri., Dec. 8,
8:30 p.m. in Lane Hall Aud. He will
be accompanied by James Herring,
pianist, and assisted by Carol Jewel
and Susan Bastedo, violins, Janice
Hupp, viola, and Carolyn Halik, cello.
This recital is presented in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for the
degree Bachelor of Music. Open to the
Communications Sciences Colloquium:
Prof. Kenneth Boulding will speak on
"The Role of Communications in Peace
Research" on Fri., Dec. 8 at 4:15 p.m.
in 429 Mason Hall.
Biological Chemistry Colloquium: Dr.
Donald Helinski, Dep't of Biological Sci-
ence, Stanford University, will discuss
"Studies on the Relationship Between
the Mutational Site Map and the Pri-
mary Structure of the A Protein of
Tryptophan Synthetase" on Fri., Dec.
8 at 4 p.m. in M6423 Medical Science
Bldg. Coffee in M5410 Medical Science
Bldg. at 3:30 p.m.
Psychology Colloquium: Fri., Dec. 8,
Dr. J. W. Atkinson, University of Mich-
igan, will speak on "A New Premise
for Research on Motivation," 4:15 p.m.
in Aud. B, Angell Hall.
Doctoral Examination for Peter
Knoblock, Education & Psychology;
thesis: "An Investigation of Essential
Elements of the Reading Process by
Means of Standard and Experimental
Administrations of the Rorschach Ink-
blot Test," Fri., Dec. 8, E, Council
Room, Rackham Bldg., at 2:00 p.m.
Chairman, W. C. Morse.
Doctoral Examination for Thomas
Richard Dyckman, Business Adminis-
tration; thesis: "An Investigation into
the 1955 Automobile Sale Year," Fri.,
Dec. 8, 816 School of Business Admin.,
at 3:00 p.m. Chairman, P. W. McCrack-
Beginning the week of Mon., Dec. 11,
the following schools will have repre-
sentatives at the Bureau to interview
candidates for the second semester.
MON., DEC. 11-
Garden City, Mich.-Elem. (K-6); Vis-
iting Teacher; Educagle Ment. Retard.
Warren Woods, Mich. - Elem.; 7th
TUES., DEC. 12-.
Flint, Mich.-Early Elem.; Girl's PE-
Interviewing morning only.
WED., DEC. 13-
Birmingham, Mich.-All Elem., Elem.
Libr.; Late Elem. Ment. Retard. (Man);
Reading Improvement; Jr. HS Sci.;
Pol. Sci.; Engl.; Comm. (Short./Type).
-Openings now or February.
Pontiac, Mich.-Elem. (K-6); Sp. Corr.
-Interviewing morning only.
THURS., DEC. 14-
Grosse Pointe, Mich.--Elem. (K-6);
Jr. HS Engl., Set.; Driver Ed.; Ment.
WalledLake, Mich.-Elem.; Sp. Ed.
(Type B Ment. Retard); Jr. HS Coun-
selor (Man)-Openings now or Febru-
For appointments and additional in-
formation contact the 'Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3200 SAB, NO.3-1511, Ext.
Detroit Civil Service-Examinations
are held weekday mornings at 8:30
a.m., Mon.-Fri. at City-County Bldg.,
400 Woodward Ave., for positions of
Junior Chemist, Technical Aid (Busi-
ness & Gen'l.), & other positions with
City of Detroit. Interested seniors are
invited to take Exam during Christ-
mas holidays. Appointment not neces-
Fieldcrest Mills, Inc., North Carolina
-Openings for recent grads as Junior
Salesmen or Sales Trainees. Initial per-
iod of training in NYC office & then
assignment to territories in various
parts of U.S.
Blaw-Knox Company, Pittsburgh, Pa.
-Openings as follows: Design Engi-
neers, Mfg. Engnr., Antenna Sales En-
gnr., Electronics Electrician, Vessel De-
sign Engnr., Chemical Process Design
Engnrs., Piping Specification Writer,
Sales Engnr.. Stress Analyst. Staff Ac-
countant, Detail Draftsman, R & D
Metallurgist, & Casting Design Engnr.
Also various others.
Nuclear-Chicago Corp., Des Plaines,
Ill.-Openings for Sales Engineers for
those with degrees in EE, Chem. Engrg.,
or other engineering plus some work
exper. These tech. sales positions are
located in territories throughout U.S.
The Beryllium Corporation, Reading,
Pa.-Engieering, Sales or Research &
Development positions in the beryl-
lium and beryllium alloy industry.
Graduates with few years exper.
E. W. Bliss Co., Hastings, Mich. -
Mechanical Engnrs. interested in Sales
Engrg. Work. Application forms are in
128 K, West Engrg. Interested candi-
dates please fill out this form & com-
pany will arrange interview at student's
For further information, please call
General Div., Bureau of Appts., 3200
SAB, Ext. 3544.
Nebraska Consolidated Mills Co., Oma-
ha, Neb.-Training program to develop
mgmt. personnel for subsidiary, Mol-
inos de Puerto Rico. Opening for grad
in each of following: 1) Engrg.-pref-
erably Mech. 2) Bus. Ad.-preferably
with 12 hrs. Accounting. 3) Account-
ing-wishing to work in Industrial
Acc't. 4) Liberal Arts or Business-work
in sales area. Must speak Spanish &
have Latin Am. bkgd., preferably Puer-
We Can't discuss Berlin, says
Eisenhower, unless we know its
background. In this week's
Post, he tells why he opposed
the Allied plan for Germany.
Why the Nazi surrender was
hushed up for 24 hours. And
what Khrushchev promised
him privately at Camp David.
The s.*u,'day ensu~g
Michigan Union -International Affairs Committee
Careers in Sales
Armstrong offers sales careers in expanding
fields of resilient flooring, building products,
industrial specialties, and packaging materials.
Selected young men receive formal training in
the Company's home office in Lancaster, Pa.,
and then are given permanent assignments to
sales offices nationwide. Salary and sales-
incentive plan. If you are graduating with any
non-technical degree within the next 60 days
and would like to be considered, see your Place-
ment Director or write to:
MR. W. J. VanPELT
Find out for yourself how students from:
feel about the POPULATION EXPLOSION,
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