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Storytelling Yields.
Universal Benef its
"Sure, it wasn't in my time or
in your time, but a time when
pigs had wings . ."
So sayeth students here, grad-;
uate students no less--candidates
for master's degrees. And in our
time, too.
The students likely to be quot-
ing the above opening of many
Irish folk tales-a variation on
the "Once upon a time" gimmick
-are library science majors en-
rolled in Storytelling, Library
Science 686.
These people are learning how
to select and present stories to
children In public libraries.
"Joy, Pleasure"°

Objections Delay Creation of Unit

'U' Researchers Receive Sloan Grants


(Continued from Page 1)

mented or studied further. SAC
decided to have the committee
study the question further.
Decision Binding
Noting that according to Re-
gents Bylaw 4.01 the decision of
the senate was binding, Vice-Pres-
ident Niehuss said that "this pro-
posal is the kind of thing that
to be effective has to have fairly
general acceptance."
The report cites six areas as
conditions for excellence within
any one unit of the University:
1) Recognition that teaching and
research are the chief obligations
of the University.
2) Adjustment of individual as-
signments to maintain and foster
competence in these areas.
Regular Adjustment
3) Regular adjustment of school
or department assignments to as-
sure the unit's fulfilling its obliga-
tions, including administrative as-
4) Participation of faculty in,
running their department, school
and the University.
5) Encouragement of uninhibit-
ed but responsible pursuit of
knowledge and expression of view.
6) Maintenance ofhfaculty sal-
aries at a level that compares
favorably to outside jobs and that
reflects the value of the individ-
ual's services to the University.
Faculty Assignments
In dealing with faculty assign-
ments, the report found that dif-
ferences in the methods of opera-
tion make it impossible "to estab-
lish a formula which could be ap-
plied reasonably in all cases."

Storytelling has a twofold pur-
pose, according to its instructor,
Miss Miriam A. Wessel, chief of
the Detroit public library's child-
ren's department. "It gives joy
and pleasure, and helps to culti-
vate an appreciation for fine lit-
erature and to instill values and
stimulate imagination."
Incidentally, it works these won-
ders on the children who hear the
stories, not on the graduates
studying them. But come to think
of it, why not the latter too? The
graduates do get to recite about
five stories a semester with tape
Adapt Material
Storytelling does present more
problems than one may suppose.
Material must be adapted to its

audience's age, sex, and tenure in
the listening room.
Some youngsters are suitedto
"There was meal flowing down
the Russian's beard" and some are
not. And the storyteller has to
like the story, too.,
Storytelling, the world's "oldest
folk art," assumes increasing im-
portance in "today's scientific age,
where children are fed predigested
material through radio and TV,
without getting to exercise their
imaginations," Miss Wessel said.


It did, however, set up a list of
ten basic principles which could1
be used "in evaluating the distri-
bution of faculty duties" in differ-!
ent units.I
One of them was, "assignments1
should be based primarily on the
individual's creative contributions
in teaching and research, or in his
other comparable professional ac-'
Faculty Participation
In exploring the area of facultyj
participation, the report noted
great differences in the amount
of formal faculty power as speci-
fied by the Regents Bylaws. It also.
suggested that instead of havingt
the faculty select a list of names,
from which faculty executive com-
mittees are selected by the ad-
ministration, that the faculty
merely submit a name for each
vacancy with the administrationf
having the prerogative of accept-
ing or rejecting it.
The report also considered theI
role of the department chairmanf
and the difficulty inherent in the
position of an individual keeping
up with his own discipline and
It also noted that "the limited
supply of willing and qualified
candidates for the position of
chairman has inevitably contrib-
uted to the development of a con-
tinuity in certain chairmanships
in the University that amounts to,
and is tacitly accepted as, tenure
in office.
Detrimental Development
"We strongly feel that this de-
velopment is generally detrimen-
tal to staff morale and excellenceI
and to faculty-administrative re-I
lations as well.
"Certainly it is In violation of
the spirit of Regents Bylaw 5.08
which states 'Appointments to
such administrative positions are
made without tenure'."
The document also delved intoj
added fringe benefits and staff
supports. Although most of the
Council Drops
'obsolete' IRB
Student Government Council
Wednesday night dissolved its In-
ternational Relations Board.
Acting on a recommendation
from the board's chairman, Janec
Wessels, '65, Council decided theE
board had outserved its usefulnessE
and that services of internationali
students were best conducted
through other student organiza-
In other action, Council willt
send the Office of Student Affairs
a declaration which notes thet
"confusion" as to the proper
agency authorized to set dcress
regulations in women's dormi-
Council also appointed ten mem-
bers and a chairman, Don Filip,
,64E, to the newly formed Publicr
Relations Board and turned down
a motion to require an examina-
tion for candidates to SGC whicht
would test their knowledge on the
University, SGC and other studentJ
Council also heard reports from
the Cinema Guild, which quoted a
current profit balance of $5000,
and from its Reading and Discus-
sion Committee.

material in this area is covered
by the Committee on the Econom-
ic Status of the Faculty, "the ur-
gency of the University's situation,
however, warrants some repetition
by way of emphasis."
Proposes Commission
Within the context of these
standards, the report proposed a
commission which would work
within the individual units on the
conditions related to staff excel-
This commission would consist
of three faculty members "of dem-
onstrated excellence in teaching."
They would- each have a term of
one year and for one semester
would have no other duties.
Appointments would be made by
the vice-president for academic
affairs and all reports would be
made in confidence to him. It not-
ed that "widespread advertisement
of deficient or excellent conditions
is most certainly not one of the
aims" of the commission.
The proposal also provided a two
year experimental period after
which the administration and the
SAC would review the accomplish-
ments of the commission and could
'decide to enlarge or eliminate the
functions of the group.
An exhibit of works by and
about Robert Frost and the years
he spent in Ann Arbor is on dis-
play at the General Library.
Prof. Waclaw Lednicki will
speak on "Tolstoy's Short Story
'But Why,' and Its Revealing Im-
plications" at 4 p.m. today in
Rackham East Lecture Rm.
Hunmanism ..
Prof. W. Theodore deBary of
Columbia University will speak
at 4:10 p.m. today in Aud C on
"Humanism and Despotism in
Experiments .. .
Dr. John Lacey of the Fell Re-
search Institute will speak on
"Studies in Cardiovascular Psy-
chophysiology, Sinus Arrythmia
and Information Processing in Re-
action Time Experiments" at 4:15
p.m. today in Aud B.
Zolton Ferency, state Democra-
tic chairman, will speak informally
on the proposed Michigan consti-
tution at 8:30 p.m. today at the
Holiday Inn.
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Three University faculty re-
searchers have recently been
granted Sloan Foundation Fellow-
ships for "unencumbered basic re-
Prof. Robert Ireland of the
chemistry department will inves-1
tigate the total synthesis of cafes-
tol, a major constituent of coffee
He indicates he will study this
coffee bean derivative "from a1
chemical standpoint to find the
organic reactions that can be usedt
to construct this molecule.2
Seek Step or Procedure t
"Without this kind of work, ap-
plied research just is not possible.t
A step or procedure found hereI
could be the onethat could leadt
to other important steps in a-
major discovery," Prof. Ireland ex-
Prof. Morton Brown of the
mathematics department w ill
study topology under a similar
grant. This research may deal with
possible shapes of a universe whose
actual shape is unknown.
Topology is a "plastic" geometry
dealing with mathematical proper-
ties which are variant under space
changes. Prof. Brown has chosen
N-dimensional manifolds as his
specific area of study. He will be-
gin two years of work in Septem-
ber, 1963.
Energy Source
Prof. Donat G. Wentzel of the
astronomy department will study
energy sources for solar flaresand
the spin of the Milky Way.
Solar flares are important be-
cause intense flares disrupt com-
munications, Wentzel explained.
They are increasingly important
Medical Grant
Helps Educator
Prof. Gerald D. Abrams of the
Medical School has recently been
named a Markle Scholar in aca-
demic medicine.
The scholarship was conferred
on him in New York City by the
John and Mary R. Markle Foun-
dation. It carries with it a sti-
pend of $30,000 to be awarded over
a five-year period.
Dr. Abrams becomes the sixth
Markle Scholar to serve on the
faculty of the Medical School in
the 15-year history of the founda-
tion's effort to identify and, recog-
nize dedicated young medical edu-
cators of high promise.

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in space flight planning, as their
radiation could be deadly to an
unshielded astronaut.
He is studying the flares from
a theoretical standpoint in an
attempt to explain the origin of
their energy.
The spin of the Milky Way is
of interest because it apparently is
not doing what might be ex-
pected of it.
"It's a spiral structure, and has
two so-called spiral arms," Went-
zel said. "The entire galaxy ro-
tates in such a way that the
spiral arms would be expected to
get wound up in time-to get
tighter. We don't know what pre-
vents these arms from getting

The Sloan Foundation grants,
unlike others, "allows the investi-
gator a large measure of freedom,
with no strings attached. They
just give you the funds and let
you go to work," Prof. Brown said.
Quadrants Choose
New Participants
The following students have
been tapped for West Quadrangle
Quadrants: Frederick W. Brown,
'65; Michael L. Donahue, '64; Fred-
rick J. James, '65; Jay A. Herbst,
'65E; Ron T. Haskins, '65, and
Richard H. Stradler, '65.


j 7:30

at the LEAGUE

and his
f... one of the finest
dancers of our day ..
-Waiter Terry,
N.Y. Herald Tribune

CENTER presents

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Michigan Daily assumes no editorial
responsibility. Notices should be
sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3564 Administration Building
before 2 p.m. two days preceding
Day Calendar
8:30 a.m.'to 4:30 p.m.-Bureau of In-
dustrial Relations Personnel Techniques
Seminar No. 78-Kenneth Porter, direc-
tor of research, Employers' Association
of Detroit; and Robert E. Schwaub,
manager employe relations, Detroit Ed-
ison Co., Detroit, "Establishing and Ad-
ministering Systematic Procedures for
White Collar Complaints": Third Floor
Conference Rm., Mich. Union.
4:10 p.m.-Dept. of Slavic Languages
and Lit., Slavic Lang. and Area Center,
and Russian Area Center Lecture-Wac-
law Lednicki,;chairman emeritus, Dept.
of Slavic Lang. and Lit., Univ. of Calif.,
"Tolstoy's Short Story 'But Why' and
Its Revealing Implications": E. Lecture
Rm., Third Floor, Aackham Bldg.
4:10 p.m.-Dept. of Far Eastern Lang.
and Lit. and Center for Chinese Studies
-Prof. C. M. Li, chairman, Center for
Chinese Studies, Univ. of Calif., Berke-
ley, "Humanism and Despotism in
China": Aud. C, Angell Hall.
4:15 p.m.-Dept. of Psychology Collo-
quium-Dr. John I. Lacey, Fels Re-
search Institute, "Studies in Cardi-
vascular Psychophysiology," "Sinus Ar-
rythmia and Information-Processing in
Reaction-Time Experiments": Aud. B,
Angell Hall.
7:00 and 9:00 p.m.-Cinema Guild -
Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl
Ives, Judith Anderson, and Jack Car-
son in Tennessee William's "Cat on a
Hot Tin Roof": Architecture Aud.
8:00 p.m.-Tonight: U-M Players pre-
sent Opera Dept., School of Music in
Albert Lortzing's "The Hunters" (Wild-
schutz), with Prof. Ralph Herbert of
the Metropolitan Opera Co. Tickets

$1.50 and $2.00. Box office open 12:30-1
8:00 daily.
4:10 p.m.-Dept. of Far Eastern Lang.
and Lit. and Center for Chinese Studies
-Prof. W. Theodore de Bary, Dept. of
Chinese and Japanese, Columbia Univ.,
"Humanism and Despotism in China":
Aud. B. Angell Hall.
Enzymatic and Morphologic Changes
in Developing Insect Flight Muscle-
By Dr. Ronald Brosemer, Dept. of
Chem., Univ. of Ill. This will be held
at 4:00 p.m., today in M6423 Medical
Science Bldg. Coffee will be served in1
the Dept. of Biological Chem., M5410
Medical Science Bldg. at 3:30 p.m.
General Notices
Student Government Council Approval
of the following student-sponsored ac-
tivities becomes effective-24 hours after
the publication of this notice. All pub-
licity for these events must be with-
held until the approval has become ef-
Cultural Affairs Comm. of Mich. Un-
ion, 1) W. D. Snodgrass-poetry read-
ing, March 10, 8:00 p.m.. Union Ball-
room. 2) Poetry reading, March 11, 8:30
p.m., Union Ballroom. 3) Gilbert & Sul-
livan Production, March 12, 8:00 p.m.,
Union Ballroom. 4) Folklore Society
Concert, March 15, 8:30 p.m., Union
Ballroom. 5) James Dickey-poetry read-
ing( March 13, 8:00 p.m., Multipurpose
Room, UGLI.
Young Democratic Club, 1) Meeting
with speaker, Jack Faxon, "What's
Wrong with the New Constitution,"
March 11, 7:45 p.m., 3-B Union. 2)
Membership booth, March 11-12, 8:30-
4:00 p.m., Fishbowl.
Voice, Forum, March 12, 8:00 p.m.,
UGLI, Multipurpose Room.
Voice, Speech by Dr. Herbert Apthek-
er, March 12, 4:15 p.m., Union Ballroom.
Michigan Christian Fellowship, lecture
by Dr. Bartlett Hess, March 8, 7:30 p.m.,
Michigan Union.
Physical Education-Women Students:
Women students taking required physi-
cal education who were medically de-
ferred for the first half of this semes-
ter should report to Office 15, Barbour
Gym, to sign for their spring activity.
Registration will be held from 8 a.m.
to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Mon.-Wed.,
March 11-13. Upperclass students who
wish to elect phys. ed. classes may do
so on Thurs. and Fri. mornings, March
28 and 29, Main Floor, Barbour Gym.
Directed Teaching: All students plan-
ning to elect D301 or D305 Directed
Teaching in the Secondary or Elem.
School during the 1st or 2nd semester
1963/64 must apply by March 15. Sec-
ondary students should apply in Rm.
2509 UES, elem. students in Rm. 1408

Fellowship Applications for the Mar-
garet Kraus Ramsdell Award are now
available. This fellowship is used to as-
sist students who will have received a
University of Michigan degree by be-
ginning of tenure to pursue graduate
studies in this country or abroad in
religious education or in preparation
for the Christian ministry. Both men
and women may apply for the fellow-
ship. Application should be made to the
Dean of the Graduate School on forms
available at the Fellowship Office, Rm.
110. Graduate School, The deadline is
April 1, 1963.
Summary of Action Taken by Student
Government Council at Its Meeting of
March 6, 1963
Adopted: The following concerning
the Human Relations Board:
1) On a number of occasions the Hu-
man Relations Board has requested
statements from President Hatcher re-
garding discrimination in Ann Arbor.
2) On Feb. 14, 1963 the Board request-
ed support on fair housing legislation
pending before the Ann Arbor City
3) When it became apparent that no
statement was forthcoming from the
President before the proclaimed deadline
of Thursday, Feb. 21, the Human"Re-
lations Board voted to picket the Ad-
ministration Bldg. and President Hatch-
er's residence.
4) Student Government Council has
also requested such a statement while
denouncing its support of any demon-
stration by any group on the issue.
5) The Ann Arbor City Council was
merely going to receive the report on
Feb. 21, and had the normal legislation
proceedings yet to complete before tak-
ing final action.
6) The demonstration was widely in-
terpreted to be initiated by Student
Government Council.
7) Although the Board kept in con-
tact constantly with Vice-President
Lewis, neither the officers of Student
Government Council nor the Council as
a whole was consulted as to the ad-
visability of such action.
8) The Board and its supporters
violated various University regulations
in the process of organizing and carry-
ing out its demonstration.
1) Fair housing legislation is an es-
sential step toward elimination of dis-
crimination in Ann Arbor.
2) Student Government Council re-
(Continued on Page 5)


SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 1963

8:30 P.M.

tickets $2.50 and $2.00
available at Bob Marshall's Bookshop
or write D.A.C., P.O. Box 179, Ann Arbor, Mich,



Chairman of
will speak
Saturday, March 9
8:30 p.m.
Sponsored by U. of M.
Friends of SNCC


Monday, March 11th, 8:30 P.M.... Union Bal Room
(Admission Free)




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