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Merit Scholar Program Bears Results



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Gore To Join
incinnati U'
George J. Gore, University lec-
turer in business administration,
has been appointed assistant pro-
fessor of management at the Uni-
versity of Cincinnati.
He attended the University of
Illinois where he received a bache-
lor's degree in electrical engineer-
ing and a master's degree in man-
Prof. Gore received a master's
degree in business administration
from the University in 1956 and he
served as a teaching fellow on
campus from 1954 to 1958.
SGC To Run
Textbook Sale
For Students
Today is the last day that stu-
dents can bring books to the Stu-
dent Book Exchange in the base-
ment of the Student Activities
Books can be brought in any
time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Books will be put on sale for the
price which the owner chooses.
SBX does not buy or sell the books
but merely acts as the agent for
the sale of books from student to
student, Robert B. Gunn, '61, SBX
manager emphasized.
Also beginning today students
can purchase books. Today and
tomorrow the SBX will be open
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Next week
it will be open from 1 to 5 p.m.
There are a large number of
the books on hand for English 23,
Gunn commented. On the whole
these are at least one dollar
cheaper than the stores. Besides
the English books, he added- there
are books for just about all non-
professional courses. In addition
to books this year we have lab kits
for many of the -natural science
courses and even one kit for en-
gineering drafting, he said.
Students going to the SBX can
obtain free book covers.
Name Couch
As Chairman
Prof. Richard B. Couch, chair-
man of the department of naval
architecture and marine engineer-
ing, has been elected U. S. repre-
sentative on the International
Towing Tank Conference stand-
ing committee.
He will also serve as chairman
of the American Towing Tank
Conference to be held at the Uni-
versity in 1962.

CHICAGO () -- The first re-
sults of the nation's biggest talent
hunt are beginning to show.
Of the 556 boys and girls who
were sent off to college on Nation-
al Merit Scholarships in 1955, 19
covered the four year route in
three years. Many are wearing Phi
Beta Kappa keys and other sym-
bols of outstanding records.
They were members of the first
class of scholars sponsored by the
National Merit Scholarship Corp.,
which awards scholarships - pro-
vided by business - to needy stu-
Happy With Performances
John M. Stalnaker, president of
the Merit Scholar organization,
says the group is "intensely grati-
fied with the superlative perform-
ance of our early graduates."
"They have more than justified
the faith that was placed in
them," he says, "and their bril-
liant record is a vote of confidence
in the high schools which were
primarily responsible for their
sound and adequate preparation
and for their families who do so
much in the development of atti-
tudes and values."
James L. Bloomer, a Merit
scholar from Knoxville, Tenn.,
and his chemistry professor at the
University of Tennessee invented
and patented a portable glass
evacuation chamber used in
chemical experiments.
One Baltimore youth, studying
under a grant from the Sears Roe-
buck Foundation, blithely reported,
he had little time for extra-cur-
ricular activities while in college.
He spent most of his time working
on a project for the Atomic En-
ergy Commission instead.
Wins Award
Maurice M. Bursey, who gradu-
ated from John Hopkins Univer-
sity, put together a study of "Al-
kali Metal Salts of Etioporphyrin
II" which won an award from a

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student affiliated group of the
American Chemical Society.
And chemistry isn't all. The
honor society in political econ-
omy gave him an award for the
highest average among its newly
elected members, and the philos-
ophy faculty awarded him a fel-
Like most of the Merit scholars,
Bursey plans to work for advanced
degrees. He will report to John
Hopkins again this fall, seeking a
master's and doctorate in organic
Are Merit scholars really so
much smarter than everyone else,
or do they just work harder? One
official says it must be a combin-
ation of both.
"They must have great native
ability," the spokesman says,
"and a lot of discipline for hard
work and study as well. Neither
one, by itself, will get them
The scholars are by no means
100 per cent bookworms. A Louisi-
ana winner was the only married
To address
Homer D. Babbidge, Assistant
Commissioner for Higher Educa-
tion, will be the principal speaker
at the Graduate Convocation to
be held in Rackham Lecture Hall
on Sept. 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Babbidge was formerly the di-
rector of the financial aid branch
of the division of higher educa-
tion. Prior to that he served as
Assistant Secretary to Marion B.
Folsom, Secretary of Health, Edu-
cation, and Welfare. Babbidge
was a special assistant to the
Commissioner of Education, Sam-
uel L. Brownell, from September,
1955 to August, 1956, while on
leave from Yale University.
He has been a lecturer of Amer-
ican Studies as well as an Execu-
tive Fellow of Pierson College at
Yale University.
Babbidge has served as a con-
sultant to the Office of Education
on the program of higher educa-
tion. He has written on university
administration for various publi-
cations. He is also a member of
the American Historical Associa-
tion and the American Studies
Babbidge was born in West
Newton, Mass., and received his
Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts
and Doctor of Philosophy degrees
from Yale University.
He will speak on the "Role of
the Graduate School in Providing
College Instructors."

student to win a scholarship in
1956. Mrs. Ann A. Teagle of Baton
Rouge ran through a pre-medical
course of study at Louisiana State
University indthree years, was a
dean's list student and a member
of the pre-medical society.
She intends to enter the LSU
medical school in September of
1960. She's expecting a baby this
One of the Merit scholars, Wil-
liam M. Boyce of Tallahassee,
Fla., began classes at Florida State
University and fell in love with
another winner one year behind
him in school.. They were soon
Boyce and his wife, the former
Susie Ann Blackburn of Mobile,
Ala., will return to studies at FSU
this fall. He was a Phi Beta Kappa
member and a cum laude gradu-
ate this spring.
The National Merit Scholarship
organization, with headquarters
in nearby Evanston, was estab-
lished under grants from the Ford
and Carnegie Foundations, which
provided 20% million dollars for
managerial work and some educa-
tional aid 'as well.
The funds used for the 745 cur-
rent scholarships are mostly pro-
vided by more than 90 firms across
the nation that sponsor from one
to 300 of the awards and contrib-
ute about five million dollars an-
nually for the program.
Most of the scholars attend pri-
vate colleges, and Harvard Uni-
versity has been the favorite.
Almost 75 per cent of the schol-
ars are boys. And an overwhelm-
ing majority are products of the
nation's public school systems,
Syrian Expert
To Give Tals
A Syrian professor' will teach
Near Eastern history at the Uni-
versity this year.
Prof. George M. Haddad, chair-
man of the history department at
the Syrian University, Damascus,
has received a one-year appoint-
ment as visiting lecturer. His ap-
pointment was made possible by
a grant from the federal govern-
ment under the National Defense
Education Act.
Prof. Haddad received his doc-
torate from the University of Chi-
cago and has also been in the
United States as visiting Professor
of Near Eastern History; at Bow-
doin and Thiel Colleges in 1957-58.
He has been an inspector of
education for the Syrian educa-
tion ministry and Syrian delegate
to the Palermo conference for
Mediterranean area cultural co-
operation and to the UNESCO re-
gional Middle East conference for
teaching social sciences, both in

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Lansing Man
Sues Regents
The father of a seven-year-old
Lansing boy has filed a $375,000
damage suit in circuit court nam-
ing the University Regents as de-
The suit was filed by attorneys
for Clarence Christie, father of
Kirk Christie in whose name the
suit is being brought.
The suit charges that the boy
was seriously injured on Sept. 13,
1953, when he fell out of a Uni-
versity Hospital crib which was
left unattended.
As the result of the alleged ac-
cident, the youth underwent skin
grafts which the father claims
were "performed by agents of the
defendant in a careless and negli-
gent manner."
Note Increase
In 'U' Degrees
One hundred and fifty more de-
grees were given at this year's
summer session than last year's.
A total of 1,245 were given, in-
eluding 885 master's degrees, the
office of Registration and Records
announced recently.
There were no doctoral degrees
The greatest number of degrees
was awarded by the Rackham
graduate school, followed by the
literary college, 122 degrees, busi-
ness administration school, 91,
and engineering college, 88.

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