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150 F reshmnen I
SRA Guests At
Annual Camp
Yost, Smith And Bursley
Among Speakers At The
1938 Rendezvous Camp
More than 150 freshlmen men re-
turned to Ann Arbor yesterday af-
ternoon after a weekend at the
Freshmen Rendezvous Camp spon-
sored by the Student Religious As-
sociation at the University Fresh
Air Camp on Patterson Lake.
A cross section of prospective
freshman men was selected to at-
tend the camp, according to Ralph
Erlewine, '39, director. Men from
all sections of the country, of scho-
lastic or athletic bent, were invited
to attend, he said, so that the camp
would represent a true cross section
of the class.
Erlewine was assisted at the camp,
by Theodore Balgooyan, '40, who
acted as steward and by 20 upper-
classmen, each of whom led a group.
f freshmen. Faculty members of
the committee were Kenneth Mor-
gan, director of the SRA, Ira M.
smith, registrar, Prof. Edward W.
Blakeman, counselor in religious edu-
cation, Prof. F. N. Menefee of°
the Fresh Air Camp committee, and
Prof. Karl Litzenberg of the English
Activities of the camp were opened
Saturday morning with addresses of
welcome by Registrar Smith and
Prof. Philip E. Bursley, director oft
Freshman Orientation, Shirley Smith,
vice-president of the University, gave
an impromptu speech Saturday eve-
ning, and Fielding H. Yost, athletic
director, spoke of football in "the
good old days."
A program of organized athletics
including baseball, touch football and
swimming was organized under the
direction of John Harris, '39. Sail-
boats of the Sailing Club were used
at the camp and, Erlewine said, sail-
ing activities were topped with a race
on Sunday. Prof. Howard Y. Mc-
lusky of the psychology department
and Head Football Coach Fritz Cris-
ler spoke briefly to the campers Sun-
Lit School Sets
"C' Requirement
Record Is Prerequisite For
Students whose scholastic average
after 60 hours of work is below a C
will, except under exceptional cir-
cumstances, be asked to withdraw
from the University immediately, ac-
cording to Prof. Arthur Van Duren,
academic counselor of the literary
Prior to June, 1938, when the new
ruling went into effect, those with
less than 60 credits were allowed one
semester to make them up. The new
plan, Professor Van Duren said,
ought to serve as an indication to
those students who are without apti-
tude or are not fitted for academic
pursuits that they should get into
something else, while allowing suf-
ficient leeway for those having a
good excuse for their low grades.
Exceptional circumstances, ac-
cording to Professor Van Duren, con-
sist of such things as being in the
Health Service for a few weeks the
semester before, or trouble at hgme,
as a death. in the family. But all
credits that are lacking in these ex-
ceptional cases must be made up in
the-"next semester, he continued.
Complete discretionary power over

the new ruling has been put in the
hands of Professor Van Duren who
states that the plan was not estab-
lished to set an academic ideal but.
an absolute minimum.
When the concentration program
was devised in 1931, no exceptions
were made under any circumstances
according to Professor Van Duren.
However, when it was found that this
plan did not work, students were
given ,one semester and a summer
session to make up their credits.

T his Building H ouses T he Student Publications at Michigan

Extension Study

Newly-For med Student Senate
Is Mirror Of Campus Opinion



33 Cities Today

G r

ives Education Chances
To Those Who Can't

Five Student Publications Afford
Outlets For Campus Writers

FAC Is Host
To 300 Boysl

Freshmen Eligible Second
Semester To Compete
For Numerous Positions'
Excellent opportunity is afforded to
those students who are literarily or
journalistically bent in the five cam-
pus publications: The Michigan
Daily, Perspectives, Gargoyle, Michi-
ganensian and the Technic. All
freshmen who have attained a scho-
lastic average of at least three C's
and one B during their first semes-
ter on campus are eligible to try out
for any of these during their second
The Daily, largest of the five, is
published every morning except Mon-
day and University holidays during
the regular school year and Summer
Session. Perspectives, the campus
literary magazine, is issued four
times a year free to Daily subscribers.
Gargoyle, monthly humor magazine,
contains cartoons, articles and jokes.
The Technic, which is edited and
published by undergraduates in the
engineering college, appears monthly
and contains articles and illustrations
on new developments in the engineer-
ing field, written both by under-
graduates and outstanding experts in
the different branches of science ad-
The Michiganensian, the annual
yearbook, includes the activities of
all the classes and many organiza-
tions in the University with a special
emphasis on the senior class. In ad-
dition to the yearbook the 'Ensian
publishes the student directory,
which contains names, addresses,
telephone numbers and home towns
of all University students, every fall
and at the beginning of the Summer
In the freshman year, tryouts for
The Daily are given experience in
handling minor "beats," reading
proof and working on night desk one
night a week. Sophomores are given
more important beats in addition
to night desk work. About 12 of
these are retained for salaried posi-
tions as night editors in the junior
year, also covering major stories.
In the senior year, the Board in
Control of Student Publications,
composed of four faculty and three
student members, selects a managing
editor, city editor and editorial di-
rector in addition to an editorial
board usually consisting of six or sev-
en seniors. The same promotion pro-
cess is applied to the business staff
of The Daily, six juniors being paid
salaries with two or three senior sal-
aried positions on the staff.
The other publications follow a
similar promotion system except the
Technic which is not under the juris-
diction of the Board in Control of
Student Publications but of a senior
board and a Faculty Advisory Board
in the engineering college.
Both The Daily and the Technic
have received special awards for be-
ing outstanding publications in their

respective fields. For several con-
secutive years The Daily has received
the Associated Collegiate P r e s s
"Pacemaker" award, the highest
award given a collegiate newspaper.
It also was the only college newspa-
pare to receive honorable mention for
excellence in typography and make-
up in the 10,000 and under circula-
tion class of the N.W. Ayers compe-
The Technic holds both the En-
gineering Colleges Magazine Asso-
ciation award for the best all-around
engineering college magazine and the
award presented by the Massachus-
setts Institute of Technology News
for the outstanding undergraduate
scientific or engineering publication.
Free Admissions Included.
Included in the tuition for each
full-time student of the University is
an athletic coupon book providing
free admission to all University ath-
letic events 'with the exception of
hockey games played in the Coliseum
and swimming meets.
Foobtall tickets for the five home
games may be secured with the cou-
pon book in the registration line or
at the Athletic Administration Build-

Given Summer


More than 300 underprivileged boys
forsook hot city streets for the wood-
ed shores of Patterson Lake this sum-
mer as guests' of the University Fresh
Air Camp.
Chosen from the slum areas of
nearby cities. their tuition paid by
charitable agencies and private do-
nations, their recreation supervised
by 50 picked University students and
graduates, each of these boys spent
four weeks in swimming, hiking, na-
ture study, handicraft and training1
for good citizenship.
Under the direction of George G<
Alder, the camp, now in its 18th sea-
son, provided such modern camp ac-
tivities as complete driving training
for all boys under 14, a complete
program in amateur radio work, and
a comprehensive course in remedial
reading. Besides,these regular activi-
ties, the boys took trips to such
pbints of interest as a baseball game
at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, a tour
of the General Motors Proving
Grounds, and excursions to Greenfield
Village, the state capitol, police bar-
racks, and the University.

Attend Universities
The University Extension Service,
which had its beginning in 1913 in
Detroit offering only three subjects
has grown today to a state-wide ser-
vice with courses in 33 cities.
Inaugurated for the purpose of en-
abling persons, who are unable for
I some reason or other to take advan-
tage of the facilities of the Univer-
sity, to receive University instruction.
the service under the direction of
Dr. Charles A. Fisher offers both
credit and noncredit courses, al-
lowing students to earn as much as
30 hours (one year) towards a de-
5,600 Take Courses
Last year 5,600 students took
classes in the various cities of the'
state to which University professors
are sent. Groups usually meet for a
two-hour period each week.
In addition to the extension classes,
the Extension Service offers a cor-
respondence study department. Or-
ganized in January, 1936, in co-
operation with the Division of Edu-
cation of the Michigan WPA, the
service offers both credit and non-
credit courses to those who cannot
attend classes regularly because of ill
health, work or other reasons.
Other Features Offered
Many other educational features
are offered by the Extension Service
to keep the University in touch with
every community in the state. Among
these are the Michigan High School
1 Forensic Association, the Library Ex-
'tension Service, the Bureau of Visual
Education, the Joint Committee on
Health Education, the broadcasting
service, institutes and lectures.
From 550 to 600 lectures were
given throughout the state by Univer-
sity faculty members last year. Prac-
tically every county in Michigan is
;visited at least once a year by Univer-
sity lecturers through the aid of the
Bureau o Lectures. Institutes, ex-
tending from one day to two weeks,
are conducted yearly in Ann Arbor in
cooperation with various organiza-
tions throughout the state. Included
among these are the Michigan Con-
gress of Parents and Teachers, Michi-
gan State Federation of Labor, Mich-
igan Youth Association and Tradef
Association Executives.1

Accurate Cross-Section Is
Insured By Use Of P.R.
System In Balloting
For the first time in many years a
representative body, the Student Sen-
ate, was elected from the campus-at-
large "to consider all matters having
a vital bearing on students at the
Plans for this organization to mir-
ror student opinion were designed by
the Student Senate sponsoring com-
mittee, which had been formed by
delegates of the 'League, Union, Stu-
dent Religious Association and other
leading campus groups.
Petitioning for the 32 posts was
opened to all scholastically eligible
students and an unanticipated. num-
ber of 64 students declared themselves
in the field, with three ma or parties
endorsing 34 candidates.
The Daily invited all candidates to
present a short platform for publica-
tion, and campaigning assumed con-
siderable heights as placards, hand-
bills and posters were distributed by
many of the prospective Student
Toattain representation of every.
stream of thought on campus and to
provide the Senate with a true cross-
section of student opinion the Hare
system of proportional representation
was used in the elections March 11.
After the elections the infant Stu-
dent Senate set out immediately to
tackle the housing problem that per-
ennially plagues Ann Arbor students
and householders. With representa-
tives of students, landladies, realtors
and the University present, an open
hearing was conducted by the Sen-
ate's housing committee to "determine
tle causes of the undesirable room-
ing situation it Ann Arbor."'
At the hearing it was flatly denied
that rooming houses are either prof-
itable to landladies and realtors, or
adequate to student needs, and wit-
nesses generally agreed that in state
subsidized dormitories lay the only
solution to this problem.
The Student Senate trained its
guns on investigating alleged book
monopolies, the NYA aid program for
students and suggested library re-
forms. A committee was named to
investigate the possibilities of includ-
ing a marriage relations course in
the University.-'
Abolition of the Men's Council was
voted by the Senate and the creation
of a men's undergraduate body, simi-

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lar to the one extant at the League
to administer men's ;activities, was
the Student Senate book prices
committee proposed a cooperative
book exchange to provide a barter
market where students could leave
their books for resale at their own
price. The plan was submitted to
the Board of Regents, and will not
be acted upon until this fall.
Many other investigating commit-
tees were set up by the Senate during
its first year, and it is anticipated
that more permanent commissions,
including Senators, faculty members
and non-Senate students will be set
up this year to handle such continu-
ing problems as housing, general edu-
cational policy and the like.
The first meeting this year will be
held Tuesday, Sept. 27, Martin B.
Dworkis, '40, chairman of the contin-
uation committee has announced.
Plans for the fall elections and a
general continuation of activities will
be discussed, Dworkis said.
New Men's Co-p
Organized Here
Fourth Local Cooperative
To Accommodate 20
A new men's cooperative house, an
extension of the Rochdale House
which has been organized since 1935,
will be established this fall at 922 S.
State St.
The house which can accommodate
20 men will be managed under the
Rochdale plan whereby all work is
divided among the members. Each
member works an average of one
hour a day thus reducing his expenses
to five dollars a week for room and
board. There are still several vacan-
cies, according to Frank Rideout,
'41, chairman of the organizing com-
This new house brings the total of
living cooperatives on campus to
four. The Socialist House for men, the
oldest of the four, and the Girls' Co-
operative House which vas estab-
lished last year, .are run on the same
principle as the other two. In all, the
control and management of the house
lies entirely with its membership.
Last year a cooperative council
composed of representatives from each
of the houses helped to work out
problems common to all.

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cigarette paper -to make Chester-
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Bath Towels .........15c, 25c, 35c
Soap Dishes ...........10c and 25c
Laundry Cases ...............$1.49
50c Prophylactic Tooth Brushes .. 37c
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Notebook Paper .......10c package
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