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2, 1944)


Technic Issue
Radio Article'
Magazine To Go On Salet
Wednesday; Ashburn'
]ill Dsc(-us Ligi ng
Intricacies of radio's newest de-
velobment, the frequency modulation'
system of transmission, will be ex-
plained by Charles Tieman, '40E, in
the March issue of the Michigan
Technic which goes on sale Wednes-
day morning.
The frequency modulation system
of radio broadcasting described by
Tieman has recently gained the at-
tention of radio engineers in all parts
of the country because of its facil-
ity in reproducing static-less pro-
Brought up again for emphasis will
be the question of lighting in Univer-
sity buildings in a continuation edi-
torial by J. Anderson Ashburn, man-
aging editor of the Technic.t
Other technical features will in-
clude a discussion of patent laws in
relation to the engineer by Charles
H. Beardsley, '26, patent attorney, a
discussion of structural models by
Prof. Lawrence C. Maugh of the civil
engineering department

4nn Arbor's Government Analyzed
By Prof. Bromage And Fred Perry

(Editor',? Note: The recent city forum
on the question of the advisability of
the city manager type of government
for this city is the latest manifestation
cf the perennial movement. The fol-
low inag is a description of the city gov-
trnren of Ann Arbor, prepared With
the help of Prof. Arthur W. Bromage
of the political science department
and Fred C. Perry, city clerk of Ann
The present "weak mayor-strong
council" plan of government of Ann
Arbor is now operated under the char-
ter of 1889 which was revised and
amended by the State Legislature in
1895 and modified by recent amend-
ments. Prior to 1908, when the
State Constitution set-up home rule
for city governments, any changes in
the charter had to be made through
special acts of the State Legislature
instead of the method of home rule
amendments as used now by the coun-
cil. .
Technically the present system is
called the "weak mayor-strong coun-
cil" form in contrast to the "strong
mayor-council" plan as used in De-
troit. These two types are known as
the Federal plan. Two other basic
types are the commission plan and
the council-manager plan. The man-

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ager plan is now used by 477 Ameri-
can cities.
Weak Mayor, Strong Council Type
The subjection of the mayor's ap-
pointive authority to the council
member's review, direct election of
certain administrative officers (such
as city clerk and city assessor) selec-
tion of other officers by' the council
alone, (such as water commissioners,
building inspector, poor commission-
er, and city physician) and the large
numbers of boards and commissions
all form part of the pattern which
gives Ann Arbor the technical classi-
fication as "weak mayor-strong coun-
The name is merely a technical
classification relative to the powers
of the individuals composing the gov-
ernment and in no way refers to their
personal characteristics.
Ann Arbor has two aldermen elect-
ed from each of the seven wards for
two year terms and serving volun-
tarily on the commoh council and on
the standing committees of the coun-
cil. These positions have overlap-
ping tenure as only seven aldermen
are elected each year on a partisan
President 'Is Elected
The president of the council, city
clerk, and city assessor are elected
every two years on a partisan ballot.
The president's duties consist mainly
of appointing members of the com-
mon council to the standing commit-
tees and apportioning the different
duties and tasks to the committees.
The mayor who is also elected every
two years on a partisan ballot receives
a stipend of $500 each year. While the
city clerk and assessor are paid sal-
aries, the common council serves
without pay.
According to Professor Bromage,
"The city which is predominately Re-
pubulican does not have a character-
istic Republican and Democratic
Speech, Music
Groups To Give
Mozart Opera
When Play Production and the
School of Music join forces to present
Mozart's "Abduction from the Har-
em" Thursday, Friday and Saturday
in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre,
it is believed that students and towns-
people will get an actual "chance of a
lifetime" to hear this difficult opera.
Explaining that opinion, Prof. Thor
M. Johnson of the School of Music,
director of the Little Symphony Or-
chestra, pointed out that the arias
in the opera are so difficult that it
has never been produced in entirety
in this country.
Mozart had no conception of voice
range, he commented, and two color-
atura sopranos would be needed for
a complete production of "Abduction
from the Harem." (Lily Pons, world's
only living coloratura soprano, will
sing an aria from this opera at her
appearance in this Spring's May Fes-
And although the opera is supposed
to be Turkish, he added, the over-
ture-and possibly the choruses-are
the only phases of it even remotely
Turkish. The harmonic content, he
explained, is definitely European-
with a highly artificial Oriental,ol-
This opera is more like an operetta,
in our use of the term, he observed,
as great use is made of spoken lines.
In this respect, he added, it is com-
parable to Gilbert and Sullivan
)perettas, many of which were actu-
ally written during a great revival of
interest in Mozart music. .
Accompanying "Abduction from
the Harem," Professor Johnson will
conduct an orchestra of 25 musicions
selected from the University Sym-
phony Orchestra.

The curtain will rise at 8:30 p.m.
for each performance. Tickets ma)
be secured at the Lydia Mendelssohn
box office, which opens at 10 a.m. to-

turn-over, and not much partisanship,
if any ,is seen Ii the actual working
of the common council which lends
to its success here."
"There have been days," related
Fred C. Perry, who has been city
clerk for 11 years, "when the council
which was all Republican was headed
by a Democratic president or we had
a mayor of than party, but I was
elected, too, and I am a Republican.
However, there may be a disparity of
opinion among the aldermen on cer-
tain topics, but they voice their own
personal opinions and not one of any
Remainder Are Appointed
With the exception of the market
committee which is appointed directly
by the mayor and the officers ap-
pointed by the council the rest of the
positions not elective are appointed
by the mayor with the consent of the
council. They include the Board of
Public Works, which selects a city
engineer and street commissioner-
subject to approval by the council;
Board of fire commissioners, which
appoints a fire chief with consent of
the council and selects the force;
board of police commissioners, which
appoints a police chief and force;
Boad of Park Commissioners, which
selects a superintendent of parks and
staff; board of public health, one
member of which is Health Officer
appointed by the Mayor.
Pro. Slosson
Plans Lecture
At Union Today
Talk Initiates New Series;
Deadline Set For Texts
Left At Book Exchange
A talk on the European crisis by
Prof. Preston W. Slosson of the his-
tory department will feature today's
activities at the Union. The lecture,
the first of a series of Sunday after-
noon entertainment programs, will
be presented at 2:30 p.m. today.
Robert Ulrich, '41, gave students
their final reminder that tomorrow
is the last day that unsold books may
be collected from the Student Book
Exchange. If these unsold books are
not "picked-up" by their owners to-
morrow, they will become the proper-
ty of the exchange, he warned.
Harold Singer, '41, pleaded once
more to students who had turned
in football tickets for resale last fall
and as yet have not called for their
money, to receive their checks .im-
mediately. All sales, he said, were
practically complete for each game,
but $70 still remains in the Union
First of next weeks' Union spon-
sored events will be the second All-
Campus bridge tourney to be held
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Union.

Detroit Branch
Of University
Registers 183
Colleges In U.S., Canada,
Europe Are Represented
By Institute Students
(Special to The Daily)
DETROIT, March 2.-One hundred
and eighty three students are regis-
tered this semester in the University's
Institute of Public and Social Admin-
istration which meets here at 40 E.
Ferry St.
They represent 67 colleges and uni-
versities in the United States, Cana-
da and Europe. All have baccalaure-
ate degrees and some have masters'
and professional degrees as well.
Most of the students have fulltime
positions in social work such as case
work for welfare agencies, juvenile
courts, mental hospitals and voca-
tional guidance departments of the
public schools. Others are employed
as group workers in settlement houses
and recreational guidance agencies
like the YMCA, or community or-
ganization and social planning.
The Institute offers a degree of
Master-of Social Work, but also en-
rolls special students. Fifty-three
of the number this semester are
full-time students; the rest are part-
Michigan heads the list of schools
where Institute students finished
their undergraduate studies. Wayne
is second, with Marygrove College,
Michigan State and Ypsilanti tying
for third.
Bridge Prizes Saved
To Aid Needy Student
Opening an unexpected letter last
week, Robert Mueller, '41E, was plea-
santly surprised when an unexpected
$20 check dropped out. Further in-
vestigation disclosed that he was the
beneficiary of a unique kind of schol-
A ladies bridge club in Dundee,
Ill., Mueller's home town, had inau-
gurated a collection of 25c per mem-
ber each week for bridge prizes. But,
instead of going to the game winners,
the prizes were pooled until $20 had
accumulated. The ladies decided
these $20 sums should be used to aid
some student from the town who
was working his way through school.
Last week Mueller's turn came.

Schoepfle Called Noted Scientist

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