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Vox Pop' Awards Many Prizes,
Broadcasts From Odd Places

Ann Arbor



President's Report Describes
New University Developments

Student Exchange
For Books To Be
A U 1 L

Skiers Sweep
Three Firsts

Here Is


"Vox Pop," noted radio quiz show,
which will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday from the Union Ballroom,
has gathered during the past nine
years the unique reputation of hav-
ing been presented from more un-
usual places than almost any other
program on the air waves.
During 1940 Parks Johnson and
Wally Butterworth, directors of the
show, have set up their mike in such
places as the New York Stock Ex-
change, a Greenwich Village studio
party, a hospital operating room, a
newspaper office and both the Demo-
cratic and Republican conventions.
They have also been heard from a
garden party at the home of Gov.
Vanderbilt in Rhode Island, an army
camp at an unannounced location in
Canada, several movie premieres, the
U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and
a Junior League party in Cincinnati.
The "Vox Pop" appearance here is
their fourth broadcast from a college
campus and their first from a cam-
pus west of New York state.
In recent months their orientation
points have had much to do with the
military forces of the United States
and programs have been given fromr

Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio; Mitch-
ell Field in Long Island; Fort Dix
in New Jersey; Camp Edwards in
Falmouth, Mass.; Floyd Bennett Air-
port in Brooklyn, N. Y.; Fort Slo-;
cum in New Rochelle, N. Y., and;
Quantico Marine Barracks in Quan-
tico, Va.
The University broadcast will fea-
ture an entirely new quiz show idea
which Johnson and Butterworth have
just launched on the show. Articles
of merchandise will be given as prizes
to the students who will be quizzed
and one will be selected to receive a
free long distance telephone call to a
Hollywood movie star, which will be
made while "Vox Pop" is on the air.
Among the questions which have
been asked on "Vox Pop" in the past
are similar to the following: How
many feathers are there on an ave-
rage hen? How many towns are in
Pennsylvania? and Do you think that
a man who brags that he is boss at
home will lie about other things too?
All questions, according to the direc-
tors,'are based upon obscure informa-
tion of various types.
Johnson, Butterworth and Nathan
Tufts, director of the show, will ar-
rive in Ann Arbor tomorrow

A charge' of second degree (unpre-
meditated) murder will be made
against Beecher Osborne, 21, of Chel-
sea, for stabbing his older brother in
a fight early yesterday, Prosecutor
George Meade announced yesterday.
Meade and Sheriff John L. Osborn
said that the younger brother con-
fessed that he had slashed his broth-
er, Price, with a fishing knife dur-
ing a quarrel at the home-of their
brother-in-law, Dona Joseph, in Chel-
sea with whom Beecher and his wife
Beecher claimed that he had struck
at Price in self-defense, after his
brother had hit his wife in the nose,
knocking her down.
Police continued their search to-
day for three youths of high school
age who held up gas stations in
Ann Arbor and Flint Saturday night.
They obtained $15 in cash when
they held up Richard Springman, an
attendant at the Staebler-Kemp Oil
Co. station at S. Main and Packard.
The Federal Communciations Com-
mission has officially notified the
city of its approval of a requested
power increase for the city-county
police radio transmittnr.


(Editor's Note: This is the first in h
a series of articles which The Daily
will publish, presenting newsworthy
items from President Alexander G. t
Ruthven's annual report for 1939-40 1
to the Board of Regents. This docu-t
ment contains comprehenhive reports i
from all the major administrative 4
officers in the University.)
Commenting on the progress ofo
the Michigan House Plan. Director
of Residence Halls Karl Litzenberg
pointed out that approximately b
three-quarters of the West Quad- 1
rangle residents, eligible to reapplyv
for admission for their second year,e
filed reapplication blanks, and hea
predicted that from this returningt
group will come many applicationsi
for residence in the third year,and
ultimately the fpurth. From these
"old"residents will come, according9
to Director Litzenberg, the "stabilityv
and responsibility" necessary for the
success of the Michigan House Plan.
"It does not seem possible to those
who know the undergraduate mind
that the House Plan can achieve
permanent results until there is in
residence a large number of seniors;
who commenced their collegiate lives
as freshmen in the Residence Halls,"
he said.
According to the report of the
Dean of Students Joseph A. Burs-
ley, "there has been no lessening
of the interest of our students in
the fine art of dancing, and in fact
the devotees of Terpsichore have
seemed to increase in number rather
than decrease".
Top price paid for a dance band
last year was the two thousand dol-
lar payment for Glenn Miller's one
evening of entertainment at the
Senior Ball. Tommy Dorsey's band
received $1,750 for playing at the
J-Hop, and Ted Fio Rito's orchestra
was paid $700.
The J-Hop cleared a profit of1
$1,827, the next highest profit be-s
ing made by the Freshman Project,f
whose net gain was $536. The an-t
nual Pan-Hellenic Ball made a prof-f
it of $500. Only four major dances$
reported a loss.f
NYA benefits to University stu-
dents have continued on a slightlyI
increased scale throughout thet
year. The allotment for the yeart
amounted to $13,260 a month forf
graduate and undergraduate stu-
dents, or $122,580 for the year.
More than thirteen hundred stu-
dents were employed during the
year, an increase of about six
per cent for 1939-40.
The new residence halls for men

have had little or no effect on the
otal number of occupants in fra-
ternity houses, according to the re-
port of the Dean of Students. More
than thirteen hundred men were liv-
ng in fraternity houses during 1939-
40, which represents only a slight
oss from the number of residents
of the previous year.
The sorority situation was reported
by Dean of Women Alice C. Lloyd
to be less acute than during the pre-
vious years. She stated that the
efforts of Panhellenic in providing
a secretary during rushing to help
the smller houses resulted in an
improved membership for those
htouses. According to Dean Lloyd,
"there appeared to be an unusually
good feeling among the sorority
women and a sincere desire to help
the small houses".
Vice-President James D. Bruce
reported that the Adult Education
Service had made 215 trips to 86
communities in the state during
1939-40, and had led in the organ-
ization of community councils in
55 localities. The Adult Education
Program sponsors four types of
activities: consultation service on
community activities; providing
information on community activi-
ties by means of a monthly bulle-
tin, The Michigan Community
News, distributed to 1,300 per-
sons throughout the state; teach-
ing services offered by the Univer-
sity Extension Service; research on
community problems, carried on
by staff members, who investigate
areas which are desirous of com-
munity development but are ham-
pered by inexperience and lack of
competent leadership.
The average price of a double
room for a man during the first
semester of 1939-40 was $68.90, and
for the second semester, shorter by
two weeks, was $62.22. Average prices
for a single room ranged from
$78.27 in the first semester to-$67.38
for the second semester,
Disciplinary penalties for violating
University automobile regulations to-
talled 77 for 1939-40, as contrasted
to 91 for the previous year. Four
fatal accidents occurred during the
Dean Lloyd reported that the
26 Oriental women on campus en-
countered "acute financial prob-
lems", especially from the diffi-
culties arising from differences in
the rate of exchange.

_I Carr Favors


University Club Also Wins
The Student Book Exchange willT-
open February 6 at both the Union Two Third Places
and the League, Bob Samuels, '42, Making their bow in Intercollegiate


Union director in charge, announced j
Students may both buy and sell
books at the exchange, he empha-
sized. Those wishing to sell should
bring their books either to the Union
or League lobby after the Exchange
cpens. Students should indicate in
each book the price they expect to
Books will be sold anytime after the
opening, and Exchange clerks are
prepared to give information regard-
ing texts used in courses m ainl
Many unusual bargains are offered,
Samuels stated, and each semester
the Exchange saves students over
two hundred and fifty dollars.
Prof. W. Kei
Attends Meet
Minnesota Dean Is Guest
At Conference Here
Dean W. E. Peik of the College of
Education at the University of Min-
nesota will be the special guest of the
University education school at a
series of conferences on the com-
parison of policies and pratices of the
two universities today at the Union.
The first part of the conference
will be under the direction of Profes-
sors Willard C. Olson and Raleigh
Schorling. Laboratory schools, under-
graduate programs and admission of
candidates will be considered during
this morning session.
At 2 p.m. Professors William C.
Trow and Clifford Woody will super-
vise the conference discussing poli-
cies and problems of field service and
graduate work in education offered
tby the two universities.
20%0 Discount
Sale closes Jan. 31
Van aven Inc.
, DAILY at 2-14--9 P.M.


competition, members of the Univer-
sity Ski Club swept three first places
and two third places in a three event
meet held Sunday on Mount Caber-
fae in Cadillac, to take the team
Carl Grebe set a new course record
for the down hill race while Chet
Witters, '42E, won first places in the
slalom and jumping events. He had
two jumps of 52 feet, 8 inches and
52 feet, 4 inches to easily outjump
his nearest opponents. Jack Keig,
'42E, won third place in the slalom
and jumping.
Other colleges competing at Cad-
illac inclpded representatives from:
Michigan State, The Caberfae Ski
Club, Grand Rapids Junior College,
Indiana University and Albion.
On the week-end of Feb. 15 and 16
there will be another invitation ski
meet sponsored by the Caberfae Ski
Club and the University of Michigan
Ski Club. Various colleges have been
invited to send representatives to
this meet which will include a cross
country race in addition to the jump-
ing, slalom and down hill racing.
Includes Reversibles
Sale closes Jan. 31
an gB oven c.

STOKER and oil burner repair and
replacements. 30-day special. Al
Root Heating Service, 2-3518. 21c
SINGLE room in a quiet home. $2.75
a week. 1104 Catherine St. Phone
4863. 249.
FINE single room. for male student.
Only 2 other roomers. $4.00 per
week. 54 Greenwood. 248
SINGLE and double rooms for stu-
dents. Quiet, continuous hot wa-
ter. 216 N. State St. 237
FOR RENT-Cozy room with pri-
vate porch, $2.50. Suite $2.50 each,
904 So. State, Phone 4685. 246
DOOMS-Single, double, and suite.
Continuous hot water. 615 Monroe
St., first house off State St. 232
FOR RENT-Comfortable, quiet
room with small private family.
Gentleman preferred. $3. Phone
2-2260. 247
DOUBLE. Private entrance, shower
bath, kitchenette, Frigidaire. Main
service and linen. Phone 6539.
610 Forest. 250
FOR RENT-Men-First floor suite
with private porch and entrance.
Doubles at $45 a semester. Show-
ers. 1022 Forest. 239
TWO DOUBLE ROOMS with adjoin-
ing lavatories. Steam heat, show-
er bath, constant hot water. 422
E. Washington. Phone 8544. 238
SUITE-Second floor front in air-
conditioned approved home. $6
double, $4.75 single. Near cam-
pus. 213 So. Thayer. Phone 5156.
20 pairs Men's shoes
Values $8.50 to $10.00
While they last!
Van Boven Inc.j

WANTED-Ride to Miami, Florida,
for2 passengersFeb.i7 or 8. Will
share expenses. Write Box 20,
Michigan Daily.
SEWING-Alterations. Will also as-
sist in fitting garments you are
making. Call 2-2678. Opposite
Stockwell. 241
THESIS Binding - Mimeographing.
Brumfield &Brumfield, 308 S State
BEN THE TAILOR-More money for
your clothes-good clothes for sale.
122 E. Washington. 1c
EXPERT HOSIERY and garment re-
pair. Reasonable rates. Weave-Bac.
Shop-Upstairs in Nickels Arcade.
Driveway gravel, washed pebbles.
Killins Gravel Company, Phone
7112. Sc
WILL ANYONE acquainted with
Mrs. Leon Chechik, or who had a
week-end guest over January 19
from Canada please call Mr. S. G.
Waltz, 2-4431. Important.
LAUNDRY - 2-1044. Sox darned.
Careful work at low price. 3c
STUDENT LAUNDRY---iSpecial stu-
dent rates. Moe Laundry, 226
South First St. Phone 3916. 10c
pairs of sox, 6 handkerchiefs fin-
ished, 2 suits underwear, 2 bath
towels, 1 pajama suit fluffed---99c.
Ace Hand Laundry, 1114 S. Uni-
versity. 15c
TYPING-Experienced. Miss Allen,
408 S. Fifth Ave. Phone 2-2935 or
2-1416. 14c
VIOLA STEIN -Experienced legall
typist, also mimeographing. Notary
public. Phone 6327. 706 Oakland.
lish. Work guaranteed; reasonable'
rates. Mrs. Walsh or Eley, 2-4108.
TYPING and duplicating service.
Dorothy Testa, M.A., 625 E. Liber-
ty (at State), Rm. 1. 2-1835. Re-
ports, theses, dissertations, briefs.
20% Discount
Sleeveless 12 price .
With sleeves 20% discount
Sale closes Jan. 31

Fund To Curb
Youth Crime
A $37,000 increase in state funds
for the prevention of juvenile de-
linquency and crime is suggested as
part of the national defense effort
by Prof. Lowell J. Carr, director of
the Michigan Child Guidance In-
stitute, in a report submitted to Gov.
Van Wagoner.
Prof. Carr pointed out that in
addition to the threat of foreign ag-
gression there "is also the threat
that comes from disloyalty, from
selfish exploitation and from crim-
inal aggression within."
"There is a native fifth column of
social deserters boring from within,
flouting the law and levying tribute
on every home and business," he
The report asked $72,000 per year
instead of the present $35,000.
It recommends that state support
for guidance clinics be materially
increased. Other reforms asked in-
clude the establishment of a state
juvenile probation system, legisla-
tion to compel proper action by par-
ents in regard to delinquent children,
funds for the opening of the 20-bed
children's unit at the Neuro-psychi-
atric Institute in Ann Arbor, inves-
tigation by school leaders of the
advantages of introducing in their
schools the child guidance conference
technique developed by the insti-
tute, and the extension of the in-
stitute's clinical, community pre-
ventive and educational services in
Western Michigan and the Upper
The report states thatstudies in
various parts of the state showed
three to 10 per cent of Michigan
school children are problem or pre-
delinquent children.
Report States
Defense Role
Of University
(Continued from Page 1)#

Refugee Says Britain Can Win
War With Material Aid Of U.S.


"If all the industries of the United
States are mobilized behind us, we
can defeat Germany within threej
years' time," Glen R. Rankin, Brit-
ish war refugee, stated in an inter-
view here yesterday.
"But we need all the material help
you can give us," he continued.
Ships, planes, munitions, everything
but manpower. At the present time
we do not need your soldiers; later-
well, who can really say anything
about the future in these times?"
Mr. Rankin was passing through
Ann Arbor on his way to California,
where he will live with relatives and
attend college later in the year. He
arrived in New York from London
last fall.
"My people really feel that we
can defeat the Nazis with your help,"
he continued. "We expect the task,
will take some time, at least three
years, and we are not exactly sure
how it will come about."
Probably Germany will have trou-
ble with her Italian allies, Mr. Ran-
kin asserted. Those reports of riots1
in two Italian cities may mean more1
than the average reader thinks. The
Italian people hate their German
allies, and all that any dictator can
do will not change a people's in-,
herent hates.
"And so, with Germany kept at
least partially occupied in the Med-
iterranean, Britain will rely more
and more on her blockade as an in-
strument of war, and probably will
start a counter-offensive during
1942." he stated. "It is entirely pos-

sible that the attack may go through
France, and we are confident that
the French people will help us."
Everyone expects an attempted in-
vasion this spring, according to Mr.
Rankin. It will not have the full
strength of Germany behind it,
though, because a portion of the
Nazi forces will have to be sent to
the Mediterranean region, he claim-
As to how the ultimate defeat of
Germany can be brought about, Mr.
Rankin feels that it will be mainly
through a counter-offensive on the
continent, and a series of "never-
say-return" air raids over Berlin and
other German cities. ^
Mr. Rankin, whose cousin is a
Royal Air Force pilot, explained that
"never-say-return" raids are raids
in which pilots put aside thoughts
of returning entirely until the mis-
sion is completely accomplished.
"And when our boys begin heading
for Berlin with that idea in mind,
Mr. Hitler, look out!" he exclaimed.
Schnelker To Give
Organ Recital Here
Josef Schnelker, Grad., will offer
an organ recital in partial fulfill-
ment of his Master of Music degree
at 8:15 p.m. Thursday in Hill Audi-
An associate in the American
Guild of Organists since 1933, Schnel-
ker received his Bachelor of Music
degree from Oberlin Conservatory.

Now Playing
Aa____nt__ Extra
News - Cartoon - Novelty as "Fire Chief"
0C C C C<" ~ou " D 0
Phone 9520 --TAILOR SHOP- 303 South State
(located above Wagner's)
PARIS DESIGNER for Ladies' Tailoring has arrived. Remodeling
gowns, dresses, and mannish suits, and making formal clothes.

Your skates should demand
the attention of an expert
workman when you have them
sharpened. This is what those
who come to Midway's always
Hollowed-ground Sharpened


al of the Michigan chapter of the
American Association of University
Professors to appraise the service
rendered by faculty members as "one
of the most significant developments
of the year." This appraisal will be
comprised of opinions on an individ-
ual faculty member as registered by
his teaching colleagues, the heads of
administrative units, students and
persons outside the department or
The Horace H. Rackham Educa-
tional Memorial in Detroit, the W. K.
Kellogg Foundation Institute, the
new student health center, the Mc-
Math-Hulbert Observatory at Lake
Angelus and the large fountain to
be installed in the Mall between the
League and Burton Memorial Tower
in memory of Judge Thomas M.
Cooley were listed by President Ruth-
ven as "outstanding additions" to
the University plant.





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