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candidates' Statements'

The following qualification state-
ients have been submitted by1
on-partisan candidates for the
tudent Legislature election Tues-
ay and Wednesday:
*ean Gringle *
Qualifications: Junior. literary
ollege; president Jordan Hall,
4; general chairman Soph Cab-
ret, '45; president Lutheran Stu-
eent Association; vice-president
tter-Guild; president Alpha Del-
t Pi; Panhellenic, financial secre-
ry WSSF; Wyvern. Platform:
roaden scope of student activity
trough positive cooperation with
;dent groups, faculty, adminis-
ation; investigate student needs,
)ster expansion.
* * *
vorton Hartz.. .
I advocate intelligent legisla-
on to benefit the entire student
dy and the promotion of closer
,lationship between student opin-
n and legislative enactment. The
egislature should benefit the ma-
rity and not special interest
oups on campus. Full informa-
on about Legislature activities
ould be .brought before the stu-



As your representative on the
S udent Legislature, I will en-
deavor to make the Eorganization
More responsive to student opinion
gnd to integrate the various cam-
u activities under one coordina-
ting body. I have been active in
League activities, Newman Club,
3port Clubs, Student Publications
and Chi Omega.
*I * *
Philip Jacson..
Previous experience in student
government. The legislature should
Work for the benefit of all stu-
dents and therefore keep the stu-
Cent body informed about its spe-
ci.fc actions. I would inform stu-
4Unts about behind the scenes ac-
tlvi ies and encourage student ex-
1pression of opinion to create bet-
er unity on campus.
Lloyd Jewell-..-.
I am interested in student af-
airs and believe that it takes en-
rgetic, interested people to make
the Legislature serve the purposes
ior which it was designed. My
views on social matters are liberal,
,umanistic and tolerant. I repre-
Sent no special interests, and will
endeavor to make the Legislature
rn effective organization.
Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewltten form to the of ffice of the
Assistantto the President, Room 1021
Angel Hall, by 3:00 p.m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 1947
VOL. LVH, No. 115
one Campus flag is at half staff
because of the death of Frank
$unze, a member of the staff at
he Plant Department.
.Herbert G. Watkins. Secretary
Five-week grades for all Fresh-
ap= Engineers are due in Dean
Crawford's Office on Saturday,
Marchi 22. Report blanks wVill
be furnished through department
secretaries, or by campus mail
direct to instructors.
L S & A Freshman Five-Week
Progress Reports will be given out
in the office of the Academic
Counselors, 108 Mason Hall, in the
following order:
March 19, Wednesday, R thru
March 20, Thursday, K thru Q.
March 21, Friday, D thru J.
March 22. Saturday, A thru C.
- Students, College of Literature,
Science and the Arts: Except un-
der extraordinary circumstances,
courses dropped after Saturday,
March 22, by students other than
freshmnen will be recorded with
toe grade of "E".
Choral Union Ushers.: Report at
6:15 p.m., Sunday for the Chicago
Symphony Concert.
College of Engineering: Senior
Engineers who expect to graduate'
in June 1947, should fil out the
blank for diploma applications in
the Secretary's Office, Rm. 263, W.
Engineering Bldg., at once.
Mr. J. B. Green of the Naval Re-
(Continued on Page 3)

Donald judsen ...
Any student government has as
its duty the betterment and pro-
tection of the student. If elected
I would try to fulfill those duties'
by providing 1) more recreational
facilities for the students, 2) a
closer liaison between the faculty
and the student body, 3) more stu-
dent representation in matters]
concerning the students.
Dick Kelly ...
Member of the Union staff, trea-
surer of Theta Xi fraternity. I be-I
lieve that the students of this uni-
versity are capable of far more
self-government, both individual-
ly and in their affiliated groups,1
than they are now permitted. And
I feel that the Student Legislaturej
should be the active voice of this
sentiment and the leader in this
Rae King ... .
The basic platform I have to
offer is that I am a student as you
are, and I will consider our in-
terests and wants in the work of
the Legislature. I understand the
workings of student government
thoroughly and believe this makes
me capable of representing you.
* * /
Gay Larsen ...
Through work as a night editorI
on The Daily and experience with
the Legislature's Varsity Commit-
tee, I feel qualified to ascertain
and represent prevailing student
opinion on problems which arise,
free of the pressure of party mem-
* * *
Roz Long ...
Qualifications: former house;
president; chairman League HouseS
dances; central committee Willow
Run Dances; Junior Girls' Play;
chairman Assembly Coke Bar;
AVC News staff; chairman Phil-.
ippine Book Fund Dance; secre-
tary Gripes Comittee of Student
* * *
Melvin Marcus ...
The Student Legislature should
effectively demonstrate its ability
and desire to accept greater re-
sponsibilities in making student
government a more vital and con-..
structive force in the life of the
student. The University should
be intelligently encouraged to in-
crease the degree of responsible
self-rule alloted to the student
Jeanne Metelski.,..
I believe that the Student Con-
gress is an intrinsic part of the
University. Therefore, I will de-
vote my time and interest to help
it gain and maintain prestige and
at the same time, acquaint every
student with its functions and c-
x * *
Janet Osgood ...
I will back all proposals for the
centralization of all student activi-
ties. I am also in favor of contin-
uing a cooperative restaurant, the
establishment of an improved .sys-
tem for the academic counselingI
of upper classmen and projects for
better facilities for soil func-.
tions including a new uilding for
formal dances.k
Richard Schultz ...
The organization of class offi-
cers and more class activities along
with a place to hold them would
do much to further school spirit

in a college of this size. There-
fore I am advocating two things:
more class activities and organiza-
tion and lower fees for the use of
University btildings for student
Robert Shaeffer...
I am a junior in the literary
college and a psychology maaj or.
I entered the University in 194 .
served three years in the army
and returned to school last fall.
I believe the Student Legislature
should be the campus voice in Un-
iversity administration. Let's all
help make it that!
Bill Short .. .
I am remaining independent in
this election because I believe that
no single group should dominate
the policies of the Student Legis-
lature. I will endeavor to promote
coordinated and unified programs
that will represent the wishes .of
the student body. Past experience:
chairman 1946 Feather Merchants

Ruth Sights ...#
I promise to do my utmot Ho
back campus activities encourag-
ing both men and wmen parti-
cipation. Also, I would like to see
investigations held concerning ex-
cessive food and book prices, and
I would like to see more coopera-
tion between affiliated and inde-
pendent students.
Bob Silver . ..
Revolution!-Overthrow of the
existing system-Sweeping new re-
forms - These are not things I
promise. Rather it seems that in
telligent action on arising prob-
lems and a constant keeping in
mind of policies which the student
body as a whole wants carried out
are the things that we can expect
from. our Legislature.
Philitus Spear . .
I am a navy veteran and have
been on campus four semesters.
This has given me time to become
acquainted with the problems of
all students. If elected to the Stu-
dent Legislature I will work dili-
gently to help the student body as
a whole.
Mickey Spencer .. .
Committee to draft present con-
stitution, IRA vice-president, SO-
IC. Platform: student interest,
participation in meetings, schedule
meetings of campus groups to pre-
vent conflicts, publish agenda,
support academic freedom, im-
prove Willow Village facilities, es-
tablish co-op restaurants, improve
academic counseling, regulate heat
in libraries and classrooms.
Bobbie Strunsky ...
My desire is to see established
an effective Student Legislature,
independent of the administration,
as a controlling body on campus.
I shall work for any project the
students themselves consider vital,
as indicated by YOU through the
Gripes Committee, e.g., establish-
ment of Fresh Air Camp as a rec-
reation center under student con-
William Sturtz,.
I wish to personally contribute,
through membership, to further
organization of the Legislature and
to assist in modernizing the cam-
pus policies. I have been on cam-
pus intermittently since 1942, at
present a prelaw political science
major. I am a member of Sigma
Nu, also associated with student
publications and Baptist Student
Elmer Weber .. .
My qualifications include mem-
bership Lloyd House Council, '46,
General J-Hop Committee '47, and
at present social chairman Lloyd
House and general chairman of
West Quad dances. If elected, L
as a veteran, shall endeavor to
activate the Student Legislature as
the "voice of the student body"
to accomplish self-government.
William Young.. ..
I have had no previous experi-
ence worthy of mention in student
affairs on campus. I did have ex-
perience in high school as presi-
dent and vice-president of my
classes. I am a junior, due to army
credits, 21 years of age and a mem-
ber of Alpha Tau Omega.

Kurath Edits
Dictionary of
Middle English,
Co lin h irsI
Work ofthis Tpe
(Continued from Page 1)
writings in medicine, alchemy, an-
imal and plant lore and the en-
cyclopedia of the Middle Ages
which was translated from Latin
into English shortly before 1400.
"We are therefore concerned
with all phases of life and thought
in medieval England," Prof. Ku-
rath explained.
Only English words will be in-
cluded in the Dictionary. Prof.
Kurath said but the fact that
many of the scientific textsas well
as many of the -literary works are
translations or "free renderings"
of original Latin or French makes
the task more difficult.
Much Checking Required
Because the English writers of
this time often incorporated the'
Latin or French words into their
own language, or coined new words
to fit the meaning of the original
foreign text, the original must be
checked quite frequently.
The Dictionary will include def-
initions in Modern English illus-
trated with quotations from the
original texts arranged chrono-
logically and giving the date used,
author, work, page and line.
"A dictionary of this type is
fundamental to all types of re-
search in the Middle Ages," Prof.
Kurath said, adding that it will
be indispensable to anyone inter-
ested in the literature, historical
lore or social history of medieval
England. The Dictionary will
therefore be "a key to the source
material of medieval civilization
for scholars in all fields," Prof.
Kurath commented.
No Good One Now
Although there is at present no
good dictionary of Middle English,
according to Prof. Kurath, there
is "half a one" which he is now
studying. Published in 1888, in
two volumes, it was written in
German by Eduard Matzner, who
got as far as the letter "M" before
he died.
The size of the new dictionary
has not yet been definitely decided
upon, but Prof. Kurath estimated
that it will be at least three times
as large as Matzners work would
have been if completed. Prof. Ku-
rath bases his prediction partly on
the fact that there are now many
more edited manuscripts available
for study than there were in Matz-
ner's time.
Moore First Editor
The first editor of the Diction-
ary was the late Prof. Samuel
Moore, who organized the collec-
tion of materials, after whose
death the late Prof. Thomas Knott
planned and directed the editing
of the dictionary. Slowed down
during the war, the project was
again resumed "full speed" when
Prof. Kurath took over the job
just a year ago.
Prof. Kurath came to Michigan
from Brown University, where he
was chairman of the division of
modern languages and director of
the Linguistic Atlas of the United
States. He has retained the direc-
torship of this project, which is
now located in the Rackham
He received his doctorate in the
comparative grammar of the Indo-
European languages from the Uni-
versity of Chicago. He speaks Ger-
man fluently and can "move
around with compartive ease" in
Latin, Greek, French, Italian, San-
skrit and Old Norse.

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