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February 08, 1947 - Image 4

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Grad School
I'D RATHER BE DEAD:
Implicit Observations
PARIS-Anuouncement by the pressing for years for the aboli-
Chamber of Deputies here last tion of both soot and snow. This
week that French railways will citizens' league was headed by one
leave from two to three minutes of the clerks in the Post Office
(Paris time) ahead of schedule in who symbolized for me the acme
order to speed up the solution to of the American Jeffersonian han-
the transportation tieup reminds ger-on.
me of an incident I once encoun- Appointed during the Harding
tered while waiting for a train in administration, he had found it
East Chicago, Ind. It was Febru- necessary during Coolidge's time
ary, which meant of course a great to prove authentically that he
deal of grey snow, although the wore his rubbers to work at all
local citizens' league had been times. He weathered the Hoover
__debacle by taking a correspond-
ence course in engineering for the
home and office. After 1933, he
formed the citizens' league and
/ e was immediately given the red
badge of courage plus an increased
TO THE EDITOR civil service rating.
Just for the sake of the record,
I took a short run on a French
To the Editor: railroad-from Paris out to Ver-
sailles, and I can safely say that
DEAR SIR, Please accept this the experience gave me great in-
letter as not being an infringe- sight into the methods of this na-
ment upon your confidence but tion's ticket-collectors. Perhaps
rather as a compliment to your the most characteristically French
august knowledge. I refer, sir, to incident I have encountered oc-
the obviously cbscure word which curred when our conductor asked
appeared in The Daily, Jan. 16, me for my "billet." When I hand-
above an editorial by a foreign ed it to him, he murmured "Sacre
member of your staff - someone Bleu."
named FinLayson - probably an
Aleutian. BSut before continuing. After forty-eight hours on
had best explain a bit about my- French soil, I feel safe in saying
self so you will understand why that underneath the quick talk,
I wish to be let into your confi-athechidernothetherisitlk
dence. I am a Graduate Research- and the chic clothes, there is little
er in the linguistics department of difference between the average
the University, with a thorough French civil service employee and
knowledge of Latin, French, Span- the slightly-above-average Ameri-
ish, Italian, G e r m an, Dutch, can postal clerk.
Flemish, Norwegian, Swedish, Pol- Close observation of the sort I
ith, Finnish, Russian, Magyr, Tur- have been relating leads me to
kish, Egyptian, Hindustani, Chi- conclude that although there are
nese, Malayian, and Track Tout- Communists in France, a great
ers dialect. I have been around many people (some of them Com-
the world by plane, train, bus, munists too) enjoy American
car, bicycle, and kiddie-kar (in my movies, and that large scale
youth). I have spent over twenty- French markets for U. S. products
five years studying odd, bizzarre should serve as good reason for
words. Therefore, you see that I our State Department to lift the
have some knowledge of the lan- immigration restriction now pend-'
guages of this world. ing. America needs more of the
But, in all my years of research, famous French je ne sais quoi.
I have never run across that Copyright 1947, NY Toast Syndicate
phrase, I mean, the one heading
Mr. Finlayson's editorial. There-
fore, in all humbleness, in the in: BARNABY
terest of science and linguistics,
and for the enlightenment of the
generations which are to follow
us, it would be a rare and delec-
table pleasure if you would trans-
late the phrase into English, and,
with a a h o r t identifying de-
scription, pass along to me the
derivatives of the words. You may
trust my sincere confidence over
this matter and rest assured that
I will not breath a word to the
outside world on the meaning of
VA GOOBLEYGOOK.
Sincerely yours,
N.L.X. ver Staine

BILL MAULDIN
CURRENT____
MOVIES
At the State ... -
THE CASE OF THE CROSS-
EYED CAT (Damit-British);
Cyril, Cyrus, Laurence Olivier
PHOTOGRAPHED in technicl- EGUSH
or,. this animal-mystery is onegl TEA'E
of the most interesting attempts
of the year. The story, that of a
cross-eyed cat. is told in flash-
back sequence by a talented new-
comer to the screen, Cyrus (a can-
ary). Onetime favorite of the
kiddee-matinee-ers, Cyril (the cat
in this picture) shows a maturity
lacking in his previous film at-
tempt (Kitten Kapers). Laurence
Olivier seems sadly miscast as a
Shakespearian actor. It would
help if the man could read his
lines with some semblance of con-
viction. An otherwise good pro-
duction it spoiled by his amateur
handling of the line, "For Eng-
land, by George! Harry.'
At the Michigan . . .
ICE SCRAMBLES (Henie);
Sonia and Bileta
PUTTING it as euphemistically
as possible, this picture stinksc * * ". ,, im
on ice.
-Jone Phise University of Chicago
Daily Official Bull
SATURDAY, MAY 1, 1917 Attention all students, faculty 3. Students requesting di
VOL. I, QT., NO. SOAP and personnel: In an effort to permission must present the
Notices provide essential information for cards. ID cards which have
the survey being conducted to de- punched in them are not ac
Willow Run Veterans: All Wil- termine depreciation on sanitary able.
low Run veterans must stand Sat- facilities within the University
urday morning inspection of per- buildings, all active members of Regulations concerning u
son and possessions beginning the University are requested to re- the Engineering Arch: The
Saturday, Feb. 15. VA prescribed port an estimate of the average of Student Affairs has ou
regulation for persons and posses- usage of these facilities the Vice- necessary to make the flic
sions may be obtained at Window President's office immediately. regulations concerning the t
3, West Lodge. theginerinch h
The Site Committee of the Stu- the Engineering Arch:
All students residing in Uni- dent Legislature invites all stu- Technic shall be entitled tic
versity residence halls who have dents on campus to submit sug-T h n d
paid board and room in full for the gestions on the size, location and sole possession of the sout
first semester are asked to call construction of the future site of approach to the Engieering
firs semsterareaske to alltwo days each month dunini
immediately at the cashier's office, the Student' Legislature. time ts publicationhis onsas
104 South Wing, to receive a Suggestions should be forward- 2. The Student Legial
hearty handclasp. ed to the present president of s. be ent temp
the Legislature, or to a member ofste, be entitled to a temp
Soph Soiree tickeis will be sold the Site Committee, in care of the site, not to include more thi
to people who received application Michigan Union. Arua. f pernission sha
stubs this week in University Hall. automatically revoked d
You must bring your application Notice to Veterans: According to passing of classes.
stub and the exact change (a $10 a Veterans Administration direc- 3. Trucks and buses desir
bill, Hamilton that is; a $1 bill and tive all student veterans must use the Engineering Arch
a quarter), turn in their reports on the "num- (Continued on Page 17)
her of times they have raised their
Benzedrine Rho: Benzedrine, hands in class to leave for a few
honorary medical fraternity which minutes" by 5 p.m. Monday after-
was inactive during the war, will noon to the Office of Student Af-
resume activities this spring. Old fairs.
members are urged to contact the Veteran Service Bureau * ~y
president, Freud High, so that the
group's work may get into full Automobile Regulations: The
swing. Medical students who feel ban on automobile driving will be J-HOP STAFF
qualified to join the group are in- lifted for the week-end of the
vited to attend the rushing and J-Hop. All students must com- CO-EDITORS . .
pledge training session at 8 p.m ply with the following regulations Clyde Recht, Paul Harsha
Friday in Rm. 106 W. Medical in order to secure permission to
Building, drive. BUSINESS MANAGER .
1. Owners 'of 1946 Studebakers Nancy Helmick
Attention all students:, Univer- will not be approved, in compli- ADVERTISING STAFF . .
sity Health Service will hold spe- ance with a request by the Ann Jeanne Swendeman, Ed Se]
cial hours Sunday morning, Feb. Arbor police department, who are der, Dick Halt, Burt Dwyer
9, from 9 to 12 noon for persons not equipped to travel in all di-
suffering from delirium tremens. rections simultaneously. CONTRIBUTORS . .
Emergency cases will be handled 2. Before receiving permission Frances Paine, Eunice m
in a special ward set up. you must submit a certified gene- Gay Larsen, Harriet Frio
ology dating from the Declaration Stu Finlayson, Phylis Kaye,
Freshman Fling tickets will be of Indepenedence, letters of ap- Dailes, Sandy Stern, Dick M
sold to people who received appli- proval from your great-grandpar- Bob Hartman, John Cant
cation stubs this week in Univer- ents (all eight of them), name and Shirley Frank, .Joan Katz,
sity Hall. Please do not bring ex- address of your favorite gasoline Fiske, Dick Kraus, M. 3. 1
act change. We wouldn't know station attendant, and a WCTU Lois Altman, Ann Kutz, Art
the difference anyway. certificate. bee, Mit Freudenheim.

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