THE MI-CHIAN DAItLY
WEDNESDAY, Q 08ER 30. 1946
PAGE SIX WEDNESDAY, OCTO11~R 30. 1946
Congenial Union Doorman Dies at 86
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This column is de-
signed to provide veterans with infor-
mation of secific concern to them. All
veterans are encouraged to submit
topics or specific questions for con-
The American Legion and the Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars are both con-
ducting vigorous campaigns in sup-
port of the Michigan bonus for
World War 11 veterans.
The bonus proposal appears as
Amendment No. Three on the Nov. 5
ballot and if passed would authorize
the state to go into debt to the ex-
tent of $270,000,000 to provide for-
mer service personnel with bonuses-of
up to $500.
The $175 and $200 ceiling on the
incomes of student-veterans were
passed by Congress near the close
of the session without public hear-
ing and will face stiff opposition
when Congress reconvenes in Jan-
The income report for the VA
which will be mailed to campus vet-
erans along with their first subsis-
tence checks is to be computed on a
yearly basis, Mr. T. O. Hall, Chief of
the Advisement and Guidance Sec-
tion of the VA Branch Office in Co-
lumbus, explained recently. Thus the
pay of teaching fellows which is
based on eight months of work should
be totaled and divided by 12. As an
example, $150 per month for eight
months would be figured at $100 per
month outside income on the income
Payroll deductions for National
Service Life Insurance premiums
are now being instituted by the
American Telephone and Telegraph
Co. and other large corporations
are expected to follow suit.
The interest on bonds received by
veterans for terminal leave pay is
subject to tax although the value of
the bonds themselves is tax free.
Critics of the 52-20 Club mem-
bers note: Over half of the 1,700,-
000 veterans receiving unemploy-
ment compensation had been re-
ceiving payments for less than eight
Congressional candidates this fall
include 183 World War II veterans.
Maddy To Conduct Illin
String Instrument Clinic
URBANA, Ill., Octil 29-(P)-The
University of Illinois announced to-
day that Dr, Joseph Maddy, Director
of the National Music Camp at In-
terlochen, Mich., would be guest con-
ductor for the second annual string
instruments clinic at the university
Nov. 8 and 9.
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of Sigma Xi holds its first meeting
Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in the Rack-
ham Amphitheatre. Dean Ralph A.
Sawyer will speak on the topic,
"Technical Aspects of the Bikini
Bomb Experiment."' Following the
lecture, refreshments will be served.
The public is cordially invited.
The Graduate Outing Club is spon-
soring a class in square-dancing on
Halloween, Thurs., Oct. 31, at 8:00
p.m. in the Women's Athletic Bldg.
All interested are invited. A small
fee 'will be charged.
The Regular Thursday Evening
Record Concert sponsored by the
Graduate School will include Haydn's
Quartet in D Major, Bach's Goldberg
Variations, and Dvorak's Slavonic
Dances. All graduate students are
Lecture: The first of the series of
lectures to be presented by the So-
ciedad Hispanica throughout the
year will be given Thurs., Oct. 31, at
8:00 p.m. in Rm. D of Alumni Mem-,
orial Hall. Prof. Josh R. Ortiz, of
Puerto Rlico, will speak on "La poesia
negroide en las Antillas." Members
of the Sociedad Hispanica will be
The Kappa Nu Fraternity will hold
a regular meeting Thursday evening
at 7:30 in the Michigan Union. All
members and pledges are requested
to be present.
The Armenian Students Association:
will hold a wiener roast on Fri.. Nov.
1. The group will leave for the island
at 7:30 p.m. from 1001 E. Huron.
All students of Armenian parentage
are cordially invited.
George the Union doorman is
The 86 year old campus personality
died yesterday at the University
hospital where he had been a patient
since Oct. 1.
His full name was George J. John-
son, but for 26 years most students
knew only his first name and that he
was a staunch defender of men's
Last spring "George" was honored
at a special Union ceremony at which
he was presented with a token in ap-
preciation of his completion of 25
years of service to the University.
Usually genial and friendly to all,
he became a stern minion of the law
when women tried to violate the
time honored custom of being ex-
cluded from the front entrance to the
Rank knew no privileges with
He once stopped Mrs. Rachmani-
noff, wife of the noted composer, from
entering the front door of the Union.
When Rachmaninoff explained who
she was, George just waved him
"I know, I know," he said. "Side
And side entrance it was.
Stormy- et6er 4~e?4f
LEAGUE MAKES AWARD-Ellen Hill, president of the League Council, presents a check to Mrs. Estella
Blackburn in appreciation of her 40 years of service as matron of Barbour Gymnasium, while Jean Louise
Hole and Josephine Simpson look on.
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Get one of our Judy Nell Coats-and you can
turn up your nose at 01' Man Winter. A whiz
of a Coat in warm, wonderful Debulaine
fleece; Boy-wrap and belted styles in Royal
Blue, Grey, Tan and Brown. Featured in
Mademoiselle at 22.50 - 25.00 and 35.00.
Activities of Interguild Student re-
ligious groups will include teas and
study groups today.
An informal tea and coffee hour
will be held by the LUTHERAN STU-
DENT ASSOCIATION from 4 to 5:30
p.m. at the Center.
The student group of the Baptist
church will meet for tea from 4 to
Members of the WESLEYAN
GUILD will meet at 4 p.m. in the
Methodist Church to work on favors
and scrapbooks for the tuberculosis
ward at the University Hospital.
Following supper, which will be
served at 6 p.m., the cell groups will
meet. Supper reservations may be
made at the student office.
* * *
The WESTMINSTER GUILD will
hold Study Hall from 7 to 10 p.m. in
the Presbyterian Church parlors.
Bac coloni To Sing
Here in December
Salvatore Baccaloni, Metropolitan
basso buffo, will apear Dec. 5 in the
second of a series of special con-
certs planned by the University Musi-
cal Society because of heavy student
Tickets for the performance are on
sale at the Society's offices in Bur-
ton Memorial Tower.
Baccaloni is noted for his por-
trayal of character parts such as Dr.
Bartolo in the "Barber of Seville."
Midnight Village Bus Run
Is Tentatively Scheduled
An additional bus run at 12:15 a.m.
on Friday and Saturday nights from
Ann Arbor to Willow Village has been
announced by the plant department
for a trial period of two weeks.
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Retiring Barbour Gym Matron
Honored by Council Members
Y Yours forschool,
Sports wear are
ood looking tai-
ats with notched
patch pockets, in-
pack pleated vent,
By BETTY STEWARD
On behalf of the women of the
University, past and present, the
members of the League Council today
presented a check for $250 to Mrs.
Estelle M. Blackburn, matron at Bar-
bour Gymnasium, for faithful serv-
ices and appreciated interest.
Mrs. Blackburn will retire this
week after serving as matron for
nearly 40 years. She was appointed
by the late Mrs. Myra Beach Jordan,
former dean of women, and has held
the same position for nearly 40 years.
The donation was made from the
Junior Girls' Play fund, an activity
in- which Mrs. Blackburn took a
great deal of interest in the past.
Before the Lydia ' Mendelssohn
Theatre was built, rehearsals were
held in Barbour Gymnasium and
the play was given in the Whitney
Theater, where Mrs. Blackburn
gave a great deal -of time in the
production of the plays.,
"Responsibility has kept me here,"
she commented. "As long as you have
To Lock Bikes
Police today war ned students to
lock their bicycles in order to combat
the recent wave of thefts which broke
out over the week-end.
Eight bicycles left unlocked by stu-
dents were reported stolen this week,
according to police. It was pointed
out that the majority of these bikes
were taken for joy rides, since sev-
eral were later recovered.
Police are holding over' a dozen
abandoned bicycles at the local po-
lice station located in the city hall
building. Owners are asked to iden-
tify these bikes before next week
when they will be sold at public auc-
to work, I've found that it is better to
establish yourself in one place. I
hate to go .of course, and wish I
could stay indefinitely."
"I haven't been able to do all that I
have wanted to do, and have had to
give up quite a good deal, but it
has been worth it, she said
smiling. "I've enjoyed the working
with students very much."
Mrs. Blackburn's activities includ-
ed servicing lockers and dressing
rooms, checking valuables, handling
sports equipment and alloting danc-
ing and bathing suits. At the time of
the interview she had needle and
thread in hand, setting a zipper in
one of the dance suits. When asked
if this were a part of her duties, she
indicated that all drapes and cur-
tains throughout the building were
done by herself, in addition to the
Commenting on the changing at-
titudes of coeds on campus, she de-
clared that women today were very
different than those in the past.
"Now they seem to be always in a
hurry," she said.
Contrasting the enrollment of
the past to the present, Mrs. Black-
burn stated that in her first year
in her position she allotted only
175 lockers, in comparison with the
estimated 1500 lockers given out
As to her plans for the future, Mrs.
Blackburn stated that she would keep
house, a full time job in itself. She
was born in Ann Arbor and has lived
here all her life.
MONTH-END CLEARANCE SALE continues with
a wonderful group of Dresses, Sportswear and
Accessories all drastically reduced.
Ernza dth cIri S ha
'round the corner on State
&elton at Y. .
GIVE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY FUND
WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE YES X
ON PROPOSAL NO. 4
(The Retirement Plan for City Emnployve)
Representatives of the School of
Nursing are attending the annual
meeting of the Michigan Public
Health Association which is being
held in Grand Rapids this week.
1. Common sense dictates it. The city
must compete with private business for
employees. The Retirement Plan will
attract a higher class of worker.
2. Simple justice demands it. City em-
ployees everywhere are denied the pro-
tection of the Federal Social Security
Act, which covers all workers in private
3. The plan was drawn up by experts.
It has the approval of the Mayor and
the City Council, as well as industry and
private individuals generally.
4. City Policemen and Firemen al-
ready have a Retirement Plan. This
amendment will allow other city em-
ployees to be covered too.
5. The employees themselves pay part
of the pension benefits, through payroll
deductions. The net cost to the city
is extremely small,-(about one mill).
6. ANN ARBOR IS ONE OF THE FEW
CITIES IN THE STATE WHICH HAS
NO PENSION PLAN FOR ALL ITS EM-
7. Under the no-pension system, an
older city employee must be kept on the
payroll past his productive period, in
order to allow him to earn a living; the
alternative being to discharge him with
little opportunity to find employment
8. There are no valid arguments
against the approval of the proposal.
9. As Professor Carver says, "If a city
does not have a visible retirement plan,
you may be sure it does have an invisible
Anyone who missed the
Senior Picture Deadline
and wants his or her pic-
ture in the 1947 'Ensian
M U ST call the 'Ensian
off ice between one and
Everything for the
The Citizens of Ann Arbor owe it to their loyal employees