7THIE MICHIGAN DAILY
"WEDNESDAIY, OCTOB~ER 2, 1946~
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TRADE FOR COBBLERS:
Shoe Leather Express To Be
Campus Vogue This, Season
FACTS 'N FIGURES:
New Statistical Research Lab
Starts FunctioningThis Fall
By WILL HARDY
Wouldn't you know it?
There's no shortage of shoe leather.
New busses just ain't. Bus parts
are slow coming. More taxis are a
legal impossibility. The only spare
bikes in town are under lock and key
at the police pound awaiting sale at
"For a Price"
But local cobblers report that "for
a price," there's a better-than-ade-
quate supply of the low grade leather
to keep their businesses functioning
in high gear through the winter.
A few of the more somber shoe re-
pairmen predict that the current re-
duction in beef, slaughtering at legi-
timate houses and consequent in-
crease in black-marketing may cut
into their supply of soles.
Six Month Stock
"Black-marketeers always bury the
hides," one cobbler reported. "But
I've a six months stock on hand so I
don't have to worry," he said.
Ann Arbor Bus Company officials
are keeping a close eye on increased
traffic and will reshuffle equipment
now on hand to meet any emergency.
The Burns Park route is the only
cause of concern at present, A. H.
Inter-Guild Retreat . .
Representatives of Protestant stu-
dent guilds on campus will partici-
pate in the annual Inter-Guild fall
retreat to be held Friday and Satur-
day at Pinebrook Farm.
The retreat will be held as a means
of leadership training for the com-
ing year and to plan the Inter-Guild
program for the fall term.
Speakers at the meeting will be
Dr. Franklin H. Littell, director of
the Student Religious Association
and Pastor Henry O. Yoder of the
Lutheran Student Association.
Engineers Society . . .
The student chapter of the
American Society of Civil Engi-
neers will mneet today at 7:30 p.m.
in Rm. 316 of the Union.
Speakers will be Prof. Lewis M.
Gram and Prof. Robert H. Sherlock
of the civil engineering department.
Following the speeches on the work
of the ASCE officers for the coming
year will be elected.
Union Council Dinner .
The Michigan Union Executive
Council will sponsor a dinner for
prospective members of its staff at
6:30 p.m. today in the Union.
Committee chairmen will explain
the particular functions of the Coun-
cil and its staff. The dinner is not
planned to last until time for rushing
parties and will not interfere with the
engagements established for rushees.
Bible Study Meeting .. .
The Michigan Christian Fellow-
ship will'hold a Bible Study meet-
ing at 8 p.m. today in Lane Hall.
Cady, district supervisor for Great
Lakes Greyhound, parent firm, said.
Two busses more than operated a
year ago were placed in operation
Sept. 23 to accommodate the 7,000
increase in population.
No busses operate in Ann Arbor
Sundays and "until there's strong
evidence that enough fares will be
paid to compensate for the expense of
gas, oil and labor, the policy will con-
tinue," Cady said.
The taxi problem has caused dis-
pute annually. Only 63 are allowed
under city regulations. Some firms
are satisfied with the present allot-
ment, but Veterans Cab Company,
headed by Carl Breining, Jr., would
like an increase.
But we are having trouble buying
new equipment as it is," Breining
Part Time Help
Breining added that his and other
cab company owners are interested
in receiving applicants from students
for part-time work. Sundays and
week-end evenings are rush periods
when more personnel are needed.
All in all, it looks like the saddle-
shoe and the campus brogue will hold
sway for another season.
Campus cobblers are confident they
can handle the trade.
"A Century and More of Interna-
tional Education at the University of
Michigan" will be the theme of the
assembly and reception for foreign
students to be held at 7:30 p.m. Sat-
urday in Rackham Auditorium.
Speakers on the program will be
President Alexander G. Ruthven,
Dean Emeritus Edward H. Kraus,
Prof. Frank L. Huntley, newly ap-
pointed secretary of the Committee
on Barbour Scholarships for Orien-
tal Women, and Dean Ralph A. Saw-
yer of the Rackham School of Grad-
uate Studies. Dr. Esson M. Gale, Di-
rector of the International Center
and Counselor to Foreign Students
President Ruthven will open the
program with remarks on the policy
of the University regarding the edu-
cation of foreign students. The his-
torical background of international
education in Ann Arbor during the
past century will be sketched by Dean
Prof. Huntley will speak briefly on
the Barbour Scholarships for Orien-
tal Women. Dean Sawyer will wel-
come the 80 new foreign students
who have entered the University this
Members of the Board of Governors
of the International Center and
speakers on the program will join in
the receiving line at the reception at
8:30 p.m. in the Rackham Assembly
Invitations for the Assembly and
Reception have been issued to 400
foreign students and a large number
of faculty and American friends.
COED AND SUITOR FOUND SLAIN - Coroner John B. Gravis is shown bending over the bodies of Alice
Krone Patterson, 20, and Donald Throne, 22, both Ohio State University students, found shot to death
in Columbus, Ohio. Police Captain William Murphy (left), with the death pistol in his left hand, said
Throne 'shot the girl in the head and then killed him self. With back
to the camera is Detective Sergeant
WPAG 2:30 What Prospective Teachers Hope their Pupils Will
Learn about Respect for Law-Prof. O. W. Stephenson
WKAR 2:45 Art of Nursing Series
WPAG 3:30 Campus News
WPAG 3:30 Dorothy Ornest-Soprano
WJR 11:15 p.m. Factors Which Influence the Growth of the
Face-Dr. Edward A. Cheney
WKAR 2:30 University School of Music
WKAR 2:45 Michigan Historical Society-Mr. Lewis Beeson and
Mr. John Schuch
WPAG 3:30 World Masterpieces-a quiz show.
Stump the Professor is off the air for the football season.
Are Scheduled Today
Several of the student religious
groups will present mid-week activi-
An informal tea and coffee hour
will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today
at the LUTHERAN STUDENT AS-
SOCIATION Center, 1304 Hill.
By FRANCES PAINE
The University's new Statistical
Research Laboratory, established by
the Board of Regents at its meeting
last June 21, has begun functioning
this fall on a minimum scale, accord-
ing to Prof. C. C. Craig of the Mathe-
matics department, and originator of
the plan for the laboratory.
First objective for the new research
unit, Prof. Craig said, is to aid both
the quality and quantity of research
done by the use of statistical meth-
ods and to stimualte further investi-
gation methodology itself.
A great deal of statistical work is
being done on campus, especially in
the social science departments of the
literary college, the business admin-
istration school, the school of pub-
lic health and the University Hospi-
tal, Prof. Craig said. Another new
unit, the Public Opinion Research
Center, will do work mainly of this
sort, he said.
To. Advise Units
The statistical laboratory will give
advice and consultation to all these
units in carrying on their investiga-
tions. This service will be available
to all members of the faculty, to
graduate students pursuing research
under the direction of faculty mem-
bers, and to administrative units of
the University. Service of the tech-
nical staff will be available for the
computing and analysis of data for a
"We hope that the laboratory will
become a statistical center where all
those interested in statistical re-
search will meet, discuss their prob-
lems, and argue their differences of
opinion, and that the general result
will be better instruction and bet-
ter students in statistics matters,
Prof. Craig said.
The laboratory will be primarily a
research and not a teaching unit. It
To Have Prize
English Instructor Wallace Bacon's
prize-winning play "Savonarola" will
be produced "sometime this year," he
said yesterday, by several producing
groups in the Chicago area.
Winner of the $500 Bishop Shiel
Award, Bacon has already seen sev-
eral of his plays produced. One of
them, "The Bean and the Cod" was
staged in Ann Arbor High School.
Bacon won a major Hopwood drama
award in 1936, when he was a gradu-
ate student at the University.
"Savonarola," a drama in verse,
was also written while Bacon was in
the graduate school. It is a study of
the quarrel of the title character, a
famous Dominican friar, with the
Medici family in Florence.
Bacon is the first recipient of the
Shiel award, which is sponsored by
the National Catholic Theatre Con-
will, however, indirectly also fulfill
the objective of raising the level and
increasing the effectiveness of in-
struction in theoretical and applied
statistics. Many problems in theo-
retical statistics are those that arise
in connection with actual investiga-
tions, and the advanced students who
will work as technical assistants in
the laboratory will deal with such
Another objective of the laboratory
will be to make available for scientific
work the most efficient computing
equipment and at the same time to
avoid unnecessary expenditures for
duplicate and infrequently used
equipment of this kind, Prof. Craig
said. It is better for the University
to have this expensive equipment in
a centralized spot and not duplicate
it in the various departments, he ex-
The Statistical Resear.ch Labora-
tory will a located in the Rackham
Building, close to the present Uni-
versity Sorting and Tabulating Sta-
tion, and will collaborate with that
unit in investig'ations for which
punched card methods are used. The
administrative laboratory is in the
Graduate School, since it cuts across
all departments and schools of the
University. It has its own Execu-
tive Committee chairmaned by Pfof.
The first of a series of social semi-
nars for students in the Institute of
Public Administration will be held at
8 p.m. tomorrow in the West Con-
ference Room of the Rackham Build-
Prof. William Haber of the eco-
nomics department will speak on his
administrative experience in the fed-
These seminars will be held
throughout the year and outside
speakers will appear. The purpose of
the series, according to Prof. John
Perkins, secretary of the institute,
is to "expose students in the insti-
tute to people in governmental ad-
ministrative positions and those who
have had considerable experience in
Prof. Haber was formerly director
of manpower in the Office of Mobili-
zation and Reconversion, where he
worked with Secretary of State
Byrnes, Chief Justice Vinson and
John Snyder. He also has been di-
rector of planning for the War Man-
power Commission and assistant to
Harold Smith in the Bureau of the
Read and Use the
The WESLEYAN GUILD will
a Mid-Week Refresher at 4 to
p.m. today at the Foundation.
A Mid-Week Chat will be given by
the ROGER WILLIAMS GUILD at
4:30 p.m. today at the Guild House,
502 E. Huron.
The NEWMAN CLUB Discussion
Group will meet at 8 p.m. today in
the Recreation Hall of the Newman
Club at St. Mary's Student Chapel.
To Be Published j
"The Gifts of Love," a novel writ-
ten by Andrina Iverson while doing
graduate work here under Prof. Roy
W. Cowden, will be published in book
form by Farrar, Strauss and Com-
pany of New York, on October 21.
The book, which appeared in con-
densed form in the April, 1946 issue
of the Ladies' Home Journal, was a
major 1945 Hopwood Award winner.
The story, set in a n'idwestern city,
describes the joys and crises of mar-
The authoress, Mrs. Henry Gilmar-
tin in private life, received a B.A. in
English here, while her husband, also
a graduate of the University re-
ceived his degree in engineering.
Plan Unuderway for
Plans are underway to revive the The meeting will follow devotions
Alpha Beta chapter of the Delta Sig- which will be held at 7:30 p.m.
ma Phi fraternity which was dis- Foi
banded on this campus during the
depression period. Marking a 50 per cent increase over
Any student or staff member of the pre-war enrollment figures, the
University who was formerly asso- School of Forestry and Conservation
ciated with this fraternity, is urged has 256 students registered for the
to contact Fred Arnold at his office fall term, according to Dean Samuel
in the First National Bank Building. T. Dana.
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ORATORICAL ASSN.
1946-47 Lecture Course
8 Distinguished Speakers
Oct. 17-HON. ELLIS ARNALL, Governor of Georgia.
Subject: "The South Looks Forward."
Oct.- 29-RANDOLPH CHURCHILL, noted British figure
and columnist, son of Winston Churchill. Subject:
"Socialism in England."
Nov. 7-LOUIS LOCHNER for fifteen years head of the
Berlin Office of Associated Press. Subject: "The
Nov. 21-BRIGADIER GENERAL ROGER RAMEY, noted
Air Force authority. Subject: "Air Power in the
Jan. 16 - JOHN MASON BROWN. leading Broadway
dramatic critic. Subject: "Seeing Things."
Feb. 20-MRS. RAYMOND CLAPPER. political writer and
author of "Washington Tapestry." Subject. "Behind
the Scenes in Washington."
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Brig. Gen. Roger
Anyone interested in working on the Union Stu-
dent Staff. A position on the staff will give you
useful experience, new and lasting friendships, and
a great amount of enjoyment.
Feb. 27-COLONEL MELVIN PURVIS, former member of
the F.B.I. and of the War Crimes Commission. Subject:
"Can We Lessen Crime in the United States?"
March 22-MARGARET WEBSTER, famous actress and
director. Subject: "The Adventure of Acting."
TONIGHT at 6:30 P.M.