TIE MICHIGAN DAILY
FR MAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1947
PREFER A WOODEN SHACK?
New Buildings Useful But
Inartistic, Students Say
By FRAN IVICK
As the University's multi-mil-
lion dollar building program'
moves forward, students and fac-
ulty of the art school look on in
Observers are unanimous in
their approval of the buildings as
to their usefulness, but the design
of the buildings has evoked min-
Compared to Shack
When asked what he thought of
the design of the General Service
Building, one faculty member lik-
ened its exterior to an ocean-
liner. In partial defense of the
In Air About
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25-(P)-
Your government is up in the air
today over balloons.
The story starts off with the
War Assets Administration. That's
the outfit that tries to peddle war
Among the war leftovers were
barrage balloons. Thousands of
"We soon found out," Floyd
Brinkley, WAA's big balloon man,
explained, "That there isn't much
of a- market for an old balloon."
And then one day a WAA sales-
man had an idea:
Why not sell the balloons to
people who could use them for
advertising? The balloons,
from 35 to 80 feet in length,
could be moored over stores and
used car lots from coast to coast.
The WAA even sent up a bal-
loon itself, to show how peachy
the whole idea was.
This led to three results:
1. Some congressmen com-
plained they didn't like to see
the balloon floating out there. It
cut off their view of the Potomac.
2. A few balloons were sold,
maybe as many as a hundred.
3. The balloon that WAA had
sent up broke loose.
It was result No. 3 that played
hob with things. You'd be sur-
prised how many folks don't like
balloons wandering around aim-
Airlines seemed especially sen-
The holler was so loud that
the Civil Aeronautics Adminis-
tration stepped in to announce
in a formal order, it will take a
special permit to operate a
Closer than 500 feet to the base
of a cloud..
If it's dark.
When the ground visitbility is
less than three miles.
At an altitude of more than 500
Within five miles of the nearest
I don't suppose we'll ever sell
another balloon for advertising
purposes now," said' Brinkley.
"What does a fellow who runs a
used car lot know about ground
building, a student commented,
"A wooden shack would be better
than Angell Hall with its tremen-
dous waste of space and build-
One student was of the opinion
that the student body as a whole
thinks the General Service Build-
ing looks like a factory merely be-
cause they have seen factories
built along similar lines. The same
student said that the buildings
possessed great incongruities indi-
;idually, with most of the build-
:ngs containing examples of sev-
ral different styles of architec-
mure within themselves.
More Student Opinion
Many students of architecture
were of the opinion that the build-
ings were neither old nor mod-
ern in their design, and the age
ok the architecture employed in
most of thernew structureswas
placed at ten years.
A great number of students in-
terviewed expressed the hope that
the finished buildings won't look
like the sketches published in
In spite of their split on design,
however, the final judgement of
all students interviewed was: the
buildings have been designed,
they're being built, and "we're
grateful for any place in which to
DETROIT, Sept. 25-()-An
almost totally blind dog was
flown to Washington today to un-
dergo surgery that may restore
Topper, a seven-year-old wire
haired terrier owned by John C.
Bonning, is slated for admission
to the Abbey Hospital for ani-
Bonning said it was uncertain
whether cataracts would be re-
moved from the dog's eyes or
whether the cornea from the eye
of another dog would be trans-
planted to give Topper partial
Preliminary plans call for Top-
per to have a two weeks' convales-
cense at Washington before he
comes back to his home. Three
months later he will be returned
to Washington for a similar op-
eration on the other eye.
Campus Booths Will
All seniors graduating in Feb-
ruary, June or August of 1948
should make their senior picture
appointments for the Michigan-
ensian before October 1, Buck
Dawson, 'Ensian managing edi-
tor, announced yesterday.
Appointments may be made at
any of the 'Ensian booths in the
Michigan League, Michigan Un-
ion, Law Quad, Engineering Arch
and at the Willow Village Bus
Each senior will be charged a
fee of $2 and will receive eight
proofs from which to choose.
Seniors and all other students
may place orders for the 1948
yearbook at the picture booths,
and may pay the full price of $5 or
make a $1 down payment.
Today is the last day that
booths will be open in the Michi-
gan Union and the Law Quad.
Monday they will be' located in
the Architecture School and on
the corner of State Street and
Irwin Zucker Appointed
Editor of Hillel News
Irwin Zucker, '48, has been ap-
pointed editor-in-chief of the Hil-
lel News, Rabbi Herschel Lymon
of the Hillel Foundation, an-
Zucker, who will succeed Mir-
iam Levy to the position, is a
sports night editor on The Daily
Noted Speakers in
Many Fields Included
Noted speakers in the field of
drama, exploration, literature and
government are included in the
106th annual Lecture Series spon-
sored by the Oratorical Associa-
tion, opening Oct. 23 in Hill Audi-
Walter Duranty and H.. R.
Knickerbocker, Pulitzer Prize
Journalists, will debate, "Can Rus-
sia Be Part of One World?" during
the first lecture. Duranty, author
of several books on Russia, spent
twenty years there as a foreign
Knickerbocker, whom Alexander
Woolcottcalled "The Richard
Harding Davis of Our Times," has
had 25 years of experience in re-
porting world-shaking events in
all parts of the globe.
A gallery of portraits of the
world's great actors and their
styles of acting from Grecian
times to the present, will be pre-
sented by Jacques Cartier in
"Theater Cavalcade," Nov. 3.
Rear-Admiral Richard E. Byrd,
explorer, will appear Nov. 20. He
will narrate by means of motion
pictures and story, his experiences
on his many expeditions, includ-
ing the North Pole and South Pole
Modern Theatre Talk
Nov. 25, Jane Cowl, stage star,
will present a lecture-recital of
the modern theatre. Her charac-
terizations will include perform-
ances from "Within the Law,"
"Common Clay," "Easy Virtue,"
"Romeo and Juliet" "The Road
to Rome," "Twelfth Night," "Rain
from Heaven," "First Lady" and
Julien Bryan, leading creator of
documentary films of history in
the making, will lecture here Jan.
13. A full-length color film of
Russia t'oday, "Russia Revisited"
will be presented during the pro-
"Broadway in Review," will be
presented by John Mason Brown,
Associate Editor of the Saturday
Review of Literature, Jan. 22. His
talk will ;include analyses of the
Concluding lecture will be given
Feb. 10, when the Hon. Arthur
Bliss Lane, U. S. Ambassador to
Poland will appear. Former Chief
of the Division of Mexican Af-
-fairs in the State Department,
Minister to Nicaragua and Costa
Rica and Ambassador to Colom-
bia, -Lane will discuss, "Our For-
eign Policy-Right or Wrong?"
. Tickets for the lecture course
may be purchased from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. daily except
Saturday afternoon and Sunday,
at the Hill Auditorium Box Office.
After Oct. 23, the box office will
be open the day before, and day
of each lecture for single admis-
Veterans Are Eligible
Veterans may again take ad-
vantage of a wartime campus's
foresight by applying for Bomber
Scholarships to be awarded for
the third time this fall.
Established in 1942, the Bomber
Scholarship fund grew to a total
of $25,000 in war bonds, with
proceeds from every campus social
event held during the war.
Conceived by Art Rude '49, who
headed the central committee
sponsoring the campaign, the
Bomber Scholarship was original-
ly intended to aid University vet-
erans whose education had been
interrupted by the war. Addi-
tional groups of veterans were
made eligible for the scholarships
by action of the Student Bomber
Scholarship Committee last May.
The scholarships are open to
any undergraduate student who
has had at least one year's serv-
ice in the armed forces during the
last war and who has completed
the equivalent of two semesters
of credit hours in the University.
Application forms for the
Bomber Scholarships are now
available at the Scholarship Divi-
sion of the Office of Student Af-
fairs, Rm. 205 University Hall.
N O N- O B J E C T I V E A R T-Mrs. Laszlo Moholy-Nagy,
(left) widow of the artist, and Hilla Rebay, curator of the Museum
of Non-Objective Painting in New York, examine a painting in
the Moholy-Nagy memorial exhibit at the museum.
B 0 M B E D - 0 U T P A L A C E- Two years after the war's end, the Hungarian royal palaco
on the Danube at Budapest still bears these scars from bombing attacks. -
C E N E R A T I O N S O F B E A R D S -. Three generations of the- Bensley family-Lou,
Loren and Jack-sport luxurious beards grown for the Traverse City, Mich., centennial celebration.
B E R L I N B U N K 9 R B L O W N U P - British troops, after days of preparation, blew up
one of the two big air raid shelters near Berlin's Zoological Garden. Top: View of shelter just before
the blast. Bottom: Shelter is engulfed in smoke as it is destroyed..
Patricia Alphin of the movies
poses beside a country fence is
_her new bathing suit.'
P R E T T Y-Barbara Bates,
ilm actress, was chosen "Miss
)electable of 1947" by group of
,_',western restaurant men.
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