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THE MICHIGAN DAILY EDDAY,

BOOKS OR BEER?
Studying Imbibers Reveal
HighestAcademic Averages

By PAT JAMES and
DON McNEIL
Where do students absorb the
most-the General Library or the
downtown taverns?
The results of a Daily survey
reveal an astounding thing-the
intelligentsia spend their evenings
downtown, while the Library is
UWF To Hear
Leland Stowe
On One 'World
Under the auspices of the Unit-
ed World Federalists, Leland
Stowe, noted foreign correspon-
dent and informant on interna-
tional affairs, will speak on
"World Government" at 8 p.m.
Sunday in Hill Auditorium.
As correspondent of the Chi-
cago Daily News, Stowe made
newspaper history with two im-
portant scoops of the war. He
exposed the "trojan horse"
treachery by which Germany
swiftly invaded Norway, and he
cabled authentic reports of the
British blundering that lost the
Norway campaign.
His revelation of the misman-
aged British forces led to a cab-
inet shakeup and the ultimate
ousting of Chamberlain as prime
minister. -
For his Norway dispatches,
Stowe was awarded medals by
Sigma Delta Chi, national jour-
nalism society, and the School of
Journalism, University of Mis-
souri.
Stowe has reported world events;
from every place on the globe.
He covered the League of Na-
tions, World Disarmament Con-
ference, World, Economic Confer-
ence and was awarded the Pul-
itzer prize in 1930 for his cover-
age of the i Reparations Confer-
ence.
As a roving reporter, he covered
the Spanish revolt in 1934, and
the Reichstag fire, of 1933, in Hit-
ler's Garmany.
He will be introduced by Prof.
Preston W. Slosson, of the history
department.
Proceeds of the lecture will be
given to the UN program to pro-
vide relief for European children.
There will be a special price for
student couples.
Tickets will- be on sale at,'U'
Hall until Sunday and may be
purchased at the auditorium be-
fore the program.

the favorite haunt of the more
academically "insecure!"
Sample Averages
The sample grade average of
patrons of each, taken on a mid-
week. "study night" shows a 2.86
average among the alcoholics,
and a 2.68 average among the
book worms.
Success among the drinkers was
attributed to a variety of reasons,
including the beneficial effects of
pleasant surroundings, good food,
and excellent companions.
One smiling "Joe College" cre-
dited his glittering 3.2 average
to "Pipe courses in Scandinavian
literature.
Jack Keeler, a lit school stud-
ent who had just commuted from
the Library, said he had been sur-
veyed at both places, but thought
that "it was easier to study at the
taverns."
Betty Hutchins and Jim Chag-
non, graduate students with a 3.
and 2.8 respectively proclaimed
the tavern "food for thought."
Favor the Tavern
Jeff and Peggy Hall, class of 41
L and 42L respectively, couldn't
remember their average closer
than 2.75 and 2.4 but still favor
the tavern after all these years.
Adding most to the taverns' in-
tellectual atmosphere were 4.0
averages 'and four medical school
students with 3.0 or better, who
insisted "we don't drink beer,"
and offered to buy 'one for the,
Daily.
Moving over to the less crowded
confines of the Library, a most
unusual feature was noted. The
further one went back into the
recesses of the medical reading
room, the higher the averages be-
came. It was here that the Li-
brary high of 3.8 was dug up.
Not Very Often"
While the tavern patrons were
not asked how frequently they
visited the establishment, most of
the libraryites insisted that "I
don't come here often."
The most conspicuous exception
to the above opinion however was
that of a 1.76, who said°woefully,
"I study here every day."
Another defendant for the Li-
brary was found-Lilias Wagner,
lit, school sophomore with a 3.0
who said, "I like it here."'
While this survey will probably
cause a furore in the academic
counselor's office, one definite
conclusion may be drawn-you
can't argue with percentages.
Hold Those Bonds !

Daily-Rossen.
AVERAGE RAISERS-Barring a future survey to the contrary, the student who drinks forces up
the average. Typical of the tavern attenders relax over a pitcher of beer and are still able to
make a good score at finals. While this group is restricted to the "You Must Be 21" crowd, they
insist that it is the atmosphere which helps them to concentrate.. Said one studious drinker with
due simplicity, "It's easier to study,

Campus
Calendar
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Any organization
wanting an item listed in this column
should contact The Daily before 6
p.m. of the day preceding the event.)
Inter-collegiate Zionist Federa-
tion-Classification rally on UN,
3:15 p.m., League.
PeopWs Songs-Informal gath-
ering, 7:30 p.m., 327 S. Division.
Debate-AIEE vs. Sigma Rho
Tau, "Resolved that engineers
should unionize," 7:30 p.m., 348
W. Eng.
UWF-Prof. Robert C. Angell,
open meeting, 8 p.m. Union.
ASME-Open meeting, movies,
"The Making and Shaping of
Steel," "Steam Progress," 7:15
p.m. N. S. Auditorium.
Union Coffee Hour-Geography
department, 4-5 p.m. Terrace Rm.,
Union.
Radio-Hopwood Room Series,
2:30 p.m., WKAR. Prof. R. H. Fi-
field "Today's World and Local
Problems," 5:45 p.m. WPAG.
Prof. Joseph Maddy, interview
on his fight against Petrillo, 4:30
p.m., WHRV.
Wolverine Club-7 p.m., League.
Public Administration - Prof.
Samuel D. White, Seminar, 8 p.m.
West Conference Rm., Rackham.
Lecture-"The Fifth Freedom,
8 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
Sigma Alpha Iota - Musicale,
8:30 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre.
Michigan Theatre - "Good
News," 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m.
State Theatre-"Thunder in the
Valley," 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m.
Band -To Open
Spring ,series
The University Concert Band
will roll out the drums and polish
up the brass in its first concert of
the year at 8:30 p.m. Thursday,
March 4 in Hill Auditorium.
This appearance of the 1948 edi-
tion of the Michigan Concert
Band, conducted by Prof. William
D. Revelli, will initiate a busy
spring concert schedule. The 95
bandsmen are slated to make 311
appearances this semester, 27 of
which will be out of town, and two
will be open-air programs.
The itinerary includes several
towns throughout Michigan and
Ohio.
The first Hill concert, which was
deferred by Rose Bowl activities,
will feature concert band compo-
sitions from Bach, Dvorak, Hei-
fetz, and others.

(EITR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond of two articles on Ann Arbor's
Chambers of Commerce.)
By CRAIG WILSON
Youthful, dynamic energy is the
stuff that makes the Ann Arbor
Junior Chamber of Commerce
click.
The pep and power of the
group's 170 active members be-
tween the ages of 21 and 35 bursts
forth in an array of successful
projects that could even make the
mighty Wolverines jealous.
For in the past year the JC has
scored 23 'games' won with no
losses. In state awards, the Cham-
ber equalled a Big Nine cham-
pionship with four first and four
second place awards. Even the
Rose Bowl victory was emulated
as the local group took first and
two second place national honors.
'Line and Backfield'
Behind these successes are a
line and backfield of University
men, businessmen, professional
men and factory workers, who
show a "keen interest in commun-
ity betterment," Lawrence Oui-
met, JC president, commented.
International Week, sponsored
by the Chamber and the Interna-
tional Students Committee, was
the group's signal achievement of
1947 and netted them the national
first award. Following the theme
of friendly international relations,
a pageant, forums, lectures, a
dinner and dance were packed
into a four-day series.
Safety Program
Cooperating with the Interfra-
ternity Council, the, city Jaycees
wield the brooms and brushes in
a Clean-Up Week each spring.
The Chamber conducts an an-
nual public safety program, com-
plete with loud-speaker car, traf-
fic accident posters and newspa-
per and radio publicity, all im-
portant steps in cutting the local
accident toll.
The work of the Chamber in-
cludes community sings, public
health programs, 4-H work, the
annual Halloween and Christmas
Musical Fraternity Will
Present Program Here
A musicale of contemporary
American compostions, highlight-
ing the annual activities of Sigma
Alpha Iota, national.women's pro-
fessional music fraternity, will
be given by members of Alpha
chapter at 8:30 p.m. today in
Lydia Mendelssohn. Theatre. j
Among the featured composers
are Samuel Barber, Paul Creston,
William Schuman, and Marilyn
Mason, a member of the organ
faculty of the music scliool.

Party, Youth Hostel. Boy Scout
activities, and the Annual Build-
er's Show.
The Rose Bowl movie benefit
for the Friendship Train dumped
30,000 cans of food and a ton of
dried foods in the Jaycee lap.
State officials are now in France
helping with the distribution of
the supplies.
"The JC really carries out
everything it plans," Ouimet ex-
plained. "It's an active, demo-
cratic organization of young men.
When the 'slow-down' period of
life is reached, you're out!"
Exclusive ...
(Continued from Page 1)
But Mr. Wallace represents the
people both of America and Russia
as not wanting another war; and
those who irhagine that Stalin
wants one or could afford one are
nitwits two centuries out of date.
Only army contractors and their
financiers have any interest in
war, not even soldiers as able as
Montgomery and Eisenhower; but
what both the U. S. A. and the
British Commonwealth fear is the
domination of the contractors
backed by the popular association
of national greatness with military
glory and conquest instead of with
deep political thinking. All Europe
and America slandered Russia for
twenty years, then slobbered over
her when Hitler attacked her and
she became our ally, and the mo-
ment the war was over began
slandering her again. After that
can you wonder that she mis-
trusts us? Wallace is the only can-
didate whose election would allay
her suspicions.
Question: What is the Ameri-
can future, as you see it, if Mr.
Wallace is not elected?
Answer: I don't see it; and
neither does anyone else. I am not
a prophet. Consult Old Moore's
Almanac or Napoleon's Book of
Fate, if you want the world's for-
tune told.
Question. What, in your oin-
ion, would- be the British reac-
tion to Mr. Wallace's election?
Answer: What do you suppose
England cares about Mr. Wallace?
I might ask you what dOes Ampr-
ica care about Churchill, Attlee,
Bevin or Cripps? At election time
one has to remember that the eyes
of a fool are in the ends of the
earth. It is American votes that
Mr. Wallace must win.
W e are getting silly. Good
morning.

VIM, VIGOR. VITALITY:
Youthful Exuberance Marks
Successful Jaycee Projects

A

Daily-Rossen.
INSECURITY--Surprising statistics in The Daily survey show that the library is the stamping
ground of the more or less academically "insec ure." Compared with a rousing 2.86 average marked
up by the tavern pedantics, those polled at the General Library had an over-all of x.67. Agreeing
that the Library seemed much quieter than the tavern, many of the studious still insisted, that "I
don't come here often," while only one insisted th at she "likes it here."

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