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1948

THE MICHIGAN TLY

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'WORTHY OPPONENTS':
World's Problems Tackled
By Varsity Debate Squad

By LILIAS WAGNER
If you like to expound on cur-
rent issues, there's a place for you
here.
After renewing Big Nine inter-
collegiate competition last fall for
the first time since the war, the
Michigan Varsity Debate squad,
with a host of challenging topics
to keep them hopping, are oper-
,ting on a full-scale basis again
this semester. Students from var-
ious schools within the Univer-
sity are out for this extra-curricu-
lar activity, which is calling for
new recruits to join the ranks.
No previous debate experience is
required.
Before Audience
One of the main purposes of the
activity is debate before actual
audiences. To this end, an at-
tempt is made to put debaters be-
fore audiences at the very start,
and to have as many students as
possible participate in actual per-
formances.
To stimulate audience interest
in topics, various kinds of debates
are being tried, although the
cross-examrination type is stress-
ed. One of the more effective
forms" involves the shift of opin-
ion ballot in which the value of
the debate in influencing the
opinions of the audience is test-
ed.
Largest Group
This year's group actively par-
ticipating in debate is one of the
largest since debating was start-
ed at Michigan by Prof. True-
blood. The Michigan Varsity
squad was one of the first in the
country when it was launched in
1893 in a debate .with the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin. Last year,
members traveled 2,500 miles,
participated in 50 debates, and
spoke before 15,000 people. By
Dental School Officers
The freshman class of the Den-
tal School has elected new officers
for the coming semester.
Those elected to the positions
are: Julius Franks, president;
Richard Haggerman, vice - presi-
dent; Jack Smith, Secretary; Mike
Glover, treasurer; and Robert
Love, student council representa-
tive.

the end of this year, according to
D. C. Kleckner, coach of debate,
the varsity debaters will have giv-
en 60 public performances before
audiences ranging "from labor
groups to high school assemblies."
Besides discussing such issues
as compulsory arbitration of labor
disputes and world federal gov-
ernment, the squad takes up as
many campus topics as possible.
In the near future, teaching meth-
ods in the colleges and universi-
ties will receive the squad's at-
tention In one of the debates.
Anyone who is interested in the
opportunities afforded by actual
participation in varsity debate
may contact Mr. Kleckner in Rm.
4202 Angell Hall. So if you like
to argue, why not look into it?
Prof. Rothnian
To TalkHere
Medical Authority
To Be Galens' Guest
Dr. Stephen Rothman, profes-
sor of Dermatology and Syphilo-
logy at the University of Chicago,
will visit the University this week
as a guest of Galens honorary
Medical Society and Dr. Arthur C.
Curtis of University Hospital.
Dr. Rothman will speak on re-
cent developments in his field at
4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Public
Health Amphitheatre. A banquet
is being given at $ p.m. Tuesday
in his honor.
During the week Dr. Rothman
will attend clinics and conduct
discussions on dermatology and
syphilology at University Hospital.
Dr. Rothman, who received his
training in Budapest, practiced in
Hungary and Germany before
coming to the United States in
1938. He was head of the depart-
ment of Dermatology and Syphil-
ology at the Royal Hungarian
State Clinic in Budapest from 1929
to 1938.
Since his arrival in the United
States he has been on the staff of
Billings Hospital of the University
of Chicago.

TU, Will Hold
Grwnd Rapids'
Day Tuesday
Students Will Hear
Of City's Advantages
A complete picture of the oc-
cupational opportunities and soci-
al and cultural advantages which
Grand Rapids offers to college
graduates will be presented here
Tuesday by a group of prominent
Grand Rapids business men.
Presented Tuesday
"Grand Rapids Day at the Uni-
versity of Michigan," sponsored
by the University Bureau of Ap-
pointments under the direction
of Dr. T. Luther Purdom, will
be presented at 4' p.m. Tuesday
in the Rachkam Lecture Hall.
Speakers will be N. J. Harkness,
president of the Grand Rapids
Chamber of Commerce; Anthony
Stormzand, assistant manager,
Filher Body division of General
Motors; Robert H. Bennett, presi-
dent of the Stow and Davis fur-
niture company; Henry W. Light-
er, secretary of Graphic Arts As-
sociation; Col. Lester C. Doerr,
supervisor of high school instruc-
tion for Grand Rapids schools,
and Frank L. DuMond, director
of the Grand Rapids public mu-
seum.
Cultural Aspects
DuMond will discuss the cul-
tural aspects of Grand Rapids.
The other speakers will outline
opportunities for University grad-
uates in the business and industri-
al organization of the city.
"Grand Rapids Day" will be the
first of a series of planned oc-
cupational information confer-
ences sponsored by the Univer-
sity Bureau of Appointments.
Accidents Fall
Ann Arbor's traffic accident
rate decreased 15 per cent during
1947, according to an accident
summary prepared under Roland
Gainsley, captain of the city po-
lice traffic division.
The drop from 1,024 mishaps in
1946 to 875 in 1947 was attributed
to Ann Arbor's intensive traffic
congestion relief program under-
taken during the summer.

istening in... with MARY STEIN
Amidst a welter of quiz shows, MONDAY:
soap operas and set-formula dra- 10 a.m. WWJ-Fred Waring
mas, one of the few new ideas in (week-days).
. - ' ,,7:15 p.m. WJR-Jack Smith.
radio is "CBS Is There." 8:00 p.m. WJR-Inner Sanct-
Broadcasters report "on the um.
spot" the history of hundreds of 7:25 p.m. WPAG-FM-Basket-
years ago, as if it were going to balla
make tomorrow's headlines. Terse,
minute-by-minute reporting mark 9 p.m. WJR-Lux Theatre.
the program. History 11 and 12 10:30 p.m. WJR-Screen Guil1
were never like this. 10:30 p.m. WWJ- red VWarinf
At 2 p.m. today over WJR the TUESDAY:
show will feature an Ides of 8:30 p.m. WHRV-Town Meet-
March special, with Julius Ceas- ing.
ar's assassination covered by the 9:30 p.m. WHRV-Boston Sym-
CBS "Rome Bureau." phony.
DECENCY POLL: College stud- 9:30 p.m. WWJ-Fibber M-(
ents-446 of them anyway-think and Molly.
the Fibber McGee and Molly show 10 p.m. WWJ-Bob Hope.
is the most high-minded of com- 10:30 p.m. WWJ-Red Skelton
edy programs, while the Bob Hope WEDNESDAY:
and Abbott and Costello shows 9:30 p.m. WWJ-Mr. D.A.
rate 'way low in good taste. 10 p.m. WHRV Bing Crosby.
In a recent poll conducted by an 10 p.m. WWJ-Jimmy Durante.
Indiana college, 446 students gave THURSDAY:
Fibber and Molly a high 80% 8 p.m. WHRV Candid Micro-
"good taste" rating, while the lat- phone.
ter two shows were just barely 8 p.m. CKLW-Jan August.
"acceptable," because of too many 8:30 p.m. WWJ-Burns and
off-color jokes. Allen.
LOCAL TALENT: Two disc 9 p.m. WWJ-Al Jolson.
jockeys are now busily spinning FRIDAY:
platters over at local station 8 p.m. CKLW-Burl Ives.
WHRV. Clare Lynn, who's also 10 p.m. WWJ-Molle Mystery
chief announcer, does a Monday- Theatre.
through-Friday stint on "Disc 10 p.m. WJR-Dinah Shore.
Time" at 4:30 p.m. 10 p.m. CKLW-Information
Sam Rich, an addition to Please.
WHRV's "spinning" staff, breaks SATURDAY:
up study sessions with his "Creeps 2 p.m. WHRV Metropolitan Op-
By Night" show at 11 p.m. Sunday :ra.
through Thursday. 5 p.m. WJR Philadelphia Or-
ON THE AIR THIS WEEK: =hestra.
Following are what look like the 7:30 p.m. WJR-Abe Burrows.
best bets for the coming week ov- 9 p.m. WWJ-Hit Parade.
er five nearby stations (WHRV. 9:30 p.m. WJR-Vaughn Mon-
WPAG, 1050 kc. and WPAG-FM, ,oe.
98.7 mc.; WJR, 750; WWJ, 950.
and CKLW, 800.) Dime Containers Due
TODAY: All houses which still have con-
2 p.m. WJR-CBS Is There. tainers for March of Dimes con-
8 p.m. WWJ-Edgar Bergen. tributions should turn them in at
8:30 WWJ-Fred Allen. P Witham's Drug Store immediately
9:30 WHRV-Theater Guild. according to Alfred W. Goodhew.

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