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FOUNDER'S DIR THDAK Y
U' Began Life in Detroit
Through Refugee's Faith
By ALEX LINDSAY
Some sunny morning as you're crossing the diag, you might stop
and consider that this great University might never have been if it
had not been for the untiring work of Father Gabriel Richard.
Father Richard was born in France 150 years ago. He came to
the United States because of the French Revolution and settled in
Detroit, which he liked to think of as "his city."
ENCOURAGED BY -cquaintance with such men as Thomas Jef-
ferson and Augustus .B. Woodward and their ideas on education, Fa-
ther Richard continually addressed memoranda to Congress and the
Governor on the subject of a university in Detroit,
He was a man with deep faith in his ideals, as he showed
during the War of 1812. When Detroit was captured by the British,
he refused to pledge allegiance to the King of England, and was
taken lo Canada as a prisoner.
The efforts of Father Richard and the Rev. John Monteith, Pres-
byterian clergyman, as well as the influence of Thomas Jefferson,
caused the cornerstone of the first University of Michigan building to
be laid in Detroit in 1817.
THlE UNIVERSITY thus had the honor of being the flrsb uni-
versity-as distinguished from colleges-to be founded in the United
States. Rev. Monteith was the first president and Father Richard
was vice-president, as well as professor of several subjects.
Father Richard's active mind and deep convictions kept the
University in operation during the first rough years. He kept his
position as vice-president until his death in 1832.
The University of Michigan was moved to Ann Arbor nine years
Faerather Richard is honored in Detroit by parks, schools, and Ii-
baries named after him. A branch of the Newman Club in Ann Arbor
aso bears his namne.
What's U p inthe Do m

PRIZE-WINNING NOVELIST-:-
Austrian Author Studies at University
), . ,' 4

.y DOLORES PALANKER
The author of one of the best
Austrian novels of 1946 is now a
student at the University.
Tall, earnest Rudolf Soucek,
holder of a doctor's degree in po-
litical science from the Univer-
sity of Innsbruck, has come to
Michigan to study journalism on
fellowships from the Rackham
School of Graduate Studies and
the University of Michigan Press
Clubs.
* * * *
HE HAS SOME diffibulty with
the English language because, "I
studied it in high school ten years
ago and have had little opportu-
nity to speak it since."
When the Germans occupied
Austria in 1938, Soucek was
only 15, thus avoided conscrip-
tion io the German army until
1942 where he remained till the
war's end. lie then returned to
eived hisedoctor's degree in1946
--his thesis was entitled "Free -
dom of the Press in a Democ-
racy."
His fellowships' to the University
of Michiganx we re arranged
through the Institute of Interna-
tional Education.
NOW LIVING in Allen-Rumsey
House, West Quad, Soucek arrived
in New York Oct. 3 on the Marine
Tiger, which passed through the
tail-end of the recent hurricane.
Aboard were many American
students returning from Europe.
Soucek is convinced Americans
are good sailors, for they, un-
like himself, seemed unaffected
by the rough sea and carried on
organized discussions on Euro-
pean problems.
The Austrian will spend two
terms at the University and then
apprentice on a Michigan newspa-
per. Although studying journal-
ism he prefers fiction and has
-written several short .stories while
-working for the Austrian press.
: * * *
lIE WOULD LIKE to have both

Campus
Calendar
EVENTS TODAY
Michigan Christian Fellowship-
by wekl Bible stdy 8p.m.loed
Westminster Guild--Weekly tea
and coffee hour, 4-6 p.m. Mtes
-"Bathing and Dressing Your
Baby," 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Child
Health Building.
Lydia Mendelssohn-"La Noche
de Los Mayos."
Michigan Theatre-"Two Guys
from Texas."
State Theatre-"The Babe Ruth
Story."
Union Coffee Hour-4-5 p m.
Terrace Rm., Economics faculty
and their wives, guests. Open to
women students.
Violators' Tickets
Ticket takers at the Northwest-
erm game confiscated season tick-
get into the stadium's student sec-
manager, warnednistudents thkat
the ID card rule would be en-
forced in all future games. He said
cardntcashier'shareceipt, or ath-
letic coupon book.
The rule was enacted to quell
scalping of student tickets.

Research on "the problem of
freedom" should be started at
once as part of the nation's at-
tempts to achieve security, Prof.
Donald G. Marquis, of the psy-
chology department, said last
night in New York.
Speaking before the New York
Herald - Tribune annual forum,
Prof. Marquis pointed out that
under a system of individual free-
dom, societies achieve greater pro-
ductivity, invent and improve pro-
ductive processes, and train bet-
ter leaders at all levels.
There is much research under-

Marquis Asks Freedom Study
In N.Y._Herald Tribune Talk

way aimed at preserving and in
creasing national security, but lit
little or no research on "the safe
guarding of freedom," Prof. Max
quis said.
He admitted that research o
freedom is di~fficult because
"involves people and their atti
tudes and convictions; it involvg
administrative methods of sectu
ing will compliance; it involvt
labor relations and politics."
Prof. Marquis cited some ques
tions which might be answered la
research on the problem of free
dom.

BUSINESS T RAINING

Ijaiy--iave Heggen
AUSTRIAN NiOVELIST: Rudolf Soucek, author of one of the
best-selling Austrian novels of 1946, is pictured during an inter-
view with Daily reporter Dolores Palanker shortly after he
arrived in Ann Arbor. Soucek came to the University of Michigan
on Rackham- and Michigan Press Club fellowships to study
journalismg and learn something about American culture.
his prize-winning novel. "Song to~'game. "It is quite- different from

DAY SC HOOL :
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N IG HT SC HOOL :
enter any Tuesday

the Enemy," and another more re-
cent novel translated into English
so they can be published in Amer-
to ~further iternational relations
deals with problem between na-
thinks the University "is very
beaiutiful, containing ma~ny
practical buildings and a fine
library; Michigan is much larg-
er than the university at Inns-
bruck which contains only
about 5,000 students."
Happy about his liberal fellow-
ships he said, "I am very interest-
ed in American life and culture
and hope my stay in American
will add to a greater understand-
ing between the United States and
Austria."
SOUCEK HAD BEEN looking
forward to last Saturday when he
saw his first American football

European football," he said, "and
looks very funny to Austrians. It
appears quite dangerous to play."
Bernie Ellison, house-director
of kAllen-Rumsey Huse ook Su-
so impressed the latter that he
thinks he'll take the idea back to
Austria.

Complete Courses - Single Subjects
Perpetual Placement Service
Approved under G l. Bill-
H AMILTON BUSIN ESS COL LEGE

William at State

34th Year

(Editor's note: Contributors to What's
Up In the Dorms should contact Do-
lores Palanker at The Daily or 105
Allen - Rumsey H ouse, West
Quad, held its first dancing class
at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the house
dining room. It proved to be so
successful that regular classes will
be held each week.
Girls from Helen Newberry,
Betsy Berbour and Adelia Cheever
were invited to provide the nec-
essary feminine feature. Dancers
are classed according to their abil-
ities - beginners, Intermediates,
and advanced-but all, will have
an opportunity to learn the latest
dance steps.
The residents of Allen-Rumsey
also invite all their friends to the
open house held after each foot-
ball game.
New Series
Begins Today
A series of skits in both French
and English will be featured on
new programs over station WUOM
at 5 p.m. on alternate Wednes-
days, beginning today.
'Enacted by a group of French
exchange students, the programs
will be under the direction of Mi-
chel Leiser, formerly of the French
Broadcasting System and the Of-
fice of War Information.
A verbal encounter between an
American GI and a French waiter
demonstrating the number of
words which English has bor-.
rowed from French and French
from English will be featured on
today's program.
In addition a group of French
songs and a talk on Existentialism
will be presented.
Students desiring to participate
in future broadcasts should con-
tact Michel Leiser through the
University Broadcasting Service.

JOHN MACKEY, new academic
chairman of Wenley House, is
wasting no time putting his com-
mittee into action.
Bridge and Chess tournaments
are being organized and the win-
ners will compete with the win-
ners of other houses 'in the Quad.
The enthusiasm and skill exhib-
ited by the Wenley House partici-
pants indicate fine possibilities
for the West Quad championship.
* * *
MOSHER GIRLS are having a
hard time keeping their usual
band-box appearance lately, due
to the recent break-down strike
effected by the three Bendixes in
the basement laundry room.
Last week one machine went
out of order, soon followed by a
second. Several days ago, the
third machine made the situa-
tion unanimous.
keting1wth"OutBofeOrder"resigns
for an indefinite period, while
the girls are wearing clothes that
d6 not require washing.
A sympathetic Daily night edi-
tor, living at West Quad, unof-
ficially extended an invitation to
the Mosher girls to come use the
machines over there. 'S wonder-
ful opportunity, gals-you may
even get the fellas to do it for you
while you watch. ,
BETSY BARBOUR and Ander-
son House are having an exchange
dinner tomorrow with about 30
girls going over to the East Quad
and the same number of fellas
feasting at the girls' dorm.
Committees are being formed
for Betsy Barbour's costume
dance to take place Saturday
from 9-12 midnight.
One of the committees, "mov-
ing furniture back after the
dance," offers as an incentive per-
mission for the girls' dates to re-
main after 12:30 to help. What
they won't do to get some work
done and just guess who'll do it.

/
-'' *

F o m r P i s n r o * J p n s
R e e v s OC A i w r

University sophomore Robert
Hamn has put the finishing touches
on a long and horror-scarred war
career.
Just recently he became the re-
cipient of the Air Force Silver
Medalawarded o outstanding
This medal, given for superior
military ability, scholarship, lead-
ership and summer camp atten-
LiutenantColonel tD. H.rAins-
worth in a ceremony at R.O.T.C.
headquarters.
A JAPANESE prisoner of war in
Students Cai Still
Get Unioi Cards
.The Student Offices of the Un-
ion will be open today and tomor-
membershipe cardsnto previousl
unregistered men. bst
aside for the convenience ofgmen
unable to register during the reg-
ular hours of 3 to 5 p.m. each
weekday, according to Jim Kistler,
co-chairman of the Planning and
Personnel Committee..
Every man on campus who is a
fulltime student is eligible for
membership in the Union.

.. . . . 9 4 9tt - -d -
ALL WOOL mese

his native Philippines for three
years prior to his 1946 army in-
duction, Harn was an eye-witness
of the brutal treatment of Ameri-
can and Philippine prisoners by
nia, declared an oen city astrafed
and bombed by Jap planes short-
ly after the Pearl Harbor attack.
Behind the barbed wire of the
Santo Tomas internment camp.
~arn saw his fellow sufferers
beaten and humiliated, their
plight, soon ending in starva-
tio.
He himself w as fortunate
enough to remain alive during his
lengthy stay, despite the scant
diet of rice gruel and water.
AT THE AGE of 23, more than
four years after his initial im-
prisonment by the enemy, but
only one year following his libera-
tion, Harn was inducted into the
U. S. Army, on November 13, 1946.
Harn, who was employed by
the Navy Department in Wash-
ington, D.C. when he received
his greetings, entered Officers'
Candidate School and soon
sweated out the nod to Finance
OCS.
Now, after having served a
four-year "stretch" as- a Jap pris-
oner and U. S. Private First Class,
Harn has just. entered his sopho-
more year at the University of
Michigan.
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