53A C1 E11 I0, 1948
Freshmen Blame Troubles
On Inadequate Training
By ALICE BRINKMAN
Freshman English, heavy read-
ing assignments, and note -taking
difficulties came in for a big share
of freshman "gripes" at the twen-
tieth annual Principal-Freshman
Conference here yesterday.
"Why didn't they make high
school tougher"? and "Why didn't
they make us write more composi-
tions"? were some of the common-
est questions principals faced.
LARGE ASSIGNMENTS and
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JIM HARSANT: I believe that I
am qualified to be secretary of
your class because of experience
gained holding similar positions in
high school. If elected I will do
my best to represent you on the
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ARLENE LANGE: I am running
for the office of Secretary of
Freshman Engineers for three rea-
sons: 1. First semester freshmen
should be allowed to have a voice
in their government in the form
of a secretary. 2. The interests of
women should be represented in
the council. 3. I am sincerely in-
terested in helping to make the
activities of the engineers more
enjoyable than ever before.
Ohio State Ticket
Sale To End Friday
Pointing out that combination
train and game tickets to the Ohio
State football game will not be
sold after noon Friday, the Wol-
verine Club urged students plan-
ning to attend the game to buy
tickets as soon as possible.
Only 200 ducats are left for the
game which will be played in Co-
lumbus on Nov. 20. Sales will con-
tinue from 8 a.m. to noon in Rm.
2, University Hall.
The special train will leave Ann
Arbor Saturday, Nov. 20, at 6:30
a.m. For the return trip, the train
will leave Columbus at 9 a.m. and
arrive in Ann Arbor at 3 p.m.
Women students attending the
game will receive automatic per-
mission for the trip by filling out
special blanks when buying their
Art Display Will Close
"Michigan on Canvas," the art
exhibit currently on display in
the Rackham Galleries will close
at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
note-taking have given freshman
John Guettler a "rough time."''
"You don't have the volume of as-
signments in high school that you
do here," he said. "Also they don't
prepare you for taking lecture
Similar difficulties were echoed
by other students.
The Dean of Jackson Junior
College said his transfers
stressed "heavy reading assign-
ments" and "lack of personal
contact with instructor" as their
After hearing student problems
in individual interviews yester-
day morning, visiting principals
got a chance in the afternoon to
put their problems to members of
the panel on 'The Articulation of
High School and College English."
IN REPLAY TO questions of
how to improve high school prep-
aration the panel recommended
that composition experience be
given all through high school
One course in the senior year is
not enough. Exercises, and drills,
moreover, they declared, are not
effective. The only successful
preparation is actual writing.
On the problem of better col-
lege teachers,hProf. Wells de-
clared "English will be better
taught in college when we have
more full-time teachers who are
not worrying about graduate
"There has been a ten per cent
improvement in the staff this
year," he said.
"We need a bi-partisan policy
in whichhhighrschool and col-
lege teachers are constantly in
touch and trying to improve stand-
ards," he concluded.
Omega Phi Psi
Week To Be Observed
With the theme, "Make America
Safe By Insuring Justice for All,"
the University's Phi chapter of
Omega Phi Psi, national Negro
fraternity, is observing National
Negro Achievement Week.
Under the chairmanship of
Jesse Hill, the local chapter is
publicizing its nation-wide high
school essay contest 'The Indi-
vidual, Key to TruerDemocracy."
First place winner in the con-
test, which is open to high school
seniors, will receive $125, the run-
ner-up $75, and the third place
A meeting will be held by Phi
chapter at 7 p.m. Thursday in the
Union to hear a report on ef-
forts to secure a chapter house.
The local chapter was founded
on campus in 1923. It recently re-
ceived official recognition from
the Interfraternity Council in part
of IFC's post-war reactivation pro-
The Committee to Abolish the
Ban has formally launched its
petition drive to collect 10,000 sig-
natures in support of their plea
to the University Board of Re-
gents to lift the political speakers
Supporting the drive, which has
the approval of the Student Leg-
islature are thirteen campus
groups including AVC, AIM, Betsy
Barbour, Hillel, IRA, NSA, Sigma
Delta Tau, SRA, UWF, United Na-
tions Council, Wallace Progres-
sives, West Quad Council and the
The campaign is scheduled to
continue through this week.
No word has been received yet
on the group's request for a hear-
ing with the Regents, Nov. 13.
FLIERS INJURED 'BUZZING' HOME-First a'd is given to Pilot Harold Salvino (left), 21, and his
passenger, Richard Runge, 19, at Davie Fla., after their single-engined light plane crashed while
the pilot was "buzzing" the home of his passenger.
Single tickets are still avail-
able for the Cincinnati Symphony
concert at 8:30 p.m. Monday in
The orchestra, ranking among
the top six major symphonies in
the country, will make its local
appearance in the season's second
Extra Series concert.
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WIELDING THE BATON for
the group will be American-born
Thor Johnson, who is well-known
to Ann Arbor concert-goers as
the guest conductor for choral
works at the May Festivals.
Before joining the Cincinnati
Symphony Orchestra, Johnson
conducted the University's Lit-
tle Symphony, with which he
toured the country. He then took
over the American University
Symphony at Shrivenham, Eng-
land, while in the armed forces
during the war.
Returning to the states, John-
son was invited to conduct the
New York Philharmonic Sym-
phony in its Stadium Concerts in
The former faculty member will
lead his Cincinnati group, which
he has headed for two seasons, in
the performance of works by
Brahms, Mozart, Vaughan Wil-
liams, Alfven and Strauss when
they appear here Monday.
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THE FOUR CORNERS:
U' Awards 66 Scholarships
STo Resident Foreign Students
A total of 66 scholarships were
awarded to foreign students on
campus by University sources this
The University granted 43 of
the scholarships and Barbour
awards went to 21 Oriental wom-
en. Two fellowships in journalism
were granted by the University
Press Club for the first time.
THE FOREIGN student schol-
arships provided by the University
were distributed in 29 countries.
For of the recipients were from
China, three each from France,
Holland, and Norway and two each
from Mexico, West Africa, Bolivia,
Finland and Hungary.
One each was granted to stu-
dents from Korea, Lebanon, Ar-
gentina, Venezuela, Nicaragua,
Peru, Turkey, Czechoslovakia,
Morocco and Puerto Rico. Oth-
ers were Persia, Poland, Greece,
India, Palestine, Italy, Chile,
South Africa, Esthonia and
The 21 women holding Barbour
scholarships represent five coun-
tries. Ten are from China, four
from the Philippines, three from
India, two from Korea and two!
Patterson To Talk
On Aid to(;lree
American Aid to Greece will be
the subject of a talk by Prof.
Gardner Patterson at a luncheon
for the League of Women Voters
at 12:15 p.m. today, in the Union.
Prof. Patterson was a member
of the Greek Currency Committee,
for 2 years, acting as an official
of the Greek government with veto
power over currency matters.
He also served in the Navy in
North Africa in connection with
economic affairs and in the Bal-
kans during the war.
BY GAD, SIR!
THE SCHOLARSHIPS were es-
tablished in 1917 through a gift
from the late Levi L. Barbour, a
former regent of the University.
The fellowships in journalism
provide for one year of graduate
study and one year of experience
on the staff of Michigan news-
Report Way To
The kids may not like it, but
Prof. Kenneth A. Easlick of the
public health school has reported
a way to keep their teeth prac-
tically free from cavities.
The plan, described by Dr. Eas-
lick at the 76th annual meeting of
the American Public Health As-
sociation, involves the use of a
sodium flourine solution and an
ammonia liberating dentifrice.
The joker, as far as the young-
sters are concerned is the part of
the plan that involves the restric-
tion of the eating of sweets for
short periods of time.
Dr. Easlick said that t fe of
the flouride solution on children's
teeth has reduced the decay rate
by forty per cent. The flouride
makes the tooth enamel more re-
sistant to acids.
French Lecturer Isere
Dr. Georges Friedman, profes-
sor at the National Conservatory
of Arts and Professions, and di-
rectcr of Studies, Ecole des Hautes
Etudes, the Sorbonne, Paris, will
discuss "Man and Machines in
Industrial Civilization," at 4:15
p.m. today in the Rackhai Am-
Dr. Friedman will speak under
the auspico of the sociology de-
SDA Le ader
Bill Shore, national chairman of
Students of Demogratic Action,
will address the local ADA group
at 7:30 p.m. today in the ABC
Room of the League.
Shore, a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Minnesota and an aide
in Hubert Humphrey's senatorial
campaign, will discuss "SDA's
Place in the Post-Election World."
Members of the group will lay
their own plans for post-election
They will also elect officers.
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