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TITUTIIAY, DECEMBER Z, )1-?

HIE MIC HIG AN DAILY

TEST WINNERS:
vIusic Students To Solo
With Orchestra Tonight

THROUGH OTHERS' EYES:
Blind Student Adaires Campus

light music school students will
featured in a program of con-
tos and arias at 8:30 p.m. to-
7 in Hill Auditorium.
'he student soloists, who will
assisted by the University Sym-
my Orchestra under the direc-
n of Wayne Dunlap, were chos-
by faculty members of the
sic school in a competitive pro-
,m held earlier this month.
rtillery Men
ailled To Join
Leserve Unit
k new bugle has sounded.
Vlajor Taylor Cuibert of the
glish department and Captain
,y E. Pfeifer of the Michigan
;artment of Conservation have
ued a call to all Field Artillery
erve officers in this area to
-m a training unit under the
ection of the U. S. Army.
LUTHORIZED to form this unit
the Michigan Military District,
lbert said the organization will
primarily a classroom where
officers will keep in step with
est developments in field ar-

MISS BETTY ESTES, pianist,
will open the program with Mo-
zart's "Concerto in G Major, First
Momevent," followed by Gloria
Gonan, mezzo-soprano, who will
sing Gluck's "Divinites du Styx"
from Alceste.
Merrill Wilson will be horn
soloist for "Concerto for horn,
First and Second Movements"
by Strauss.4
The first half of the program
will be concluded by Emil Raab,
violinist, who will play Saint-
Saens' "Rondo Capriccioso."
AFTER IN┬░TERMISSION, Pa-
tricia Pierce will play the piano
solo in Beethoven's "Concerto in
G Major, First Movement." The
program will continue with "Mar-
ietta's Song" from Korngold's
"The Dead City" sung by Mary-
Jane Albright, soprano.
She will be followed by Mary
Kelley, who will play a trumpet
solo.
Jacqueline Rosenblatt, pianist,
will conclude the program.
Camnpus
Calendar

By JO MISNER'
The University is a beautiful
place to Jim Shaker, '51L, al-
though he has never seen it.
The 24-year old freshman law
student has received his impres-
sion of the, campus through other
students. He has been totally blind
since he was 13.
* * *
"WHEN I FIRST came here, al-
most everyone I talked to d'escribed
the buildings to me and the way
they were laid out, especially in
the Law Quad," Shaker said.
"They often mentioned the beauty
of individual buildings and of the
trees and walks."E
"I could see at one time, and
the memories of these things are
very clear in my mind," he con-
tinued. "I can visualize the things
I remember and picture the cam-
pus. I might not even have the
right conception of it, though."
The world is far from dark
for the six-foot-three law stu-
dent, despite the loss of his
sight. He has made many
friends since he came here this
semester.
"The people here are wonder-
ful," he said. "It's amazing that
students who are busy can take
out time to be so friendly."
Shaker does much of his work
in Law School with the help of
readers-people in his classes who
read the cases aloud and help him
summarize them in braille.
* * * -
HE ALSO works up outlines and
records them on a recording ma-
chine. Then he plays the records
over to study them.
Shaker doesn't have a seeing
eye dog, but says, "There isn't
much to getting around the Quad."
Usually he said, there are
friends in his classes going the
same way he is, and they walk
along together.
Asked if he resented other peo-
ple's helping him when he did not
need it, Shaker replied, "Certainly
not. I think it's bad when a blind
person does resent it. People offer
to help you because they are in-
terested and kind."
SHAKER IS pretty modest
about his scholastic prowess, but
admitted, "There is a little more
to memorising when you hear a
thing rather than see it, I guess."
At Michigan State, where he got
his B.A. it history, he relied a
good deal on his memory and, sel-
dom took lecture notes.
He started to take notes in his
lectures here, but finally decided
against it. "Most of the time the
lecturers covered so much material
that I lost the thought of what
they were saying when I took
notes," he explained.
"I get more out of the lectures

More Jobs
Than People,
Student old
There are more jobs than there
are qualified people to fill them.
That is what graduating stu-
dents learned yesterday at the
second in a series of the Occupa-
tional Information meetings spon-
3ored by the University Bureau of
Appointments and Occupational
Information.
* * *
T. A. SCHMIDT of the U. S.
Rubber Company, Mishawaka,, In-
diana and W. E. Simmons, of the
J. L. Hudson department store,
Detroit, told some 100 students
that many job opportunities await
them.
"There are always job open-
ings for men and women who
can prove that they are quali-
fled and willing to work," he
said.
Simmons said the most impor-
tant thing to learn in order to
get ahead in merchandising is to
be able to get along with people.
"Not enough people want to put
enough work into their business
today. Those of you who will work
harder than the average person
will have a great chance for ad-
vancement."
Men's Orientation
Jobs Now Open
Positions as orientation leaders
for the spring and fall semesters
are now open to men students who
may apply from 3 to 5 p.m. in the
Student Offices of the Union.
Because of the- small number of
group leaders required, application
is open only to men with previous
experience in the program.
Use Michigan Daily
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HILL STANDBY RESTS:
Special Piano Brought im
For Serkin Performance

The concert grand at Hill Audi-
torium will sit off in the wings
gathering dust when Rudolf Ser-
kin gives his piano recital there at
8:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Local piano dealers have hauled
one of Serkin's pet pianos to Hill
in preparation for the concert.
The instrument which will sha-e
the spotlight with Serkin tomorrow
is one of three the pianist picked
Public Health
Lecturer Dies
Dr. George H. Ramsey, the man
responsible for the present facili-
ties in Michigan hospitals for the
care of tuberculosis victims, and
lecturer in the School of Public'
Health, died Tuesday at Saranac
Lake, N.Y.
On the faculty since 1942, Dr.
Ramsey had been on leave of ab-
sence-for the past three years be-
cause of illness.
Widely known for his contribu-
tions in the fields of tuberculosis
control and epidemiology, Dr.
Ramsey received his M.D. at Co-
lumbia in 1917. He was medical
director of the Detroit Department
of Health from 1918 to 1921, and
deputy Health Commissioner of
Michigan until 1926.
He then became professor of epi-
demiology at Johns Hopkins
School of Public Health, and held
other positions on health com-
missions in New York State.

out at the firm's New York fac-
tory at the beginning of the sea-
son.
THE THREE pianos are shipped
to strategic points throughout the
country. Dealers at each stop in
Serkin's tour are responsible for
having one of these instruments
set up and tuned for his appear-
ance.
The piano which will be used
for tomorrow's performance was
expressed to Ann Arbor from
Washington, D.C. after Serkin's
appearance there Nov. 18.
After the piano was set up on
its legs, the firm's concert artist
tuner put the finishing touches on
the instrument in readiness for
the recital.
FAR FROM being taken aback
by Serkin's arrangements, the
manager for the firm here said he
has taken pianos to Hill for such
artists as Horowitz and Rachmani-
noff.
Tickets for the concert are still
available at the University Musi-
cal Society's offices, Burton Tower,
and may be purchased at the Uill
box office immediately before the
performance.

Daily-Bill Ohlinger.
HANDICAPPED?-The loss of his sight hasn't kept Jim Shaker,
'51L, from continuing his education. Here Shaker briefs a case
in braille for his work in the first year of Law School.

ery tactics. EVENTS TODAY
The new unit calls for 22 offi- AVC Meeting-University chap-
rs and as soon as these men ter's five delegates to national
mi the skeleton organization, AVC convention will present re-
embership will be opened to ports of the controversial conven-
I men. tion to membership meeting, 7:30
The organization will meet every p.m., Union.
er week for two hours, Cul- Speaking contest-4 p.m., Lydia
't said. Officers will be entitled Mendelssohn Theatre, semi-an-
receive one day's full pay for nual extemporaneous contest.
ry meeting attended. Radio - "About Books," 5:15
JULBERT pointed out that un- p.m., WUOM-FM, discussion of
r -a new Army plan these units current literature from church-
1 be activated in case of a na- man's point of view.
nal emergency. EVENTS TOMORROW
Anyone interested in joining Fireside Discussion-8 p.m. Hil-
s new unit may call Maj. Cul- lel Foundation, Prof. Russell Fi-
t at 9844 or Capt. Pfeifer at field to speak on "What Should
-8353. I We Do in the Far East?"

by just listening and getting the
notes from my readers," he con-4
tinued. "However, I haven't
quite convinced myself that I'm
doing the right thing."
A special arrangement has been
set up for Shaker to take his tests.
A non-legal student reads the test'
to him in a- separate room and he
types out the answers.
"LAW SCHOOL is more diffi-
cult than pre-law courses, there's
not much doubt about that," he
said. In fact, when Mortarboard
members offered to read textual'
material to him, Shaker found he
had only two hours a week dur-
ing which he could listen to them.
Shaker gets a kick out of
friends' surprised comments on
his good taste in clothes. He has
quite a system.
His brother helps him choose
his clothes and he has a whole
rack of ties which go with prac-
tically any suit. "When I'm go-
ing some place special, though,
I sometimes have some one else
look my clothes over," he said.
Shaker has become an avid root-
er for the Michigan football team,
although his loyalties were under-
standably divided in the opening
game with State. He listened to
most of the games on the radio,
and went up to the Stadium for
some of the games to get the
crowd spirit.

his days at the School for Blind
in Lansing, where he played
trumpet in the school jazz band.
He blames his conversion to
classics on music majors whom
hie knew at State. He said, "I
can still enjoy popular music,
but my interest lies mainly in
classics, now-especially Bach."
His favorite recording is
Vaughan William's "Fantasia on
a Theme," which he describes as
"ethereal."
Shaker took an active part in
several campus organizations at
State-the pre-law organization,
the history club-he was president
of that group in his senior year-
and ADA.
* * *
HE IS preparing for a general
practice in law. Right now he is
considering his home' town, Flint,
as a prospective spot for his legal
career.

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