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SCRIPTER--Shirley W. Smith,
vice-president emeritus of the
University, wrote a short story.
25 years ago. It was turned
down by two publishers and
Smith forgot about it. Two
years ago it turned up in the
"Alumni Quarterly Review,"
and Hollywood, in the person: of
alumnus Valentine Davies,
bought it. The story will he
filmed under the title of "It
Happens Every Spring."


TWVENI Y-THREE STRAIGHT-Pre-season pundits looked pretty burg (below) made Ali-Anerica, and Benny Oosterbaan-in his
silly as Michigan gridders, minus Chappuis, Weisenburger et al., first season-succeeded Fritz Crisler as Coach of the Year. Above
ripped through nine opponents to stretch their winning streak left, Dick Rifenburg gropes for a.lone one (this shot won (V
to 23. California and Northwestern met in the Rose Bowl. but prize for' Daily Photographer Ale: Lmaanian). Above right
the Wolverines got the nod from Associated Press sports writers couple of wiould-be Indiana tackle'rs play London bridge is Falling
as top team of the year. Tackle Al Wistert and End Dick Rtifen- Dowui as hlarry Allis eludes both of tlient.

DIAG DEBATES5-The now-famous Diag discussions, a spontaneous demonstration of heightened
student interest in politics, raged for four days from dawn till dark. Students and faculty members
of every political complexion stopped and ;joined in, until the University held that the discussions
fell within the Regents' rules prohibiting political activities on campus outside of organized clubs.
A new location undler the flag pole on the Mall di ln't have any takers.


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PHOTOSby Bill Ohlingcr, AIC-N
Lmanian, Pete Mann and
Dace Mayer.
Art iHigbee.

IWith the aid of this semester's
files, Daily editors have rounded
up ;111 the news that's f itto rIC-
mern~iber of campus (doings duriire
the past terns.
Last year was1 a big year fork
campus politics as well as state
and national. No sooner had
alumni Dewey got himself defeat-
ed. and alumni Williams elected,
than we found ourselves with a
big election of our own-but no
Judiciary Council disqualified all
candidates for senior off ices a
few days before elections but < U-
ter a week's delay arnd a littlie
revising of petitions the elec'tioni
went ahead.
A record vote of over 7013 was
cast Dec. 2. and Val Johnson,
varsity track star, was elected
senior class president, defeating
Pete Elliott.
University politicos also invaded
the state scene for the first time
in' several years last fall. Prof.)
Preston Slosson of the history de-
partment took on Rep. Earl

.Nlieiner and lwaLs defeated by
40,0001 vote's.
THE RE(EFN'S were kept
buy most of last term reorganiz-
ing the suspended workers edu-
cational program in the extension
Detroit union men, particularly
Victor Peuther, objected to Ar-
thur Elder's removal and the re-
organized program.
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AT LESSER length, here are
some other highlights of the past
Sept. 24: AVC members charge
.pac king,, of committee by Comn-
Nov. 11: 'They couldn't insult
our band like that, so the cam-
pus pitched in and sent the
boys to Columbus.
Dec. 1; The Red Dean of Can-
terbury toured the campus, and
made a speech downtown.
Dec. 7: The faculty stepped
aside for a day to be graded by
students for the first time in the
literary college.

WAA SWIM MEET-Two nmermnaids head for the deep waters. Kappa coeds won the annual splash
at the Union, but everybody had a whale of a time.

STUDENTS FOR SLOSSON-Bill Brehm, Don Srull and Stan Challis supplied the political bar
moniy for the Slosson Caravan. Prof. Preston B. Slosson lost the race for Congressman, but piled up
a record Democratic vote for this district.

YOU CAN'T WIN ALLTHlE TIME-TIn basketball, last year's ig
Nine champs got off to a slow start. They bowed first to Minne-
sota (under Ozzie Cowles, who coached the Wolverines to the
cage title last year) 45-31, and then to Purdue, 45-36.

FIRESIDE FOURSOME -At President andi Mrs. Ruthven's traditional afternoon _teas, it's a
pileasant custom to stake out a piece of carp~et for self and snack. This quartet did just that. Bob
Spiegel, Barbara Hall, Jean Decker and "~Flip" Connell found the carpet comfortable, the conversa-
tion fine.

HOMECOMING-Alumni thronged into Ann Arbor to see the Wolverines down an inspired Illini,
28-20, and to look at 92 homecoming displays. Sigma Nuu copped first prize for men's houses with
their Phoenix Athletic Lab. Alpha Chi 'Omega took women's honors with their "Mother Gooster-"

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