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History of
Berlin Shows)
Unity Fight
Big Four Action
Is Nothing New
(Editor's Note: This Is an interpre-
tive article on the history of the
crisis torn city of Berlin.)
People may say that the Big
Four has accomplished nothing of
merit in its few years of existence,
but there is one feat for which due
credit must be given.
The Big Four has torn asunder
what the populace of Berlin took
more than 650 years to join.
* * *
know today is a relative babe. It
was in 1911 that the residents of
Berlin joined with those of some
twenty highly populated suburbs
to form the metropolis of greater
Berlin. The merger was a culmi-
nation of hundreds of years of
petty bickering among the sub-
The recorded history of the
area goes back to 1234 when
there appeared the first mention
of Alt-Kolin and Alt-Berlin,
twin cities on the banks of the
River Spree.
In 1307 the two towns united to
control more effectively the trans-
portation on the Spree. By 1900
they were completely surrounded
by at least twenty independent
communities comprising an area
of 338 square miles.
Today the future of Berlin rests
in the hands of the U.N. Whether
or not the city will be reunited
holds the attention of the world.
Hold Reception
For Slosson
An open house for all students
interested in meeting Preston
Slosson, democratic candidate for
congressman from Washtenaw
County, will be held Friday night
at the home of Mrs. Hickman
Price in Barton HillIs.
Prof. Slosson will be present to
discuss his political stand and to
informally answer any questions
which students may wish to ask
Students interested in attending
the open house should sign their
name and phone number on the
bulletin board in either Univer-
sity or Angell Halls. The group will
meet in front of Angell Hall at
7:30, Friday night. Transportation
will be arranged by the Young
Democrats Club.

Wolverine Engineer Snags Third Sailing Trophy

* *


* * * *

A summer of sailing and soaring is Charles Nelms' prescription
for a perfect vacation-and these pictures prove how much he enjoyed
taking his own medicine.
Nelms, a junior at the University majoring in aeronautical engi-
neering, this summer won the prized Governor's Trophy at the Nor-
folk, Va. Yacht and Country Club for the third consecutive year.
COMPETING in the race were many other Naval Air Reservists
attached to the Norfolk Naval Air Station. All had to be content
with watching Nelms' nautical heels, however, because the slick sailing
engineer and his Hampton I design boat were in the lead all the way.
An equally good man at sticking a plane, "Lieut. j.g. Nelms"
. logged many hours as an Associate Volunteer with the Weekend
1 Warriors attached to the Norfolk base.
Training flights over the ocean, and practice bombing and gunning
missions kept the former combat airman up to snuff, according to
Naval public relations officials.
MANY OTHER Naval Reserve pilots at the University are partici-
pating in active flying programs. Some log their hours at the Grosse'
Ile Naval Base as often as two week-ends a month.
It is the Reserve units based at Grosse Ile that have presented
demonstrations of precision flying over Yost Stadium on the after-
noons of football games.
Student Body 'Digs In' At
Underground Quarters


Opera Group
iPlay Score
'Yeoman' Will lBe
Given by Society
An unabridged, authentic sco
sent directly from London, Eng-
land, will be used by the Gilbert
and Sullivan Society when it pro-
duces "Yeoman of the Guard" this


AT THE RIGGINGS-Nelms is at work on the sailboat with which
he won the Governor's trophy at Norfolk, Va.
NSA Plans European Tours
For Students Next Summer

AT THE PROP-Nelms logs up some flying time as an Associate
Volunteer with the Weekend Warriors at Norfolk.
Dr. Thurston Delivers Initial
Address at Drivers' Institute

(Ed. Note - This is the last in ase-
ries of four articles on the National
Student Association first annual con-
gress which was held from Aug. 23-28,
at Madison, Wis.. The series was pre-
pared by the University NSA com-
The 25 University students who
went to Europe this summer un-
der projects sponsored by NSA
offer a practical indication of the
success of NSA's international
AT ITS MADISON congress,
NSA laid the groundwork for
work, travel, and study programs
abroad next summer. A six to
eight week summer tour of Scan-
danavian countries, during which
the traveler works half of the time,
has already been proposed.
NSA also hopes to be able to
get students into Eastern Euro-
pean countries next year.
The University campus will
have an opportunity to hear re-
ports from students who 'were
abroad this past summer on Oct.
24, when NSA, the Unitarian Stu-
dent Group, and the United Na-
tions Council sponsor UN Day.'
gram functions two ways, how-
ever, and also includes bringing
foreign students to America.
Delegates at the NSA congress
had an opportunity to meet for-
eign students from seven Euro-

Lean countries, who were chosen
to represent their respective na-
tional student unions.
These students come here
through the hospitality program
of Smith College. Each student
spent several two-week periods
with American families in differ-
ent parts of the country.
THIS SERVICE will be greatly
expanded next summer, with each
school being asked to locate homes
each of which would house one or
two foreign students for a two
week period.
Focal points of this program
will be a World Student Expo-
sition to be held in Detroit dur-
ing the summer of 1950.
Present plans are to bring 5,000
foreign students to Detroit for a
two to four week cultural festival.
The cost of this project would be
financed by public contributions.

Some 200 University students have gone underground.
They are jammed temporarily into recreation rooms or
halls of the East and West Quads, Stockwell, Mosher-Jordan,
Newberry and Betsy Barbour residences.


THEY PAY a reduced room and board rate of $2.25 a day and
they're just biding their time until the University finds a place for
them above ground. Francis C. Shiel, residence halls business man-
ager, says that this is rapidly being done.
At the beginning of the semester, for example, 150 students
were housed in seven rac rooms at East Quad. Now only 75 re-
But meanwhile, in some of the one-room quarters it's pretty hard
to study. The ten women in Stockwell, though they're living in a
"study" hall find studying virtually impossible-and the rest of the
dorm is suffering, too.
* * *
IN EAST AND WEST Quads the men have adequate study space
however. Study rooms adjoin the recreation rooms they live in.
East Quad's 70 basement dwellers live in seven recreation
rooms. About 100 men remain in the West Quads rec rooms. They
report that they have adequate bureau and study places.
Over at Newberry Hall, the eight coeds still living in the room
there have been plenty warm since the University turned its heating
plant on.
* * *
PIPES RUN THROUGH the room, and they raise the temperature
several sweltering degrees above that of the rest of the dorm.
One rack must hold all the clothes they have with them. Not a
bureau is in sight and the wide window sills are covered with
Nhair-brushes and other cosmetic essentials.
About 12 women are still living in temporary quarters in Mosher-
Jordan Hall.

Commending the Automobile
Club of Michigan for outstanding
vision in its efforts to institute
driver education courses in the
high schools, Dr. Lee M. Thurston,
superintendent of public instruc-
tion in Michigan, said that drivers
should be educated, not trained.
He added that the time has
come when driving should be the
result of education, not just me-
chanical ability to make an auto-
mobile run.
DR. THURSTON was the speak-
er at a banquet for some 80 Mich-
igan high school teachers, who are
in Ann Arbor to attend the 11th
Annual Institute for Instruction
and Training in Driver Education,
held during this week at the Un-
Vice President of the Univer-
sity Robert Briggs, who presided
at the banquet, welcomed the
teachers and told them that the
University played three vital
roles; education, research, and
service to the people of Mich-
He invited them to visit, and
make use of the libraries and mu-
seums during their stay.
THE INSTITUTE is sponsored
by the Department of Public In--
struction, the University School
of Education and Extension Serv-
ice, and the Automobile Club of
The teachers attending the

institute are receiving instruc-
tion in driver education.
They are studying training tech-
niques which will enable them to
return to their schools and begin
classroom instruction. During
their stay, they will receive three
days of intensive lectures on every-
thing from psychological tests to
road tests in Traffic.
MICHIGAN, which leads the
nation in driver education, has 183
schools offering driver training
courses. The courses are part of
the regular high school curricu-
lum, and are taught by teachers
who have attended one of the
previous institutes.
Supplementing the instruc-
tion receied in the high school
classroom by the student, is the
practical side of the course
which includes driving one of
the -190 dual control cars, made
available to the schools by two
motor car companies.
Students who took the course in
Michigan last year had only a
fifth as many accidents and viola-
tions tickets as untrained drivers
in the same age group, an Auto
Club study revealed.
* * *
LESS THAN ONE per cent of
students who took driver-training
in this state had auto accidents or
received violations notices, while
more than five per cent of un-
trained high school drivers had
accidents or got tickets.

During the summer, the society
searched all America for scores
which could be used in the pro-
duction of "Yeoman," but none
could be found. The only suitable
existing scores were discovered to
be in England, and the society
was fortunate enough to secure
some through an order placed in
Costumes especially designed by
a large New York costuming agen-
cy will also be featured in this
fall's production, which is sched-
uled for Dec. 7, 8, and 9 at Ann
Airbor High School's ?attengill
Mr. Maynard Klein of the
School of Music faculty will suc-
ceed Mr. Harry Allen as director
of the Gilbert and Sullivan Soci-
ety this year. Mr. Klein has had
many years experience with Gil-
bert and Sullivan productions
throughout various parts of the
Tom Wilson, graduate student
in the School of Music, will act
as Mr. Cline's assistant.
With new leadership and many
plans for the future, the society
is looking forward to a very suc-
cessful year in Ann Arbor.
GOP To See
Movie About
Little Business
A film on the Republicans and
small business will be presented at
the Young Republican meeting to-
morrow night. The meeting will
be held at 7:30 p.m., Hussy Room
of the League.
President James Schoerner has
released a list of distinguished
names of those who, will speak at
future Young Republican meet-
* * *a
IT INCLUDES Hirold Spon-
berg, associate dean of men at
Michigan State Corlege; Owen
Cleary, head of the state liquor
control commission; and Gerald
Ford, Jr., Republican nominee for
congress in the fifth district. (Ford
defeated Representative Jonkman
in the primary election).



Daily Tryouts - Meeting at 4
p.m., Student Publications Build-
United World Federalists-Elec-
tion of officers, 7:30 p.m., Union.
Expectant Mothers Class-Sub-
ject: Layette and Supplies, 2:30
and 7:30 p.m., Child Health Build-
ing, Catherine St.
American Society of Mechanical
Engineers-Smoker; Mr. H. S.
Walker, research director of the
Detroit Edison Co. will speak on
"The Engineer and the A.S.M.E."
7:30 p.m., Rms. 3K, L, and M, En-
gineering Building.
Lithuanian Club - Meeting 7
p.m., League.
Vairsity Band -' Meeting, 7:30
p.m., Rm. 204, Harris Hall.

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Daily staff, the following two names
were omitted from the list of the





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