THE MICHIGAN DIAILY
Firemen Give Up Cards-
Turn Eyes to Television
By JAMES GREGORY a hand goes up immediately to
he lengthening arm of tele- switch the set off, and many a
on has reached the Ann Arbor gun-toting hero of the TV screen
department. is left fighting it out at the pass,
he spirited games of pinochle, while the firemen speed to yet
Ige, and whist that have liv- another grass fire.
d up numberless evenings now The men are fiercely proud of
an give way to an attentive the fact that they themselves
onee. All eyes fasten on the big paid for the set. It was bought
inch screen, placed seven feet by the 40 Ann Arbor firemen
a up on a wall in the rear of through their union local.
station where all can see. A metal plaque attesting this
* * * fact has been fastened in a prom-
UT THE TV transformation inent place on the front of the
:ar from complete. There are set. It reads: "Purchased by the
1 many holdouts, men whO pre- Members of the Ann Arbor Fire
seven-card stud to the antics Department."
Milton Berle. And the set's use * * *
largely confined to evenings, THEY ALSO installed their own
ause little of interest comes on aerial, one of the finest in the
any other time. city. Two anbenna attachments
'he favorite programs are are used, so that by throwing a
orts events, which form a per- switch the firemen can receive
et antidote for the long Toledo as well as Detroit sta-
etehes of forced inactivity in tions.
ery fireman's routine. As broadcasting hours are ex-
>f ten, all 18 of the men on duty tended, the television set can be
ey work in 24 hour shifts) will expected to play a larger part
her in chairs before the set, in the battle against firemen's
wn 'by a wrestling match or greatest enemy-not fire, but
key game. Variety shows and boredom.
tern movies are runners-up in As one of the men said, "Some
ularity. people cmplain because firemen
* * * sit around so much. If they tried
HE SET IS never allowed to it, they'd soon see that waiting is
rfere with business, of course. the hardest job in the world."
minute the fire phone rings, Milton would agree.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Contributors to
What's Up in the Dorms should con-
tact Dolores Palanker at The Daily
or 105 Betsy Barbour).
Robert Paul, '50E, of Adams
House, and George Roumell, '51,
of Michigan House, spent part of
their spring vacation at Harvard
and Yale inspecting housing and
food conditions on behalf of the
West Quad Council.
Information and new ideas they
collected will be turned over with
suggestions to those in charge of
* * *
WENLEY HOUSE men are now
enjoying television in their lounge
even though assessment for the
purchase of the set was turned
down in a house meeting.
Funds for the set were raised
by voluntary contributions which
literally poured in from house
Julius Chikos, who suggested
that the TV set be purchased by
voluntary contributions, is now
considered directly responsible for
the success of the plan.
* * *
CAROLYN SORENSON, presi-
dent of Stockwell Hall, extended
invitations to candidates running
for positions in the spring elec-
tions to attend an after-dinner
coffeee hour yesterday in Stock-
Written invitations were sent
to practically all Student Leg-
islature and Class Officer can-
didates to give them opportun-
ity to contact Stockwell women.
Each candidate was given time
to present a short speech.
Stockwell will present its an-
nual faculty dinner next Wed-
nesday. The affair is under the
chairmanship of the dorms social
arranger, Beverly Ketcik.
* * *
MOSHER HALL had an ex-
change dinner yesterday with 20
men from Michigan House in West
Quad. Entertainment was pro-
vided at Mosher.
WASHINGTON - Almost 80%
of 322 Naval Reserve Training
Centers planned for construction
by 1950 are completed.
'U' of Mexco
Professors at the University of
Mexico aretfree to say anything
they wish to their students, and
if the students don't agree, they
can stay and argue or study under
another professor, according to
Director of the University of
Mexico Summer School, Loaiza is
visiting colleges and universities
in the U.S. by invitation of the
State Department and the Office
The genial Loaiza emphasized
that free interchange of ideas be-
tween students and teachers was
the only road to education. Com-
menting on the spirit of Latin
American students he had met on
campus, he said that through
their studies in this country they
have become real friends of the
The educational system in Mex-
ico has grown tremendously in
the past few years, Loaiza said.
Mexican educators study develop-
ments in the educational field in
this country, and are eager to in-
corporate many of our innovations
into their system, he added.
NO MORE LOOSE WIRES:
Safety Campaign Agreed
Upon in Willow Village
peace with safety has come to
the 3,000-odd residents of the gov-
ernment-owned Willow Village
Both the Willow Village Council
and management officials now
appear to see eye to eye on fire
regulations concerning electrical
* * *
RESIDENTS of the project,
more than half of whom are Uni-
versity students and faculty mem-
bers, were recently jolted into
action by a notice proposing con-
fiscation of all illegal appliances.
This action was believed occa-
sioned by a rash ok fires which
appeared to have been caused
by electrical apparatus.
The council, although in favor
of fire regulations, objected to
what appeared to be arbitrary
confiscation of these appliances
and appointed a committee to con-
fer with the authorities.
EVERYTHING WAS settled,
however, when it was learned that
the "confiscation" consisted mere-
ly of requiring residents to turn
in all space and water heaters of
a type deemed dangerous to the
Under existing rules appli-
ances are tagged and returned
to the owner when he leaves
the housing project.
According to housing manager
Kenneth Cavanaugh, the notice
was intended simply as a reminder
and the current system of periodic
checkups would not be tightened
or altered in any manner.
As a result, the council, at their
Sunday meeting, adopted a resolu-
tion supporting the regulation and
offering to aid with a safety cam-
paign of their own.
Earliest deadline in the state
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Matriculants must be college graduates
and present full transcript
of college record.
CLASSES BEGIN SEPT. 26th, 1949
For further information address
Registrar, Fordliam University
SCHOOL OF LAW
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STEPHEN T. EARLY .
Senate Armed Services Commit-
tee unanimously recommended
confirmation of the appoint-
ment of Stephen T. Early, vet-
eran newsman and long-time
aide to the late President Roose-
velt, as Undersecretary of Na-
English Department-Prof. J. V.
Cunningham, University of Chi-
cago instructor in renaissance lit-
erature, will speak on "The Poetry
of Wallace Stevens" at 4:15 p.m.
today in Rackham Amphitheatre.
School of Medicine-Dr. Alton
Oschner, head of the department
of surgery at Tulane University,
will speak on "Phlebitis and its
Complications" at 8:15 p.m. today
in Kellogg Auditorium. Initiation
of medical students into Alpha
Omega Alpha will take place at
a banquet at 6 p.m. today..
Art Cinema League--"The Well-
Digger's Daughter" at 8:30 p.m.
today and tomorrow at Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets are
reserved and may be purchased
at the theatre.
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