THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Rev. Burt Tackles Social Problems
act, Sigler landed here at Central
Michigan Airport at 6:30 p.m.
THE SILVER-HAIRED ex-gov-
ernor said he came to get an order
from Circuit Judge Paul Cash.
The order, he said, would request
State Police Commissioner Donals
S. Leonard to supply officers to
aid in preparing evidence against
Ivan A. Johnston, former Macomb
Sigler accepted an appoint-
ment Saturday to prosecute
Johnston on bribery charges.
Yesterday, Attorney General
Stephen J. Roth struck out at the
former governor's re-entry into
the Michigan political arena.
A FORMAL petition was filed
with Judge Cash asking that the
state be given exclusive right to
prosecute the case. Roth said he
had the legal right to supersede
The action had all the overtones
of a lively political battle sur-
rounding the Johnston trial.
By JANET WATTS
If there's a social problem to be
tackled-whether it's probing la-
bor-management difficulties or
guiding students-the Rev. John
H. Burt will probably be in the
middle of it.
The Rev. Mr. Burt has been
chaplain of the University Epis-
copal Student Foundation for ther
past three years.
BUT MR. BURT, spent many
years working in social action
areas before entering the minis->
Born in Marquette and raised
in Pontiac, Mr. Burt attended
Amherst College. After graduate
work in the new School for So-
cialResearch and at Columbia
University, Mr. Burt for a time
wrote publicity squibs for the
American Labor Party.
"In those days the party was
split between right and left wing
factions. When the party finally
went leftish, I left," he explained.
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AFTER THAT, he helped to
edit the paper, "Textile Labor" for
the Textile Workers Union-CIO.
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Students hoping to become dele-
gates to the National Student As-
sociation must attend the NSA
committee meeting, at 4 p.m., to-
day, Cave Room, Michigan League,
Dick Hooker, NSA chairman an-
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THOSE SEEKING the seven
delegate and seven alternate posts
will also be given questionnaires
Final selection of students to
represent the campus at all re-
gional and national NSA functions
will be made by the Student Legis-
lature cabinet, next week, accord-
ing to Hooker.
Smell of Greasepaint Lures
Canines to Operetta Tryout
Ann Arbor's canine actors have come through with flying colors.
Some 17 local dogs (or their owners) have called Grace Wyman
to offer their services for hte forthcoming Gilbert and Sullivan So-
ciety production of the operetta, "Patience."
ALL THIS DOGGISH interest in the theatre came as a result
a Daily article which told of the need for a "stage-struck" dog
lend aesthetic atmosphere to the setting in "Patience."
However, there is so little to choose from among the 17 dogs
that Gilbert and Sullivan officials have decided to struggle along
without the services of a canine star.
This sacrifice was deemed necessary to avoid hurting the feelings
of any of the talented artists who have applied for the job.
"Patience" will be presented May 12, 13, and 14 at Pattengill
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MAIL ORDER SALES begin tomorrow. Orders, which must in-
clude a self-addressed stamped envelope, should be sent to Dean W. B.
Rea, 1020 Administration Building.
EPISCOPAL CHAPLAIN-The Rev. John H. Burt worked in social
action areas many years before entering the ministry and leading
the University Episcopal Student Foundation.
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Later, he did publicity work for " and in Canterbury House,
the American Committee to Aid Episcopal Student Center.
the Chinese Industrial Coopera- * * *
tives. HE HAS ALSO been activ
But in each of these positions, all-campus student religious a
he was not satisfied. ities.
"No form of social action work A
has an opportunity for ultimate As president of the Chris
success unless it comes face to Student Directors, a group c
face with the spiritual dimensions prised of the Protestant re
of life," Mr. Burt believes. "The ious workers on campus, he
Christian faith alone can supply the first to promote the i
an adequate insight into the depth of a University Religion inI
of our human troubles whether Week. Along with the B
on a social or individual plane." Henry Yoder, of the Luthe
on aStudent Association, he he]
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BECAUSE OF THIS belief, Mr.
Burt decided to enter the Epis-
After graduation from the
Virginia Theological Seminary,
he served two years as a chap-
lain in the Navy. His enthus-
iasm in working with young men
led him to campus religious
As Foundation Chaplain, Mr.
Burt directs the religious and so-
cial activities for the 1,300 Epis-
copal students of the University.,
His work centers in St. Andrews
direct a week of meetings of
around 7,500 students.
"The enthusiastic student re-
sponse to Religion-in-Life Week
shows that religious discussion can
and should take place on a state
University campus," he said.
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News," in 1625.
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