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10, 1949

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE

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Entire Freshman Year
In Nineties Cost $300

Are you having trouble making
ends meet?
You were born just 60 years too
ate.
If you had been going to the
University of Michigan in 1888-9,
your expenses for both semesters,
including tuition, books, room and
Position Open
At 'U' Station
WPOM,hthe.sUniversity ra'/.o
station, has issued a call to
would-be radio announcers.
According to Edwin Burrows,
program director of WUOM, the
station has an opening for one
part-time announcer.
Any student is eligible for the
job. It will include broadcasting in
the late afternoon and early eve-
ning on weekdays and Sunday
mornings.
Burrows said that the job,
which is also open for the summer
session, might lead to a perma-
nent announcer's post in the fall.

board and
amount to

all incidentals, would
exactly $300.

THAT IS THE SUM that Lewis
J. Hill, who graduated from the
University in the early part of
the "gay nineties," spent during
his freshman year.
According to a carefully kept
account which Hill's nephew, W.
H. Hottinger, Jr., recently do-
nated to the General Library,
room and board cost Hill $64.83
for one semester.
He had the added expense of
oil for his lamp, which at the
rate of $.15 per gallon, cost him
$.98 during one year.
A SHAVE AND haircut, for
which local barber shops are now
charging up to $2.00, cost Hill
anly $.25.
Hill paid $.50nfor a necktie in
1889. He paid only $20 for a suit
and $5.50 for a pair of shoes.
Amid the upward surge of prices
since Lewis Hill's student days,
only one article, like a pillar in a
storm, has stood firm. Item of'
Peb. 24, 1892: "Four U. of M.I
Daily's-$.20."

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MICHIGAN DAILY BUSINESS STAFF.
Today 4 P.M.

'U' Institute
Undertakes
Social Study
By DICK MALOY
(Daily City Editor)
A newly established institute
here will make the University the
top authority in the field of social
science research.
Called the Institute for Social
Research, the new organization
combines the Survey Research
Center and the Research Center
for Group Dynamics. It will be
directed by Dr. Rensis Likert.
TWO POWERFUL tools for ap-
plying the scientific method to
social problems are linked in the
new institute according to its di-
rector.
The Survey Research group
measures human behavior and
relationships. The Group Dy-
namics people probe ways to
change this human behavior.
Integration of the two will make
possible the application of scien-
tific methods to neglected social
fields. Stressing the importance of
this work, Likert pointed out that
tremendous advances have been
made in the physical sciences dur-
ing the past 25 years while little
effort has been made to solve the
social problems created by these
technological advances.
"THIS IS MOST dramatically
emphasized in the discovery of the
atomic bomb" Likert said.
He said the new institute
would work closely with the
Phoenix Project war memorial,
which includes among its aims
the solution of problems to en-
able men to live peaceably in
the atomic age.
In the past the Survey Research
Center, operating independently,
has completed 52 studies for such
varying groups as governmental
agencies and automotive corpora-
tions. It was established in the fall
of 1946.
THE GROUP DYNAMICS re-
search group has probed fields of
labor-management conflicts, elim-
ination of racial prejudice, and
housing. The center came here
from MIT in July, 1948. \
Likert said the new institute
puts the University in the lead
in the social science research
field. Nowhere else in the world
can more experts be found in
this field, he declared,
A self-supporting group, the in-
stitute receives a small annual
budget from University funds, but
the majority of its finances come
from fees charged the government
and private corporations for stud-
ies in specific fields.
While Dr. Likert will head the
institute the survey research di-
vision will be directed by Dr. Dor-
win Cortwright, and Dr. Angus
Campbell will head the group dy-
namics division.
Benefit Dance
A March of Dimes benefit dance
will be held at 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
tomorrow at the American Legion
Memorial Home on Main Street.
Ralph Wilson and his orchestra
will supply the music. Tickets are
$2 per couple.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Contributors to
What's Up in the Dorms should con-
tact Dolores Palanker at The Daily or
105 Betsy Barbour.)
West Quad's J-Hop breakfast at
3 a.m. Sunday turned out to be a
greater success than had been an-
ticipated.
Afterdwarming themselves at
the fire in the main lounge, West
Quad residents and their' guests
enjoyed breakfasts of fresh orange
juice, ham and eggs, toast and
coffee and milk in the candle-lit
dining room.
APPROXIMATELY 175 couples
attended the breakfast which was
arranged under the chairmanship
of Joe Stone, president of Williams
House.
The breakfast was sponsored
by the East Quad Council who
wish to extend their apprecia-
tion to Miss E. Irene Boelts,
head dietician at the Quad, and
Mr. Gene Wilson, head cook,
for their cooperation.
The Council hopes that thisI
first successful J-Hop breakfast
will start - a tradition at West
Quad.

off at the end of the
obtain higher prices.
MICHIGAN HOUSE,
Quad, which for some
reason has never had
lounge, is at last having
fulfilled.

must pay a small amount for
each tie they choose, depending
upon its quality.
The better ties will be auctionedj

week to
in West
unknown
its own
this need

Rooms 316 and 318, in which
the separating wall has been torn
down. have been turned over to
the men for this purpose. The
lounge should be completed in the
near future.
Getting Wollier?
COLUMBUS, O. - Wool con-
sumption in the United States rose
from 300 million to 392 million
pounds between 1919 and 1937.
Rayon yarn leaped from 8 mil-
lion to 255 million pounds over the
same period of time.

Substantial increases in taxicab
fares may be in store for town
and campus under the provisions
of an ordinance now under con-
sideration by the City Council.
The ordinance would boost fares
by substituting metered rates for!
the blanket anywhere-in-the-city
rates now charged.
* * *
UNDER THE meter system the
rate for one person would be 25
cents for the first quarter of a
mile and five cents for each ad-
ditional quarter-mile or fraction.
There would be an additional
ten cents charged for other pas-
sengers in the same party.

"buck

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What's Up in the Dorms

One solace for University users
may lie in the provision that they
will be able to hire the cab by
an hourly rate. The charge would
be $2 for the first hour and 75
cents for each additional 15 min-
utes.
THE ORDINANCE, which has
passed its first reading before the
Council, was submitted by a spe-
Trial taxicab committee of the
Council, after conference with the
taxi companies.
Committeemen will meet with
taxicab owners once more before
final passage of the law.

ASKS METER SYSTEM:
Proposed Ordinance Would
Increase City Taxicab Fares

BETRAYED RUSS SPY RING,
ARMY SAYS-Ito Ritsu (above)
one of the four or five top Com-
munists in Japan, is revealed, in
Gen. Douglas MacArthur's re-
port to Washington on pre-
World War II Russian spy ring
in Japan, as the person who be-
trayed the ring to the Japanese
just before Pearl Harbor.
Art Museumn
To Open New
Exhibit Sunday
The University Museum of Art
will display for the first time Sun-
day in. the three galleries of
Alumni Memorial Hall the most
important objects of art that it
has acquired since July, 1947.
These works which represent
about one third of the objects
acquired by the University since
that time include master draw-
ings, modern water colors, prints
and numerous other items.
OF PARTICULAR importance
and interest is the collection of
Japanese pirnts, the gift of Dr.
Walter R. Parker of Detroit. The
museum will also feature a num-
ber of drawings by modern artists
including Picasso, Matisse, Lucrat
and Charlot.
Other works include Max Beck-
man's painting "Begin the Be-
guine" and a Cezanne print, "The
Bathers."
Prof. Otto Laporte of the
physics department will give a
gallery talk on the Japanese prints
at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27.
'October Man'
Oensoday
The Art Cinema League will
screen "October Man," an English
murder mystery with the delicate
touch, at 8:30 p.m. today in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Written and produced by Eric
Ambler, author of "Journey Into
Fear," the film, without benefit
of gore or violence, creates and
sustains the mood of intense an-
guish felt by a man who, accused
of murder, cannot remember
whether he is guilty.
Starring John Mills and Joan
Greenwood, the J. Arthur Rank
presentation will be shown
through Friday and Saturday.

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