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May 26, 1949 - Image 8

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Vandenberg To Speak
On World Peace Plans

Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg
will speak at 8:30 p.m. Saturday
at Hill Auditorium on "Pan Amer-
ica's Place in the World's Plans
for Peace."
His address will climax a day's
visit to the University by 300
-members of the Inter-American
Bar Association. Made up of law-
yers from all countries of the
Western Hemisphere, this group
has been meeting in Detroit this
DR. IVAN KERNO, Assistant
Secretary General of the United
Nations, will also be a featured
speaker before the international
group. He will speak at a luncheon
meeting at 1 p.m. at the Union
on the subject, "The United Na-
tions and the Teaching of Inter-
national Law."
President Alexander G. Ruth-
yen will officially welcome the
guests to the campus at this
The visiting lawyers will arrive
in Ann Arbor Saturday morning
and will be conducted on tours of
the campus by Latin-American
students enrolled in the Univer-
A DISCUSSION of "Legal Edu-
cation in the Americas" will be
In anybody's book, one of them
is Wishbone Harris. Said TIME's
issue of August 18, 1947:
In New Orleans, ex-Yale backfield
coach Earle ("Greasy") Neale ran
into a 6-ft. 23o-lb. Minnesotan named
Wishbone Harris, who played tackle
on the Yale football squad in 1933.
"What are you doing now?" asked
Greasy, when the backslapping was
over. "I'm selling women's home kits
for permanent waves," said Wishbone.
Greasy grinned and said: "Now tell
ne what you're really doing." "I'm
selling home kits for permanent
waves," replied Wishbone, and dog-
gedly added: "And doing very well."
Richard Neison Wishbone Harris
was making an understatement. In
three years, he has built his "Toni"
home permanent-wave kits into a mer-
chandising phenomenon which this
year will gross an estimated $16 mil-
lion and net a tidy $3 million profit,
enough to curl anyone's hair. By1
shrewd advertising (1947 budget: $3.5
million), Harris has captured 50%of
the home-wave market.*

held at 2:30 p.m. in Rackham Am-
phitheatre. Dean E. Blythe Stason,
of the Law School, will preside,
and several members of the Inter-
American Bar will participate in
a panel.
The long-term research program
of the Law School in inter-Amer-
ican commercial law will be ex-
plained by Prof. Hessel E. Yntema.
Latin-American students will be
hosts to the group at a reception
at 5:30 p.m. at the International
Center, followed by a dinner at the
Propose New
Magazine at
Arts Festival
Three proposals have grown out
of the recent Student Arts Fes-
tival, according to Thomas Wilson,
Grad SM, retired chairman of the
Inter-Arts Union.
First of the three proposals is
the establishment of a literary and3
arts magazine for students.
Charles Olsen and Prof. Morris
Greenhut of the English depart-
ment have been commissioned to1
study the magazine project.
MONTHLY ART forums based
on actual student works from the
various art departments have also;
been proposed. According to the;
plan, the forum will concentrate
on one field in the creative arts
each month.
The Union hopes that con-
crete ideas that can be incor-
porated into the annual Student
Arts Festivals will grow out of
the forums, Wilson said.
The Inter-Arts Union will also
forward a recommendation to the
Administration that the Dance
and Ballet clubs in the Women's
Physical Education department be
incorporated into the arts pro-
gram of the University. l
New officers of the Inter-ArtsJ
Union are Jim Kirkamo, chair-
man; Ed Chudacof, vice-chair-t
man; Lora Angell, secretary; Bill
Trousdale, treasurer; and Prof.
Oliver Edel, faculty advisor.
Cam pus
Calendar '

Grants Won
Eighteen students have received
various University scholarship
The Emma M. and Florence L.
Abbot Scholarships for the Uni-
versity year 1949-50 have been
awarded to Helene G. Eckel, '51;
Lita M. Hagen, '51; and Evelyn
G. Francis, '50. Carrying a stipend
of $500 the scholarships are open
to women students in any degree
conferring unit of the University.
THE $400 BEN and Lucille
Braun Scholarship awarded to an
outstanding student in the under-
graduate colleges of the Univer-
sity, has been given to'Albert R.
Stage, '51F&C.
Carrying a stipend of $150
the Eugene G. Fasset Scholar-
ships have been awarded to
Anne J. Beck, '50, Morton L.
Simons, '50, Herbert J. Izzo, '51,
William J.Marcou, '52, William
V. Hauke, '50 and Richard H.
Aster, '52.
The Reynolds Rich Smith Phi
Gamma Delta scholarship has
been awarded to William S. Zer-
man, '49. Established in 1944 by
Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Smith in
honor of their son, the scholar-
ship is awarded annually.
* * *
AT THE SPRING banquet of
the College of Pharmacy four stu-
dents received awards. Robert G.
Oxenger received the Lehn and
Fink Medal and the Borden Schol-
arship Award; Charles W. Butler
and Francis M. Lake received the
Sophomore Rho Chi Award, and
Jack G. Scruggs was given the
Freshman Rho Chi Award.
Scholarships for summer study
in Mexico were awarded by The
Sociedad Wspanica. Phyllis
Biggs, '50, and Dora DeMaso, '51,
received $125 and Rosemary
Levin, '50, was awarded $100.
The winners were chosen be-
cause of their interest and ability
in Spanish and their outstanding
service in The Sociedad Hispanica.
Select Committee
For Military Ball
Members of the Millitary Ball
Committee have been selected in
preparation for next year's event.
The seven members, all ROTC
cadets, are: Paul Anderson and
Phillip Smith of the Air 'Force;
Carl Aichele and Bob Linder of
the Army; James Ely, George Car-
penter and Don Kingdom of the
Michlgan Alumnus
Half-price for Seniors
Only $2.00
for the next year
An Amazing Offer by
Pipe Mixture
(be pipe that every smoker wants-DANA, the
modern pipe, with brightly polished alumit
. um shank and genuine imported briar boal



Zany Antics Flourish in
New East Quad Dorm
In December, 1947, Strauss House, newest of the men's dormi-
tories, threw open its doors-almost three months behind construction
To the long-suffering veterans and bewildered freshmen who had
bided their time in Willow Village and in the recreation rooms of
older residence halls, moving day was a gala occasion, and they
trooped in happy confusion into the still-unfinished halls of Strauss.
* * * *
LIFE IN THE NEW DORMITORY was complicated at first by
the roar of power tools and the banging of hammers.
But finally the noise subsided and, out of the confusion, the
faint voice of Strauss House began to make itself heard.
Last week, The Daily visited Strauss House to check upon its
progress and found a high-spirited, well-organized group of men,
proud of their accomplishments and optimistic about the future.
* * *
IN ITS FIRST ACADEMIC YEAR, Strauss did itself proud
scholastically, chalking up the highest all-house honor point average
among the men's dorms-a solid 2.6.
Athletically, Strauss has had its difficulties. Finishing last
among the 18 men's residence halls in the IM competition last
year, Strauss edged up to 12th place this year with the aid
of its championship golf team, which averaged a sparkling 88
on the tough University course.
However, the strange activities of Strauss men have done more
to bring them into the limelight than scholastic or athletic accomplish-
* * * *
CONFLICTS BETWEEN Strauss men and (1) bats on their fourth
floor, (2) the women of 1108 Hill, and (3) a University fertilizer pile
have attracted campus-wide attention. Also, innovations like the
"Emerald Room," the "Occasionally" printing press (}both pictured
on this page) and the "Strauss House Tomato Grower's Association"
have caused general amazement.
The feud with the sorority annex at 1108 Hill was renewed
recently when fourth floor Strauss men directed three powerful
photoflood lights toward couples on the annex porch just before
closing hours.
But the men of Strauss, undaunted by protests, have vowed to
redouble their efforts to shed light on all interesting campuls activities.


IT'S YOUR MOVE-Roland Gerson, '52, explains the advantages of the decoration scheme in his
famous "Emerald Room" to roommates Martin Bierman ,'53, (left) and Zander Hollander, '53. Of all
the strange sights in the East Quadrangle, Gerson's room most visibly affects visitors.

ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS-The Daily faces strong competition whenever the Strauss House.
"Occasionally" goes to press. Here, future press barons (left to right) James Davies, '51, John
Davies, '50E, Bob Papworth, '49, and Wally Kirsten, '50, put the paper "to bed" with the aid of
an empty cider jug, a bath towel, a warped table leaf and a mimeograph stencil.
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WUOM-"The PerfectVillage,"
a satire written in verse, will be
broadcast at 5 p.m.
Student Players - Meeting at
7:30 p.m., ABC Room, League. Will
elect officers.
Foresters' Club-7:30 p.m., Kel-
logg Auditorium, Officers will be
elected and films will be shown.
Writers' Interviews-Miss Tay
Hohoff representating J. B. Lip-
pincott Co. will be at the Union
to discuss manuscripts with writ-
ers, particularly Hopwood con-
'Ensian-Meeting at 5 p.m. for
all students interested in working
on the advertising staff of the
CHICAGO-Uranium, source of
atomic energy, can be obtained
from lowgrade carnotite ores, plen-
tiful in the United States. Before
this discovery, says The World
Book Encyclopedia, the U.S. had
to depend upon foreign sources of
higher-grade uranium ore.

Pictures by

SPRING FEVER-Mrs. Roderick McKenzie, house director of
Strauss, attempts to determine whether it's spring, finals or really
a fever that has Robert Dobbin, '52E, under the weather. Patiently
listening to troubles and giving advice and encouragement, Mrs.
McKenzie amply fills the role of "'mother away from home."

with inside wrappers
from 12 pocket tins of

"And doing very well."
Harris, who has long since tired of
telling folks that Wishbone is no nick-
name, is the son of a prosperous St.
Paul woolen merchant. The year after
his graduation in 1936, he picked up a
beauty-supply business for $3,ooo. In
1941, when cold waves began to at-
tract attention in beauty shops, Harris
began wholesaling them. Two years
later, some of his pioneering competi-
tors began experimenting with home-
wave kits. The first one, which sold for
59C, was a big seller, but it nearly
ruined the market because it was un-
satisfactory. Harris kept trying, finally
came up with Toni.
Wishbone's success is partly due to
a lesson he learned several years ago.
He had experimented with a 250 cold-
wave set. It was a stupendous flop.
Says Wishbone : "'I found out then
that people just won't pay twobits for
something they have been paying $10
and $15 for. If it's that cheap, it's no
good, in their minds."
*In 1948, Harris sold The Toni Co.,
then selling about 85% of all home
wave kits in the U. S., to the Gillette
Safety Razor Co., for $2o,ooo,ooo; he


WATCH YOUR STEP-Henry Bucciero, '50E, puts his "students"
through their paces during one of his weekly dance classes in
the Strauss House recreation room. Shy at first, Strauss men
flocked to the classes when feminine partners were provided.

Those who use
STUDENT RATES $5 per year
in subscribing to
T IME Magazine
These are student rates, and this will be the lost

NECKTIE PARTY-The halls of Strauss resound to the chant of tie auctioneer Irv Steinhardt,
'50, as an original Strauss House tie aution swings into high gear. Steinhardt, who can make
F. E. Boone turn green with envy, calls the auctions "the most popular form of after-dinner enter-
tainment ever devised by man."

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