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February 13, 1949 - Image 8

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Wave of Beauty Contests
Hits Nation's Universities
Students all over the nation wcre trooping back to classes last
week after straining minds, bodies and professors during a month
when the day-to-day routine was resoundingly broken by dances,
beauty contests and exams.
All the customary ballyhoo accompanied these events, and
college editors' nerves were even more frayed than usual.
FARCE WAS THE RESULT at Cornell, where the Daily Sun's
banner screamed "Dewey Assumes Position as Greater Cornell Head."
The story told how the erstwhile New York governor arrived
in Ithaca accompanied by wife, sons and dog named Fallacy.
The family was greeted by a "mob of cheering students," and
Dewey plunged into his new duties without waiting for approval
by the "Greater Student Council Committee on Un-Cornellian
Meanwhile "President-Emeritus" Edmund Day left for Wash-
ington t6 take over as chairman of the Greater America Committee
for the annexation of Canada and Mexico.
PERHAPS THE MOST FRANTIC activity in the institutions
of higher education was associated with the numerous contests.
The University of Colorado had its Engineering Ball queen;
the Silver and Gold reported the engineers' unlikely dilemma--
they copldn't make up their minds because the slide rule wasn't
adequate for selecting queens.
At the University of Wisconsin, the Little International show
had its queen selected by home economics and agriculture students.
Ball State Teachers' College elected a campus sweetheart for the
Sweetheart Ball, and the "Syllabus Queen" graced Northwestern's
junior prom.
"SELECTIONITIS" was carried so far at the University of Oregon
that "some students complained of spending their entire college
years waiting to drop names in the ballot box," according to the Daily
Emerald's story.,
The list of contests there includes the Sweetheart of Sigma
Chi, Betty Coed, the Homecoming Hostess, Miss Vogue, the Little
Colonel, the Junior Weekend Queen, Miss Cover Girl and the
Moonlight Girl, as well as the recently-revived Miss Oregona

WSSF To Launch Fund Drive

The dimes and dollars dropped
into W.S.S.F. buckets by Univer-
sity students next Thursday andj
Friday can be translated into!
years of health and happinessfor
the students who receive W.S.S.F.
Letters received by campaign
charman Lew Towler reveal that
the students have returned from
rest homes and sanatoria with
new energy for their studies and
life work.
ONE GERMAN student whoj
recently returned from a rest
home in Germany said, "My re-
membrance of this center are so
lively that all my thinking is
dominated by them." It is en-
couraging to see that the yo th
of other countries is willing to
cooperate with us again."
"It is surely no weakness if
we young Germans frankly ad-I
mit that we have been suffering
under solitude and prolonged
isolation from the youth of the
rest of the world. We had lost
almost all hope to take part inI
the building of a better future
and we need friendship."
An Austrian art student was
able to return to her home in Vi-
enna after several months in a

BAd. Council
To Hold Vote
The election of seven business
administration students to fill va-
cancies on the BAd Council will be
held Wednesday, Feb. 23.
Candidates may pick up peti-
tions in Rm. 150 in the BAd Build-
ing, upon presentation of their
eligibility card. To be eligible a
student must be a BAd or MBaE

Local Programs To Highlight
Church Race Relations Week


Special program will highlight
Race Relations Week, February 13
to 19 in several Ann Arbor
Dr. William Brainsted, head of
the staff of Vixby Memorial Hos-
pital, Kityang, will speak on "Our
Investment in Christ," at 8 p.m.
Tuesday at the First Baptist

in Race Relations" is the topic of
a panel discussion planned for
Sunday evening by the church
Dr. James Brett Kenna will
deliver a sermon, "Religion and
Race Relations" at the First
Methodist Church Sunday
At the Willow Village Interde-
nominational Church Rev. Edgar
Edwards will speak on "Peace
Through Brotherhood" at the
Sunday morning worship.

candidate not graduating before *
February, 1950. REV. CHESTER LOUCKS, min-
Petitions must be turned in by ister, will emphasize race relations
Friday, Feb. 18 with 25 signa- in his sermon, "Color Blind."
tures. "The Churches' Responsibility


rest home where she enjoyed men-
tal and physical relaxation. Her
rest allowed her to complete some
of the best art work she has ever
done, she said.
DR.. M. S. ADISESIITAH, of the
International Student Service
outlined the work of tuberculosis
sanatoria in another report.
"The sanatorium is a beautiful
modern building," he reported,
"They have expanded to 110 beds
and soon there will be an even

Western Union Quickens Its
Sending, Receiving Services

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Occasionally the other half
said, as when the lumbering Saint
campus fraternity, almost won the
'1' k,

has had its day, the Emerald
Bernard "Snowbelle," mascot of a
Junior Weekend Queenship.

ANOTHER SLANT was developed at the University of Texas,
where after vigorous campaigning the students elected the Ugliest
Two of the candidates for that office put on shows as part of their
bid for victory. One was imprisoned by his campaign managers in a
sidewalk booth, where hordes of passers-by streamed to gape at the
"unshaven, black-toothed candidate," the Daily Texan said.
Another competitor was carried on campus in a wooden cage
covered with a tarpaulin. When the tarp was pulled back he fought at
the bars, made passes at the crowd. Neither of these was the winner,
GI Insurance Needs Renewal

Veterans Whose G.I. term in-
surce is appraching the expir-
ation date must take immediate
renewal action if they wish to
keep their National Service Life
Insurance in force, Veterans Ad-
ministration officers, have an-
Warnings are particularly
stressed to those ex-servicemen
who went into duty early with
National Guard units and initial
Selective Service contingents.

The waning contracts may bey
renewed for an additional 5-year
period or converted to a perman-
ent plan, according to VA reports.
If an application for renewal or
conversion is not submitted before
the original insurance term runs
out, a physical examination will
be required in order to regain
coverage at a later date, officials

Western Union has stepped to
the aid of the student sending
home the traditional telegram,
"Dear Pop, Send Ten."
New sending and receiving
methods in the Ann Arbor tele-
graph office have cut minutes off
the usual sending time and will
Talk To Cover
Italian_ Politics
"Italian Political Parties and
Their Recent Developments" will
be discussed by Dr. Paole Treves,
member of the Italian Chamber
of Deputies, at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow
in Rackham Amphitheatre.
Previous lack of information on
the subject has prompted great
interest in his topic, according to
the history department which is
sponsoring his talk.
A graduate of the University of
Turin, Treves is now an important
leader in the socialist party of
Italy. He is currently serving the
Milan district in the Chamber of
Deputies and is vice-chairman of
the foreign relations committee.
He formerly represented his gov-
errment at the Italian embassy in
The Institute of International
Education exchanges such speak-
ers as Dr. Treves for the purpose
of "advancing peace through mu-
tual understanding of cultures."
The speaker will be introduced
by Prof. Palmer Throop of the
history department.
Police Urge Houses
Act Against 'Ilefts.,
Following a series of thefts ear-
lier this week, the City Police have
warned fraternities and sororities
to take safety precautions against
the advent of further robberies.
Capt. Heusel of the detective
bureau said that all entrances
should be locked before the house
He further suggested that .in.
houses sleeping dormitory style
students should take .their val-
uables with them to the dorm or
else lock their study rooms.

eventually make it possible to re-
ceive a reply fifteen minutes after
the request is sent.
BY MEANS of a new central
office in Detroit and 14 other
major cities, telegrams will be for-
warded direct to the location of
addresses, according to E. D.
Whitesell local Western Union
A selective switching mechan-
ism in the new office transfers
the message direct, eliminating
resenders in Detroit and the
other large cities. The first
words are being received at the
destination before the operator
has signed the message.
The Ann Arbor operator types
on a "teleprinter," a device with a
typewriter key board which writes
in code on a perforated tape.
THE TAPE passes into a sender
which transmits electrical im-
pulses over a tower radio sender.
In Detroit, a operator at a switch-
board much like that of a tele-
phone connects Ann Arbor with
another large city, which in turn
completes the connection to the
destination town.
Whitesell pointed out that the
new system will not be affected
by storms which knock down
telegraph wires.
These will be replaced by trans-
mitting towers like those used in
television, and will eventually rel-
egate the wires which follow the
railroads and highways into his-
The telegraph company will
offer no guarantee, however, of al
positive answer to financial re-
[tUiversity Student Hurt
As Auto, Truck Collide
University student Edison Hart,
Jr., was injured early Saturday
morning when the car in which
he was riding hit a parked truck
on N. Main St.
Hart was treated for head in-
juries at the University Health
Service and later released. An Ann
Arbor woman driving with him
was also injured.

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greater increase, as they are
planning to build a new structure.
"Only students are treated in
this sanatorium. Each student
is normally allowed to stay on-
ly five months. If necessary he
is allowed to stay as long as 12
The campus W.S.S.F. drive will
be used to equip similar sanatoria
throughout the world. The cam-
paign goal is $10,00Q, of which
$5,000 will be raised on two tag
Music Council
Plans Meeting
Studenits To Ratify
Proposed Constitution
Plans for a general meeting of
all Music School students to ratify
the constitution of the newly-or-
ganized Music School Student
Council were laid yesterday.
Date of the proposed assembly
of the more than 500 music con-
centrates is still uncertain accord-
ing to Thomas Wilson, temporary
chairman of the, council.
ing group received its official OK
from the University Student Af-
fairs Committee last week.
Yesterday's regular meeting
of the new group also outlined
plans whereby various depart-
ments and organizations in the
Music School will elect repre-
sentatives to a permanent coun-
Other projects discussed yes-
terday included:
1-Organization of a creative
arts program whereby artistic
works from every department
could be exhibited to the general
2-Inauguration of Student-
Faculty evaluation program.
Slossoi Leads
Prof. Preston Slosson of the
history department will keynote
the Political Orientation Meeting
to be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
in the League.
'"The forum is intended to in-
troduce to the campus all sorts of
groups with political interest with
the single general objective of
stimulating civic thought and ac-
tivity among students," Prof.
Slosson explained.
will participate include: Ameri-
cans for Democratic Action, Amer-
ican Veterans Committee, Inter-
Racial Association, United Nations
Council, United World Federal-
ists, Wallace Progressives, the
Young Democrats and Young Re-


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