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April 19, 1950 - Image 6

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Capital Sees
Paul Revere
vere rode again yesterday - 175
years after his famous the "Brit-
ish-are-coming" gallop.
Only this time there was no
wild dash through the Middlesex
farms. A fellow making like Paul
rode down Washington's busy F
Street. In front of him went a
police car, behind him came an-
THE WHOLE shebang moved at
a leisurely walk.
And while he was riding,
ladies along the sidewalk passed
out pamphlets entitled:
"Paul Revere rides, again with
a ballot for citizens of Washing-
ton, D.C."
* * *
HERE WAS the idea:
Almost a million people now
live in Washington. Yet citizens
here can't so much as elect their
own dogcatcher. The President
names the commissioners who
run the city. Congress passes its
Now the Central Suffrage Com-
mittee is trying to drum up in-
terest in a bill introduced by Sen.
Kefauver (D-Tenn.). This bill has
passed the Senate and is now in
the House District Committee. It
would set up a council-city man-
ager plan of government for
Washington, and would give citi-
zens the right to run their own
affairs. But they still wouldn't be
able to vote in national elections
nor would they have representa-
tives in Congress.
THE BALLOT passed out while
Paul rode asked such questions as:
"Do you believe in the demo-
cratic form of government-that
is, 'government of the people,
for the people, by the people'?"
"Do you believe in the prin-
ciple of 'no taxation without
People were urged to fill in the
ballots and mail them to head-
quarters. Nobody seemed much ex-
cited. Many threw them away
without bothering to read them.

-Dalny-Carlyie Marsnali
ON ONE LIKE THIS-Max Shulman, popular satirical author, shows Daily staffers a battered
typewriter in the Student Publications Building just like the one which he used to write the book
that made him famous. Shulman wrote "Barefoot Boy With Cheek," a burlesque on college life, after
spending six years at the University of Minnesota. He stopped in Ann Arbor yesterday on a three-
week tour of universities and colleges to publicize his new book.
* * Si * * * * * *
Shulman, With Shoes, Visits Here


Max Shulman, the "Barefoot
Boy with Cheek," arrived in Ann
Arbor yesterday-with shoes on.
The popular author is on a
blistering three-week tour of Mid-
west colleges where he hopes to
drum up sales for his latest book,
"Sleep Til Noon." While in Ann
Arbor he autographed copies of
his work at a local store.
SHULMAN is probably best!
known for "Barefoot Boy with

Spring Tryouts I

Tickets for the production may
be purchased at the box office
which will open at 10 a.m. Mon-
day. Mail orders are now being

Who will be
Mr. Formal

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Is she or
is she not

(Continued from Page 5)
Concert Cancelled: The Little
Symphony Orchestra concert, pre-
viously announced for Wed., April
19, in Hill Auditorium, has been
canceled, due to the absence of
several members on tour abroad.
Student Recital: Charlotte Lew-
is, cellist, will present a program
at 4:15 p.m., Thurs.,.April 20, Ly-
dia Mendelssohn Theater, in par-
tial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the degree of Bachelor
of Music. A pupil of Oliver Edel,
Miss Lewis will play Concerto in
D by Haydn, Suite No. 2 (for cello
alone) by Bach, and Sonata No. 2
by Martinu. The public is invited.
S t u d e n t Recital: Genevieve
Shanklin, violin student with Gil-
bert Ross, will be heard at 8:30 p.-
m., Thurs., April 20, Rackham As-
sembly Hall. Compositions by Ver-
aeini, Samuel Barber, and Franck.
Played in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the Master of
Music degree, it will be open to
the public.
Carillon Recital: The first pro-
gram in the Spring Series of re-
citals by Percival Price, Univer-
sity Carillonneur,.will be played at
7:15 Thursday evenirg, April 20.
It will include two harpsichord

pieces, Sonata for 47 bells com-
posed by Professor Price, and four
French-Canadian airs.
Events Today
Lutheran Student Association:
Wednesday Tea and Coffee Hour,
4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Center, 1304
Hill Street.
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
Bible study in Lane Hall (Upper
Room), 7:30 p.m. Discussion: 1
John, Chapter 1.
Supper Discussion at the Guild
House, 438 Maynard. For reserva-
tions call 5838. Congregational -
Disciple - Evangelical & Reformed
Canterbury Club: 7:30-10 p.m.,
Rev. and Mrs. Burt are at home to
all students and their friends.
Staff Positions: Anyone inter-
ested in reporting on a small jour-
nalistic enterprise is urged to ap-
ply at Lane Hall for a staff posi-
tion on the Student Religious As-
sociation weekly Newsletter.
Research Club: Meeting, 8 p.m.,
Rackham Amphitheater. "The
Rivers of Western' Michigan: a
Place Name Study." Albert H.
Marckwardt, Professor of English;
"Vertebrates of the Late Cenozoic
of the High Plains." Claude W.

Hibbard, Associate Professor

Actuarial Club: Meeting, 4:10
p.m., 1018 Angell Hall. Mr. A. B.
Campbell, The Travelers InsuranceI
Company, Hartford, Connecticut,
will speak on business, social, and
study life of an actuarial student,
and will discuss the various in-
surance fields of The Travelers,
the casualty field in particular.
ASCE: Meeting, "Municipal En-
gineering." Mr. G. R. Thompson,
city engineer of Detroit. Slides of
Camp Davis. 7:30 p.m., 311 W. En-
gineering Bldg.
Concert: U. of M. Women's
Glee Club will present their an-
nual Spring Concert, 8:30 p.m.,
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
Delta Sigma Pi: Business meet-
ting at chapter house, 7:30 p.m.
Record Concert: 7:30-8:30 p.m.,
at the League in the Concourse.
Program: Brahms Symphony No.
1 and Enesco's Rumanian Rhap-
sody No. 1.
Pi Kappa Lambda: Initiation of
new members, 7:30 p.m., East Con-
ference Room, Rackham Bldg.
Regular members are requested to
Square and Folk Dance Club:
Meeting place has been changed
from the Women's Athletic Build-
ing to Barbour Gymnasium. 8-10
Premedical Society: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., 1400 Chemistry Bldg.
Election of officers for the coming
year and arrangements for hospi-
tal tours this semester.
U. of M. Rifle Club: Practice,
Training and Qualification match,
7 p.m., ROTC rifle range.
United World Federalists Open
Forum Debate: Is U.S. Foreign
Policy Designed To Promote OR
Prevent World War' III? Faculty
vs. students. 7:30 p.m., Union. Stu-
dents and faculty invited.
(Continued on Page 7)



Cheek," a satirical account of col- could come home, take off his uni-
lege life. He also wrote two other form and start a normal peace-
books, "Zebra Derby" and "Feath- ful life,"
er Merchant." The idea for his latest book,
The young author finds it a burlesque of middle class life,
"gratifying that the kids still occurrred to him when he at-
remember me. After all it's been tended a few- parties given byt
six years since 'Barefoot Boy' people of the middle class "oft
came out." which I recently became a mem-t
College had an important ef- ber when I sold some books."
feet on his career, for his college Right now Shulman is writingI
newspaper column led to his first short stories about "college kidsI
book. After reading the Shulman and foolish young love" for nation-I
column in the Minnesota Daily, a al magazines. And next year hef
book publishing company editor hopes to start work on a play, a
asked him if he'd like to write a domestic comedy "in which the
book and Shulman was off on his characters are so loveable that thef
writing career, audience will leap out of theiri
* * * seats and onto the stage to em-$
brace them."
WRITTEN IN three months, ther t
book was the easiest for him to ®U
write because he had "all the in-
formation right at my fingertips.
I'd been in college for six years."
He graduated from the University
of Minnesota with a journalism de-I
gree in 1942. STAN
"When I wrote the book my
knowledge of college was limit-
ed to what I knew about Minne-f The K U TA L
sota. But since then I've found
that college students are essen-
tially the same throughout the w
country," he said. wh
Shulman is always on the look- SHIFT
out for story ideas. "You've got toFREO
when you have a large family toFE
support." Though his books are
not personal revelations, most of
his ideas are based on his own ex-
periences, he said. o
*I easy -
ONE BOOK came from his f®1s.
knowledge of the army in which'
he served during the war. And af-W
ter the war when people began
planning for the return of the
veterans he got another idea "be-
cause no one thought a veteran&®

APPLICANTS will not be al-
owed to take their family to
Japan, Okinawa or Guam but
hey can take their family to Ger-
many or Austria at their own ex-
pense, Dr. Purdom explained.
Qualified personnel who kre in-
erested should contact the Uni-
versity's Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information as
soon as possible for appointments,
Dr. Purdom said.
Regents Appoint
Three To Faculty
The Board of Regents made
three appointments to the facul-
ty and accepted gifts amounting
to $36,652.65 at a meeting yester-
Dr. Benjamin F. Bart, Jr. was
appointed assistant professor of
French, Dr. Neil C. Van Deusen as
professor of library science and
Bruce Gilbert Johnston as pro-
fessor of structural engineering.
Among gifts received were $1,000
from the Cranbrook Foundation,
for the George bG.Booth Travel-
ing Fellowship in Architecture and
$1,000 from St. Joseph Mercy
Hospital of Detroit.
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