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UpthegroveHandles Host of Activities

The husky six-footer with the
crew cut and letter sweater flash-
ed his broad grin and inquired
with a solicitous bellow how the
ice cream, candy and coke were
holding out.
Out on the diamond, a Mich-
-gan batter poled a long triple to
Vhe tennis courts in center field
.,nd the crowd rose cheering to
watch the grey-uniformed play-
ers come across the plate.
* * *

"WAY TO HIT, Leo," roared
he leather-lunged young man.
"And now, Miss, perhaps .you can
-ell me just why it is that you
don't want to buy another candy
bar," said the huckster, turning
his attention once more to a sales-
resistant coed.
Bill Upthegrove, '50EI Was in
his element-rooting for the
home team, making a ,neW ac-
S * . .

-Carisle Marsnall
STUDY INTERLUDE-Bill Upthegrove, '50E, takes time out from
his extensive extra-curricular activities to do a little boning for
an approaching exam. A member of Tau Beta Pi, "Uppy's"
tightly-packed schedule also includes swimming for Matt Mann
and a raft of campus activities.
'Yellow and Blue' Written
By Professor for $10 Prize

quaintance and selling ice
cream for the 'M' club conces-
sion at Ferry Field. All three of
these activities play a very im-
portant part in "Uppy's" col-
lege life.
A three letter swimmer, he is
equally enthusiastic about all ath-
letic activity, whether it be wrest-
ling with a fraternity brother or
attending a basketball game at
Yost Field House.
AND THE COED who didn't
think that she wanted another
candy bar will probably be surpris-
ed to be greeted by her first name
the next time she meets "Uppy"
on the diag.
Upthegrove, who estimates
that he has learned the names
of almost 2,000 students since
ihe entered the University, still
gets his greates t enjoyment
from campus life in adding a
new acquaintance to his list.
The desire to work with people
pushed "Uppy" into activities
even before he gained his first
campus fame as a breast-stroker
on Matt Mann's Big Ten National
Champions in 1948.
IN ADDITION to running the
'M' club concession, "Uppy" is
a member of Michigamua, En-
gineering Council,, Tau Beta Pi
and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.
At present he is also occu-
pied in compiling an alumni di-
rectory for the engineering class
of '50, of which he is president.
Any spare time "Uppy" can
squeeze out of his carefully-plan-
ned schedule he spends reading
to fill in his education. At present
he is toying with volume four of
the Princeton Classics.
* * *
HIS SUMMERS are spent cruis-
ing with the Navy under the
NROTC program. He will leave in
August for a two-year hitch as an
ensign on line duty after his grad-
After his navy service, "Uppy"
intends to return for graduate
work in metallurgical engineering
and follow his father's footsteps
to a professorship in the engineer-
ing college.
Lloyd Memorial
A goal of $10,000 has been set
for an Alice Crocker Lloyd Mem-
orial Library Fund, Miss Alice
Russell, executive secretary of the
Alumnae Council, has announced.
The funds will be used for the
construction of a library and
study room addition to Hender-
son House.
Miss Russell said that indivi-
dual and alumnae club contribu-
tions would be accepted.

Peers S tar,
A picture of what happens to$
the stable English House of Peers,a
when completely demoralized by
an ambitious band of Arcadian
fairies, will come to the stage this
weekend in the Gilbert and Sul-
livan Society presentation of "Io-
The even current of the Peers'
life is destroyed when the shep-
herd, Strephon, son of the beloved
fairy Iolanthe and a mortal, is
elected to the Peerage with the
aid of the peri (fairy band) and
proceeds to get any law he sup-
ports passed.
peers are forced to sit in session
through the grouse and salmon
season, lose their 'chprished
rights' which they formerly 'en-
joyed on Wednesday nights,' and
are no longer allowed to marry
their deceased wives' sisters.
As a final blow, Strephon gets
through a bill which opens
peerage posts to competitive
examinations, and leaves the
House in complete chaos.
This picture of havoc in the
highest British parliamentary cir-
cles will be presented Friday, Sat-
urday and Sunday in Pattengill
Auditorium at the Ann Arbor High
* M
SUNDAY'S performance will be
a special Mother's Day matinee,
according to Richard Webber, '52,
society president.
Tickets for the three perform-
ances and the May 20 Detroit
show are on sale from 10 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. every day in the Ad-
ministration Bldg.
Hits Bureau of
Spring has ushered in one of
the busiest monthsrfor the Uni-
versity Bureau of Appointments
office where approximately 200
students enter daily seeking in-
terviews with representatives of
prospective employers.
The number of job-seekers is
large, and more employers are
sending representatives to the Bu-
reau office to interview students
than at this time last year. That's
the report of T. Luther Purdom,
director of the Bureau. Individual
companies as a whole, however,
are taking less men, he added, and
salaries are approximately the
QUOTING Ewan Clague, com-
missioner of labor statistics in the
U.S. Department of Commerce,
Purdom said that "business con-
ditions are rather prosperous," but
he feels that it it up to the student
to show more interest during the
job interview. "The idea that a
lack of interest makes the em-
ployer want the applicant is an
idea of the past," Purdom declared.
The best employment oppor-
tunities can be found in the ele-
mentary teaching field because
of a shortage of over 2,000 ele-
mentary teachers in Michigan
at present, Purdom said.
A great many positions are also
open for library personnel and
teachers in the secretarial and
home economics fields. The num-
ber of calls for PhDs in economics

and business administration has
also increased, Pu'rdom stated.


-Daily-Ed Kozma
BATTERED FACE-Last fall an unknown rifleman sent three
bullets through the clock face at the top of the West Engineering
Annex. His marksmanship resulted in a smashed face and stop-
page of the entire mechanism. The four faces of the clock have
surveyed the University campus for the past 67 years.
'Sharp' Shooter Takes
ime ou*t; Blasts C lock

Ten bucks-that's the price that
was paid for the song University
men and women sing whenever
they get together and feel "that
old college spirit" in the air.
Back in the late 1880's Charles
Mills Gayley, author of "The Yel-
low and the Blue," taught Latin
here at the University.
campus onganization, offered a
prize of $10 for a new college song,
Prof. Gayley entered the compe-
The melody he selected is
taken from a part of one of
Balfe's operas, the Pirates Cho-
Prof. Gayley's song won the con-
test and he walked off with the
$10 prize.

YEARS LATER, Prof. Gayley
was asked how he came to write
such a song. He laughed and
said, "Well, I needed the $10,"
But the writing of that famous
Michigan song wasn't really a
joke to Prof. Gayley. Back in
1925 he wrote a letter to a friend.
"It has always been a great joy
to me, when re-visiting Ann Ar-
bor, to hear the song still sung
in fraternity houses and on the
campus in the twilight. . .I have
heard it in mid-ocean, on the
streets of Florence and Rome,
and hither and yon as I have tra-
veled about the world."
Charles Mills Gayley no longer
travels this world, but he will
never be forgotten, for he gave
us our alma mater-"The Yellow
and the Blue."

Some gun-toting marksman has
killed time with a vengeance. ,
By pumping three bullets into
the old chimes clock on top of the
West Engineering Annex last fall,
he may now force the University
to put an end to a 67-year-old
Michigan tradition.
WHY THE shooting was done,
by whom, and at what exact time
it occured,. are unknown to Uni-
versity plant officials.
All they can report is the
when the bullets shattered the
glass facing of one of the four
clocks in the tower, some of the
glass fell and wedged in front
of the old clock, disrupting its
entire mechanism.
BACK IN 1883 when the four
clocks were placed in a tower on
top of the old library building,
they were synchronized with five
Eta Kappa Nu
Initiates 35
. Eta Kappa Nu, electrical en-
gineering honor society, has ini-
tiated 35 new members.
J. H. Foote, a member of Mich-
igan State Board for Registration
of Engineers, was made a profes-
sional member.
Other members include Donald
V. Stocker, grad, Norman E. Boet-
tcher, Bert J. Bouwman, James A.
Burns, George F. Carabet, Leo-
nard V. Chabala, James Chalmers,
Michael Chanat, Cavaldo Cher-
nitsky, Robert N. Clark, Roger S.
Collard, Lyle D. Filkins, Robert
E. Frese, Robert J. Hansen and
William R. Hoffmeyer.
Robert E. Hollister, John A. Lar-
son, Paul A. Mantek, William J.
McBride, Murray H. Miller, Billy
D. Monk, John M. Moriarty, Mil-
ton R. Moxon, Paul E. Nace, Ed-
ward J. Nachazel and Vincent J.
Joseph E. Rowe, Robert G.
Scharrer, Richard T. Seeger, Nor-
man Shackman, Walter E. Teska,
Robert G. Warsinski, William S.
Wright and Donald V. Stocker.

ark Room fili

loud, melodious bells that chimed
signals for students to go to their
classes, eat, sleep and study.
With the building of the
modern campus library in 1919
on the same site, the chimes
and clocks were moved to their
present location on top of the_
engineering annex. There, for
28 years, two perspiring janitors
would spend two hours every
eight days winding the clock
Then the death knell for the
chimes was sounded. Since the
Burton Memorial Tower built in
1937 with its carillon was to be-
come the center of the campus,
University officials announced
the old chimes would sound no
more for Michigan.
IMMEDIATELY a tradition-
loving faculty and student body
began a vehement protest.
While professors in the eco-
nomics and engineering schools
posted petitions on their bulle-
tin boards reading, "We want
the bells," students wrote letters
and editorials in the Daily de-
manding and pleading with
Vice-President Shirley Smith
and other University officials
to let the bells toll again.
But the administration's deci-
sion stood, and after the evening
of March 8, 1937, the chimes were
never heard again.
* * *
THEN, shortly after the war be-
gan, the bells were taken down
and sold as scrap metal for $655.55.
But the four clocks still kept run-
ning-until those three bullets si-
lenced their ticking a few monthsl
Today, students walking along
the diagonal by the Engineer-'
ing building can look up at the
clock and see the smashed fac-
ing and missing hands. What
happens now 'to the smashed
clock and the other three which
are not running depends again
on the decision of the adminis-
But best chances are, that three
bullets have not only put an end
to the clock itself, but also to a
Michigan tradition that is more
than a half-century old.

One General Library collection
can be read only in a dark room!
and with the aid of special ma-
Made up of microfilms, each
35mm. wide and from one foot to
100 feet long, the collection fea-
tures many ancint American per-
iodicals and is available to any
student who is willing to climb to
the fourth floor of the library and
investigate the microfilm reading
THE LIBRARY'S microfilm
readers are six box-like structures
tucked into a small room adjacent
to Graduate Reading Room 4.
About 150 students per month
fiddle with the knobs and han-
dles on the machines which
control the size and focus of the
images. Researchers and grad-
uate students are the most fre-
quent users . of the reading
The library's film collection is
varied, and of fairly recent vint-
age. Built up chiefly during the
past ten years, the assortment now
contains such little-known works
as records of the Michigan Super-
intendency of Indian Affairs and
the American Periodical Series.
A Short Title Catalogue which
records on film works published
in England before 1640, includ-
ing royal proclamations of the
Tudor and early Stuart mon-
archs is much in demand by
In addition, all University doc-
toral dissertations are now put on
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