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Ann Arbor
Celebrates
Military Day
Flights, Open Houses
Will Top Festivities
The nation's unified military
services will be on parade today
~. the first annual Armed Forces
Iay is observed throughout the
country.
. And with radio, speeches, mo-
ies, dances, a military "open
house" and two flights of navy
-ianes flying over the city, Ann
Arbor will hold a celebration of
Its own.
* * *
THE DAY'S local events start
at 10 a.m. at North Hall, where
University ROTC units and a
?%fchgan National Guard group
Till show displays and put on ex-
bibitions at the military open
ouse.
= Equipment used by each
branch of the three services will
be explained to all visitors by
military personnel, and some
units will put on mock demon-
strations to show how military
operations are planned and
carried out in actual warfare.
Included in the equipment on
display are 11 new types of army
field rations, military vehicles,
rocket launchers, machine guns,
aircraft engines, field telephone
equpment, military armaments
.n walkie-talkies, which visitors
will be able to talk over.
* * *
BEFORE THE open house closes
its doors at 3 p.m., guests will be
Mble to see movies about the three
Armed services. One of the films
wi: show how tanks are made at
the Detroit tank arsenal.
At 12:30 p.m. today the pur-
pose of the ROTC on the cam-
pus will be explained over
WHRV by the commanding of-
ficers of the units. Speaking for
the Army will be Col. Karl
Henion, Capt. Homer Wheeler
will represent the Navy and Lt.
Col. Donald Ainsworth will
speak on the functions of the
Air Force.
At 2 p.m., a loud roar over the
ty will signify the approach of
apart of a 150-plane group from
Qrosse Ille naval base which is
cling southeastern Michigan.
, *
IN THE FIRST GROUP of 19
lanes flying over Ann Arbor will
five PBY long-range land and
sea patrol planes, SNJ trainers,
'ixd SNB twin-engined trans-
;ports.
Ten minutes later, the second
flight of 28 planes will pass
over the city and will consist of
20 Corsair fighters and eight
dive bombers.
Finishing touches will be added
to the day's events tonight by
local veterans' clubs when they
bold open houses and dances.
* * *
ELSE WHERE in the nation,
President Truman, Vice-President
Alben Barkley, Secretary of De-
fense Louis Johnson and other
military leaders will make
speeches and watch parades in
hundreds of communities.
General Hoyt Vandenberg, Air
Force Chief of Staff, will be the
speaker at Detroit's celebration.

Husba nd-Wife
Team Wins
Phot Hon ors
Manuel Rosenbaum, '51, and
Homer and Juliana Schamp took
top honors in the black and white
division of the first all-campus
photography contest sponsored by
the West Quadrangle Camera
Club.
Second prizes in this division
went to Adam Kozma, Grad., and
P'eter Mann. Mann also took two
thrid-prize awards. Third prizes
were also given to Fredrick
Thompson and Walter Wemann.
Three prizes in the color pho-
tography divsion were divided
among six entries. Two first-prize
,awards went to John King, Grad.
Mann, who took honors in the
black and white division shared
the second prize honors with
:James Goodspeed, '53E. Donalt
Smith, Grad., and James Trumbo,
150A&D, took third prizes.
Judges for the contest included:
Eck Stanger, chief photographer
of the Ann Arbor News, Bert
Emanuel and Tony Spina, Detroit
Free Press photographers, and
?4trs. Emanuel. Others were Dr.
Victor Lookanoff, vice president
of the Detroit Photographic Guild
and Durward DuPont, prominent

Professor Receives Award

RECEIVES AWARD-Prof. Howard Y. McClusky (left), of the School of Education, receives an
award from Harry Berg, '50, for "conspicuous service" as a teacher. Berg, retiring president of the
Michigan Education Club, presented the trophy at a banquet last night in the Union, on behalf of
the students taking education courses in the University.
JOBS FOR JUNIORS:
Employers Laud Placement Bureau

The tables were turned on three
of the businessmen who congregate
at the Bureau of Appointments,
when The Daily interviewed the
interviewers.
They all had high praise for the
placement bureau servicethey
found at the various campuses
where they have been interviewing
students for summer and full-time
positions.
* *
R. W. NORRIS and R. C. Pick-
hardt, representatives of a na-
tionally-known cigarette f i r m ,
have been traveling to 39 campus-
es throughout the country offer-
ing one junior at each campus an
opportunity to come into the sales
division of their company for an
eight week period this summer.

The two men spend one day
at each campus. Their high so
far for a day's work has been 27
appointments at the University
of Southern California.
"We are getting excellent pros-
pects," Pickhardt testified, "and
it's extremely hard to cohose."
* * *
THE QUALITY that the two
men look for first is the ability of
the student to sell himself. Per-
sonality and appearance are also
important, they added.

Norris is particularly impress-
ed by the applicant's handshake.
"Pumpers, squeezers and dead
fish just don't go over with me
at all." Pickhardt declared the

INCENTIVE

TO GENIUS:

Composition Forum To Play
Student Composers' Works

Musical talent on campus will
receive additional incentive at the
fourth composition forum of the
year at 4:15 p.m. Monday in
Rackham Assembly Hall.
Under the direction of Prof.
Ross Finney, of the music school,
the forum . was begun last year
to give aspiring student composers
an opportunity to have their
works performed and criticized.
* * *
AT EACH FORUM several
compositions by students of the
School of Music are given their
first public performance. The best
works played during the series are
chosen for performances outside
of the University.
To provide a contrasting
standard for the student com-
position, each forum program is
begun with an accepted modern
masterpiece of classical music.
Hindemith's "Das Marien Le-
ben," which is set to the text by
the famous modern poet, Ranier
Rilke, will open Monday after-
noon's concert.
THE FIRST student composi-
tion will be "Piano Quartet in B
Flat," by Jack Hodin, '51. It con-
sists of two movements, the first
slow and poetic, the second dy-
namic.
Edward Troupin is scheduled
for the second spot on the pro-
gram with a lyrical fugal work
by violin major.
Third will be "Sonata for Vio-
lin and Piano," by Donald Scavar-
da, '51SM. Scavarda's composition
has been described by Prof. Fin-
ney as a provocative, sweeping
work with a curious melodic idiom.

THE FINAL PIECE of the af-
ternoon will be "Quartet in D" by
Fred Truesdell, '50. This work, ac-
cording to Prof. Finney, repre-
sents the problem of youig com-
posers who have been brought up
in a musical world of jazz.
Most contemporary American
composers, he said, are faced
with the problem of integrating
this natural feeling into serious
musical expression.
Following the performance of
the student works, a discussion
period will be held to obtain the
reaction of the audience and of
the musicians, to the new compo-
sitions. The student composers will
form the answering panel.
Students To
Tour Campus
Students of the University's De-
troit extension branch will visit
the campus today.
According to Irene Kauska, as-
sistant supervisor of the Detroit
branch, about 40 students are ex-
pected to come here for the day.
Most of the students are taking
night school courses and many of
them plan to attend the University
in the near future.
The students will take a tour of
the campus, comparing the facil-
ities of the Detroit branch with
those of the University. "Last fall,"
Miss Kauska said, "there were
3,300 students enrolled in the De-
troit program."

thing that annoyed him most in
an interviewee was indifference.
Both men chuckled in recalling
the case of a nervous Oregon State
junior, who, as he was leaving the
interview, accidentally dropped a
package of a rival brand of cigar-
ettes on the flooy. "It fell right at
our feet," Norris said. "The poor
boy was very upset-he thought it
was the kiss of death."
The two agents have no fear of
hiring a salesman who doesn't
smoke. In fact, their choice from
Michigan State is a non-smoker.
"He'll soon be smoking," Norris
beamed confidently, "-and our
brand, too."
M. L. FAUPEL, agent for a na-
tional insurance company, com-
plained that "everyone is afraid
of the life insurance business. We
have to sell the applicants on the
insurance business as much as
they have to sell themselves," he
said. He averages 50 interviews be-
fore he gets one agent, "and we
are always needing more agents."
Faupel, whose office is in
Ypsilanti, comes to the Univer-
sity twice a year and to Michi-
gan State once. He usually hires
at least one student here on each
visit.
"Sincerity is the quality I look
for most in an applicant," Faupel
said. He also inquires into the
student's socialistic philosophy.
"There's no place in the commis-
sion system of the insurance busi-
ness for people who feel the gov-
ernment should support them," he
declared.
* * *
LIKE THE cigarette representa-
tives, Faupel emphasized the im-
portance of a good hand clasp. One
of his pet peeves is interviewees
who slouch in their chairs.
Faupel gives each applicant a
brief aptitude test, but he counts
more on the interview. "You
can't find out in an aptitude test
how ambitious a man is," he ex-
plained.
Although he prefers to hire stu-
dents of business administration,
Faupel finds the majority of his
applicants are frustrated history
majors. "If they can't get a job
in anything else, they can always
fall back on the insurance busi-
ness," he observed.

SL Bureau
Of Speakers
Set forFall
Student-Faculty Night
Included in Plans
The Student Legislature hopes
to inaugurate a new campus tra-
dition next fal when its recently
established speakers bureau goes
into action.
By setting up the speakers bu-
reau, SL hopes to make one eve-
ning a week faculty night for
campus house groups, Irv Stenn,
'52, campus action committee
members, said.
Thursday has been tentatively es-
tablished as that night.
* * *
"MANY HOUSE groups have
enjoyed having faculty guests out
to dinner and holding after din-
ner discussions this year," Stenn
added.
The bureau's purpose would
be to extend the scope of such
student-faculty get-togethers to
as many house groups as possi-
ble.
"This encouragement of greater
student-faculty contact and dis-
cussion will be brought about
through our bureau, which will
act as a channeling body, making
it easier for student groups to
obtain faculty speakers when they
want them," Stenn explained.
The bureau has already enlist-
ed 40 faculty in the program and
hopes to have more by the end
of the summer, Stenn said.
"In keeping with the SL's hu-
man relations program," he ra-
marked, "the house having the
speaker will be asked to invite an-
other house unit in to take part
in the discussion."
* * *
ANOTHER new student govern-
ment project: The SL has adopted
plans which call for taking over
Art Cinema League next fall.
The motion will be sent to Stu-
dent Affairs Committee for ap-
proval. An outline of the plan fol-
lows:
An SL board would be establish-
ed which would appoint a paid
student manager and assistants
to run ACL.
Co-sionsors would be picked by
the SL board on the basis of cri-
teria to be established.
A suggested 20 per cent of the
proceeds from the showings would
go to the SL, the remainder would
go to the co-sponsoring group.
YDs Return
FromChicago
Frank Butorac, '51, and Lyn
Marcus, '50, members of the cam-
pus Young Democrats, have re-
turned from Chicago, where they
attended the National Democratic
conference and Jefferson jubilee.
While there, they attended a re-
ception for President Truman at
which the President spoke. They
also attended a party of 50 people
at the invitation of Jake Arvey,
Chicago Democratic leader. Pre-
sent at the party were Vice-Presi-
dent Alben Barkley, Secretary of
Labor Maurice Tobin and Gen.
Harry Vaughan, among others.
Butorac and Marcus, members
of the Michigan Democratic state
central committee, met many na-
tional Democratic leaders during
their three days in Chicago, and

attended several meetings and
panel discussions.
Three Students
Get Scholarships
Three students have been
awarded summer school scholar-
ships to the University of Mexico
in Mexico City.
Barbara Pierce '51, Ann Shan-
non, '51, and Beverly Gibbs, '51,
received the scholarships, which
are offered annually by the So-
ciedad Hispanica.

A good stage manager must have
the qualities and abilities of a good'
director as well as control of the
technical aspects of a production,
according to Joseph Leon, =stage
manager for the current Ann Ar-
bor Drama Season.
Leon is currently staging "Tem-
pest" and is preparing for "Born
Yesterday," which will open at
8:30 p.m. Monday in Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.
* ~**
THE DIRECTOR leaves the res-
ponsibility for both the artistic and
technical side of the show in the
stage manager's hands on opening
night, Leon said.
Being able to maintain proper
discipline among the actors and
keeping track of them at all
times is one -of the main duties
of the stage manager.
Another job which often worries
Leon is obtaining unusual'"props".
Finding a liquor luggage case, a
dictionary stand and a 16-inch
globe are among the problems
which Leon is facing for the com-
ing "Born Yesterday" production.
* * *
LEON BECAME a stage mana-
ger because it was a step toward
becoming a director, which is his
goal. He listed knowledge and un-
derstanding of actors' problems as
well as technical know-how as im-
portant training for future stage,
managers.
"Psychology is also important,
for the manager must be able to
understand his play and get the
feel of the various parts," Leon
added.
Leon has little to do with the ac-
tual designing of the stage setting,
which is being done by Robert
Mellencamp, who also did the sets
for the Union Opera. The set for
"Born Yesterday" will represent a
lush $235-a-day hotel apartment
belonging to Harry Brock, the po-
litically influential Junk King of
America.

--A

A greatly-changed University
Museum throws its doors open to
visitors from eight a.m. to five
p.m. daily.
During the last two years, I. G.
Two Buildings
Under Repair
Repairs are currently being
nade on two of the University's
older buildings by plant depart-
ment personnel.
A scaffolding has been erected
around Haven Hall for replace-
ment of rotted gutters and to aid
in painting t the building.
Renovations have also been
made on the Archeology Museum.
The mortar on the chimneys had
loosened and was replaced to pre-
vent stones from falling on pedes-
trians. The basement has been en-
tirely remodeled to provide more
space.
Read Daily Classifieds

-Dalry-Alan Reid
PUTTING FEELING INTO THE LINES--Joan Morgan prods
bespectacled Scott McKay in a hot verbal battle against John'\
Alexander during rehearsals for the Ann Arbor Drama Season's
production of Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday," opening at
8:30 p.m. Monday in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
THE NEW LOOK:-
Two Years of Modernization
Change University Museum

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DIRECTOR'S STAND-IN:
Odd Problems Vex Stage Manager

Reimann, Prefect of Exhibits, has
been busily remodeling and mod-
ernizing the displays.
* * *
INSTEAD of the long labels and
articles cut out of magazines
there is a new emphasis on get-
ting basic ideas across.
The Hall of Biological Prin-
ciples on the fourth floor is al-
most completely changed. Its
well-lighted cases include high-
ly colored models of flowers and
fungi by the Marchand brothers.

I "LYDIA MENDELSSOHN The-
One case illustrates the abund- atre is one of the finest and most
ance of life to be found in a fa- efficient theatres of its kind in the
vorable environment, and another country, and it's always a pleas-
portrays the fundamentals of ge- ure to work there," Leon said.
netics. "Ann Arbor is given a high rating
The third floor balcony has in New York theatrical circles."
well-spaced specimens of Michi- Tickets for all Ann Arbor Drama
gan wildlife, with ' backgrounds Season productions may be pur-
painted to correspond to the na- chased at the Lydia Mendelssohn
tural 'tabitat. Theatre box office. Today is the
There are also several cases in last day on which individual tick-
the fouith floor corridor devoted ets for "Tempest" may be ex-
to the ethnology of the South Sea chan'ged at face value for a season
Islands, including material on ticket, according to James Murnan,
loan from the Buffalo Museum. ticket salesman.
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