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voters Can

[)own City
Bosses -- Judd
The defeat of "machine gov-
rnment" in Grand Rapids is an
xample of how united citizen ac-
on can make its voice felt in
ity government, Mrs. Dorothy
udd declared last night.
Mrs. Judd is a leader of the
'Itizen Action Committee which
efeated Mayor George Welch of
Irand Rapids in last year's elec-
on. She explained the organi-
ation's 10 month campaign
gainst *government bossism" at
Political Science Round Table
meeting last night.
* * *
THE campaign against Welch,
Lie said, was touched off by the
ismissal of Frank Goebel from
is post as city manager, early in
948. Goebel was ousted for "lack
f cooperation" when he refused
o take orders from Welch on the
ppointment of an assessor, she
A Citizen Action Committee
was formed which was soon
circulating a petition to recall
Mayor Welch and the commis-
sloners who had voted to dis-
miss Goebel, she continued. "By
June 26,000 persons had signed
the petition," she said.
To avoid the recall election, she
xplained, Welch resigned, and
tanley Davis, a commissioner
rho had the backing of the "ma-
hine," was appointed mayor.
* * *
BUT THE citizen committee's
ampaign continued till the elec-
ion in February, 1949, Mrs. Judd
aid. At this election the cor-
iittee's candidate, Paul Goebel,
he brother of the deposed city
ianager, was elected mayor in
be largest primary vote in Grand
apid's history.
"The success of the committee's
ampaign proves that citizens can
lect their candidate against that
f a machine when they are unit-
d behind a single man," Mrs.
udd remarked.
"It also shows," she said, "that
here is a limit on the size of the
ote a machine can get out, and
hat a machine depends on a
mall vote to get its candidates
Come and Get Themj
Just received two thou-
sand extra Commence-
ment Announcements.
They are on sale TODAY
on a "first come first
served" basis.
1319 S. University Ph. 3-1733




TtJRinAV, MAY 25, 1950

* * *

* * *

Confusion Greets

Leading a double life comes na-
tural to an important part of the
University population.
They're the people who can get
a good idea of their appearance
without using mirrors-the stu-
dent and faculty twins.
* * *
BEING A TWIN has its ups and
downs, according to most of these
experts. Sometimes it's very con-
venient to be a twin. For instance
one of the girls interviewed admit-
ted that a stand-in had come in
very handy once when she "got
kind of involved in some dates.'
But there are disadvantages,
too. The twins who probably get
stumped most consistently by
their identical appearance are
Charles Palmer, assistant edi-
tor of the Middle English dic-
tionary, and his brother William,
assistant professor of economics.
"Ihave to explain that I hav
a twin brother at the University


-Daily-Burt Sapowitch
NEW ASSISTANT DEAN-Prof. Robert S. Ford, Director of the
Bueau of Government and professor of finance in the economics
department, puts a bureau report in order. He will become assis-
tant dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies
in July.
** * *
New Dean, Native Texan,
Prefers Ann Arbor Life

NO TONIS HERE-Naturally curly hair prevents Marlene and Charlene Patner, '53, from qualifying
for models in the permanent wave ads. Sharing vocal talent, along with curly locks, Charlene and
Marlene harmonized together for Assembly Fortnight this year. Marlene is on the right, Charlene
on the left.


Newly appointed Assistant Dean
Robert S. Ford is a Texan who
would rather live in Ann Arbor,
than his native state.
"Texas is fine, but after 16
years here I've come to look on
Michigan as my real home," Prof.
Ford explained.
* * *
HIS EARLY schooling was com-
pleted in his home town, Belle-
vue, Texas. After finishing his
undergraduate work at the Uni-
versity of Texas and Texas Chris-
tian University, Prof. Ford started
work on his M.A. in economics at
the University of California.
Before obtaining his Ph.D.
from Columbia in 1933, he serv-
ed three years as an economics
'instructor at Princeton.
Phi Kappa Phi
Sets Initiation
Phi Kappa Phi, national honor-
ary fraternity, will honor 337 stu-
dents and four faculty members in
an initiation ceremony at 8 p.m.
today in the Rackham Lecture
Prof. Louis A. Hopkins of the
mathematics department, presi-
dent of the local chapter, will in-
troduce the speaker, Prof. G. B.
Harrison of- the English depart-
ment. Following the address,
Prof. Malcomb H. Soule of the
bacteriology department will pre-
sent the candidates for admission.

While at Columbia, he held a
New York fellowship in taxation,
and was a research investigator
for the state tax commission.
In 1933 Prof. Ford worked for
the Department of Agriculture in
Washington as an economic ad-
* * *
THE FOLLOWING year he be-
came an assistant professor in the
economics department here, doub-
ling as a research investigator in
the Bureau of Government. By
1938 he had taken over the direc-
torship of the bureau.
"My work in the bureau has
given me a good chance to take
part i n Michigan's govern-
ment," Prof. Ford remarked.
He has served as director of the
state's Department of Adminis-
tration and as a member of the
State Planning Commission, the
Public Education Study Commis-
sion and the Governor's Tax
Study Committee. He has also
worked as special advisor to the
* * *
THE INSTITUTE works closely
with state agencies aiding them
in research projects, and publish-
ing numerous reports of its find-
Prof. Ford, who will become as-
sistant dean of the Horace H.
Rackham School of Graduate
Studies in July, is at present di-
recting an investigation of the
administration of state labor laws
for Michigan's Little Hoover Com-
Married to a fellow Texan,
Prof. Ford has one son, Mark, who
is a student at MSC.
WUOM Will Air
Scenes by Bard
Shakespeare's comic technique
will be emphasized on the eighth
and final "Shakespeare at Work"
program at 8 p.m. today over
Prof. G. B. Harrison of the
English department will act as
narrator on the half-hour show
directed by James Shavoine of
Comic scenes from "Hamlet,"
"Henry IV Part I," "Much Ado
About Nothing" and "Midsum-
mer's Night Dream" will be fea-
tured on the program which is
carried by 10 commercial radio
Included among the cast are
James Stephenson, Grad; Mar-
aaret Pell, '50; John Sargent, '50;
Nafe Katter, Grad; Earl Mat-
thews; George Olsen, '50; Craig
Tenney, Grad; William Taylor;
Bernard Kissell, '51; and Irving
Deutsch, '51.

to all my economics classes," Prof.
Palmer said. "Even then, students
sometimes greet my brother when
they meet on campus and ask him
about their economics assign-
* * *
CHARLES PALMER has learned
to have a smile ready when people
look as though they know him, but
frequently has to explain himself
in cases of mistaken identity. At
times these explanations boomer-
t "Once I didn't recognize an
acquaintance and began to say
that she was probably confusing
me with my brother, when she
countered, 'No, you are the
brother I know and this is the
fifth time we've been intro-
TWINS ARE often considered
primarily as a pair by their ac-
e quaintances, rather than individ-
y uals. Marilyn and Carolyn Palimer,
'50E, probably experience this more
frequently than most twins due
to their studies in what is consid-
ered a "man's field."
They have followed similar
programs in the engineering
college and both plan to get
teaching certificates with their
* * *
Because they have lived so close-
ly, Marilyn and Carolyn sometimes
get their pronouns mixed up, using
"I" interchangeably for either the
speaker or both of them.
"SOMETIMES, too, one of us
will begin a sentence and pause-
then the other will carry on and
finish it," Carolyn pointed out.
"Actually we don't feel any psychic
relationship explains this, but only
the fact that our environments
have been practically the same."
"This causes some difficulty,
when we recall an incident in
the past which happened to ore
of us, and sometime later each-
will think that it. happened to;
her. It often takes a member of
the family to straighten these
things out."
University records contain no
data about the number of twins
on campus. Statistics show ,that





twins occur in one out of 86, or' a
PROBLEM FOR ECONOMICS STUDENTS-Even though Prof. William Palmer, right, warns his students that he has a twin brother little over one percent'of the births
on campus, they occasionally get confused and question the wrong brother about their economics assignments. The one who doesn't have in the United States, so the stu-
these answers is Charles E. Palmer, assistant editor of the Middle English dictionary. He is pictured at the left above working on dent population would need several
his favorite hobby-pottery making-at the Ann Arbor Potters' Guild. hundred to maintain the average.



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