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PAGE SIX

Cllr MICITIGAN DILY

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INITIAL RECORD REVIEW:
Wolverine Disk To Revolve Wednesday

By JOAN WILLENS
The first disc of the 1949-50
Michigan record album, featuring
portions of the Danny Kaye show,
exciting Wolverine touchdown mo-
ments as well as Governor G.
Mennen Williams' comment on
1e Army game, will be ready for
the listening Wednesday.
Wolverine club members, who
initiated the production of a
Michigan memory album, will
canvass all campus residences next
week to play the first of three
12 inch records for interested
students and to take orders for
the $6 album.
* * *
A CONTEST to decide a name
for the recorded scrapbook of
the year's outstanding events is
still open, according to John
Zabrieske, of the Wolverine Club.
Deadline for all entries will
be Dec. 14, he said, adding that
any University student is eli-
gible to mail his suggestions to:
Wolverine Club, c/o Dean Rae,
1020 Administration Building.
All entries should include the
name and address of sender, as
well as the proposed title for the
album, Zabrieske stated.
THE WINNER of the contest
will receive a $25 U.S. Savings,
bond, and the originators of the
two runner-up suggestions will re-
ceive free record albums.
Other highlights of the first
record will be President Ruth-
yen's greeting to the Class of
'53, the announcement of the

* * * *

WORDS FOR POSTERITY-Wolverine Club members are record-
ing the student election night scene for the Club's forthcoming
album history of the school year. They are Don Greenfield, left,
and Album Recording Engineer Sheldon Gates, '51, right. They
are interviewing Student Legislature Member Dorianne Zipper-
stein, '51, who placed first in this semester's SL race. An unidenti-
fied fied observer, second from left, watches the election tally
board.
* * * *

Request Of
Rail Group
Considered
Local Line Seeks
To Drop Coaches
By JOHN NEUFELD
Daily Special Writer
(Editor's Note: This is the first of
two articles on the Ann Arbor Rail-
road.)
Hearings were started yesterday
in Lansing to determine whether
the Ann Arbor Railroad should
be allowed to discontinue passen-
ger service on its line.
The railroad, which runs from
Toledo to Frankfort by way of
Ann Arbor, Owosso, Mt. Pleasant
and Cadillac, has seen a decline
in passenger movement and a
simultaneous rise in freight traf-
fic during the last few decades.
It has wanted to drop its two
daily passenger trains (one North
bound, one South bound) for some
time, but the necessary hearings
before the Michigan Public Ser-
vice Commission have been post-
poned several times.
A FEW may be surprised to
learn that the Ann Arbor Railroad
has its offices in Toledo and
Owosso, and has only a small
freight office and adjoining pas-
senger depot in Ann Arbor, on
the other side of Main Street.
Actually, headquarters have
always been in Toledo and until
1895 "Toledo" appeared in the
name of the railroad.
Various names were associated
with the railroad in its formative
days from 1865 to 1895. Different
sections had their own name.
The road was known as the
"Toledo, Ann Arbor and North
Michigan" for nine years, and
records fail to disclose why the
name was shortened.
ONE POSSIBLE explanation
for naming the road after Ann
Arbor is that Ann Arbor was the
goal of the early builders and pro-
moters active during the railroad
boom following the Civil War.
In that way, a railroad in the
Southwest is still known as the
"Frisco," although it fell a 1,000
miles short of reaching the Pa-
cific.

Seasonal Greenery

JAVA ISSUE BREWING:
Local Restaurant Heads
Welcome Coffee Probe

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-Daily-Carlyle Marshall
FESTIVE TOUCH-Dorthea Leonard, of the Office of Student
Affairs, looks over a group of plants given to the office by the
University's Botanical Gardens. More than 500 of the plants were
given to the offices in the Administration Building by the Gardens.
Festive Greenery Fills
Ad Building Offices

By DON KOTITE
A Senate Agriculture subcom-
mittee investigation of skyrocket-
ing coffee prices has received
wholehearted backing here in Ann
Arbor, a check of restaurants and
retailers indicated yesterday.
But most dealers contacted dif-
fer as to possible reasons that they
are paying much more now for
their favorite brands than several
weeks ago.
* * *
ONE CAMPUS restauranteur is
convinced there is a "corner on the
market" somewhere, and pledged
himself "100 per cent" behind the
Senate probe.
In 1947, he added, he heard
coffee prices were on the up-
grade; he prepared for the worst
but nothing happened.
Consequently, he was "struck
with amazement" when, after lis-
tening to the same story last sum-
mer, the rumor turned out to be
fact this year.
ANOTHER COFFEE shop own-
er noted that his wholesale java
orders jumped from 47 to 62 cents
per pound since the first increase
a few weeks back. Others reported
hikes up to 20 and 30 cents.
Washington lawmakers have
put the finger of guilt on nation-
wide speculation and profiteer-
ing. A National Coffee Associa-
tion official, however, figures
that hoarding by housewives is
the principal blame.
ISA To Hold
Open House

And consumer worry, on a
tional scale, has prompted
full-dress inquiry now under
in the nation's capitol.
* * *

EARLIER IN THE week, Sena-
tor Guy Gillette (D., Ia.), declared
the Agriculture Committee had re-
ceived "literally hundreds of com-
munications asking that gyrations
in the price of coffee be investi-
gated."
Many reports, including one
by the New York Times, have
hinged the nationwide coffee
"scare" on a recent article from
the Wall Street Journal.
This article cited, as responsi-
ble, factors of record coffee con-
sumption in the United States
this year and an overflow of Java
going to European countries.
A PRICE RAISE every week for
the past month has caused one
restaurant proprietor to consider
popularizing tea as the "great
American drink."
She feels the rumor that Lon-
doners have abandoned their four
o'clock standby in favor of cof-
fee and crumpets may have
something to do with the situa-
tion here.
A local chain grocery manager
attributes the rise mainly to what
he has heard of bad weather con-
ditions in South America coffee-
producing regions.
"Another factor may be man-
power shortage - many coffee
workers have been lured away by
offers of higher pay at other jobs,"
he added.
"But I don't think graft is re-
sponsible," he maintained.

na-
the
way

Homecoming Display winners,
the freshma'n-sophomore tug of
war, and selections by the Uni-
versity bands.
Future events slated to be re-
corder for posterity will include
interviews with the successful

Student Legislature candidates,
and appropriate snatches from
the Varsity Night program, Pan
Hel Recognition Night, from the
student production of "Pirates of
Penzance," IFC Sing and Michi-
gras.

Concert Ticket Theatre Guild S
Sale ToBegin RomeoAnd Jul
T' VilistWill-SoloBy LEAH MARKS N
U' Violist Will Solo University of Michigan Theatre'
In Detroit Concert Guild will present "Romeo andn
Juliet" 8 p.m. tomorrow and Sun- t
Tickets will go on sale today at day in Pattengill Auditorium. .
the Union for the December 7 The drama, which is being pre-
performance at the Detroit Art sented in its entirety, will be high-
Institute Auditorium of the De- lighted by recorded music for the o
troit Little Symphony, which will Shakespearia prologues and
feature Paul Docktor, of the music dances directed by Prof. Juana t
school, as solo violist. deLaba n of the physical educa-
There will be a special rate for tion.-
studenits, according , to, Bernard * * * s
Rosen, the Orchestra's chairman. ELEANOR LITTLEFIELD, '50, C
Doktor, who is a member of and Edmund Johnston, 'Grad, will
the University Stanley. Quartet, play the principle roles.
will perform in the Locatelli Featured in the ast are Don-
"Concerto for- Viola -and Orches- ad Yates,d 52, as Friar Law-
tra."nc;Yae ,SFar5as
Other works scheduled for per- rence; Harvey Stuart, '50, as
formance by the Little Symphony Mercutio; Janet Baker, 51, the
are Hadyn's Symphony No. 88 nurse; Donald Hawley, '51 Arch,
in G minor and "Divertissement" ill play Capulet. t
by Ibert. "Concerto for Small Or- Other members of the cast in- e
chestra," by Prof. Bernhard Hei- elude Beverley Hunt, '50, as Lady
den, of the University of Indiana Capulet; Donald Nash, '50, as
music school, will be given its Benvolia; Al Yezbick, '51, Tybalt.-i
world premiere by the Little Sym- The list continues with Thomas
phony in this concert. The work Boothby, Grad, as Friar John; r
was dedicated to the group. Robert Brake, '50L as Balthasar;d
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* * * 4
DONALD DECKER, Grad, for-
mer director of the Little Theatre
Group in Willow Run will direct
he Guild's production while Mark
Harris, '50, one of the Guild's or-
ganizers will be the producer. As-
istant director will be Rchard
Chau.
Mchigan Theatre Guild, or-
ganized last April, offers an out-
let for all interested in play pro-
duction.

Its founders believed that stu-
dents would welcome theatrical The Ann
organization which emphasized in- longer an i
terest with previous training and
experience following. PROF. H]
Ticket are now on sale in the member of*
lobby of the Administration build- faculty, sai
ng. Ann Arbor
Twenty-three scene changes are Ago" which
necessary for this complete pro- "I.C.C.
duction of "Romeo and Juliet." cate that t
All working with the Michigan Arbor, tie
Theatre Guild are therefore work- are part
ng a great deal in order for a fine system."
performance.
This will be the first campus However,
>erformance of this Shakespear- Ann Arbor
can tragedy in more than 20 years. through all

Arbor Railroad is no
independent line.
* * * .
ENRY E. Riggs, former
the Engineering' School
d in his booklet "The
Railroad 50 Years
he wrote in 1947:
reports seem to indi-
both Wabash and Ann
A together as before,
of the Pennsylvania
he affirms that the
"has kept its identity
the years:.."

By JIM BROWN
In keeping with the festive Yule-
tide season, the Administration1
Building has blossomed forth with
a new coat of greenery.
More than 500 potted plants, a
gift from the University's Botani-
cal Gardens, have been scattered
throughout the offices of the
building, giving them a ditinctly
holiday flavor.
G&S Opera
Presentation
Ends Toniglt'
Musical comedy fans will have
one more chance to see "Pirates'
of Penzance" in Ann Arbor, as
the final local performance of
the light opera begins at 8 p.m.'
tonight in Pattengill Auditorium.
"Pirates" is the fifth produc-
tion by the University's Gilbert
and Sullivan Society.
A few tickets for tonight's
show will be available today in
the lobby of the Administration
Building, at 90 cents and $1.20.
Any tickets unsold at the end
of the day will go on sale at the
Pattengill box office prior to cur-
tain time.
A special performance of "Pi-
rates" will be presented at 8 p.m.
tomorrow in Detroit's Rackham
Auditorium. This will be the first
time a student-produced musical
comedy has played Detroit since
Union Opera's final road tour in
1929.
Tickets for this performance
also will be on sale at the Ad-
ministration Building today, and
at the Rackham Auditorium box
office in Detroit.
"Some 30 or 35 good tickets are
still available locally for the De-
troit performance," Rosemary
Owen, '51, Gilbert and .Sullivan
Society secretary, said.
Forestry Awards
Five students in the School of
Forestry and Conservation have
received Furniture Program Schol-
arships totalling $3,500.
Awards of $750 each from the
National Association of Furniture
Manufacturers went to Roland C.
Howell and Lee K. Morse.
Similar amounts were presented
to Norman C. Franz and Joseph
W. Streidel by the Haywood-
Wakefield Company.
The Dunbar Furniture Manu-
facturing awarded $500 to Carl
V. Forslund.

ORIGINALLY grown for expe-
rimental work in Botany I and
Plant Physiology classes, the
plants were left over after the
Gardens had filled the botany de-
partment's requests.
Pointing out that many more
plants are usually grown than
are actually needed for experi-
mental work, Mrs. Frieda Blan-
chard, assistant director of the
Gardens, said that surplus plants
are often ditributed among Uni-
versity offices and departments.
In addition, special plants are
sometimes provided for table dec-
orations at official University din-
ners at the Union or League.
The Botanical Gardens were
established in 1911 on a small plot
of land near the junction of Pa 3k-
ard Rd. and Stadium Blvd. and
now cover a 50 acre tract.
MOST OF THE potted plants
are housed in six large green-
houses, four of which are devoted
to a permanent collection of plants
for faculty and graduate research.
Included in this collection are sev-
eral rare varieties.
Scattered throughout the rest
of the Gardens are hundreds of
other perennial plants and shrubs,
while large beds of annual flowers
are raised every year. Eight full-
time gardeners are employed to
cultivate the Gardens and main-
tain the greenhouses.
Pointing out that many other
Universities do not have compara-
ble facilities for botanical research,
Mrs. Blanchard said "The Univer-
sity is very fortunate in having
such elaborate equipment for
growing plans.
Talk on China
To Be- Given
Gerald F. Winfield, author of
the best selling "China, The Land
and The People," will talk on
"What Next in China" at 4:15
p.m. Monday in Rackham Amphi-
theatre.
Winfield who is a member of'the
ECA's Commission for Rural Re-
habilitation recently returned from
an agricultural, survey of China.
He will arrive in Ann Arbor to-
morrow in time to attend the In-
ternational Students Association's
Monte Carlo Party in the Rackham
Building in the evening.
Sunday, Winfield will be a spe-
cial guest at the International
Center's weekly Sunday Night
Supper, after which he will lead
a roundtable discussion on "Our
Chinese Students; After America,
What?"

open wide its doors from 8 to 12
p.m. today when the International
Students Association sponsors the
first in a series of open houses for
foreign and American students.
This function is part of the pro-
gram of the Student Legislature
Human Relations Committee
which has been designed to pro-
mote closer understanding be-
tween foreign and American stu-
dents.
Every organization that is a
member of the Human Relations
Committee has been asked to hold
an open house where the students
of various countries can freely
meet.
Two-Faced Adjutant
An adjutant is a high ranking
officer in the U.S. Army, but in
India it is a flying garbage collec-
tor. It is against the law in India
to kill the long-billed birds known
as adjutants because they eat the
bodies of dead animals.

The International Center

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