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Antique Adventure
Told by Patterson

Antique hunters may start in
search of silver spoons but they
never know when they'll run into
a historical treasure hunt, ac-
cording to Robert Patterson, Ann
Arbor resident and former United
States consul to Ireland.
Patterson retired from business
and recently returned from Eng-
land and Wales where he went
Young Santas
Get Thanks
From Europe
Paying Santa Claus has
brought its reward to thousands
of school children in the United
States and Canada who sent
gift packages to European young-
Several thousand letters have
been pouring into Red Cross of-
fices, expressing in a variety of
languages similar emotions of
* * *
"YOUR GOOD heart has moved
us all . . . we will ask God for
you and your dear country ever
so many blessings," a seven-year-
old Italian girl wrote.
Translation of letters to good
Samaritans in Washtenaw
County was undertaken by fac-
ulty members and students at
the University and at Michigan
State Normal College, under the
direction of Prof. William G.
Merharb, head of the modern
languages department of Uni-
versity High School.
Contents of the gift boxes,
valued at about two dollars, in-
cluded toys as well as pads of
paper, soap; toothpaste and pen-
Recipients of the gifts showed
a sincere concern for their newly
found friends in the United
"Do you have enough to eat?"
a Dutch boy inquired. "Haven't
you gone to another country dur-
ing the war or wasn't there any
war over there?"
earnings on our
bonus savings
Ask about it

n search of antiques at the sug-
gestion of his friends.
** * *
THERE HE "stumbled" on
9 scrap book of water color
sketches that may give a clue to
the missing letters of the English
statesman Horace Walpole to Rev.
William Mason.
On the flyleaf of the scrap-
book was inscribed "Landscapes
by Rev. William Mason, poet."
Between the pages Patterson
found the codicile to Rev. Ma-
son's will.
Patterson said, "The name
struck a familiar note. Wilmouth
Lewis, of Yale University, a
former classmate of mine, has
spent the past 15 years compiling
the biography of Horace Wal-
HE WENT ON to explain that
although Mr. Mason's letters to
Walpole were uncovered and
published in 1851 there has been
no trace of the return correspon-
Patterson purchased the book
as well as other old prints and
scrapbooks which came from
the same attic collection.
"I hope to make three more
trips abroad, and perhaps find
the missing letters," he remarked.
* * *
iVIANY OTHER items of Pat-
terson's antique hunt will be on
display at the Armory Sunday and
will be auctioned off Monday.
Among the collector's items
to be auctioned are a set of 15
Welsh Wrexham bells, popular
in the past for accompanying
Christmas caroling.
Patterson demonstrated the
beauty of their tone with a rendi-
tion of ."Jingle Bells."
"Bell ringing societies are being
revived, you know," he remarked.
"I wish I could find some interest-
ed students to take up the art."
Old silver, prints, paintings,
cameos and china as well as odd
items such as a policeman's
"billy" dating back to William IV
are among the large collection to
be auctioned.
"The only difficulty with
antique dealing is that you get
so attached to your finds that
you hate to part with them,"
Patterson commented.
Groups Select
Six from 'U' To
Fill Positions
Five faculty members and a
University office worker have been
selected to fill positions by a num-
ber of organizations.
Prof. Albert Hyma of the history
department will act as department
editor for the New Schaff-Herzog
Encyclopedia of Religious Know-
* * *
Sunderland, Prof. Laylin K. James
and Prof. Russell A. Smith of the
Law School were among the men
listed to serve on various commit-
tees of the state bar.
Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr., of the
public health school has been
picked to serve as a special con-
sultant to the Communicable Dis-
ease Center of the U.S. Public
Health Service.
Mrs. Juanita B. Mantle of the
Bureau of Appointments has been
elected treasurer of the Nationa
Institutional Teacher Placemen

Put safety at the top of your
last-minute Christmas shopping
list, a local safety committee has
With early signs of another icy
winter already plaguing Michigan,
campaigns aimed at reduction of
the death toll are now in full
swing throughout the state and
natirn, the committee explained.
PART OF THE Ann Arbor bivi-
sion of the Automobile Club of
Michigan, the local safety group
is cooperating with other civic
agencies in the battle against win-
ter hazards on streets and high-
Committee secretary W. M.
Strickland stressed that this
year's slogan, "Don't Let Death
Take Your Holiday," has behind
it the combined forces of the
Nation Safety Council in Chi-_
cago, and 160 other national
"safety first" organizations.
S-Day - Seeing, Steering and
Stopping - is scheduled for Dec.
21, the official arrival of winter,
but the weatherman has jumpedJ
the gun this season by nearly a
month, Strickland pointed out.
"OUR RECORDS show that thet
traffic toll for Christmas Day is
twice the annual daily average, in-
cluding Independence Day and-
New Year's Day," he commented.1
He listed three basic rules to'-
remember for keeping the "spiritJ
of Christmas - alive!":
1. Start early and take it easyl
when driving.
2. Be extra alert when walking.
Avoid last-minute holiday shop-
ping and carry parcels without ob-l
structi:.g your view.
3. Stay sober. Don't let spirit
(s) replace caution during the
Christmas-New Year period.
Honor Data - 1
To Be Printed
Information describing the en-
gineering school's honor system
will be printed on engineers'
cashier's receipts beginning next
semester, the Engineering Coun-
cil has announced.
At its meeting the council also
voted to change the representa-
tion of the H onor Council to
two members with at least one
semester behind them, and six
with at least five semesters'in the
engineering school.
Petitions for four posts on the
Honor Council will be accepted
in January.
Psychology Club
Plans Eloise Trip
The Undergraduate Psychology
Club is planning a trip to Eloise
. Hospital on Jan. 6, 1950.
Non-members of the club may
sign up to go, and will be charged
a nominal transportation fee.
- Busses will leave from Hill Audi-
torium at noon on Jan. 6.
The club has requested anyone
interested in going to sign up on
the bulletin board outside Rm.
3126, Natural Science Bldg., by
noon today.

Brain Does The Work
l Man sees and hears with his
t brain; eyes and ears merely re-
ceive and transmit stimuli.

-Daily-Ed Kozmna
CHRISTMAS PARTY-Kris Kringle puts in an appearance at
Sigma Chi house in honor of the fraternity's annual Christmas
party. 25 Ann Arbor children were guests of the house and re-
ceived toy fire engines, nurse kits and toy dishes. Women from
Delta Gamma were hostesses.
Two New Organizations
Elect First Executives

Home Town'
To Be Held
Christmas reunions for Univer-
sity students will be held at several1
cities in the East and Middlewest.
Dec. 28 will be "Michigan Night"
at Frank Dailey's "Meadowbrook"7
in Cedar Grove, N.J. Elliot Law-
rence and his orchestra will pro-
vide music from 7:30 p.m. to 2:301
a.m. for this gathering of Uni-
versity students living in the met-
ropolitan New York, New Jersey
and Connecticut area.
* .' *
RESERVATIONS may be made
today with Edmund Gibbon, '52, at
202 Strauss House. After today,
reservations may be made through
Gibbon at 42 Woodland Rd., Short
Hills, N.J. His phone is Short Hills
7-2975. Reservations may also be
made at the Meadowbrook.
The University of Michigan
Alumni Club of Dearborn will
hold its annual Christmas dance,
Dec. 28, at the Dearborn Inn.
Undergraduates and graduate
students living in Dearborn may
attend this semi-formal dance.
Don Felvey and his band will
Tickets may be obtained from
Anthony Sargenti, treasurer, at
136 N. Highview, Dearborn. They
cost $4 per couple and include a
Cleveland will hold their first an-
nual Christmas dance from 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m. Tuesday at the Wade
Park Manor in Cleveland.
Sponsored jointly by the Cleve-
land Alumni Association and
the Cleveland Club of Univer-
sity Students, the dance will
feature the music of Bob Pattie
and his orchestra.
Tickets may be purchased at the
door the night of the dance, or
reservations may be made by call-
ing, in Cleveland, Marvin Lubeck,
VIi-8944; Pat Doyle, Wa-3789 or
George Hawthorne, Bo-3462.
The Rochester, N.Y., alumni club
will hold its Christmas dance from
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Sheraton
Hotel in Rochester.

It's a good thing decades come
but once every 10 years.
For come January 1, all thet
printed forms marked 194- will
no longer be any good.
The passing of half a centuryt
also means the passing of the
194-'s and the coming of the
* * *
office workers go through form
after form crossing out the 4's and
marking in 5's? Or are the old
forms thrown out and new ones
University students will be
lucky when next semester rolls
P'lan Drive to
Expand Text
Loan Library
The University's 1,873 volume
textbook lending library is in line.
for considerable expansion as plans
for a campus-wide book drive be-
gin to materialize.
The drive, to be conducted by
Alpha Phi Omega, national service
fraternity, will begin during the
last week of the semester and will
continue into the second semester.
Collection boxes will be placed in
all student residences and at stra-
tegic points on campus.
THE DRIVE was planned by co-
chairmen Paul Weinmann, '51, and
Dick White, BAd '50, of Alpha Phi
Omega, after consultation with
Charles H. Peake, assistant dean
of the literary college, and Prof.
Lionel Laing, chairman of concen-
tration advisers, who supervise the
textbook lending library.
Although the textbook lend-
ing library consists only of text-
books currently being used in
University courses, Weinmann
emphasized that "contributions
need not be limited to currently
used textbooks. Any and all
types of college books, in any
condition, will be accepted by the
Obsolete books will be sold, and
proceeds will be used to purchase
texts needed by the library, Wein-
mann said.

around. They'll have brand new
forms marked 195-.
According to a spokesman from
the accounting office, the Uni-
versity never maintains more than
a three to six months supply be-
cause so many of them get out
of date anyhow.
"WE DON'T expect to have any
sizable number of forms on hand,"
he said, adding that those that
were left over would be used for
'scratch paper. He laughed at the
suggested attempt to estimate the
number of forms used by the Uni-
versity each year. "With 20,000
students and several hundred dif-
ferent forms, counting them would
be a Herculean task."
Two local businesses also have
a satisfactory arrangement.
One, a women's apparel shop,
uses forms made out to 19
while a State St. restaurant has
no dates on its checks at all.
* * *
THE LOCAL BANK won't fare
so well. "I think we'll use the old
forms until they run out," the
auditor commented.
"We haven't thought about it,"
the secretary of a local insurance
agency explained. "I imagine
we'll just cross out the 4's and
write in 5."
Crossing out one number and
writing in another isn't so bad.
But come another 50 years there'll
be three numbers to cross out and
write in. That'll be the year 2000.

Passing of '194-' Forms
Causes Mild Headache


Two new campus organizations,
the University Council of the Arts,
Sciences and Professions and the
Student-Faculty Association Or-
Phi Gammas Win
Football Forecast
Phi Gamma Delta won first
prize in a football prediction con-
test for the second consecutive
year, sponsored by a national cig-
arette manufacturer, while Alpha
Phi Omega and Sigma Alpha Ep-
silon took second and third places
Prizes awarded were: a television
set, first prize; combination radio
and phonograph, second prize;
table model combination radio and
phonograph, third prize.

ganizational Committee, have
finished their setting-up exer-
In a meeting yesterday, Prof.
Emeritus John L. Brumm, former
chairman of the journalism de-
partment, was elected chairman
of the council. It is made up of
graduate students and faculty.
The group's purpose is to keep
its members informed on issues
of international, national and lo-
cal significance especially in re-
gard to civil rights.
* * *
THE STUDENT-Teachers Com-
mittee was begun to furnish aid
to prospective educators through
professional and academic coun-
seling and to provide a social
meeting ground where they can
exchange ideas, according to a



(Continued from Page 3);
Engineering Library, 9-12 noon
and 2-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Grand Rapids, closed Dec. 17-
Jan. 2.
Hospital Library, 8-12 noon and
1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Physics Library, 10-12 noon,
Transportation Library, 8 - 12
noon and 1-5 p.m., Monday-Fri-
Vocational Guidance, c 1 o s e d
Dec. 17-Jan. 2.
Willow Run Study Hall, closed
Dec. 17-Jan. 2.
Detroit Branch, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,
Students interested in careers in
retailing are invited to Career
Open House at Bamberger's De-
partment Store in Newark. Meet-
ings will be held at 10 a.m. or at
2:30 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, Dec.
27-30. For additional information
call at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 3528 Administration Bldg.
University Lecture. "Problems of
Policy and Administration in an
International Organization." Wal-
ter H. C. Laves, Deputy General
Director of UNESCO; auspices of
the Institute for Social Research
and the Department of Political

Science. 4:15 p.m., Fri., Dec. 16,
Rackham Amphitheatre.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Rich-
ard Keith Arnold, Forestry and
Conservation; thesis: "Economic
and Social Determinants of an
Adequate Level of Forest Fire Con-
trol," 1:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 16, 2045
Natural Science Bldg. Chairman,
.S W. Allen.
Doctoral Examination for Wil-
fred Minnich Senseman. English;
thesis; "Demi-Science and Fiction;
The Utilization of the Pseudo-
Scientific in Some English Novels
of the Period from 1790 to 1840,"
9 a.m., Sat., Dec. 17, East Coun-
cil Room, Rackham Bldg. Chair-
man, J. L. Davis.
Medical College Admission Test:
Students who have not as yet ob-
tained their application blank for
the Medical College Admission test
to be administered Jan. 16, 1950,
can obtain them by calling at 110
Rackham Bldg. These applications
are due in Princeton, N.J., not later
than Jan. 2.
Events Today
Undergraduate Psychology Club:
Field trip to Eloise Hospital
(Wayne County), Jan. 6, 1950.


Busses will leave Hill Auditorium
at 12 noon. Non-members will be
charged a nominal fare. Sign up
before Noon, Dec. 16 on the bulle-
tin boardnoutside13 126hNatural
Exhibition halls of the Univer-
sity Museums: Open to students
and the public, 7 to 9 p.m., Fri.,
Dec. 16. Natural history motion
pictures: "Animal Life" and "Story
of the Bees," 7:30 p.m. in Rm.
Coming Events
U. of M. Hostel Club: Sat., Dec.
17, meet at League at 1 p.m. with
skiis if snow permits or ready to
hike if ground is bare. Return in
time for supper. There will be a
good skiier with the group to help
beginners learn to ski.
Ice Skating Club: First skating
session will be held Jan. 3, from 1
to 3. After that day skating will be
Mon. Tue. Wed. and Thur. at 1
p.m. New members still welcome
U. of Hostel Club: New Year's
Skiing at Cadillac: Fri., Dec. 30 to
Mon., Jan. 2. Leave by car from
League at 6:30 p.m., Fri. to drive
to Boone Youth Hostel for two
overnights and skiing at Cadillac.
Call John Amneus, 25-0075, by
Tues., Dec. 27, for reservation and
Folk and Square Dance Club:
7:30-9:30 p.m., Wed., Jan. 5,
W.A.B. Special guests: Gamma
Phi Beta, Phi Delta Theta, Win-
chell House and Helen Newberry
Residence. Public invited.

that students look around their
homes during Christmas vacation
for any books which they could

Pocahontas lost he
Had no

er chance with John-

blouse to don!


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Opposite Court House
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