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Bias, R ah Feature Semester

An eventful semester, marke I
by discrimination squabbles, the
return of rah-rah, and hectic up
and downs by 'M' football and
basketball teams slid into oblivion
today with many an exam-cram-
ming student too busy to give it
more than passing notice.
On the educational scene, the
semester will be remembere,
chiefly for the new literary col-
lege curriculum which was inaug-
urated for entering freshmen this
fall. The sweeping revision which
is still underway is directed to-
wards producing a broader but
better integrated study program
for future University students.

OTHER SEMESTER
HIGHLIGHTS:
Sept. 27-Naming of the new
women's dorm units untangled a
long roll of red tape in University
affairs. The units wereanamed
Angell, Palmer, Hinsdale and
Kleinstuck.
Sept. 28-Two students from
Berlin and Munich sat amazed
and confused through their first
football game which saw Michigan
shade MSC, 7-3.
Sept. 29-Construction was be-
gun on the $1,152,000 500-bed vet-
eran's hospital in Ann Arbor.
Oct. 2--Under balmy California

-kies, sweltering Wolverines rolled
over Stanford, 27-7.
Oct. 4-President Alexander G.
Ruthven quietly celebrated his
20th year as head of the Univer-
sity by putting in a normal work-
ing day at his office.
Oct. 6-Michigan hit the top
of the Associated Press grid poll,
but didn't stay there long.
Oct. 8--Michigan's famed 25-
game winning streak came to an
end as a powerful Army squad
outplayed the Wolverines, 21-7.
The clash was witnessed by 260
disabled war veterans from three
Michigan hospitals-the result of
a Daily-sponsored campaign to
provide them with free tickets.
Oct. 10-Tug Week, SL's re-
vival of campus rah-rah, began
with huge freshman and sopho-
more rallies, the second of which
was rained out. The next day the
Frosh yanked the Sophs into the
muddy Huron River in a hectic
tug-of-war.
Oct. 11-Ten University and 15
MSC students were put on social
probation for painting each other's
campuses green, white, maize and
blue in pre-'M'-MSC game sprees.
Oct. 12-The Kresge Founda-
tion announced a $3,000,000 grant
to the University for medical re-
search. The grant was the third
largest in University history.
Oct. 15--Still reeling from a
stinging defeat by Army, the Wol-
verines missed an extra point to
go down before Northwestern, 21-
20.
Oct. 22-A huge Homecoming
crowd saw Michigan become again
"Mighty" as the Maize and Blue
rolled over a muscle-bound Min-
nesota team, 14-7.
Oct. 29-Unleashing a powerful
running and passing attack, Mich-
igan dashed Illini hopes for a Rose
Bowl bid, 13-0.
Oct. 30-Students aren't quite
as bright as they were last year,
according to a .01 drop in scholas-
tic averages from the year before.
Nov. 1--Prof. W. H. Hobbs, for-
mer head of the geology depart-
ment, lashed out at what he call-
ed "dirty Army football tactics,"
which had repercussions in a na-
tional magazine and a Chicago
daily.
Nov. 6-Scoring twice within 90
seconds, the Wolverines handed
hapless Purdue a 20-12 setback.
Nov. 9-Dentist-wary students
were promised relief from the hor-
rors of the drill as the University
dental school announced a new
paifiless technique known as "Air-
dent," making use of a sand-blast-
ing principle in miniature.
Nov. 12-Michigan held its own
in the Big Ten title race as an
inspired second-half rally gave
the Wolverines a 20-7 triumph
over Indiana.

Nov. 17-A Daily survey showed
that affiliates hold 77 per cent of
the positions in campus organiza-
tions, but that independents com-
prise 85 per cent of the University
population.
Nov. 19-The Big Ten gridiron
race ended in a tie as Michigan
and Ohio State fought tooth-and-
nail to a 7-7 deadlock. An elated
Buckeye squad prepared for its
trip to the Rose Bowl.
Nov. 20-21-Nearly 7,000 stu-
dents turned out to cast ballots in
the Student Legislature elections,
called the "coldest and cleanest"
in history. A hectic night of vote-
tabulating saw Dorianne Zipper-
stein, '51, emerge as the first can-
didate elected to office.
Nov. 28-After a Thanksgiving
which left professers lecturing to
hundreds of empty seats, the
Phoenix Project stepped into the
limelight. A student campaign
with a goal of $200,000 was laun-
ched by chairman Marvin Luback.
Dec. 2-SL asked the University
administration for a full weekend
Thanksgiving holiday. The stu-
dents were all for it.
Dec. 7-The eighth anniversary
of Pearl Harbor saw the appoint-
ment of Prof. George G. Brown of
the engineering school as director
of the Atomic Energy Commis-
sion's division of engineering.
Dec. 13-Retired English Prof.
Hereward T. Price was honored by
his former students as he deliver-
ed a final Shakespearean lecture
at Rackham, sponsored by the
Price Foundation. A volume of his
lectures and a commemorative
scroll were presented to him.
Dec. 14-The University will ask
the State Legislature for a $19,-
915,000 operating budget for the
year 1950-51, a $1,440,000 drop
from last December's request.
Jan. 3-Beating out the Uni-
versity of Minnesota 18-4, the Uni-
versity was chosen as site for the
1950 NSA Congress, to be held
next summer.
Jan. 4-SL elected its officers:
Quent Nesbitt, president and Ad-
ele Hager, vice-president, Miss
Hager was SL's first female veep.
AIM's new top officers were Mar-
vin Failer, president and Cal Kly-
man, vice-president.
Jan. 5-Breaking of ground be-
gan for the University's $5,000,-
000 men's skyscraper dorm, des-
tined to hold 1,500 men. First resi-
dents were expected to move in by
Sept., 1951.
Jan. 7-"Lace It Up" zipped in
as the 1950 Union Opera, chosen
from 11 entries.
Jan. 9-The Quiz Kids -mmbled
a panel of University professors
by a score of 131-120. The pro-
fessors' downfall came when they
couldn't name Michigan football
scores.

ROYALTY MEETS CITIZENRY--Muriel Efty, Stockwell housemother, presents Mohammed Reza
Pahlavi, Shah of Iran and his brother, Prince Mahmoud Reza Pahlavi, during the Shah's Novem-
ber risit. Below is Marvin Lubeck, head of student Phoenix drive.

Generation' Contributions Due

Contributions for "Generation,"
the new campus magazine, are
coming in fast, and will be accept-
ed until January 26, according to
Marvin Felheim, instructor in the
English department' and advisor
to the publication.
"After publication, contributions
of fiction, essays and poetry will
be returned or saved for future
publication," he added.
"Generation" will be distributed
March 17, at the time of the In-
ter-Arts Festival. The 96-page
magazine will contain sections
covering fiction, drama, dance, art
and music.

PEANUT PUSHER-A die-hard bettor, Robert Banser, '52, be-
gins his two hour, 8 minute peanut push along the Diagonal with
sceptics and well-wishers looking on. His team lost the World
Series.

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