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1950

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Lecture Oi
Plato Given

ONE GLORIFIED PIANO - $2.50:
Musical Derelict Finds New Home

Rep. Wolcott
To Address

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By Lawyer
"It is one thing for a man to be
fascinated by the writings of Plato
and another to come down to cases
and tell why," Ralph Merriam, an
attorney from Chicago, said yes-
terday.
Speaking from the viewpoint of
a layman, "Perhaps some of you
are wondering what a lawyer has
to do with Plato, a Greek philo-
sopher," he said, addressing a
group yesterday afternoon in the
Rackham Amphitheatre.
* * *
HE GAVE as a reason for his
interest Platos brilliance and intel-
lectual sparkle, using as an exam-
ple the philosopher's vivid person-
ality sketch of Socrates defending
himself during the trial which was
to result in his death sentence.
Two other reasons were "the
loftiness of Plato's philosophy
and the high level of his writ-
ten output." During the discus-
sion of these two points, he em-
phasized the philosopher's atti-
tude toward life and the charac-
ter of life after death.
ILLUSTRATING Plato's skill in
telling a story with his narration
of he last evening of Socrates'
lfe, he concluded by saying, "So
by word and words alone does Pla-
to draw the figure of his friend
and teacher. ... Words are things,
k but when coming from the philo-
sopher Plato, they are strength
and power."
Merriam first became interested
in the writings of the Greek phi-
losophers when a student in high
school. He studied Latin at the
University of Chicago where he
received his degrees in law, and
read a few of Plato'swritings as
a young man, but it was not until
about 20 years later that this read-
ing became a serious interest.
Presented by the auspices of the
'lassical Studies Department,
Merriam's talk was the first, of the
lectures to be sponsored by the
department this year.
rChemists Will
Hear Storch
The University section of the
American Chemical Society will
hold its first meeting of the year
Wednesday when the members
will be addressed by H. H. Storch
of the liquid fuels division of the
Bureau of Mines.
Besides the monthly program of
speakers, the organization is plan-
ning for the 50th anniversary
celebration of the local chapter in
December. At that time there will
be a special schedule of banquets
and talks for the local member-
ship, as well as returning-alumni.
The University chapter mem-
bership of 200 includes not only
faculty members and graduate
students from the chemistry de-
partment, but biochemists, chem-
ical engineers, public health work-
ers, and doctors who are interest-
ed in chemistry. The monthly
meetings are open to the public.
Generation Copy
Deadline Today
Today is the last date for turn-
ing in Generation material, Man-
aging Editor Louis Orli, Grad.,
has announced.
Contributions may be turned in
to Prof. Marvin Felheim at 2213

Angell Hall, or in the 'Ensian of-
fice, Student Publications Build-
ing.

By JOHN DAVIES
The piano from Rm. C, Haven
Hall has found a new home in a
West Quad room-where it lives
in faded glory but cannot be play-
ed.
A residence hall regulation re-
quires that musical instruments be
played only in basement practice
rooms, but the piano's owners,
Terry Benbow, '51, and Fred Rem-
ley, '51,rfeel that the instrument
was worth the $2.50 it cost them
merely as a souvenir.
"IT'S LIKE a piano in a Vic-
torian parlor - just there for
show," Benbow said.
The piano suffered only from
a mild soaking in the fire, and
its condition is described by its
owners as "fair." All but two or
three of the keys play and the
majority of the keys have the
ivory on them.
However the cabinet is distinctly
battered and the front board 'is
missing - apparently stolen-ex-
posing the strings and hammers.
BENBOW AND Remley bought
the piano from Arthur Anderson,
'51, who purchased it from the
Haven Hall wreckers for $1.50
when he was working on the raz-
ing crew last summer.
The piano was transported from
Anderson's house to the quad in a
trailer. A crew of eight husky men

Accountants
Rep. Jesse P. Wolcott, will be a
featured speaker at the twenty-
fifth annual Michigan Accounting
Conference to be held Saturday in
the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Rep. Wolcott, member of the
House Committee on Banking and
Currency and the Joint Commit-
tee on Economic Repoort, will
speak during the afternoon session
on "The Current War and its Eco-
nomic Consequences."
ALSO FEATURED at the con-
ference will be Prof. Preston W.
Slosson of the history department
and Prof. William A. Paton of the
business administration school.
Prof. Slosson will speak at the
luncheon session in the Michi-
gan League on "After Korea,
What?" Prof. Paton's subject
will be "Some Aspects of Pre-
sent Day Pension Plans."
During the morning session, T.
Coleman Andrews, nominee for
president of the American Insti-
tute' of Accountants, and Dean
Sidney G. Winter of the School of
Commerce, University of Iowa, will
speak.
Andrews will talk on "Govern-
ment Accounting in a Defense
Economy," while Dean Winter will
speak on "Modern Developments
in Financial Statements."

Dance away
your Su perstitions!
Friday the 13th and
Saturday, October 14
9-12 P.M.
FRANK TINKER
and his orchestra
at the

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-Daily-Carisie Marshal
RETIRED PIANO-A survivor of the Haven Hall fire, this piano
is being moved into a West Quad room by its owners, Fred
Remley, '51, left, and Terry Benbow, '51. A dorm regulation;
however, prohibits playing the insrtument.
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was required to carry it up toJ
its perch on the second floor ofJ
Michigan House.1
The modest cost of the instru-
ment has evoked many offers to
buy the piano from those who

feel they could afford it at a pro-
fit to its owner. But so far Ben-
bow and Remley have refused to
sell.
"It's like a third roommate,"
Remley said.

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Michigan Union Ballroom

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Theatre Group
Names Cast
Of 'Gondoliers'
Casting for the Gilbert and Sul-
livan Fall presentation of "The
Gondoliers," was announced yes-
terday by Gary Hicks, '51, presi-
dent.
Six former choristers were cast
in principal roles in the show,
which boasts the largest number
of principals of any of the Eng-
lish team's operettas.
* * *
THE SIX MEN, Richard Web-
ber, David Murray, Jr., Jim Fudge,
Bob Haddock, Jim Ensign and Bob
Johnstone, all of whom will play
Venetian courtiers when "Gon-
doliers"' is presented, have spent
an average of three semesters in
the chorus.
"We're mighty glad to see
some of the kids working up
through the ranks," Hicks com-
mented. "That way we don't
have to count on either music
school students or friends of the
directors to get us principals."
The distaff side of the cast will
include Gloria Gonan, Patricia
Ternes, Rose Marie Jun, Vivien
Milan, June Kearns, Lois Abr-
hams, Miriam Broderick and Mar-
ilyn Floridas.
Miss Jun and Miss Kearns will
portray the Venetian twins who
thoroughly confuse and amuse
Clarence Stephenson and Jim
Fudge, twin heirs to the Dukedom
of Venice, while Russell Christo-
pher will serve as bodyguard to
the Duke.
Mancewicz Gets
Pharmacy Award
The Bordon Scholarship Award
of Pharmacy for 1950-1951 was
presented to Jerome F. Mancewicz,
'51P, last night at a meeting of
the students and faculty of the
College of Pharmacy.
The award consists of a certi-
ficate and check for $300, and is
made annually on the basis of
scholastic achievement. Mancewicz
also holds the position of program
chairman for the American Phar-
maceautical Association.

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