Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

November 12, 1950 - Image 3

Resource type:
Michigan Daily, 1950-11-12

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.



PlayCircle Organized by Two 'U' Terrace Mothers

East Quad Radio Station
To Observe Anniversary

No longer will University Ter-
race mothers be hindered in their
house cleaning while their small
children play "tag" during the
The play circle, a new idea de-
signed to keep children in the Uni-
versity Terraces out of mischief,
was originated recently by two en-
terprising mothers, Mrs. Ben Ronis,
and Mrs. Rubin Shay. They real-
ized that pre-school children are

apt to be very much underfoot
during cleaning hours in the small
Terrace Apartments.
* * *
"THIS IS the 'first group of its
kind organized in Ann Arbor," ac-
cording to Mrs. Ronis. "We hope
that the other Terraces will be able,
to profit from this experiment,"
she added.
A group of eight mothers,
which includes two nurses, a

doctor and a teacher, take turnsf
supervising the children every
morning, Monday through Fri-
day. The children are placed in
two play groups according to age,
and 'activities are planned for
each of these groups.
The University is converting the
basement rooms of two Terraces
into play rooms, and is also add-
ing plumbing facilities for the

children. Toys, however, must be
supplied by the individual moth-
"Since this group started we
have noticed an improvement in
the mother-child morning rela-
tionships," said Mrs. Ronis. "The
children do not quarrel as they did
before, and the mothers appreciate
the extra free time in the morn-

1 1


"You are tuned for music .
WEQN ... serving the East Quad,
Ann Arbor."
The East Quad's radio station
will celebrate its first birthday
from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow -in the
Green House Lounge. All the cam-
pus is invited to the party and
Program Director Bill Babbit says
he has lined up some good talent.
Steve Filipiak and Don Herman,
local disk jockeys, will spin re-
quests. Home-grown East Quad
talent will also supply its own
brand of entertainment, according
to Babbit.
* * *
EAST Q U A D D E R S heard
WEQN's first station-break at 1200
on the dial a full year ago. Now,
presenting music and news 16
hours a day, Sunday through Fri-
day, WEQN is a major source of
relaxation for about 1400 men of
the Quad.
But the operations of WEQN
today are a far cry from what
they were during the hectic
months after the birth of the
station last November.
Then, with begged, borrowed and
stolen equipment the founders of
the station, Jack Zimmerman, Joe
Newman, Curt Verschoor and Bob
Turner set up shop in a dingy lit-
r;"r:, ' ,;iy' e?? .m i;: ,''";>:ii* ;ti> . >:;
.; t1"%r;'-:'. :;s;}c:<a::::5:y>:;~ ::;"

tle room deep in the catacombs of
the dormitory. Their signals were
piped into the Quad's AC powerline
and Quadders looking for a bright
spot on their dial found that they
could hear four hours of uninter-
rupted music nightly at 1200. That
is-if they lived on the north side
of the Quad, laid their radios on
the floor with backs up and had
their windows open.
* * 0
NOT TO BE consigned to a sit-
uation which prevented the nor-
mal listener from being able to
tune in WEQN, the station suc-
ceeded in talking the Quad Coun-
cil to appropriate $150 and give
the station indefinite use of a for-
mer mattress storeroom as a stu-
After being completely overhaul-
ed the studio was lent an air of
authenticity by an ON THE AIR
light converted from an EXIT sign
borrowed from a local theater.
The University FM station,
WUOM, also came to WEQN's
aid by contributing a transmit-
ter that enabled the studio to
reach the entire Quad. After an
1890 telephone switchboard was
replaced with a homemade con-
sole valued at $500, WEQN was
able to claim the distinction of
s s

As Sketched



Pert bolero over a sophisticated afternoon
dress of "Crisp Allure," piped and trimmed

-Daily-Burt Sapowitch
DISK JOCKEY-Engineer Jack Zimmerman getting ready to
spin a platter just introduced -by disk jockey Bill Gerson. Gerson's
popular show "Gerson's Inn" can be heard by East Quadders
Sunday through Thursday at 11:15 p.m. over WEQN.



with flattering pink cotton pique.

r S >F

Student Held
For Forgery
A University teaching fellow in
the Electrical Engineering depart-
ment was arrested Friday by
city police for the alleged forgery
of seven checks amounting to more
than $100.
George N. Krassner, 21, admitted
passing five bad checks in several
Ann Arbor stores recently. He was
apprehended by police after Wil-
liam Kay of 426 Hill St. tipped
them off that a bicycle stolen from
him on Oct. 4 was parked near
Krassner's boarding house at 813
E. Kingsley St. Krassner later ad-
mitted to police that he also stole
the bicycle.
Krassner stood mute at his ar-
raignment in municipal court Fri-
day afterno'on, and was released on
a $200 cash bond pending exami-
nation on Nov. 16.

being the clearest station on East
Quad radios.
WEQN soon will be able to claim
some exclusive features. It will be
the only AM outlet in the area for
Michigan basketball games, both
home and away. Station manager
Bob Turner says that plans are
being made to pick up and relay
the FM broadcasts of the Wolver-
ines' home games by WUOM.
Games played elsewhere will be
broadcast by picking up the broad-
cast in the away city by means of
a special antenna and relaying it
to the Quad's powerline.

217 South Main 9 Nickels Arcade


W,01 JePael
from our exclusive
Marion McCoy
dramatically ornamented at one



on the first floor
JUST IN- TIME for Christmas shopping, we are proud to introduce
this new Robe and Pajama department, beautifully decorated and
planned for your shopping convenience at the College Shop. In this
bright new department, you'll find robes to nestle comfortably in
when nights are cold and wintry ... robes to select as memorable
Christmas gifts . . . such as the three sketched. We cordially in-
vite you to see this new department on the first floor of the College

hip pocket with rhinestone star scat.
terpins . . . shooting obliquely from
hemline. The skirt fullness is grace.
fully released from a figure-paring
contour belt. Made of this sea-
son's favorite fabric . . . 100%
wool jersey ... in heavenly

hues, pink and mango;

sizes 9 to 15.


- 4

Junior Corner

Made in sheer nylon marquisette
with the original continuous

I . I

Back to Top

© 2022 Regents of the University of Michigan