THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 195*
Admittance of Females
Once Bothered 'U' Men
By VERN EMERSON
Campus males fretting over ad-
mittance of co-eds to the Union
don't have half as much to tear
their hair over as did University
men in the latter part of the past
Then the question was whether
women should be admitted to the
University or not. It was a problem
that split the Board of Regents,
dents and finally seti
IN SPITE OF a
the Organic Act of
facilities "for the
females in higher
off a national
knowledge," many men objected
when the matter was brought be-
fore the regents in 1858.
"This is an innovation never
contemplated by the Universi-
ty's founders," one critic ranted.
"It is destructive in character
and influence; ruinous to the
ladies who might avail them-
selves of it."
University President Henry
Phillip Tappan expressed interest
in the education of young women
-but not their education in men's
May Be Dry
By The Associated Press
New Year's Eve, by falling on a
Sunday this year, promises parch-
ed wails instead of wassailing in
many parts of the United States.
But the usual celebration was on
tap other places, Sabbath or no.
PHILADELPHIA'S night spots
will be closed tight New Year's
Eve because of Pennsylvania's
"blue laws" that forbid Sunday li-
At the other end of the scale,
New Orleans expected to %dhere
to its policy of selling liquor at
all hours and all times, and a
Reno, Nev., observer said liquor
would flow there in a 24-hour
Thousands of northern Califor-
nians will converge on Los Ange-
les for a New Year's Eve celebra-
tion there as a prelude to the Rose
Bowl football game.
MIAMI expected a half million
visitors for its Orange Bowl game
and festivities. Steak dinners will
be available at $30 a couple at
oceanfront resort hotels on New
Boston belied its blue-nose
reputation by scheduling Sunday
night parties with liquor. Prices
ranged up to $50 a couple for
dinner at the Copley Plaza Hotel
-but with no dancing until mid-
Various public places, faced with
dry laws, arranged what they call-
ed Saturday night "pre-view" uar-
ties in hopes of capturing the New
Year's Eve spirit 24 hours early.
NEW YORK CITY'S intentins
of celebrating Sunday night were
confused-not by dry laws-but by
the threat of a musicians' strike in
250 hotels and nightclubs.
An AFL musicians' union
spokesman said 2,500 bandsmen
would walk out before New
Year's Eve unless contract de-
mands are met.
Hotel and nightclub proprietors.
in areas where Sunday ary laws
prevailed were frankly gloomy at
the prospect of no customers on
wnat would have been their bu--
siest night of the year.
Locally, barkeeps plan to serve
beer, wine and champagne until
midnight Sunday, in conformance
with state laws, and then begin
serving mixed drinks and whiskey
after midnight, since it will be
'U' to Prayer
The Student Religious Associa-
tion has invited all students who
are concerned about world peace
to pray for a few moments be-
tween 11:30 and 1:30 p.m. today in
the League Chapel.
All students, regardless of reli-
gion or belief, are welcome to join
in the individual prayer and dedi-
Action for this-proposal came
through the SRA from the Young
Friends, a group on this campus
associated with the American
Friends Service Committee. The
Friend's efforts for a peaceful
world were recognized in 1948
when they were awarded the No-
bel Peace Prize.
schools. His main objection was
that the two sexes were incom-
* * * -
A THREE-MAN committee set
up by the regents went ahead with
its investigation of the problem
amid all of the controversy. From
all over the nation they received
the approval or disapproval of
Although President Hopkins
of Williams College felt that the
experiment might be tried safe-
ly, many felt that the propriety
of the proposal was question-
Horace Mann, who accepted the
presidency of Antioch College on
the condition that coeds would be
allowed, declared that the idea
was "a terrible one, not to be
though of save under favorable
CONSIDERING. the conflict,
the committee finally decided the
best thing to do was nothing.
But in 1867 the state legisla-
ture went onrecord in favor of
coeducation, saying that the
school could not fully obtain its
high objectives until women
were granted their right to ad-
When President E. O. Haven
expressed his acceptance of the
idea, the Regents in 1870 extend-
ed the privileges of the University
to all residents of Michigan.
The same year the first co-ed,
Madelon L. Stockwell of Kalama-
zoo, entered the University.
And a University historian,
Burke A. Hinsdale, reported that,
although the women were at first
treated as cranks or freaks by stu-
dents and faculty, they came to'
be accepted, and the University
suffered no apparent loss of mor-
als, reputation or scholarship
In the Dorms
(Items of interest from any dorm,
cooperative or league house may
be reported to Alice Mencher at The
Daily, 2-3241, or at Martha Cook.)
For those who did not jump
the gun on their Christmas jour-
neys home ,this week was high-
lighted by caroling parties, festive
dinners and other celebrations of
the holiday season.
* * *
ON TUESDAY, residents of
Newberry attended their annual
dinner honoring the founders of
The main event of the eve-
ning was the performance of
"St. George 'and the Dragon,"
a traditional farce presentation
given by the freshmen in the
dorm, which derives its novel-
ty from the wildly different in-
terpretations given by each
The house's ancient dragon
costume was used in the play,
which was performed Elizabethan
style-"in the round."
* * *
YULETIDE classics were the
main attractions when the com-
bined glee club of Jordan and
Prescott House entertained at
Jordan's Christmas dinner Tues-
day, and at Prescott's celebration
A Jordan singing ensemble,
under the direction of Evelyn
Challis, '52SM, also appeared
on the education school's
Christmas Festival program.
* * *
MARTHA COOK women rose a
little earlier than usual in order
to shine for the candle-light pro-
cession through the dorm which
preceded their special Christmas
Most unusual event of the week
was the Christmas dinner at Vic-
tor Vaughan House, which was
served to the residents by mem-
bers of the house staff. This new
twist was hailed by men in the
dorm as a sign of "better things
yet to come."
I OT U
GLANCING AT THE GOVERNOR-Michigan's youthful Gov. G. Mennen Williams has once again come into national prominence as a
result of his victory over Harry F. Kelly in the recent "long count" election. At left, Gov. Williams is shown posing with some colleagues
aboard the aircraft carrier Yorktown. This shot was taken in 1945, when Soapy was a Naval lieutenant. To the right, the Governor
appears in what has jokingly been described as his "Mussolini pose," struck during a Labor Day speech in Pontiac.
Students Flood Campus Shops
In Last-Minute Shopping Rush
With vacation due to begin just
two shopping days before Christ-
mas, large numbers of students
have flocked to campus town
stores to do their Yule time buy-
ing this year.
Sales-reportedly have increased
A memorial medallion, awarded
posthumously to former Dean of
Students Joseph A. Bursley by the
National Interfraternity Confer-
ence, was presented to Mrs. Mar-
jorie Bursley Angst, Dean Burs-
ley's daughter, yesterday after-
The gold medalion, which was
accepted by Bob Preston, '51, at
the annual National Interfrater-
nity Conference in New, York in
November, was dedicated to the
beloved Dean of Students "for
distinguished service to youth
through the American College
* * * '
IN MAKING the posthumous
award to Dean Bursley, the Inter-
fraternity Conference cited his
long faithful service to the NIFC
and his unselfish contributions to
the University and the Ann Arbor
Appointed a full professor of
mechanical engineering in 1917,
D'ean Bursley later served as the
University's first Dean of Stu-
dents from 1921 until 1947 when
He first attended an NIFC ple-
nary session in 1922 and in 1939
became Educational Advisor to
the Interfraternity Conference.
He continued to work with the
NIFC after his retirement as Dean
of Students in 1946 until his death
IN ACCEPTING the gold me-
dallion at a luncheon attended by
Dean Erich A. Walter and the lo-
cal IFC officers, Mrs. Angst said
simply, "I am very proud to ac-
cept this medallion in behalf of
my father, I know that he would
have been very proud too."
"The National Interfraternity
Conference always meant a great
deal to him and I know that he
would have appreciated this hon-
or," Mrs. Angst added.
Delayed in Mail
All senior pictures have been
mailed out by the photographer's
over last year's Christmas season
buying in almost every campus
town store, and crowds have daily
pushed their way in to find the
desired items from the well-
stocked shelves and counters.
* * *
THE GAYLY decorated stores
stayed open yesterday until 9 p.m.
to take care of the growing rush.
Large groups of gift-seeking stu-
dents made the rounds of brightly
lit State street during the eve-
ning, looking for buys and bar-
Stocks have kept up with the
crowds this year and-proprietors
have reported no shortage of
The supply of a few of the most-
desired articles, such as cashmere
sweaters, have fallen considerably,
Almost every clothing store re-
ported cashmeres at the top of
the student demand list. Always a
top item among the college crowd,
storekeepers said this year re-
quests had reached a new peak.
* * *
OTHER big-selling items were
small accessories, cosmetics and
lingerie for women and white
shirts and snappy plaid items for
Old standbys like ties and
handkerchiefs have been in
steady demand, also.
Humorous books are the big
selling gift item in the bookstores.
Second to them come art, music
and poetry books and top rate
NOVELTY and toy counters
have not been passed up by the
students either. Bookstores report
large sales in items for the small
fry back home. Inexpensive grab-
bag type gifts have also flowed
steadily off the counters into stu-
One bookstore has geared a dis-
play just for students It features
the "roommate's special," a $1.59
In order to facilitate transpor-
tation to Willow Run Airport to-
morrow, the Wolverine Club will
sponsor buses during the day for
all interested students.
Students wishing to take a bus
Friday morning should contact the
Union from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today.
Students wishing a bus Friday
afternoon should contact the Un-
ion not later than Friday morning
at 11 a.m.
New Bnn k sv IT'
E L E C T E D-Mrs. Marguerite
S. Church, widow of Rep. Ralph
Church of Illinois, won election
to his post on Republican ticket.
ROME OPENS *WHITE WAY' FOR SICHTSEER--Floodlightsinstalled
at the ancient Roman Colosseum permit visitors to the city to view the famous landmark at night.
ITALIAN LINER LAUNCHED--The25,000-ton
Italian liner Augustus, built with the aid of funds provided under
the European Recovery Program, slides down the ways at Trieste.
READY TO ROLL T HE JET BOM BERS -A workman checks a shipment of
magnesium airplane wheels for B-47 jet bombers at the Goodrich plant in Troy, Ohio. The wheel
-requires a 56 x 16 tire and entire assembly including expander tube dual brakes weighs 308 pounds.
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