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Professors Ask

'U' Calendar Change,



Italian Movie Incites
Censorship Controversy


Members of the University
Calendaring Committee are this
week weighing the pros and cons
of a radical new plan for revising
the University calendar.
Calling for a wholesale juggling
of schedules, the plan suggests
that the fall semester start late
in August and end before Christ-
mas vacation. The spring semes-
ter would then be launched late
in January and terminate in May.
* * * .
THE PLAN was drawn up, and
submitted jointly by Prof. Frank
L. Huntley of the English depart-
ment and Prof. Douglas Crary of
the geography department.
Dean Hayward Keniston of
the literary college considered
it "very much worth while

studying" as a solution for the
calendaring problem. He said
it would be quite desirable "if
some plan could be devised to
enable us to complete our work
before the Christmas holidays."
It was with this same objective
in mind that Prof. Huntley and
Prof. Crary had submitted their
proposal. They felt, as apparent-
ly many other students and fa-
culty members, that the class per-
iod following the Christmas re-
cess is a "consummate Nvaste of
time and effort."
The present Christmas vaca-
tion, they said, "is too long to
preserve instructional continuity,
and too short to provide an ade-
quate rest."
Instead they would have final
examinations held before Christ-

mas, so that the new semester
would begin immediately follow-
ing vacation.
* * *
AS AN incidental feature of the
proposal, classes would not be
held on' the controversial Friday
after Thanksgiving, while Easter
vacation would be shortened
slightly. Commencement would be
held in May.
In addition to solving the
Thanksgiving problem, the plan
is expected to result in the fol-
lowing benefits:
1) There would be no lengthy
disruption of classes, and students
could go home for Christmas with
finals out of the way.
2) Christmas vacation would be
somewhat longer than at present,
lasting as much as a month for

persons with short exam sche-
dules. This would allow both stu-
dents and faculty more time for
research work, or for rest.
3) The Registrar's Office would
have sufficient time to assemble
grades, thus reducing the pres-
sure on faculty members to sub-
mit grades almost immediately
after exams. The present time
limit "constitutes a travesty on
fair and adequate grade report-
ing," according to Prof. Huntley
and Prof. Crary.
4) A longer Christmas vacation
is expected to save thousands of
dollars in University coal bills for
heat and light.
5) T h e proposed calendar
would avoid congested travel per-
6) Students would get a head

start in seeking summer employ-
* * *
ONE OF THE principle disad-
vantages of the proposed system
would be the problem of admit-
ting freshmen at the beginning
of the second semester, which
would presumably start just as
they were graduating from high
To this, Professors Huntley
and Crary had no solution, but
hoped that "the University is
sufficiently progressive a n d
courageous to point the way for
an efficient calendar system
and that other institutions will
follow the example."
Other points weighing against.
the adoption of the plan are:
1) Its mere radicalism. Appar-
ently no other school in the Uni-

ted States has such a system, al-
though the University of Calif or-j
nia is said to have tried it.
2) It might disrupt or alter'
athletic department practice and
game schedules.
3) Calendaring Committee
members might be reluctant to
adopt the new plan during the
war emergency because of the
possibility' that it would be too
short-lived. During the last war
a stepped-up schedule was adopt-
ed, and it is believed that this
might be necessary again.
Calendaring Committee mem-
bers have received copies of the
plan and are expected to discuss
it at a meeting Wednesday.
Meanwhile its sponsors are
looking for student and faculty


Experts Say
Ousted Men
Will Return
Senators Seen
Regaining Seats
Two University political scien-
tists expressed confidence yester-
day that State Senators-elect
Charles C. Diggs and Anthony J.
Wilkowski, ousted from the Sen-
ate Thursday because they had
served prison terms, would un-
questionably be returned to the
Their statements followed an
order by Gov. G. Mennen Williams
that special elections be held in
the April 2 election to fill the va-
cancies caused by the Senate's re-
fusal to seat the two Democratic
* * *
PROF. Samuel J. Eldersveld
called the Senate's action "a
usurpation of authority." He add-
ed that the expulsion of the ex-
convicts was within the constitu-
tion but thought it "ill-advised
that the Senate should set moral
standards for the constituents."
"The right of a legislature to
refuse to seat a member is part
of the American tradition but in
this case its implementation was
a mistake," Prof. Eldersveld
said. "Diggs and Wilkswsk have
already fulfilled the penal re-
quirements set by sqciety, he
He asserted that Diggs had won
the senatorial election in his dis-
,trict by 10-1 and the Senate's ac-
tion will not change the outcome
in the spring election for either
Prof. Eldersveld declared that,
although three Republicans voted
with the Democrats to retain Wil-
kowski, the vote was more in terms
of party than morality.
Prof. C. Ferrel Heady, also of
the political science department,
agreed that the vote was registered
on a party basis. "I don't think
the senators would have been oust-
ed if they were Republicans," he
Prof. Heady noted that the Re-
publicans reversed their previous
insistence to retain Wilkowski.
The G.O.P. majority allowed him
to remain in office while he was
in prison because his absence cut
the Democratic vote in the Legis-
lature, he said.
Men's Judie
The deadline for submitting
Men's Judiciary Council petitions
will be 5 p.m. Monday, according
to David S. Brown, 53, Student
Legislature public relations chair-
Male students, with sixty credit
hours and good academic stand-
ing are eligible for one of the three
positions on the council. N e w
members are elected by the coun-
cil president and the male mem-
bers of the SL cabinet.
The council, or Men's Judic as
it is usually known, is made up of
seven members. It has authority
to judge student cases, ranging
from thefts to campus election
Petitions can still be obtained
from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at the
SL Bldg., 122 S. Forest.

Papal Order

Albion Students Slam
Comics In Mock Trial

Controversy raged this week
over the attempted censorship of
the Italian film "The Miracle,"
currently being shown in New
. The banning of the film brought
three questions to the public's at-
tention. What are the criteria for
a "blasphemous" movie and how
much and to what kind of censor-
ship should films be subjected?
* * *
ANN ARBOR churchmen have
expressed divergent viewpoints in
answer to these questions. In dis-
cussing the film, which officials.
of the Roman Catholic church
have branded as "indecent, sac-
rilegious and blasphemous mocke-
ry of Christian religious truth,"
local ministers' views have ranged
from agreement with the Church
to absolute disagreement with the
official stand.
"The Miracle," one of a trilo-
gy showing under the title of
"Ways of Love," concerns the
tale of a demented peasant
woman who is seduced by a man
whom she believes to be St. Jo-
seph. She subsequently gives
birth to a child, and is convinc-
ed that it has been an immacu-
late conception.
Cardinal Spellman last Sunday
called upon every Roman Catho-
lic to boycott the picture and to
back a move 'for strict censorship
of films.
Here in Ann Arbor The Rev.
John F. Bradley of St. Mary's
Chapel expressed strong objections
to the film. "It is one of the great-
est slaps in the face of Christian-
ity that could ever be conceived,"
he said. "It intimates that the
foundations of Christianity are
silly and ,it should definitely be
* * *
BUT TO Rev. Edward H. Red-
man, of the Unitarian Church, the

story did not appear to be an in-
sult. "The only question which we
should ask in this case," he'as-
serted, "is, 'is it art, or is it an
immoral vehicle?' This is a secular
The Catholic stand was defend-
ed by Rev. W. P. Lemon, of the
Presbyterian Church: "To people
of the Catholic faith the movie is
certainly blasphemous," he de-
clared. "It evidently takes unwar-
ranted liberty with sacred things."
"Exhibitions of profanity are
not conducive to high standards
of morals, and I believe we
should have careful control of
,what is shown," he added.
Methodist minister, Rev. Joe
Porter, of the Wesley Guild, ex-
pressed belief in the adequacy of
moderate censorship. "It has been
demonstrated that violent out-
bursts of criticism seldom leads to
the realization of desired' objec-'
tives, he noted.
"Ultimately, the judgment of in-
dividuals will do more to create
whatever censorship is needed
than can possibly come from any
individual or group."
Travel Service
Plans Extended
The Union Travel Service, pre-
viously discontinued between holi-
days, is extending its service to
accomodate share-the-ride trips
for weekends and between semes
ters, according to Jac Ehlers, '53,
co-director of the service.
An extensive program of ar-
ranging rides for daily commuters
is also planned.
Prospective drivers and riders
are asked to come in or call the
Union Student Offices from 3 p.m.
to 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-

BARTLETT MEETS ROYALTY-Tommy Bartlett of the "Wel-
come Travelers" radio show in Chicago greets Naeem Gul, Spec.,
a student prince from Pakistan. GUl, who plans to enter medical
school next year, spent Christmas vacation visiting- Chicago me-
dical centers.
* * * A'
Pakistan Student Prince
Learning Local Habits

Americana never ceases to be a
wonder to the foreign traveler -
and the latest globe-trotter to be
enchanted is a young prince from
"There is so much to learn,"
Naeem Gul, Spec., from Lahore,
Pakistan exclaimed. "For exam-,
'ple, when I started to read my first
copy of The Daily I followed the
procedure we use back home' and
read every word of each story and
a.* S S
"WHEN I WAS finished about
two hours later, I noticed an
American student buy a copy' of
the same paper, and start imme-
diately to read it. In five minutes
he had finished reading the paper.
He threw it down and walked
away." e
"I hurried after him and ask-
ed how he had managed to do
it in so short a time," Gul con-
tinued. He told me to read the
headline and if I liked it, read
the story-otherwise, skip it.
Now I can read my paper in five
Gul, who is 19 years old, plans
to enter medical school next year.
He received all his previous school-
ing at British institutions in Pak-
istan. "I chose the University for
two reasons," he declared. It was
highly recommended to me by a
friend who is an alumnus. Also the
climate, temperature and the
many lakes are much like my
"MY AMBITION is eventually
to return home, and establish a
large, free hospital for the great
number of needy people," he said.
Gul made this decision after ob-
serving the suffering and death
among his countrymen during the
past three years when he worked
as a hospital corpsman.
This is Gul's first long dis-

tance trip from home. On his
trip to the United States he tra-
veled through Turkey, Germany,1
England and many other coun-
tries. "New York certainly prov-
ed to be a city of excitement,"
Gul related. "And the way peo-
ple stared, I guess I proved an,
oddity with my turban and na-
tive dress."
And'how did he like Ann Arbor?1
"When I first saw the size of the
city, I was disappointed," Gul ad-
mitted. "But after living here a
while and comparing it with De-
troit and some other industrial ci-
ties, I think it's wonderful."
"I guess that I, like many other
foreign travelers, am captivated
by the American's friendliness and
buoyant spirit," he said. It's a
great feeling to have some Ameri-
can come up, slap me on the back
and say 'How are, ya.'."
Speaker Cites
'Importance of
U.S. History
The proper study of American
history must begin far back in the
history of the world, according to
Prof. A. C. Krey of the University
of Minnesota.
Prof. Krey spoke yesterday in
the Racham amphitheatre on
"What is American History." His
speech was sponsored by the his-
tory department and the School
of. Education.
"Much of American civilzation
was fashioned before the coming
of Columbus," Prof. Krey pointed
out. Historical, philosophical, ar-
tistic, scientific and cultural view-
points were brought to this coun-
try as "invisible baggage" by the
immigrants;~ he said.
Prof. Krey claimed that Ameri-
can history is the subject of
greatest importance in the modern
curriculum, and the only subject
upon which educational and lay
authorities agree.

Nicholas Schrieber, President of
the Ann Arbor Rotary Club, said
yesterday that the recent Vatican
directive barring members of the
Catholic clergy from membership
in the club "came as a complete
surprise" to him.
He said that the Rotary Clubs
in this country have never shown
prejudice against the Catholic or
any other church. "As a matter of
fact,". Schreiber said, "the Presi-
dent of Rotary International, Art-
hur Lagueux, is himself a Roman
* * *
SCHREIBER said that he un-
derstood there was some prejudice
within the club in certain Euro-
pean and South American coun-
tries, "but as far as Rotary Clubs
in this country are concerned, I
think the directive is completely
Schreiber yesterday expressed
surprise that the Rotary Clubs
had been singled out for the di-
rective. But last night the As-
sociated Press reported that the
Vatican had decreed the direc-
tive also applied to similar
groups such as the Kiwanis and
Lions Clubs.
The Rev. Fr. Bradley, of St.
Mary's Chapel in Ann Arbor said
yesterday that the Anti-Rotary
decree may have been issued be-
cause in some countries the Ro-
tary Club is synonymous with the
Masons, an organization that
Catholics are forbidden to Join.
"It is obvious," he said, "that
the Rotary Club in this country is
not contrary to Catholic princi-
ples." Fr. Bradley said that all he
knew of the matter was what was
in the newspapers and, until he
received the official directive, he
could only state an opinion.
IU' Hospital
Progressing in
Cancer Work
University Hospital, using radi-
ation methods, has had a five-
year cure rate of almost 50 per
cent in over 200 cases of cancer
of the cervix.
This finding was reported by
Dr. Isadore Lampe, professor of
roentgenology, in a meeting at the
Indiana Medical Center yester-
Dr. Lampe pointed out the sig-
nificance of the five-year cure
rate, stating that a patient who
has no recurrence of the disease
in this time has a high probabili-
ty of permanent cure.
In another talk at the meeting
Dr. Lampe outlined four factors
involved in achieving "radiocur-
ability" of the cancerous tissue.-
The four factors include the
ability of the diseased tissue to
respond to-radiation treatment,
size and extent of the diseased
area, location of the cancerous site
and the ability of normal tissueur.
surrounding the diseased area to
recover from radiation.


seven counts against
books and newspaper
and newspaper comic

1. Accentuating sex appeal.
2. Portraying horror situations.
3. Using vicious or improper
4. Escaping reality by using im-
possible or misleading situations.
5. Make-up detrimental to read-
ers' vision.
6. Unsympathetic use of char-
acters with physical defects.
7. Glorifying crime.
LOCALLY, however, two Uni-
versity professors seemed to agree
that comic books weren't an im-
Honor Council
Petitions Due
Engineering students may pe-
tition. today through Friday to
serve on the Honor Council.
Written petitions may be turn-
ed in at the council office, 321 W.
Engineering Annex, or to any,
member of the Honor Council or
the Engineering Council. Person-
al interviews will be scheduled
Four persons will be chosen by
the Engineering Council to serve
on the Honor Council for one
year. All scholastically eligible
engineering students except first-
semester freshmen may petition.
Petitioners may call Bob Brun-
graber, '51E, president of the
council, at 23256 for information.
The Honor Council tries stu-
dents accused of cheating on ex-
aminations or homework.

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1511 Washtenaw Avenue
(The Lutheran-Church-Missouri Synod)
Alfred T. Scheips, Pastor
9:30 A.M.: Bible Study, continuing the study
of Revelation.
10:30 P.M.: Worship Service, with sermon by
the pastor, "More Than Conquerors Through
5:30 P.M.: Supper and Program of Gamma
Delta, Lutheran Student Club. "Dust or Des-
tiny," a 16 mm. sound-color science film, will
be shown at 6:15.
Tuesday at 9:15: Social Hour.
Wednesday at 7:00: Chapel Choir Practice.
(National Lutheran Council)
1304 Hill Street
Henry O. Yoder, Pastor
9:10 A.M.: Bible Class at the Center.
10:30 A.M.: Worship Services in Zion & Trinity
5:30 P.M.: LSA Supper Meeting in Zion Parish
Hall-Program following. Prof. Ralph Ham-
mett of the School of Architecture will speak
and show pictures on Solomon's Temple.
Tuesdayr7:30 P.M.: Discussion Hour at, the

Albion College students and in-
structors have condemned comic
boobs and comic strips as detri-
mental to a child's personality
Recently, in mock-legal pro-
ceedings, students and faculty
began hearing evidence on a sev-
en-count "indictment" by a stu-
dent grand jury, which had in-
vestigated the matter.

portant factor in juvenile delin-
Prof. Willard C. Olson of the
School of Education felt that the
effects of comic books on a
child's personality are "over-
drawn." If anything, he said, co-
mic books have only surface ef-
fects, rather than deep psycholo-
gical effects on the child.
Prof. Wilbert McKeachie of
t h e psychology department
pointed out that comic books
actually don't do much harm,
unless a child's homelife is in-,
Prof. McKeachie added that he
himself has given up reading co-
mic books-but only since the end
of World War II.

Dinner Dates


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(Disciples of Christ)
Hill at Tappan Street
Rev. Joseph M. Smith, Minister
Howard Farrar, Choir Director
Frances Farrar, Organist -
'9:30 A.M.: Church School-College Age Class.
10:45 A.M.: Morning Worship (nursery for chil-
dren). Sermon- "Great Window on Eternity"
by Dr. Harold E. Fey.
GUILD HOUSE, 438 Maynard Street
H. L. Pickerill, Director
Jean Goree Bradley, Associate
STUDENT GUILD: 6:00 supper followed by a
Communion-Dpdication service with Dr. Har-
old E. Fey as guest speaker.
The Episcopal Student Foundation
No. Division at Catherine
8:00 A.M.: Holy Communion.
9:00 A.M.: Holy Communion (followed by Stu-
dent Breakfast, Canterbury House).
10:00 A.M.: High School and Junior High classes,
Page Hall.
11:00 A.M.: Church School.
11:00 A.M.: Morning Prayer. Sermon by the Rev.
Henry Lewis, S.T.D.
12:15 P.M.: After-Service Fellowship, Canterbury
5:00 P.M.: Choral Evening Prayer. Sermon by
the Rev. Wm. N. Hawley, Dean of the Divinty
School of the University of Chicago.
6:00 P.M.: High School Club, Page Hall.
6:00 P.M.: Canterbury Club Supper and Pro-
gram, Canterbury House. Dean Hawley of the
Chicago Divinity School will speak on "The
Enmity of God."
Wednesday, 7:00 A.M.: Holy Communion (fol-

1833 Washtenaw Ave.
11:00 A.M.: Sunday Morning Services.
9:30 A.M.: Sunday School.
11:00 A.M.: Primary Sunday School during the
morning service.
8:00 P.M. Wednesday: Testimonial Service.
A free reading room is maintained at 339 South
Main Street where the Bible and all authorized
Christian Science literature may be read, bor-
rowed, or purchased,
This, room' is open daily except Sundays and
holidays from 11 A.M. to 5 P:M. Please notice
the time has been changed from 11:30 to 11
(Sponsored by the Christian Reformed
Churches of Michigan)
Washtenaw at Forest
Rev. Leonard Verduin, Director
Phone 3-4332
10:00 A.M.: Morning Worship, Rev. Leonard
7:30 P.M.: Evening Service, Rev. Verduin.
423 South Fourth Ave.
Theodore R. Schmale, D.D.
Walter S. Press, Pastors
Irene Applin Boice, Director of Music
9:30 A.M.: Church School.
10:45 A.M.: Worship Service. Sermon by Rev.
Press, "Steadiness in the Face of an Uncertain
6:00 P.M.: Student Guild at Memorial Christian
Church. Dedication-Communion service with
Mr. Harold Fey as guest speaker.
1917 Washtenaw Avenue
Edward H. Redman, Minister
10:00 A.M.: Adult Group-"How Can the UN
Keep Peace?" Dr. Alvin Zander, Discusson
11:00 A.M.: Service of Worship. Sermon: "How,
Wonderful are the Works of Man!" by Rev.
Edward. H. Redman.
7:30 P.M.: Unitarian Student Group.
504 E. Huron
C. H. Loucks, Minister and Student Counselor
Crystal Cuthbert, Assistant Student Counselor
10:00 A.M.: Bible Study.
11:00 .Morning Worship: "Redemptive Punish-
6:00 P.M.: Roger Williams Guild. Cost supper
and Discussion. The Rev. Joseph Smith, pastor
of Christian Memorial Church speaking on
"Communism's Challenge to Christianity."



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