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plant Diamond Sprkles....'----:

In Mineralogy Showcase

If diamonds are a woman's best
iend, then the mineralogy de-
artment can offer some wise tips
> girls eager to form such clean-
it friendships.
For a 3,00-carat paste diamond
presently sitting in the depart-.
ent's showcase window!
It is a copy of a diamond which
is found in 1900 in the eastern
rt of South Africa. The orig-
al was too expensive for anyone
buy and was so big that it
uldn't possibly be worn. "Can
u picture a diamond the size
a baseball hanging around
nebody's neck?" Prof. Chester
awson of the Department of
neralogy asked.
'THIS 'CULLINAN' diamond,
it as later nicknamed, was acci-
ntally found by an official of
mine company one day as he
Ls walking through the mine.,
cut it out of the soft rock with
spenknife, put it in his pocket,
d headed full-speed for the safe
his office. And to this day, no
imond has been found to match'
beauty or size, Prof. Slawson
As the South African govern-
lent owns 60 per cent of the+
ompany, the officials had to
ecide whether they should cut
uis giant gem into smaller
'he problem was solved when
neone suggested that it be given
the King, and so it was added+
the crown jewels, Prof. Slawson

THE SIZE of a diamond, how-
ever, is not the most important
factor in determining its value.
"The two main characteristics
to look for in a diamond are its
color and flaws. If the rough
crystal is free from all color or
.is slightly tinged, this grada-
tion in color can make a big
difference in its cash value. Or
if it has -many flaws, this, too,
can cut down the value," he
A poor polishing job can tem-
porarily damage a diamond's
worth, too, Prof. Slawson pointed

AEC Grant
A warded' U'
A two-year contract for continu-
ing the development, alteration
and operation of the 300-million-
electron-volt "race track" synch-
rotron, has been awarded to Uni-
versity scientists by the U. S. Ato-
mic Energy Commission.
According to Prof. A. E. White,
director of the University's En-
gineering Research Institute, the
synchrotron will aid physicists to
study the center of the atom by
providing them with means for
speeding up electrons to within a
fraction of the speed of light,
thereby enabling them to investi-
gate the structure of the protons
in the center of the atom.
Initiate 19
Nineteen University men were
initiated into Sigma, Delta Chi,
professional journalism fraternity,
at the fraternity's initiation ban-
Those initiated are Floyd All-
baugh, Willia~m Bolotnik, Dan
Buckley, Francis Byrne, John
C a s e, Richard Dewey, Robert
Dingman, Herbert Eichstaedt,
George Gannon, and Harold Har-
Others initiated are Arthur
Lane, William Matthews, Theo-
dore Sammon, Horace Simpson,
Robert Solt, Dave Thomas, Ronald
Watts, Frank Weaver, and Harry

Battle of Sexes Rages
Despite Valentine's Day


"But a poor cutting job can be
replaced with a good one-and
the price of the diamond will then
automatically- rise. Cutting a
diamond just right is important.
For cutting-or faceting as it is
often called-is simply slanting
the cut on the diamond surface
so that the maximum amount of
light will be reflected. This re-
sults in the brilliance of a dia-
"And, incidentally, the dia-
mond, while being the hardest of
stones, is not immune to a good,
hard hammer blow. More than
one curious buyer has smashed
his fortune to smithereens."
Rugs on Display
Fifteen handwoven rugs will be'
on display in the corridor of the
Architecture and Design building
through February 24.

BEST FEET FORWARD-Led by their plumed hat leader, a line
of higl$ school baton twirlers strut in step as they go through
part of their routine.
SL ToResume Duties Tod(ay

Despite the approach of tradi-
tionally sweet St. Valentine's day,
the relations between male and
female on the nation's campuses
remained strange, amusing, and
at times, explosive.
* * * ,
THE "DAILY Californian" of
the University of California-self-
advertised "Monarch of All Col-
leg Dailies"-looked down upon
its subjects in a recent issue and
wailed in a banner headline: "IT
The "Californian" deplored
the four to one ratio of men to
women announced by university
officials for the mid-year en-
MEANWHILE, rumors flew
through Michigan StaterCollege
that a "green hair" fad may be
underwayamong MSC coeds. The
rumor was 'attributed to the suc-
cess one "dyed green" freshman
coed had had in attracting the
attention of State collegians.
Since the freshman dyed her
tresses green, she has admitted
an upswing jin her popularity.
Her stock has risen and so has
the number of her dates.
BUT IF green hair was troub-
ling State's males, coedskwere,
equally perturbed over the kissing
problem in front of women's dor-

the following letter to the editor
of the Michigan State News:
We live in East Mayo dormi-
tory and we have a new rule
which states there will be no
kissing in front of the dorm in
the light or on the steps. The
reason given for the rule is that
the sight is extremely unplea-
sant to passersby. The question
is, who passes by that time of
night except students who are
certainly used to the light?
"Whenever we come home the
saying is 'take to the woods.' What
looks worse, kissing in front of the
dorm or dragging your date into
the bushes?"
On the campus of Texas West-
ern College, two students were dis-
covered bartering. The following
conversation was heard on the
Texas Western campus:
"Have some peanuts?"
"Want to neck?"
"Give me back my peanuts."
Post Office Hours
The Post Office Department has
announced a change in closing
hours for two local branch 'of-
Effective Monday, the South
University office and the Arcade
office will close at 5 p.m. instead
of 5:30 p.m., Monday through Fri-



The Student Legislature will be-
gin their legislative semester to-
night with a meeting at 7:30 p.m.
in the Union.
On the agenda for the initial
meeting is a reading of the com-
plete SL report to the Student Af-
fairs Committee regarding discri-
minatory clauses in fraternity and
sorority constitutions. This report
will brief all the action taken by
SL to date on the question..

Relorts will also be made on
the outcome of the SL-M Club
sponsored Rose Bowl movies and
the open house held by the SL at
their house during orientation
week. More than 200 new freshmen
and transfers were given a tour
of the buildings and a rundown on
the organization of student gov-
erment on this campus.

TESTING-Blond model gets
set to try the water at a Miami
Beach hotel pool.
Med Student Meet
A meeting of all medical stu-
dents will be held at 4:30 p.m. to-
day at the East Medical Bldg. for
the purpose of organizing a So-
ciety of Medical Students.





(Continued from Page 5)


7:30 p.m. as per the
Lecture No. Day


(Final Exam) Wed.

Feb. 14
Feb. 15
Feb. 19
Feb. 20
Feb. 21


"The Medical Book Center"

You may attend at either of the
above hours. Enrollment will take
place at thefirstrlecture. Note
that attendance is required.,
University Lecture, auspices of
the School of Music. "The Ger-
man Lied in the Seventeenth 'to
the Nineteenth Centuries." Paul
Nettl, Professor of Music, Indiana
University, Thurs., Feb. 15, 4:15
p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall. The
public is invited.
Uriiversity Lecture, auspices of,
the Department of English Lan-
guage and Literature. "Modern

American Literary Criticism,."
James R. Sutherland, of the Uni-
versity of London, Visiting Pro-
fessor at Indiana University, Wed.,
Feb. 14, 4:15 p.m., Kellogg Audi-
University Lecture, auspices of
the Department of Geology, "Ore
Deposits of Bingham, Utah," Mr.
R. N. Hunt, Chief Geologist of the
U.S. Smelting, Refining, and
Mining Company. Thurs., Feb. 15,
4 p.m., Room 2054, Natural Sci-
ence Bldg.
University Museums Lectute.
"Microscopic Life in Michigan
Seas 300,000,000 Years Ago" (il-
lustrated). Dr. Robert V. Kesling,
Assistant Professor of Geology
and Associate Curator of Micro-
paleontology in the Museum of
Paleontology. Wed., Feb. 14, 8:15
p.m.,, School of Public Health Au-

Academic Notices
Anthropology 152, The Mind of
Primitive Man, will meet in the
Architecture Auditorium (instead
of 1025 Angell Hall).
History 50 will meet in the Na-
tural Science Auditorium instead
of the West. ,Gallery, Alumni Me-
morial Hall.
History Seminar 324: Thurs.,
Feb. 15, 4 p.m., Clements Library.
Political Science 184, MWF 2,
will meet in Room 2203, Angell
Sociology 256, Proseminar in
Revolution and Counter-revolu-
tion. Students accepted for this
course will meet to organize and
arrange future meetings at 7:30
p.m., Wed., Feb. 14, Room 406,
Spanish 399 (Proseminar in
Spanish language) will meet on
Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m. First
class meeting Wed., Feb. 21.
All English 45 Notebooks by

students in my sections in recent
semesters are now being return-
ed. Call at 3219 A.H., M.W.F. at
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
A. K. Stevens
Instruction for Women in
Sports and Dance: Women stu-
dIents who have completed their
physical education requirement
may register as electives in phy-
sical education classes on Tues-
day and Wednesday mornings,
Feb. 13 and 14 in Barbour Gym-
The University Extension Serv-
ice announces t h e following
courses :
Painting. Individual * attention
will be given students in the tech-
nical problems of painting, either
in oil + or watercolor. For both
beginning -and advanced students.
Richard Wilt, instructor. Sixteen
weeks, $16.00. 415 Architecture
Building, Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.,
beginning Feb. 14.
Office Standards and Proce-
dures (Business Administration
109). Instructs students in the
principles and practices of sci-
entific office management and
gives them an. understanding of

the function of the office in the short story types, of their con-
structure of the business organi- struction, and of marketing pos-
zation. It deals with all depart- sibilities. Students will be expect-
ments of the modern office. Prof. ed to write several short stories.
Irene Place. 164 Business Admin- There will be individual criticism
istration Building, Wednesdays, and revision after class. A bibli
7:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 14. ography will be supplied. Miss
Introduction to the Literature Esther L. Mueller, instructor.
of Music. Designed to bring to the Sixteen weeks, $16.00. 165 Busi-
layman a practical method for ness Administration Bldg., Thurs-
listening to instrumental music days, 7:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 15.
and to familiarize him with the Europe Since 1919 (History 93).
significant forms and styles of , Gives a background for the bet-
music composition heard cur- tervunderstanding of the Euro-
rently in the concert hall and ov- pean states and their peoples to-
er the radio. Its aim is practical day. After a survey of the peace
and its approach nontechnical; settlement of 1919, particular at-
no previous knowledge of music tention is given to the attempts to
is necessary. (Six sessions of the solve the present problems facing
course will be devoted to the pro- Europe following World War I.
grams of the 1951 May Festival Developments in the chief Euro-
and may be elected as a separate pean states are studied, including
unit for $7.00) Prof. Glenn D. the new regimes in Italy, Russia,
McGeoch. Sixteen weeks, $16.00. and Germany. The causes of
206 Burton Memorial Tower, World War II, which were gath-
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., beginning ering force in this period, are
Feb. 14 . then examined, and finally, the
E'r'-' s"echief aspects of that struggle to-
Engineering Mechanics Review gether with the renewed" efforts
ln-Hydraulics and Dynamics, to secure an effective organiza-
An intensive review designed to tion of the nations of the world.
prepare candidates for civil ser- Karl H. Reichenbach, instructor.
vice or other engineering exami- Sixteen weeks, $16.00. 171 Busi-
nations. A minimum of advanced n e s s Administration Building,
mathematics is used. Copies of Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., beginning
lecture notes are available. Prof. Feb. 15.
Roy S. Swinton. Eight weeks, Elementary General Psychology
$9.00. 164 Business Administra- (Psychology 31). Introduction to
tion Building, Thursdays, 7:00 p.- the.principles of psychology, with=
m., beginning Feb. 15. a survey of motivation, emotion,
Short Story Writing for Begin- learning, perception, ability, and
ners. Analysis will be made of (Continued on Page 7)


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