THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1951
CLEAN FACE-Working on a shaky catwalk supported only by a
half inch cable, nimble steeplejacks make repairs on the 150 foot
smoke stack on the University Heating plant.
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Smokes tack C limbing
T ermed'Good Safe Job'
By SALLY GOULDTHORPE
"A good safe job" is what the
sure-footed crew of steeple jacks
call working 150 feetabove the
ground to repair the smoke stack
on the University Heating Plant.
"Walking on a narrow cat walk,
suspended only by a half-inch
cable, is as safe as working on
the ground if the proper safety
precautions are observed," foreman
Joe Einoder, a veteran of nearly
30 years of working in the high
Two University radio programs
have won awards at the 15th
American Exhibition of Educa-
tional Radio Programs.
"International R o u n d table,"
presented by the University Broad-
casting Service and conducted by
Hiru Shah, Grad., won ,honors in
the class for furthering interna-
And the Speech Department's
"Angell Hall Playhouse" won an
award in the cultural classifica-
"Angell Hall Playhouse" fea-
tures half-hour scripts written
and acted by students. The play
entered in the competition was
"Browning Duet," adapted by
Hazen Schumacher, Grad.
The exhibition is sponsored by
the Institute for Education by
Radio-Television which meets an-
nually at Ohio State University.
The final issue of Generation,
which will feature all types of art,
will be sold on campus Monday.
In addition to nearly 30 pages
of full reproductions of art work,
the literary magazine will have
the usual sections of student con-
tributions of short stories, poetry,
drama, prose, fiction and music.
This issue will introduce several
new authors to readers such as
Jack, Ferris, Grad., Hopwood
award winner whose story "Mr.
Thomason the Barber" will ap-
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THE 150 FOOT stack is just a
little one to this German-born
foreman who has repaired stacksa
as high as 450 feet.
"We don't even bother to bringl
our electric equipment for hoist-;
ing up materials on little ones
like this," he explained.
Einoder admitted that even+
these small stacks sway in the
wind while they are working, butl
it is just one of the many things1
men in this profession become ac-4
THE THREE MAN crew is now
doing a job referred to as "tuck
pointing" which will insure the life
of the stack and protect it from
weathering. This involves cutting
out all the mortar between the
bricks and replacing it with fresh
A more serious weather prob-
lem is the winter ice and snow
which renders such a hazardous
job impossible. Chimney workers
solve this by migrating South in
the winter and working on
Northern chimneys during spring
*nd summer months.
"Men always walk in the same
direction when on catwalks as an
added safety precaution," the burly
foreman pointed out. "It may
mean a few extra steps, but it
keeps one from becoming con-
ROBERT W. HODGES, chief en-
gineer of the Heating Plant, ex-
plained that the smoke stacks are
inspected each year by various
companies who specialize in such
work, and repairs are then sug-
gested if necessary.
This job marks the first time in
six years repairs have been made
on the stacks at the University
In Union Available
Union life memberships will be
available to students in their
eighth full tuition semester for
the next two weeks at the Union.
Mark Oscherwitz, '53, an-
nounced that the memberships
may be procured at the business
office, which will be open from
8 a.m. to noon and from 1:30
p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon
Saturdays. The office is located
on the ground floor under the
Life memberships entitle the
bearer to check cashing privileges
and a priority opportunity to ob-
tain rooms in the Union during
Arts Theatre Club members
viewing "Phaedra," which opens
omorrow, are going to see "a work
within a tradition quite foreign to
the American theatre," according
to director Strowan Robertson.
Written by Jean Racine, "Phae-
dra," the last play in this year's
Arts Theatre season, is the story of
a mother Phaedra, and her love
for her step-son, Hippolytus. His
rejection of her advances leads her
to accomplish his destruction,
when remorse overcomes her and
she kills herself.
"ALTHOUGH "PHAEDRA" is
called 'the Hamlet of the French
theatre'," Robertson said, "the
concepts of tragedy in the two
different cultures are so vastly dif-
ferent that it has often been said
that the play is impossible upon
the English-speaking stage."
Written while Racine was the
court tragedian of Louis XIV,
the play shows his strict ad-
herence to Classical Aristotelian
unities of time, place and action.
The problen of production
"goes beyond one of mere
translation," Robertson explained,
"though it is true that the verse is
as essential to this play as Shake-
speare's is to his plays."
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MEMBERSHIPS for the next
Arts Theatre Club season are pres-
ently being accepted at Whar's
book 'store, Bob Marshall's book,
store, and the -Music Center. The
$5 membership entitles the pur-
chaser to attend one performance
of each play produced.
As yet next year's fare has not
been selected, but promises of the
type of variety shown this year are
encouraging many to join the fast
growing drama club.
To Meet Here
A nationally syndicated cartoon-
ist and a Detroit columnist will be
the principal speakers at the Mich-
igan Interscholastic Press Associa-
tion convention here tomorrow.
The 800 high school journalists
attending the meeting will hear
Vera Brown, columnist for The
Detroit Times, speak on "The
Newspaper and You" at a noon
luncheon in the Union.
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WALTER DITZEN, sports car-
toonist who draws "Fan Fare," a
Sunday cartoon carried by The
Detroit Free Press, will speak at
the afternoon general session. He
will discuss sportswriting and car-
tooning at 2:30 p.m. in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
Miss Brown, who began her
newspaper career on The Daily,
has covered crime stories, bank
crashes, strikes, and spy trials. She
has written hundreds of features
on wounded veterans and war
heroes and has traveled around the
world on assignments.
The high school group of jour-
nalists will be greeted by President
Alexander G. Ruthven at the open-
ing session in Rackham Lecture
Regents-Alumni Scholarships to
the University have been awarded
to 497 graduating seniors in Michi-
gan high schools, Dean of Students
Erich A. Walter, who is also chair-
man of the Committee on Univer-
sity Scholarships, announced yes-
These scholarships carry a sti-
pend equivalent to semester fees
for the freshman year and are re-
newable for three additional years
if the student's performance war-
rants a continuation of the privi-
MICHIGAN SINGERS-A free concert of unusual choral works will be presented at 8:303 p.m.
tonight in Rackham Assembly Hall by this extra curricular group of 46 music students. Prof.
Maynard Klein, of the music school, who organized this group about three years ago will direct
the Singers in works by William Byrd, Anton Bruckner, Hohannes Brahms and Harl McDonald.
'U' Pershing Rifle Men
Practice Marching Drills
By CARA CHERNIAK
If you happen to see a group of
young cadets conscientiously
guarding the University flagpole,
don't be alarmed-it's probably
only Pershing Rifle pledges.
Such activities go to show that
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A dded to ROTC
A new ROTC division, the Fi-
nance Corps, has been installed at
the University, Maj. George E.
Rippey, public information officer
of the ROTC has announced.
"This division is intended pri-
marily for those ROTC students
majoring in business and law. It
will give them the opportunity to
use their scholastic work directly]"
Maj. Rippey said.
"IN EFFECT, this gives an extra
branch to the ROTC, although it
is a program for commissioning
people in finance," he explained.
"There will be no military faculty
here for this corps."
Those selected to serve will at-
tend a Finance Corps ROTC sum-
mer camp for training and subse-
quent appointment in the Finance
Corps. They will attend this in-
stead of the regular ROTC summer
Selection through interviews will
be made from those men now en-
rolled in the first year advanced
course of ROTC.
The University was one of 25
schools in the United States elect-
ed to participate in this program.
The Case Clubs of the Law
School have announced the ap-
pointment of senior judges for next
year's freshman and junior case
They are: Robert A. Deane, pre-
siding judge, Jerry W. Ryan,
Michael Mogan; David Tolan
William M. Saxton; George W.
Walsh; Richard G. Patrick; Arthur
L. Biggins; Harold S. Lentz;
Thomas D. Allen; Wilbur M.
Brucker; Scott Elder; Laurence L.
Spitters; William Gump; Joseph E.
Stevens; Dean Olds; Francis J.
Pruss; Marvin G. Johnson; and
James I. Huston.
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THE APPOINTEES will be sen-
ior law students next year and were
selected on the basis -of points ac-
cumulated during their freshman
and junior law years in case club
Each judge will preside in
hearings of trials in his own club.
There are about 40 members in
each of the 16 case clubs and
each group averages about 9
cases a year.
In each'trial, the student judges
will be hearing the argument of a
hypothetical case designed to give
the competitors experience in ap-
pellate action. The student lawyer,
must go through the same pro-
cedure any attorney does in ap-
pealing a case from a lower court.
THE JUDGES, who are assigned
by a faculty advisor in the junior
trials, give points to the contes-
tants on the basis of their oral
and written presentations.
These points ultimately deter-
mine who will participate in the
Campbell Competition, which is
judged by a distinguished panel
of jurists from all over the coun-
The case clubs were begun 26
years ago in order to give law stu¢
dents actualicourt room experience
All case club trials are open to the
the life of a Pershing Rifleman is
not merely one of rigid drill and
discipline, although drill does con-
stitute the major schedule for a
member of this honorary society.
COMPOSED OF about forty-two
active members selected from those
first and second year students who
are outstanding in military ser-
vice or have an average of "B" or
better, Pershing Rifle men have
found that this society gives them
a better insight into military life
and its activities.
Besides the regular drill prac-
tices every week Pershing Rifle-
men serve as leaders in both
military and campus functions.
At present they are preparing to
compete with Pershing Rifle
squads from other schools over
the midwest in a meet here Sat-
The society practices special
drills which they present at these
various functions. Among these
are the "Queen's Manual" drill,
the "Old Time" drill, and the
"Monkey" drill. They practice two,
and one-half hours a week and
strive for precision comparable to
that of the Marching Band.
MANY EXTRA HOURS spent by
the officers go into each one of
these drills. Each man's every step
and movement must be mapped
out beforehand. This often takes
more paper work than many big
dances, Jim McNalley, captain of
the Pershing Rifles commented.
But everything does not al-
ways go according to schedule
when the squad is piracticing. On
one occasion an officer carrying
a sabre suddenly realized that
his column was marching out a
door straight towards some
parked cars. Forgetting the
length of his column he rushed
out the door, jabbing an espe-
cially husky Pershing Rifleman
as he did so.
A long howl ensued' Which could
be heard at quite some distance.
In addition to the meet Satur-
day, Pershing Riflemen will drill
as a special unit during the parade
May 19 for Amed Forces Day, anc
will also parade June 1 in Detroil
at Briggs Stadium for a High
School ROTC Field Meet.
Petitions for the Engineering
Honor Council are due tomorrow
Four positions are available an
the petitions may be turned in to
any member of the Council or a
the office in the West Engineering
Will Be Held
Would-be nurses, will have a
chance to see just what's in store
for them when they get to nursing
school, at the school's open house
From 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Washtenaw County high school
students, University wome~n and all
others interested in the facilities
of the school Will have the oppor-
tunity of taking guided tours
through the nurses' residence and
University Hospital. They will also
see various displays on the student
Those that take the tour will see
Couzens Hall, and the following
functions of the hospital: the out-
patient clinic, ocupational therapy
blood bank and x-ray.
Among the displays that will be
shown are an Armstrong ncuba-
tor, polio packs, an oxygen tank, a
chest respirator and a Stryker
Women in nursing school wil
act as guides for the tours accord-
ing to Joan Beyreuther, '51 SN
Tea will be served during the af
ternoon at Couzens Hall where the
open house will be held.
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THE NATIONAL Research
Council Committee on Geographic
Field Techniques will hold the
final session of its two day meet-
ing at the University.
AUDITIONS will be held for ap-
plicants to the Berkshire Music
Center, tomorrow at Hill Audi-
torium. Appointments may be
made by calling G. W. Rector at
THE PHARMACY college's an-
nual spring banquet, which will
honor graduating seniors and re-
tiring Dean Charles H. Stocking,
will take place tomorrow in the
Methodist Church social hall.
UNIVERSITY Hospital will open
its doors to the public for an open
DR. ARNOLD GESELL, founder
of the child development clinic of
the Yale medical school will lec-
ture at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
THE RED CROSS will conduct
a blood donor clinic tomorrow in
the Women's Athletic Bldg.
Students interested in donating
blood may make an appointment
with the Red Cross office or go tc
the clinic between 12 and 2 p.m
and 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow.
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