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Grad Wants Sweet Adeline
To Come Back to Campus


The haunting strains of "Sweet
Adeline," sung in close harmony,
will be heard again on campus
after a lapse of nine years if the
plans of Chuck Thatcher, Grad.,
are carried out.
Thatcher, a baritone, wants to
organize a group of men who are
interested in barbershop har-
mony. "I'm sure there are a lot of
tenors and basses on campus who
are looking for basses and
leads," he said, "and this organ-
ization will give them a chance
to get together."
THE GROUP Thatcher propos-
es would not be the first barber-
shop singing group at the Uni-
versity. In 1942, there was an
earlier group of tonsorial trouba-
dors that called itself, for no ap-
parent reason, "The Ann Arbor
Surf-Riding and Mountain Climb-
ing Society."
The PSURFS, as this earlier
group was nicknamed, was a
v e r y informal organization
whose members used to meet
Council Calls
U.S. Foreign
Polcy Poor
Sharp criticism of United States
foreign policy was voiced last
week at a meeting of the Univer-
sity of Michigan Council of the
Arts, Sciences and Professions
held in the League.
One member of the panel of
speakers, David Wilmott, Grad.,
said that the United States cannot
call for peace with China while
its troops are killing people in
Wilmott, a sociology student,
was born and brought up in west-
ern China.
Esther Sugg, a visitor to the
recent World Peace Congress in
Warsaw, said that the North Kor-
ean delegate to the Congress de-
scribed how the scorched earth
policy was practiced in his coun-
try by the UN troops.
Mrs. Sugg also said that "hun-
dreds of millions" of signatures
were gathered by the Stockholm
Peace Pledge asking for the outP
law of the atom bomb.
Moderator for the evening was
Prof. Maxwell Reade, of the ma-;
thematics department.

at one of the local taverns for
songs and beer. The PSURFS
were dissolved after a short
time when most of the members
were called into the army.
The organization that Thatcher
plans is to be more stable, if less
colorful than its predecessor. He
is looking for serious lovers of
barbershop harmony, not just
bistro baritones and tavern tenors.
* * *
THE AIMS of the group are
three-fold, according to Thatcher.
1. The group wants to give
aspiring barbershop harmony
singers a place to get together
and organize quartets.
2. The organization will give
the singers a chance to hear
other quartets and get ideas
for improving their own groups.
3. Besides quartets, Thatcher
would like to see the return of
the barber shop chorus. The
PSURFS were a choral group.
Thatcher has invited all cam-
pus men who are interested in
barbershop harmony to attend a
meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow
at the Union. He promised three
barbershop quartets at the meet-
ing to supply entertainment and
inspiration, "The Chord Crushers"
from Delta Tau Delta, "The Le-
galaires," from the Law School,
and "The Four Hoarsemen," a
non-student group.
More Prints
To Be Rented

-Daily-Malcolm Shatz
PUDDLE JUMPERS--Spring came to campus yesterday, in the
form of seas of muddy water, disappearing ice banks, and ga-
loshes. Strategically placed snow fences prevented bypassing pud-
dles in many spots. Meanwhile, Plant Department officials des-
paired of getting rid of the water through any means other than

. . u. with Harry Reed
The TV industry has added one. privileged no-talent characters in
ore "talent" show to its large the world for his 9 p.m. Friday
umber, but the talent produced show over NBC. 'Nothing but
ay be a little different from the worst' is his motto.

More than 100 prints from the
Art Loan Prints Collection will be
available this week to students
who failed to make a selection
during the LeagueBallroom ex-
hibition or to students who wish
to rent a second print.
Prints that will be on hand in-
clude several by Van Gogh and
Cezanne. About ten prints which
were not available at the exhibi-
tion because they were being re-
paired will also be ready for ren-
tal. .
The prints may be selected and
rented from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and
from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday in Rm. 510
in the Administration Building.
Students who have already
made their selection may pick up
their prints at that time.


At Hillel
A play reading group designed
"to affirm the link between reli-
gion and drama" is being formed
on the campus.
That's the explanation Philip
Pinkus, Grad. gave for his at-
tempts to organize a group pro-
visionally known as the Hillel
Reading Group.
* *: *
ACCORDING TO Pinkus' plans,
the group will work at its objec-
tive by giving readings periodic-
ally after the Friday evening
services at Hillel.
Plays read will be chosen,
Pinkus explained, because they
have "general and moral over-
tones." Among the plays Pinkus
thought might be done were
Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex," Stef-
an Zweigh's "Jeremiah" and
"The Cocktail Party," by T. S.
Pinkus hoped that the club's
first presentation could be readied
in the next two weeks. It will be
"The Tragedy of Jobe," adopted
from the Bible and put into the
form of a Greek tragedy by H. M.
* *! *
be simply readings," Pinkus em-
phasized, "There will be a partial
illusion of theatre." He plans to
achieve the illusion, he said, by
using some stage action, a limited
amount of stage lighting and a
Pinkus requested that anyone.
interestted in joining the group
should call the Hillel office at
34129. A person does not need
to be a Hillel member to join the
club, Pinkus said.
Gargoyle Calls
For Tryouts
A meeting for all students in-
terested in joining the Gargoyle
staff will be held at 4 p.m. Wed-
nesday in the Student Publica-
tions Bldg.
Although women will be espec-
ially appreciated, non-draftable
men will also be welcome.
"No experience is necessary,"
editor Bob Uchitelle, '51, explain-
ed, "but will you be experienced
when you're through!"
Opera Needs Men
Union Opera officials yesterday
issued a call for men to fill sev-
eral supporting speaking parts in
the forthcoming Opera.
Auditions will be held at 8 p.m.
today in the Union.
Known the world over for its
ability to design and manu-

facture fine aircraft, Douglas
also pioneers in other fields.
An example i. the Analog
Digital' Converter shown
below. This device converts
variable mechanical positions
into unambiguous electrical
contact settings.

'U' Players
To Present
The Jniversity Student Players
will present their fifth dramatic
production, "Hanlon Won't Go",
at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and
Saturday in the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre.
The Hopwood Award play, writ-
ten by Tom Danelli, will be the
first to appear on the Ann Arbor
stage especially revised and adapt-
ed by the author for the produc-
Based on a real-life incident,
the play is a mixture of subtle
humor and pathos, according to
Producer Burt Sapowitch, '51.
Focal point of the story is the
spiritual regeneration of Hanlon,
who has become a chronic alco-
The murderous attempts of a
group of schemers who want to
collect his insurance are con-
trasted with the sympathy and
understanding of a young bar-
maid who is seeking to help him.
The cast is headed by Anthony
Georgilas, '53, as Hanlon and
Marie Dresser of Ann Arbor, as
Katie, the barmaid.
Sets for the production were de-
signed by Don Hawley, '51 and
some of the incidental music was
composed by Ed Chudacoff, Grad.
The rest of the background ac-
companiment was imported from
Harvard's "Hasty Pudding" shows.
Tickets for the .three perform-
ances will be on sale at the Lydia
Mendelssohn box-office for 75
cents or one dollar.
Atomic Nursing
Institute Planned
An Institute on Nursing in
atomic warfare will be held at the
School of Nursing March 28,
through 31.
Enrollment in the institute will
be limited to 25 nurses from
southern Michigan, each of whom
must be willing to set up a similar
training program in her own com-
munity after completing the Uni-
versity course.

Every woman on campus is a
potential candidate for the title
of "Garg Girl."
Michigan men at last have a
chance to prove the excellence of
their taste in feminine pulchri-
tude by entering a picture of their
favorite campus queen in the
Gargoyle's photo survey.
Any type of picture from snap-
shot to life size prints will be ac-
cepted, and men need not worry
about losing their prize photo as
all prints will be returned before
the date of publication. But in
order for a picture to be accepted,
it must be submitted by a male.
Deadline for pictures is March 2.
Each picture entered must be
accompanied by the name and
address of the candidate and the
name of the man submitting her
picture. Members of the Garg
staff who will serve as the board
of judges will fill in all other sta-
tistics by observing the photos.

The winner of this contest will
be featured with a full page pho-
to in the next issue of, thq Garg.
Shay Gives
Arson Plea
LANSING -- (P) - Richard C.
Shay, .19 years old, who has ad-
mitted starting the $4,500,000
state office building fire, yester-
day pleaded guilty to arson.
Married and the father of a
seven-month-old daughter, he ad-
mitted starting the fire after rou-
tine questioning of those employed
in the area where it broke out
Feb. 8. He told police he wanted
to start only a small fire to get a
criminal recordso he could escape
the draft. He said he believed the
28-year-old structure was fire-


Campus Males To Nominate


'Garg Girl' in Photo Contest


Meat Loaf-Tomato Sauce

Whipped Potatoes

most snows
Henry Morgan is conducting a
talent hunt for all the under-
* * *
towa State
Seeks To Cut
T-V Contracts
'The only television station in
the country which is completely
owned and operated by an educa-
tional institution is busy figuring
out ways to cut its income.
WIO-TV, radio station of Iowa
State University, is one of the two
stations licensed in that state by
the F e de r a1 Communications
Commission before licensing was
TO FINANCE the costly neces-
sary equipment, the school signed
program contracts with four net-
works, reserving the right of pro-
gram selection. It transmits the
network shows until the television
courses round a show into shape,
and then the student production
replaces the professional fare.
From the beaming of its com-
mercial shows, the station re-
ceived an estimated $75,000 in
the last year, and that's where
the cut-back plan comes in.
The station, which celebrates
its first anniversary next week, is
planning to step up production
of its student productions, and
thereby cut down on the highly
profitable network shows.
* * *
vision station here have been con-
sidered, University. vice-president
Marvin Niehuss said yesterday,
and the idea is being studied by
t h e University's broadcasting
"The University is very inter-
ested in television, as shown by
our pioneering in television-edu-
cation with our Sunday telecours-
es, but as yet we haven't found
a feasible plan for financing it,"
he said.
"It might mean a change in
policy regarding commercial spon-
sorship, which would require the
approval of the Regents," he

Victor Borge was blessed with
two causes for celebration re-
cently when he landed his own
30 minute TV show and his
American citizenship papers.
The witty Dane has been ped-
dling goodwill for ten years on
radio and in night club engage-
ments, and was recently re-
warded by Denmark's ambassa-
dor with the title of "Den-
mark's Ambassador of Good
His show will feature guest stars
and the piano-comedy skits which
the droll Dane has popularized on
other shows.
* * *
Anyone betting that the
television industry receives or
hands out at least one award
daily would never go broke. Al-
most any hick organization will
award a title (nothing pawnable)
to some comic if there's a chance
to get a few inches of space in
the papers.
The "Emmy" awarded to Grou-
cho Marx; star of "You Bet Your
Life" as "The most outstanding
personality on television in 1950"
by the Academy of Television Arts
and Sciences means much more
than the average magazine award,
however. Groucho gagged right
through the presentation, he tried
to carry off a blond waitress in-
stead of the statuette.
Union Bus Trip
The Union will sponsor a
hockey trip to Detroit for students
who want to see the Toronto Ma-
ple eafs play the Detroit Red
Wings Monday, March 5.
A bus will leave from the side
door of the Union at 6:30' p.m.
and will return to Ann Arbor be-
fore midnight. Coeds will be
granted late permission for the
Tickets are $3.25 per person for
the combined bus fare and game
admission costs. They can be ob-
tained from 3 to 5 p.m. today
through Friday at the lobby of
the Union.





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