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Library Hours Extended
At Yale, U. of Washington

Library officials at Yale andr
the University of Washington<
have extended their service, in7
esponse to student demands.-
Eli scholars /may now studyf
straight through until midnights
instead of the former 10 p.m.t
deadline, and Washington stu-
dents will once again be able to
use their library's facilities on'
Steps Devised
To Strengthen
A series of steps designed to in-1
vigorate political parties has been
proposed by a group of political
experts, members of the American1
Political Science Assrciation.
Prof. John W. Lederle, is one
of the thirteen political scientists
who are seeking a method to
strengthen the two-party system.
THESE MEN, who make up theI
Committee on Political Partiesf
suggested that the Democratic and
Republican national committees'
should each decide in 1952 to re-}
convene in 1954.
"With the present pace of
world events," the committee
predicted, "any platform writ-
ten in 1952 will require revision
in 1954."l
Furthermore, they decided thatl
Party platforms and issues as set
forth at conventions are not
meaningless. "That people are
more concerned about issues than
about personalities is in part in-
dicated by the 1948 election cam-
paign. Public opinion polls re-
vealed that while many voters felt
that Dewey was the stronger per-
sonality, ther nevertheless sup-
ported Truman on issues," Prof.
Lederle said.
* * *
THE COMMITTEE feels that
biennial instead of quadriennial
conventions would "make clear the
continuing importance of expres-
sions of party policy."
Four alternatives to this sug-
gestion were forwarded in the
commnittee's statement:
1) Policy statements by the
President, on behalf of the majori-
ty party;.
2) Policy statements by the na-
tional committees; I
3) The creation of national par-
ty councils to interpret and de-
velop party policy between con-
4) The regular use of regional
conferences in mid-term elections.
BUT, THEY SAID, a national
convention is the only "unques-
Pioned, authentic and legitimate
.Noice of a major political party
under the present order of things.
"Party organization can be im-
proved only by party action," the
political scientists stated finally.
"A decision to hold conventions
again in 1954 is the essential first
These men expect to devote in-
tensive research in the coming
year to the study of all aspects of
conventions in order to complete
a report on their functining and

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THE DECISION at Yale was
made after a campaign by the
"News," the student paper there.
The library officials then took a
survey of student study habits and
found that a large percentage of
students stayed at the library until
the last possible minute.
They immediately decided to
* put the extended hours on a
trial basis. If the expected de-
mand materializes, the plan will
be made permanent.
T h e Saturday reopening at
Washington came after pressure
was exerted by the University Sen-
ate, the Organizations Assembly
and several other student groups.
* * *
Saturday closure of the library,
about four months ago. But li-
brary officials discovered that the
step "was not feasable even though
Saturday has always been the
least busy day of the week."
T h e library's director an-
nounced that he has begun a
search in other areas for meth-
ods of saving funds.
Library patronage studies will be
made to insure the justification of
the move and the decision will be
open to further amendments if the
studies show that facilities are not
being utilized on Saturdays.
"Our only interest," the library
director asserted, "is to see that
the library and itsbook collections,
which we consider to be the most
important part of the University,
are of maximum usefulness to
those for whom they are in-
Art Museum
To Feture
Old Canvases
The major exhibition of the
year, "Italian, Spanish, and
French Paintings of the 17th and
18th Centuries" will be shown
from Thurs., to Wed., Nov. 28 at
the University's Museum of Art.
Sponsored by the Museum in
collaboration with the Grand Ra-
pids Art Gallery, the loan exhibit
will consist of forty-four oil paint-
ings by forty-four artists.
"IN POINT of quality, scope and
richness of interest, it is one of the
most important exhibitions of
painting ever to have been shown
in the Museum of Art," Miss Helen
Hall Curator of Paintings at the
Museum, said.
The Eighteenth Century Italian
group includes paintings 'by
Guardi and Tiepolo.
Murillo, El Greco, Zurbaran and
Goya will be represented, among
others, in the seventeenth century
Spanish group.
Seventeenth and eighteenth
century France will be illustrated
by Poussin, Claude Lorrain, Lan-
cret, Hubert Robert and Chardin.
'Technic' Tryouts
A meting of all engineering col-
lege students who are interested
in working on the Michigan Tech-
nic will be held at 7:30 p.m. to-
night in Rm. 205, West Engineer-
ing Annex.

POLITICS--The Young Fepub-
licans will hear Owen J. Cleary,.
chairman qf the Republican State
Central Committee, give his opin-
ion of the political picture of
Michigan and the mid-west at
7:30 p.m. tonight at the League.
MUSIC-"St. Martin and His
Unintentional Influence on Music"
will be the topic of a speech to be
given by Prof. Warren Fox, head
of the musicology department at
the Eastman School of Music, at
4:15 p.m. in the Rackham Amphi-
(:iiiig Events
Theater Club will hold their first
Sfaculty-audience-performer dis-
cussion period of the season after
tomorrow night's performance of
Jean-Jacques Bernard's "The
Sulky Fire."
The panel will consist of Prof.
Marvin Felheim of the English de-
partment, Prof. James O'Neill of
the French department, and Milan
Rice, Grad.


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MAJORITY RULES-A sure-fire way to test public opinion on a problem is to ask the people
themselves, and this is precisely what these two University students are doing for a produce design'
class. The problem is to find out which of these designs will be most acceptable to the public.
Here Edward Hutcheson, '52 and Gene Kiddon, '52 are asking Joan Fried, '53 her opinion on these
various box designs. The product design class consists of four members, and in the space of two days
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survey has pove successu, an

ntroductory Courses o B Topc
By JERRY HELMAN ' Prof. Hayward Keniston of the a unique way to bring abo
The first literary college confer- Spanish department. changes, according to James R
ence of the school year, giving bertson, assistant dean of the '
students a chance to air legitimate THE CONFERENCES were ini- erary college. No resolutions a
gripes will be held at 7:30 p.m. tiated in 1946 and after several passed, and the conference do
today in the League. years delay were reinstituted in not go -on record as advocating
Interested students will be given 1949 by Deans Keniston and Char- particular reform.
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ROTC-A mock military court
trial will be presented by the Uni-
versity's Army ROTC unit at 7:30
p.m. tomorrow in the Kellogg
The trial will be conducted ac-
cording to the new Uniform Code
of Military Justice by senior stu-
dents enrolled in the unit's "Mili-
tary Law and Boards" course.
out The public is invited.
i- CONFERENCE-The part of


ment of good citizenship will be!
considered at the 22nd Annual
Parent Education Institute Nov. 7
and 8 at the Rackham building.

an opportunity at the conferencer
to sit down with faculty and ad-
ministration representatives and
tangle with the problem of "The
Value of Introductory Courses."
This will be the first of approxi-
mately six such conferences sched-
uled to be held during the year and
dealing with a variety of topics.
* * *
SOME OF the points that will beN
covered in today's discussion are
the size of classes, level and cali-
bre of instruction and the neces-f
sity of prerequisites. The discus-
sion will be informal and all in-
terested students are invited to
attend and give their opinion on
the subject.
Among the faculty who haver
been invited to attend are Prof.
Wilbert McKeachie of the psy-
chology department, Prof. John
Arthos of the English department"
and a member of the Curriculum,
Committee, Prof. William Palmer
of the economics department and
To Open_-Talks
Prof. John F. Shepard of the
psychology department will speak
on "The Psychology of Freedom"
at 8 p.m. today in the League as
the first in a series of lectures and
discussions on freedom sponsored
by the Council of the Arts, Sci-
ences and Professions.
Other lectures in the series will
deal with the nature of societies in
which men can be free, the his-
tory of loyalty and freedom in the
United States, and the legal and
constitutional aspects of civil lib-
THE GOAL OF the Council's
program for the year is to provide
through discussion and study, the
basis for a philosophy of action
for the intellectual.
Later a group of lectures will be
offered on the role of labor and
the professional in social change.
The final series will concentrate
on international problems.
The entire year's program will
be oriented toward effective action
on current issues. Seminar groups
of students and faculty members
will prepare each meeting as well
as relevant bibliography and ar-

r. ueai oz0me1 ueiu rykcurie e. "In education, progress is not The conference is sponsored by
As a result of changes advo- made by passing resolutions," the University Extension Service
cated by past conferences, sev- Robertson points out. "These and the Michigan Congress of Par-'
eral revisions in University po- conferences enable the admin- ents and Teachers.r
licy have come about. Among istration and faculty to judge Dean of the education school,
these are the Student Advisors what can be done and how best J. B. Edmondson, Prof. Stanley E.!
Program and an increase in for- to do it." Dimond, of the education school,
eign language requirements. After today's conference. a com- Prof. Garnet R. Garrison, of thej
Last year a Steering Committee mittee will be chosen by those pre- speech department, and Mrs. Bet-j
was established composed of .e- sent to organize the results of the ty L. Kohler of Western Michigan
presetatied opsd fi r hc ill ;College of Education will address
presentatives of student organiza- meeting into a report which ollege of .
tions to select topics for discus- thenbe presented to the coillee. the grou.
sion and make arran~ements for The head of this committee will be -w-_______________
future meetings. a member of the Steering Commit-
* tee. In addition, several steno-
THE CONFERENCES work in graphers will be on hand to take DR. FRANK RYBA
down the actual proceedings.
The committee's report is used OPTOMETRIST
U Lan R e rm by the college in future decisions.
"We find the conferences reports . . . eye examinations
To Discussed invaluable as a valid source of
--- student demands," Robertson said. ... glasses
"United Nations Program for "We sincerely hope that students
Land Reform" will be the topic will be sufficiently interested to
of a lecture to be given by Mrs. U. sit down with us and talk about
H. Duffus, of the State Depart- the kind of education they have Phone 2-8869
ment, at 4:15 p.m. today at Kel- been getting and what they want :__
logg Auditorium. in the future."


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