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REGISTRATION
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Latest Deadline in the State

FRESHMAN SUPPLEMENT
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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 1951

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-Daily-Alan Reid
TWO PRESIDENTS MEET-University President Harlan Hatch-
' er and Leonard Wilcox, '52, get to'gether for the first time to
discuss some of the problems facing the University this year.
'Freshman President
Finds Life R1gorous
By CAL SAMRA
Harlan Henthorne Hatcher, newly.installed president of the
University, may not have been joking when he told a freshman
assembly Monday, "I'm a freshman, too, and the surf has been
beating against my brow."
For the ordeal of being a freshman president is, perhaps, as
rigorous an adventure imaginable. Since his inauguration Sept. 1,
President Hatcher has been swamped with a deluge of visitors-
students, faculty members, administrators, reporters, and prominent
men throughout the Midwest.

Dean Warns
Women To
Be on Guard
Says Rules Will.
Not Be Tightened
By BOB KEITH
Daily City Editor
Despite the murder Sunday
morning of a nurse in the vicinity
of the women's dormitories, Dean
of Women Deborah Bacon said
this week she sees a minimum of
danger for University coeds if
they exercise care and judgement.
Dean Bacon said it seemed un-
necessary at present to tighten
the regulation hours for women
students following t h e brutdl
slaying of Pauline Campbell, a
nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital.
She suggested, however, that
unescorted w o m e n travel in
groups at night. "Any girl who
walks alone at night in the parks
or the Arboretum is not adven-
turous but temerarious," Dean
Bacon said.
* * * -
M I S S CAMPBELL, 34, was
found dying shortly after mid-
night Sunday in front of her
rooming house at 1424 Washing-
ton Heights. The tree-shaded
road is only a few blocks from
Observatory where most women's
dorms are located.
Her death marked the third
assault this year on a nurse in
the same area. On May 14 and
Sept. 11 nurses were struck by
a man while walking to or from
work, but their screams fright-
ened the assailant away.
Following the latest attack the
University Hospital announced it
would provide an escort service at
night for nurses traveling be-
tween the main hospital building
and units of the hospital as well
as to and from their places of
residence.
Special guards were also put in
t h e women's dormitory area.
Dean Bacon said an extra night
watchman was being stationed on
Observatory Hill, and police au-
thorities said they were doing
everything in their command to
insure protection of students in'
that vicinity.'
* * * .

To All New Students:
A CORDIAL WELCOME to all
of you. May you achieve
success at the University both
in the classroom and in its ex-
tracurricular life.
By putting academic things
first you will not only find time
for "activities" but you will en-
joy them more fully and com-
pletely.
May you make selections cur-
ricular and extra-curricular
that tax your capacities so that
you will take from your Uni-
versity the truly meaningful
education she stands ready to
provide.
-Erich A. Walter,
Dean of Students
Freshment
Got Go Sign
Iln A ctivities1
For the first time in University
history, first-semester freshmen
are eligible to participate in all
non-athletic extra-curricular ac-
tivities beginning this fall.
The new ruling was handed
down by the Student Affairs Com-
mittee last May.
* * *
HOWEVER, STUDENTS on aca-
demic discipline and those carry-
ing less than 12 hours will still be
barred from campus *activities.
Special permission for part-time
and special students and those on
discipline may be granted in ex-
traordinary cases by the Dean of
Students and the Dean of Women.
JThe SAC measare was the cli-
max of a series of relaxations of
the eligibility r equir e ments
which included increasing the
number of activities open to
freshmen and the abolition of
eligibility cards.

Welcome

Student Bo
To Numbe
Over 16,01
World Conditi
Cause Ambigi
s University enrollment ti
is expected to take about
student drop from last yea
rollment figure.
Most estimates place S
ber's resident student boc
tween 16,000 and 17,000. Tb
versity budget was based
16,000 figure.

-Daily-Alan Reid
WAITING FOR THE GRIND--Sue Stewart, Nancy McClure, Mary Jane House and John Brand
kill a few minutes with talk before returning to one of many registration week lines.

* * *

* * *

* -* *

Orientation Program Briefs New Students

On top of this are the

Play Places
Pl entifulin
Ann Arbor
As a University town of some
43,000 population, Ann Arbor of
fers unexampled entertainmen
opportunities-ranging from the
plebeian to the esoteric.
For the most entertainment
there are six movie theatres show
ing every weekend.
IN ADDITION to the two cam-
pus theatres, which run current
hits, there is the Student Legis-
lature's Cinema Guild, which spe-
cializes in foreign movies and re-
vivals of real artistic value -
though it operates only on week-
ends.
Downtown, two theatres pro-
Svide a steady diet of last-rate
films, with a revival every now
and then or 'a class A picture
several months late. The advan-
tage here is lower prices.
Also downtown is a small thea-
tre which brings excellent foreign
movies and revivals. Such films
as Laurence Olivier's productions
of Shakespeare are shown here.
DRAMA FLOURISHES through-'
out the year. There are, the
speech department's student play,
productions in the winter. There
is the Ann Arbor Drama Season,
in May and June, bringing Broad-
way stars to act in plays that
have been hits elsewhere.
The Arts Theater Club, a local
professional acting company com-
posed largely of University alum-
ni, is considered by many to stage
the best drama in town at their
third floor play loft downtown.
And there are various student
productions-the Junior Girls'
(Continued on Page 2)

itations to teas, assemblies, dinners
-6 and anything anyone can think
up as an excuse to meet the
new president.
And thereis the daily routine-
wihits many exasperating prob-
lems-of heading one of the larg-
est universities in the Midwest.
President Hatcher estimates that
his is a 15 hour a day job.
OUTWARDLY, three weeks of
e being president has not altered
- the suave,' poised demeanor of the
t 52 year old 'educator. Yesterday
e at a brief news conference, he ap-
peared completely in accord with
, the world-hardly the state of
- mind of many in the class of '55.
Congenial and possessing -a
quick wit, the president seemed
unmindful of the pressure of his
Lt job. He dwelt mainly on the
- beauty of the Upper Peninsula
(which he frequently visits) and
on how well his family had ad-
justed to te Ann Arbor milieu.
The Hatchers, however, are still
residing at the Union until the
President'seHome on S. University
is completely redecorated. They
expect to move in by the first of
November.
ASKED WHETHER he would be
rooting for Ohio State, where he
- was previously vice-president, or
for Michigan, President Hatcher
assured everyone that Michigan
was his team. "Our football teams
have always had class," he in-
sisted with a patriotic emphasis.
The chain-smoking former
English professor then turned
y his attention to the present
situation in education.
He contended that the center of
gravity in higher education has
tshifted from the East to the Mid-
dle West in the past generation.
"A generation ago," he pointed
out," a scholar's preparation was
not considered complete unless he
had earned at least one degree
from one of the great Eastern
universities.
"Withinethe past 25 years, how-
ever, the greatest growth in grad-
uate and professional education
has taken place in the Middle
West, with the University being
one of the leaders in this growth."

By ZANDER HOLLANDER
T h e University's orientation
merry-go-round got under way
this week with the arrival of 4000
freshmen and transfer students.
The newcomers stepped onto
one of the fastest spinning orien-
tation programs in University
history.
MORE THAN 200 orientation
leaders juggled the new arrivals
through a series of meetings,
shows, ceremonies, aptitude tests,
Student Body
Represented
By Legislature
Committees Serve
All U Students

p h y s i c al exams, receptions,
dances, briefing sessions, stags
and a few other events.
Briefed Monday morning on
their schedule for the week, the
men and women heard "fellow
freshman" President Harlan H.
Hatcher, Dean Deborah Bacon,
and Dean Erich A. Walter at
formal welcoming ceremonies
that night In Hill Auditorium
and Rackham Lecture Hall.
By Tuesday night, after a
round of house meetings and get
togethers with the physical edu-
cation department, the men and
women got a breathing spellin an
open-air square dance at the Na-
tural Science parking lot.
BUT AT 8 p.m. Wednesday
many of them were back on the
merry-go-round, taking the op-
tional chemistry placement tests
at Hill Auditorium.
At the Office of Student Af-
fairs, control booth for the
"orientation machine I v a n

Taking advantage of the new
freshman eligibility rule, most
campus groups will put on a high-
powered campaign to interest new
students.
Incoming mene will get their
first introduction to "activities"
at & p.m. Thursday at a stag
party in the Union. The affair
is sponsored by Student Legis-
lature, Inter-Fraternity Coun-
cil, Association of Independent
jMen, The Union, and The Daily.
Films of the 1951 Rose Bowl
classic will be shown and several
University gridiron stars will be
on hand to narrate.
Meanwhile new women stu-
dents will attend meetings at 2:30
p.m. in the League sponsored by
Assembly and Pan Hellenic where
they will hear about these organ-
izations.
* * *
THURSDAY EVENING fresh-
man women will hear selections
from 1951's Frosh Weekend. La-

SOFT-PEDALING any immedi-
ate danger, Dean Bacon said that
if women students "conform to
standard regulations, if they fol-
low the advice and counseling
they have all received in their
houses, if they exercise the in-
dividual responsibility and judg-
ment which University and par-
ents alike expect of college stu-
dents, they should be in no more
danger than anyone else living in
a mechanized world and an inse-
cure century.
"In Ann Arbor, as in any uni-
versity town, the incidence rate
of "startle" approach, etc., is
much higher than in the average
residential area," she said.
"It has always been the ad-
vice of the Dean of Women, of
the House Directory, and Coun-
selors that coeds, throughout
any academic year, do not stroll
idly and alone late at night on
the quieter streets," Dean Ba-
con commented.

Heads of student activities are
required to submit to the Office of
Student Affairs lists of all students
in their organizations. but the
members themselves are directly
responsible for observance of the
eligibility rules. In case of doubt
of status, students may inquire at
the Office of Student Affairs.
Although athletics are not regu-
lated by the SAC, the Board in
Control of Inter-collegiate Athle-
tics has established rules for the
teams which coincide with those
of the SAC.
Senior Pis
Deadline Set,

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To facilitate delivery of prints
by Christmas photographers will
begin taking Michiganensian sen-
ior pictures' several weeks early
this year,
According to Neale Traves, '52,
'Ensian business manager, seniors
began signing up for appointments
at the start of registration Wed-
nesday. Those seniors who did
not complete arrangements there
have until next Wednesday, Sept.
26, to check in at the Student Pub-
lications Building. The office will
be open from 3 to 5 p.m., he said.

* * *
HOWEVER University official
were quick to point out that un
der present world conditions, an
estimate has to be made with a
eye to revision.
In the past official estimates
this time of the year proved
be correct wtihin two or three pe
cent, according to Universit:
spokesmen, but no one will clam
that kind of accuracy for thi
year's estimate.
Gayle C. Wilson, assistant d1
rector of admissions, said tha
this year's freshman class of 2,0
is as large as last year's
"We expect the cuts to com
in the junior and senior classes,"
Wilson said.
The fact that no new veterau
students will be enrolled is not e*
pected to affect the numbero
the freshmenrmatriculations.
The number of veterans 'whi
cane to the University for th
first time last fall accounted fo:
only a small part of the freshma
class, so the death of the GI Bil
will not materially change the sie
of this year's class.
* * *
the fall will probably not affec
freshman classes. If anticipate
drops materialize in the uppe
grades some sections of larg
sophomore and junior classes wil
be dropped.
Unlike 'most universities in the
country, the University Englisi
department does not see any drol
in enrollment or classroom sched
ules.
Arthur E. Lean, assistant di-
rector of the extension service,
said that he expects a very
slight drop in participation in
the extension service program.
Most extension classes are at.
tended by people not liable to b
affected by the draft, Lean as-
serted.
But accurate pre-enrollmen
estinates are almost impossible
to make for extension courses, be-
cause most students sign up fo:
them when they open without go-
ing through any admission proce-
dure.
* 'I *
IF T H E WORLD situatio
doesn't blow up all college plan:
for the future, the present enroll-
ment drop is expected to last onl
a few years.
Educators believe that man
men now in the armed forces wil
head for college once their tour o
duty is up.
About the same time- they ex-
pect this to happen, the first o:
the "war babies" will be read
to head for college.
These two factors combine
with the increased capacity o:
public high schools and the
growing social recognition of the
value of college education are ez-
pected to put college enrollmen
at a high level for 10 or 15 years
The exact effect of the enroll-
ment drop on education and cam-
pus activities cannot be estimate
as yet, officials say. Some ef-
fects will be readily apparent
however.
For one thing, the number o
students per professor will -de-
cline. 'At the height of the pos
war enrollment period, this ratic

By EVA SIMON VJAALA ter the Maize and Blue teams for
fraternity discriminatory Parker, its organizer and direc- the 1952 weekend will be chosen.
Fromfrtriydsrmnty tor, was "very much pleased"
clauses to a Thanksgiving week- with the smoothness of the op- By Friday all newcomers will
end holiday, controversial campus eration. have been counseled, stetho-
issues are thrashed out and acted The program has run without a scoped, thumped and x-rayed
upon by the Student Legislature. hitch, the OSA reported, except and registered.
Now in its sixth year and gain- for one worried new man who But the last whirl of the car-
ing strength and prestige as it wanted to know "whether the ousel will come at 1 p.m. Friday
goes, SL is the official govern- League house I'm living in is a and 8 a.m. Saturday when fresh-
ment and spokesman for the Uni- regular residence for men?" It man and transfer students will
versity "student body. Its fifty wasn't and he isn't. take their aptitude tests at Hill
members are elected from the * * * Auditorium.
campus at large for all. year CAMPUS organizations w ill Survivors of the orientation
terms each spring and fall, take the orientation spotlight program will attend classes Mon-
SL's MOST far-reaching actions Thursday. day.
to date have been in the field of
discrimination.
Last November SL passed a mo- BIG HURDLE - ADMISSION:
tion asking that recognition be,
withheld from any fraternity with I ibterest W rk H abits
discriminatory clauses in its con-a
stitution which failed to remove
them by 1956. It was later modi- Ef4 AU *
fied to give extensions over the W
time limit to fraternities which
can prove "substantial probabil-
ity that all such discriminatory Interest in college work and good work habits are probably as
clauses will be removed in the importantcas innate intelligence as factors in the academic success of
near future." college students, according to observations made by University
The amended motion squeak- officials.
ed through the Student Affairs And the major hurdle for the person who wants a' University de-
Committee, the student-faculty gree is admission to the University, Registrar's Office studies indicate.
body which administrates all * * *
student affairs, by a seven-to- SIX FACTORS determine whether a student will make a satis-
It was vetoed just before the factory academic record at the University. Robert L. Williams, assist-
end of the spring semester by ant to the provost, listed them as:
University President Alexander G. 1--Strong interest in college work; 2---Ability to manage per-
Ruthven. ' sonal affairs; 3-Good high school teaching and a proper selection
SL plans to present the mo- of high school courses to fit the lineof study to be pursued at the
ion to Harlan H. Hatcher University; 4-Good work habits; 5-Desire to succeed; 6-Rea-
when he assumes the presiden- sonable financial resources.
cy in the fall. mThe importance of these as indicators of success was discovered
The motion climaxed t h r e e in a 20-year study of student records, Williams said. And he quoted
veas f vwork bhy members of the r,. ;" .;~,.r+, ;.... . L. , +.++,

In the meantime
"the, Ann Arbor poli
is putting forth it
and all its efforts to
situation, so tragic
tal."

e, she added,I

ce department Actual photographing will com-
s full weight mence on Monday, to last until
clear up this October 22, taking place from 8
and so bru- a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and from 7 to
9 p.m.

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