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Clements Library Gets
Rare Historical Volume


Political and literary intrigue
mark the story behind one of the
newest acquisitions of the Cle-
ments Library.
The acquisition, a book entitled
"Lettre d'un Habitant de Louis-
bourg," is the third known existing
print of the only French account
of the Louisbourg siege in the 18th
The eyewitness story is written
in the form of a letter sent to Par-
is from that fort.
ACCORDING TO historical re-
Choral Groups
To Give Yule
More than 400 campus musi-
cians, including four choral groups
and the Symphony Orchestra, will
mass together to present their an-
nual yuletide concert at 8:30 p.m.
today in Hill Auditorium.
Featuring Robert Kerns, '54 SM,
baritone, Grace Ravesloot, '53SN,
soprano, and Margaret Milks, '55,
harp, as soloists, the festive con-
cert will be directed by Prof. May-
nard Klein of the music school.
THE COMBINED choirs include
the University Choir of 88 voices,
the Michigan Singers of 96 voices,
the Arts Chorale of 144 voices, and
the 16-voiced Tudor Singers.
A group of Sixteen Century
nativity songs will open the pro-
gram. Composers Giovanni Ga-
brieli, Victoria, Jusquin de Pres,
and Palestrina will be repre-
sented in the choral selections.
Accompanied by Miss Milks at
the harp, the Women's Choir will
follow with selected carols from a
picturesque site of pieces by Ben-
jamin Britten, "A Ceremony of
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ly Willan and "God Is With Us" by
Kastalsky will be presented by the
Choir with baritone Kerns as solo-
After the Intermission the
Choir and Instrumental En-
semble will present the Kyrie
and Gloria from Anton Bruck-
ner's "Mass in E Minor."
Closing the program, the Choir
and Orchestra will offer Verdi's
majestic hymn of praise, "Te De-
um." Soprano soloist Grace Raves-
loot will be featured.
Travel Service
Calls for Cars
With Christmas recess only
eight days away, Union Travel
Service director Harry Blum, '54,
urged all students who want rides
or passengers in their cars to
register' with the service immedi-
Blum indicated that registra-
tions so far show a demand for
drivers to New York state, Chicago
and the upper peninsula of Mich-
A shortage of passengers exists
for most distant destinations in-
cluding Florida, Texas and Cali-
The travel service assigns riders
and drivers on a first come, first
serve basis. Both groups may reg-
ister in the Union lobby or the old
entrance to the East Quad. Stu-
dents may also register by calling
the Union student, offices, 24431
between 4 and 6 p.m. weekdays.
Israel Controversy
To Be Discussed

The intermittent argument over
the status of Israel will burst out
again at 7:15 p.m. today in an
open discussion on: "Should the
continued existence of the State
of Israel be assured by the UN?"
The discussion, slated for Rm.
3K in the Union, will highlight the
views of Adele Haddad, a Lebanese
student, and Hillel Shubal, who
recently visited Israel.
The discussion is open to the

cords, Louisbourg, or Cape Bret-
on Island, was the chief French
fortress and naval station in Can-
ada. It was used as a base by pir-
ates, privateers and assorted other
undesirable characters who prey-
ed on their New England neigh-
When St. George's War broke
out in 1745 the incensed English
resolved to capture the fort.
Within two months they gained
the victory, the first important
chink in the French armor.
The jubilant victors filled vol-
umes with reports of the siege. But
the French were so humiliated at
the defeat that they tried to ig-
nore the whole matter, publishing
only one unofficial account of the
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THREE PRINTS of the letter
are known to exist. The other two
are located in the Bibliotheque
Nationale in Paris and the Public
Archives in Ottawa, Canada.
Nothing is known about the
author of the letter, since it was
sent to Paris unsigned. At that
time a common practice among
authors was to publish their
works anonymously in order to
escape the penalty for criticiz-
ing the crown or government.
The falsified imprint in the let-
ter reveals another instance of lit-
erary intrigue. The imprint reads:
"Quebec, 1745." However, the book
was actuall ypublished in Paris.
This device was used partly to
avoid copywright laws and partly
to avoid the necessity of getting
permission for the publication.
The letter was purchased from a
New York dealer and given to the
library by the Clements Library
Associates, a group of contributors
who help to support it.
Civil Service
Jobs Offered
Government opportunities in ci-
vil service and fellowship programs
are being offered to graduating
The Civil Service Commission
has announced Aeronautical Re-
search Intern and Scientist ex-
aminations to fill positions for the
National Advisory Committee for
Aeronautics laboratories at various
places throughout the country.
The examinations will not be
regarded as written tests, but
will be graded on education, ex-
perience and references. No
closing date has been announc-
Salary for the Intern positions
is $3,410 per year; for Research
Scientists the salary ranges from
$4,205 to $10,800 per year,
Applications will be accepted
from students who expect to com-.
plete the required courses within
nine months of the date of filing
application. Further information
and applications may be obtained
from the Commission's local sec-
retary, Edward Hellner, at the
Main Post Office here.
Who Launders KYER MODEL
Shirts Best? LAUNDRY
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T op Men
Healthy As
Rumors Fly
WASHINGTON -- () - Vice-
President Barkley did not-repeat,
not-suffer a heart attack yester-
day. Neither did Gen. Matthew
Ridgway, Allied commander in the
Far East, nor Gen. James A. Van
Fleet, commander of the Eighth
Army in Korea.
The Pentagon was busy all day
checking, and denying, a flood of
rumors that the three had been
stricken. How the rumors got
started was a mystery.
BARKLEY, in Honolulu after a
jaunt to the Far East, was report-
ed by secret service men there to
be "in the next room, jovial and
very much alive."
Ridgway informed Secretary
of the Army Pace he had never
enjoyed better health and hadn't
been ill since he arrived in the
Far Eastern theatre a year ago.
At Honolulu, Barkley informed
of the rumors, said "I haven't felt
as well as I do for 40 years."
Barkley and his wife are return-
ing from a tour of the Orient dur-
ing which the 74-year-old Vice
President visited the Korean fight-
ing front.
Barkley will leave by military
plane today for Washington.
Photog Contest
Entries Open
Camera enthusiasts will have an
opportunity to make their hobby
pay in the Union's all-campus
photography contest which is cur-
rently accepting entries, Council-
man Jack Ehlers, '53E, announced
Entries for the contest must fall
into one of four classifications:
adults and young people, animals,
children, or still life scenes. They
should be mounted on a piece of
white board, eight inches by ten
inches, Ehlers said. The deadline
for entries will be Jan. 8, with the
judging set for Jan. 10.
A $5 first prize will be awarded
in each class with a $3 merchan-
dise certificate going to the run-
ner-up in each division.
$4 a yea r to
students &
faculty members
makes an excellent Xmas gift
. Handsomely inscribed card
mailed to recipients. Phone or
write Student Periodical Agen-
cy, 330 Municipal Ct. Bldg.,

Construction Workers
Cold To Co-eds' Charm
Coeds who let their egos soar as a result of the long, low whistles
which emanate these days from behind piles of lumber aropnd Angell
Hall are evidently letting themselves be deceived.
According to a recent check of construction workers their verbal
approbation doesn't actually mean that they are overly impressed
with University women. In fact, they had several complaints to reg-
** * *
"MICHIGAN STATE has much better looking girls," one worker
said, throwing more fuel on the old rivalry between the two student

City Water
'Soon To Be
Manager of the City Water De-
partment, Harrison H. Caswell,
yesterday disclosed that fluorida-
tion of water in Ann Arbor will
be accomplished on a permanent
basis "before the first of the year."
Caswell announced that ma-
chinery for introduction of the
fluoride compounds into the city
water system is virtually in place
and that test runs for calibration
purposes will be given next week.
Prompted by a long campaign
by medical and dental authori-
ties, the addition of fluorides to
city water was approved by the
City Council earlier this year.
The authorities based their cam-
paign on results of recent research
activities which show evidence of
fluoride's usefulness as a tooth de-
cay preventative in children.
The American Medical Associa-
tion, the Michigan Medical As-
sociation and the State Dental
Society are among the groups
which have recently declared sup-
port of the fluoridation process.
Read Daily Classifieds

Student Scorns 'Easy' Test

MADISON-(A')-A University of
Wisconsin history student walked
out of an examination, because,'
he said: "It was too easy-an in-
sult to our intelligence."
The incident occurred Monday
about two minutes after test pa-
pers were handed out in a course
on history of American thought
and culture.
Seymour Handler, a junior from

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Newark, N.J., shouted disapproval
and stalked out of the room.
"I refuse to take this exam," he
told his classmates. "It has about
as much imagination, as a pile of
sawdust. I'm going out for -omc
fresh air."
Prof. Merle Curti. Pulitzer Prize
winning historian who teaches the
course, described Handler's action
as "extremely inconsiderate."


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groups. "Much prettier," he said emphatically as he attained more
"They don't ever speak to you here," another added. "They
just walk by with their noses in the air."
"There's only one thing I don't like about them," another said.
"They all wear flat heels. I wish that for just one day, every woman
on campus would wear high heels," he said brandishing a trowel.
Despite this reluctance to comment favorably on that reknowned
fifth coed adage, (Four out of five women are beautiful and the other
comes to Michigan,) the workers do admit that they are distracted
by the 'U' femmes. Many attributed their slow progress on the addi-
tion to the amount of time they spend studying the passing parade.



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