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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1951

PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Conference
To Discuss

"SATURDAY SOCIETY":
Platters Turn at Barbour Breakfasts

Marks Plan
For the third time this semester,
students, faculty and members of
the administration will get to-
gether and discuss mutual prob-
lems at a literary college confer-
ence at 7:30 p.m. today in the
League.
The conference will examine
grading methods and attempt to
cover as many facets of the prob-
lem as possible, discussing present
flaws in the system and possible
solutions.
AFTER AN introductory speech
opening the meeting, those present
will take up the topic.
"The discussion can cover any
phase of the question, and no
one need pull punches when it
comes to criticism," according
to Walt Vogtmann, '52, chair-
man of thel conference's Steer-
ing Committee.
"Faculty and Administration
representatives present are inter-
ested in hearing the opinions of
students, and they often have
something to criticize themselves,"
Vogtmann added.
CHOSEN BECAUSE finals are
coming up and marks are on ev-
eryone's mind, the Steering Com-
mittee expects the timeliness of
the topic to attract a large num-
ber of interested students with
"gripes to get off their chests,"
Vogtmann said.
"The, University's grading
system has almost become a tra-
dition and has received a great
deal of criticism in the past. If
students want a change made,
here is their chance," he point-
ed out.
Following the meeting a sub-
committee will be organized un-
der a member of the Steering
Committee from the students pre-
sent at the meeting. The group
will draw up a report of the gen-
eral trends of discussion and give
it to the college for consideration
and action.
"However," Vogtmann noted,
"action depends upon the student
turnout and the validity of their
comments."
Boiilding To Talk
On Civil Liberties
Speaking on "The Importance
of-Civil Liberties," Prof. Kenneth
E. Boulding, of the economics de-
partment, will address a meeting
of the Civil Liberties Group at 8
p.m. today in Rm. 3S of the
Union.

By VIRGINIA VOSS
e t a y Barbour's "Saturday
akfast Enhancement Society"
broken a record.
tatistics which had proved that
n the Society's selected record-
music, attractive centerpieces,
I candle-lit tables couldn't lure
urday sleepers to any meal be-
lunch, reversed themselves
urday. More than a third of
dorm's 114 residence reported
breakfast.
Previous average for the So-
y's month-long experiment was
* * *
HE SOCIETY'S two members,
sy Smith, '54, and Joan Heider-
'53, attribute their sudden suc-
s to an extensive publicity cam-
gn started a week ago.
Posters lauding the "exclu-
eness" of eating Saturday
eakfast were distributed; a
or prize was to be offered to
e fiftieth woman to come
wn to breakfast; a "waking
rvice", was proposed.
'hough the "50-to-breakfast"
1 hasn't quite been reached,
hi Society and dorm residents
now convince that eating the
;urday morning meal from 7:30
i. to 8 a.m. by candlelight with
skground music is "great."''
* * *
'ORMED A month ago, the So-
by consists of two enterprising
itresses who see no reason for
ir fellow residents to sleep in
ile they are up staffing the
,hen.
)n Nov. 24, the waitresses set
a victrola in the dining room
i played some Debussy tone
ims. Only nine residents showed
(The dietician's records for
) t
J' Scientists x
eceive Grants
welve University student sci-t
ists have been awarded Atomic
rgy Commission-sponsored fel-
ships for the current school
,r the Oak Ridge Institute of
lear Studies has announced.i
among 343 predoctoral and
tdoctoral fellows who will study
er the Oak Ridge awards aret
il M. Banks, Jr., Paul R. Bar-t
, George B. Beard, Jean Alvant
>ss, Roderick L. Hines and Ro-c
t L. Hunter, all of whom are1
doctoral students.I
dso the list of award winners
king for their doctorates also
udes Malcolm H. MacGregor,1
nard M. Naphtal, Herbert B.J
1, David C. Rahm and Forrest
trome, Jr.
ohn Vernon Slater was the on-t
>ostdoctoral student at the Uni
ity to receive an award. I
udent Players S
o Meet Today
-t
general membership meeting4
The Student Players will be7
3 at 7:30 p.m. today in the
nd-up Room of the League.
an for the Players' second-
Jiversary production, "Joan of
aine," scheduled to open Feb-
ry 20, will be completed at the
ting.
Bill Folds
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Brief Cases
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IFC To Play
Host Today
ToAA Kids
More than 3,500 screaming Ann
Arbor youngsters will invade Hill
Auditorium at 3 p.m. today for
the Interfraternity Council's an-
nual Christmas party.
The afternoon's entertainment
will include a juggling act by Dun-
can Erley, '52E, a trampolin dem-
onstration by University gymnas-
tics coach, Newt Loken, and a bit
of "black magic," to be performed
by Detroit policeman Herbert Ger-
man.
Two color cartoons will also be
shown.
Of course Santa (Russ Whit-
field) will be on hand to distribute
packages of candy to the young-
sters. Jay Mills, '53, will serve as
master of ceremonies.
The IFC Christmas party has
been given for Ann Arbor elemen-
tary school children as a public
,service since 1932.
Bruce Maguire, '53, is general
chairman of the project.

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SURPRISED BUT HAPPY, THE BA RBOUR 'SOCIETY' GREETS THE
SATURDAY BREAKFAST HORDE

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the previous eight Saturday break-
fasts showed an average of 19
diners.)
The following week, the wait-
resses lighted candles, borrowed
plants for centerpieces, and
lured 27 women down to break-
fast with Beethoven's "Moon-
light Sonata" and "Eroica" Sym-
phony.
But Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegal"
and "Don Juan" weren't quite as
successful. On Dec. 8, only 15
residents reported.
Before the current publicity
campaign started, the Society's
morale hit a discouraging low.
Clara Ford, Betsy Barbour's office
secretary, took her toast and cof-
fee down to the basement kitchen,
complaining that by candlelight,
she couldn't see what she ate. .

Opposition To Bias Clauses
Grows Slowly Across Country

(Continued from Page 1)

"I don't like any kind of music
in the morning anyway," Miss
Ford objected.
In spite of the Society's success,
the majority of residents still hold
that an improvement in food
would get more people to Satir-
day breakfast than music, candle-
light, and centerpieces combined.
Union Will Still
Place Travellers
Union travel service will at-
tempt to obtain rides for all last
minute applicants, according to
Harry Blum, '54, but he advised
students who need rides or pas-
sengers to register immediately.
Riders or drivers may sign up
in the Union lobby, in the East
Quad old entrance, or by calling
the Union offices, 24431, between
4 and 6 p.m. today, tomorrow or
Thursday.

spring at Dartmouth where the
Undergraduate Council has warn-
ed clause houses that action would
be taken to remove them from in-
terfraternity competition unless
they complied with student de-
mands to eliminate their clauses.
These demands were register-
ed in the spring of 1950 when a
student referendum gave the
council the mandate to put the
pressure on fraternities which
have clauses.
The Daily Dartmouth, a student
newspaper, has commented: . .
for the first time in Dartmouth
history, fraternities will have to
follow the ruling of an under-
graduatehpolicy-or resign them-
selves to a quick fall.
The most drastic action has been
taken at the University of Con-
necticut where four fraternities
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broke their national ties as a re-
sult of a university anti-discrimi-
nation proclamation of March,
1949.
The proclamation issued by
President Albert Jorgenson, stated
that beginning in September, 1951,
the use of University owned build-
ings would be denied to groups
with discriminatory clauses.
At Syracuse, an anti-discrimi-
nation bill which was passed by
the student government last Octo-
ber urges elimination of such
practices and provides a student-
faculty board to consider "ap-
propriate cooperative measures" to
aid in their eradication.
At Williams College, the prob-
lem has received little play. Al-
though certain privateand official
investigations have been made, no
concrete results have been forth-
coming.

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