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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUE S\Ln , OCTOBER 2, 195!

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LET TERS TE LL STORY:

Publications' Past Revealed

An old file of letters recently
discovered by an ex-Regent of the
University, has brought to light
some interesting sidelights on the
history of publications here.
Browsing around in his home,
Ralph Stone, '92L, and Regent of
the University from 1924-39, un-
covered a sheaf of perfectly pre-
served letters that he had received
IlooKins Will
DiScuss Ph.D
Requirements
Prof. Hirsch Hootkins, examiner
in foreign languages for doctoral
degrees, will address all Ph.d can-
didates concerning their language
requirements at 8 p.m. tomorrow
in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Prof. Hootkins' talk, sponsored
by the Graduate School Council,
will be followed by a question and
answer period to clarify all points
not brought out in his lecture.
Candidates for Ph.d's may ex-
empt themselves from examina-
tions by taking special courses of-
fered in the individual language
departments, Prof. 2Eootkins ex-
plained.
. Foreign students are no longer
allowed to substitute their native
language as one of the language
requirements, he said, although
they can substitute English.
Petitions Available
Film Sponsors'
Petitions for groups wishing to
co-sponsor, Cinema Guild films
with Student Legislature will be
available today through Friday
at the SL building, 122 S. Forest,
Bob Baker, '52, Cinema Guild
chairman, announced yesterday.
Petitions must be returned by
Oct. 8, .with interviews scheduled
for Oct. 10 and 11.
Eleven co-sponsors are being
sought for the fal lsemester, Ba-
ker said. He pointed out that
last year, the collaborating or-
ganizations made a collective pro-
fit of over $2000.
The net profits are split three
ways, with 70% going to the co-
sponsor, 20% to SL and 10% to
an insurance fund which will
guarantee that none of the
groups lose money.
Read Daily Classifieds

back in 1893 from various persons
interested in student publications.
** *
STONE, ONE OF the Univer-
sity's more enthusiastic alumni,
and a former Managing Editor
of The Daily, has written a short
explanation of the letters and has
filed the whole thing with the
Michigan Historical Collections in
the Rackham Bldg.
The first series of letters tells
of plans of Stone and two ac-
quaintances, Prof. John Rolphe
of the Latin department and
George Codd, who has since
served as mayor of Detroit, to
institute a "graduates magazine
project."
The idea was to make it a liter-
ary magazine and attempts were
made to convince President Angell
of the need for such a publication.
Angell, however, felt that the Uni-
versity Record filled the bill at
the time and vetoed the measure.
Despite the magazine's abortive
start, Stone noted that the current
"Alumni Quarterly" now serves the
same function.
AS FOR THE "University Rec-
Union Opera
Of fers Priz e
Script_$100
Anyone who plunks down a fin-
ished Union Opera script before
midnight, Oct. 15, at the main
desk in the Union lobby is in the
runnling for $100.
However, according to Opera
Manager Jim Yobst, '52, there are
a few thorns in this rosy picture.
Only fulU scripts are eligible for
the prize and no scenarios will be
accepted. This means that all of-
ferings must include descriptions
of stage settings, dialogue, loca-
tions and outlines of possible spe-
cialties and production numbers.
"Btr extravagant settings are
frowned on," Yobst remindedi.
"And writers should remember
that the 'women' are going to be
played by men."
The Opera, going into its fourth
year of post-war production, has
already reasserted itself as a cam-
pus tradition. This is the first
time, however, that a prize is be-
ing offered for the best script.
For a.l aspiring script writers
now toiling away in garrets, Yobst
had a parting word, "Remember,
all it takes is two copies in sealed
envelopes addressed to Unioa
Opera Script Contest and the cen-
tury-notv may be yours "

ord," it was not a student publica-
tion. Founded in 1891, it survived
only a short time and a letter to
Stone indicated that it was a com-
plete failure as far as support by
the alumni is concerned.
Though this publication has
also disappeared along the way,
Stone said that the University's
many bulletins and publications
make campus news so readily
available that "any alumnus.. .
who does not know what is go-
ing on at the University either
does not or cannot read."
The third group of letters refers
to the efforts of The Daily staff
to publish an "Alumni Weekly."
Though the plans were discussed
in 1890, it wasn't until 1893 that
any effort was made to publish
the magazine.
* * *
BELIEVING THAT alumni were
not showing an active interest in
the University, the staff assumed
that a weekly would arouse alum-
ni to "a pitch of enthusiasm which
would over the years lead to
effective and generous support of
the University."
Quite an ambitious campaign
went on, but the plans collapsed
because of the inability to raise
sufficient funds. "However," Stone
went on, "this effort bore almost
immediate fruit in the establish-
ment of the "Michigan Alumnus,"
which was first issued in October,
1894."
A fourth group of letters dis-
cussed the Western College Press
Association that Stone and his
friends considered so important to
student journalism in the midwest.
This Midwest organization, was
organized in May of 1891 upon
initiative of The Daily. Stone was
named first president. Just how
long it lasted, Stone isn't sure.
Pre-Me Students
To Hear Lecture
Problems involved in entering
the Medipal School will be the
subject of a talk given to the Pre-
medical Society at 7:30 p.m. to-
morrow in 1210 Chem. Bldg. by
Dr. Wayne Whitaker, secretary of
the school.
A pamphlet, "Journey to Medi-
cal School," which has been pre-
pared from his former lectures by
the Society, will be available to
those who failed to receive one
earlier. Serving as a pre-med di-
rectory, the booklet lists office ad-;
dresses and attempts to answer
many questions concerning the
Medical School.

-Daily-Jack Bergstrom
"COME-ON-A-MY-OFFICE-I'm agonna give you plenty experi-
ence," Neale Traves, '52, 'Ensian business manager, urged this
shapely lassie yesterday. She promised she'd be there-at 4:30
p.m. today in the Student Publications Bldg. for a tryout meet-
ing. Of course, Traves also insisted that other students interested
in working on the 'Ensian are cordially invited. Opportunities in
sales, publicity, and promotions are a few of the fields of work
open to prospective tryouts.
Ge rman Youth Need Education
For Democracy, Student Says

'51 Lecture
Series Will
BeginSoon
Senator Estes Kefauver tD-
Tenn.), breezing through Willow
Run recently, gave Ann Arbor lec-
ture fans a hint of wlhat he'll be
talking about when he gives the
second talk of the 1951-52 Lecture
series.
Interviewed between flights, the
handsome, former chairman of the
Senate Crime Committee empha-
sized that the nation's youth must
be warned of the menace of dope
through a good educational pro-
gram.
MEANWHILE, special $2.49 sea-
son tickets have been on sale toI
students for the Lecture Series,
comprising s'even distinguished
speakers.
Three of the lectures will
treat national and world af-
fairs. The first on October 18
will be a non-political address
by Vice President Alben W.
Barkley, and the second lee-
ture will be Kefauver's talk.
On March 11, Roscoe Drum-
mond, columnist of the Christian
Science Monitor and Marshall
Plan European Director of Infor-
mation, will give an eye-witness
account of the struggle in western
Europe.
THE AMERICAN stage will be
represented in the Lecture Course
by two of its popular actors,
Brian Aherne on November 8, and
Charles Laughton on February 19.
Both men will present drama-
tic programs of excerpts and
readings from great literature,
Laughton is appearing for the
second consecutive year by pop-
ular request.
Color movies will highlight the
personal saga of a Portuguese
fishing voyage to Greenland, "The
Quest of the Schooner Argus."
Alan Villiers is scheduled to ap-
pear November 19 with the story
of his historic trip,
THE FINAL lecture, March 26,
will be an eye-opening commen-
tary on current literature by John
MasonaBrown, associate editor of
the Saturday Review of Litera-
ture. His topic is "Seeing More
Things."
Both student and regular priced
tickets are now on sale at the Hill
Auditorium Box Office. All lec-
tures will begin at 8:30 p.m.
'Sociedad' To Meet
Spanish students will receive an
introduction to the social and edu-
cational activities planned for the
year by the "Sociedad Hispanica"
at a general meeting and mixer at
7:45 today in the League.

Brown Says Slight Engieer
Shortagoe Good for Industry
Althoughthere is an increasing age of engineers forces a more ef-
demand for engineers, "ea little ficient use of trained technical
shortage of them can be a good personnel in industry.
thing," Dean George G. Brown or. The Dean said that estimates
the engineering college said yes- of a 60.O00-engineer shortage may
terday. be overdramatized in some in-
In an interview, Dean Brown ex- stances by educators and experts,
plained his rather surprising as- but the deficit can prove serious
sertion by claiming that the short- later,

SL To Hold
M eeting T oday
Ol' _rL LrC?'+
The first meeting of the newly-
formed administrative wing of the
Student Legislature will be held at
4:10 p.m. today in Rm. 3A of the
Union.
Set up to accommodate the
many students who are interested
in SL projects and activities but
are not actual members, the
meetings will be conducted in the
form of a training program. Those
attending will learn of SL's organ-
ization as well as how other stu-
dent organizations on campus,
such as the League and Union,
are run.
Many top administrative jobs,
including administrative assist-
ants to cabinet members and se-
cretaries of committees, will be
open to those who show interest
and ability during the training
program..
There will also be work for the
trainees at SL headquarters dur-
ing all hours of the day.

* * *
IN DEAN BROWN'S opinion,
causes for the shortage are in-
creased defense production be-
cause of the Korean War, the
smaller number of engineering stu-
dents as a result of the draft, and
the increasing technical skills
needed by industry.
"Normally," he said, "industry
needs about 30,000 graduate en-
gineers each year. This it'as
sharply decreased during the
war, but so many were gradu-
ated in 1949 and 1950 that the
United States Labor Department
put out a bulletin indicating
that there might be an over-
supply of engineers.
"Now the Labor Department has
reversed itself," the dean pointed
out, "and says there is a shortage."
Dean Brown predicted that real
shortages will continue for about
four or five more years if the gov-
ernment continues its expanding
defense program.
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The olcer German youth of
today lhavc been desperately trying
to discourage their younger broth-
ers from swinging towards the
Communist youth movement, a
newly-arrived Western German
studer t said yesterday.
"The real problem in Germany,"
Harmut Hensen, Grad , now here
under a State Department-spon-
sored scholarship, emphasized, "is
to ectucate the younger generation
in the principles of democracy and
Rifle CompanyV
The Pershing Rifle Company'
will hold a smoker for ROTC ca-
dets interested in joining at 8 p.m.
today in Rm. 3G of the Union.
All first and second year cadets
enrolled in either the Army or Air
Force ROTC are eligible to attend.
The company is devoted to
training men in basic military pro-
cedure and drill.

thus give them the will to fight in
an .t my against Cmomunism if
the need arises."
A TFORMER University of Kl
student, Hensen explained the
Communist youth movement's
success in East Germany by the
fact the the Russians offer free
food, clothing, and social advan-
tages.
Igensen, who speaks Enigislish
fluently, said that he finds this
country friendly .nd is espe-
cially impressed by the high
standard of living.
Aithough he hopes to see 8
1p ited Europe inthe future, Hen-
sen felt that such a union would
be artificial and could never com-
pare to the firm union of the
United States.
'I he young Germain served a
stretch in Deutschland's navy dur-
ing World War Tw' He was on~y
15 years old at the tune, He was
captured and interned by the Bri-
tish. but later retarned to Ger-
ma lry.

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