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SIX THE MICHIGANDAILY TU
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SDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1952

SL Petition
Time Limit
Announced

Beating the Deadline

The first step in the semi-an-
nual all-campus election derby
will take place today with peti-
tions for some 50 odd student of-
f ices.
The petitions will be available
from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the SL
House, 122 S. Forest. The dead-
line for picking them up is March
3, and they must be turned in by
March 5.
* * *
THE SEMI-ANNUAL elections
will take place April 1 and 2,
leaving the candidates with near-
ly a month for campaigning.
Twenty-two seats will be open
for the Student Legislature. All
but two of these seats will be
for a full year tenure. The other
two, to be taken from the last
two persons elected, will fill un-
expired one semester terms.
Senior class offices for the lit-
erary college and the engineering
school will also be filled at the
April election. The SL is current-
ly negotiating with other colleges,
so that they may handle all of the
senior class elections. Announce-
ment of petitioning for all schools
except literary college and engi-
neering college will be made later
in the week.
* * *
SIX VICE-PRESIDENTS for
the Union will also be elected.
One vice-president will come from
each of the following schools:
dentistry school, engineering and
architecture schools (together),
Law School, literary college, and
the Medical School.
In addition one vice-president
will be elected at large from
combined selools.
Members of the current sopho-
more class are eligible to run for
the 9 spots on the J-Hop Commit-
tee. This will be the second year
that J-Hop elections take'place in
the spring semester.
A single two year term for the
Board in Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics and three one year terms
for the Board in Control of Stu-
dent Publications will also be
filled.
Blood Drive
Leaders Meet
Tomorrow
There will be an important
meeting for all student and fac-
ulty blood drive captains at 4:15
p.m. tomorrow in the Natural
Science Auditorium, according to
Joseph H. Fee, assistant to Dean
of Students Erich A. Walter.
A' representative f r o m each
housing unit, University depart-
ment, student and faculty organi-
zation is urged to be present at
the organizational meeting, Fee
said.
All groups are asked to see that
they have a member at the meet-
ing regardless of whether they
have been contacted.
Fee, James H. Robertson, assist-
ant dean of the literary college,
and a representative of the Red
Cross will be at the meeting to
provide information concerning
the drive.
The immediate goal of the cam-
paign is to secure 3,000 blood
pledges to be given from March
10 to 21 at a Red Cross mobile
unit stationed in the basement
of South Quad.
Parisian Art

To Be Shown
At Museum
An exhibition of 38 paintings by
eight Parisian painters will con-
stitute the University Museum of
Art's new display, "Advancing
French Art," to be shown from
March 1 to 22 in the West Gallery
of Alumni Memborial Hall.
The show will try to indicate
certain abstract trends as exem-
plified in the work of a group of
artists who are all working in the
current Parisian tradition, accord-
ing to Prof. Jean Paul Slusser,
the Museum Director.
Of the represented artists, to
indicate the international flavor
of the present Parisian school,
Prof. Slusser noted that four are
French, two Russian, one Swiss
and one German.
Union To Sponsor
Theater Bus Trip

Poet Ransom
To Talk Today
About Critics
Distinguished poet and educa-
tor, John Crowe Ransom, will lec-
ture at 4:15 p.m. today, in Kellogg
Auditorium, on the topic, "Why
Critics Do Not Go Mad."
Ransom, author of "God With-
out Thunder" and "The New Criti-
cism," began his varied career in
the mountainous region of Pulaski,
Tennessee, where he was born in
1888. He took his degree at Van-
derbilt University and then, under
a Rhodes Scholarship, went on to
Oxford University to continue his.
studies.
Shortly afterwards, the noted
poet received an appointment to
his old alma mater, Vanderbilt.'

By ALICE SICHLER
Five axiomatic expressions of
faith commonly expressed by mo-
dern youth will be challenged by
noted religious leaders during Re-
ligion in Life Month which begins
today.
Sponsored by the Student Reli-
gious Association, Religion in Life
Month is an effort to give youth a
better understanding of its pur-
pose in the world and a staunch
faith which will enable it to solve
its problems-present and future.
DR. EDWIN E. AUBREY, Chair-
man of the Department of Reli-
gious Thought of the University of
Pennsylvania, will open the pro-
gram at 8:30 p.m. today in Rack-
ham Lecture Hall by refuting the

statement, "God May Exist, but
He Is Not Necessary . .."
Scottish born, educated in
South Wales and England, with
degrees from Bucknell and the
University of Chicago, Dr. Au-
brey has 21 years of teaching
experience behind him which in-
clude Vassar, the University of
Chicago, and the University of
Pennsylvania where he is at the
present time.
Books he has written include
"Religion and the Next ienera-
tion." "Living and the Christian
Faith," "Man's Search for Him-
self," among others.
ON MARCH 5 Canon Bernard
Iddings Bell, of the Episcopal Ca-
thedral in Chicago will answer the
question "What is knowledge?"

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The basis for unity within the
Christian Church will be the to-
pic of Fr. W. A. Visser t'Hooft's
talk March 12. He is the Gener-
al Secretary of the World Coun-
cil of Churches.
Father Gerald B. Phelan of the
University of Notre Dame will ar-
gue the statement, "There is noth-
ing fundamentally wrong with
men that time and intelligence
won't cure," on March 19.
In the final address March 25
Rabbi Philip J. Lelyveld, National
Director of the B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation will discuss the com-
mon assertion, "The thing I want
most in life is happiness."
On the Thursdays following
each of the talks students will dis-'
cuss them at 4 p.m. in Lane Hall.

AXIOMS CHALLENGED:
Religion in LifeMonth Begins Today

U' Will Host
Church Group
ConfabToday
The University will act as host
to 30 delegates from nine colleges
for the annual meeting of the Mi-
chigan Association of Church Re-
lated Colleges starting today.
Represented at the conference
will be Adrian, Albion, Alma, Cal-
vin, Emmanuel Missionary, Hills-
dale. Hope, Kalamazoo, and Olivet
Colleges.
John Scott Everton, president of
Kalamazoo College and association
president, will preside over the
opening session at 14 a.m. in the
East Conference Room of the
Rackham Bldg.
Daily Classifieds
Bring Quick Results

-Daily-Larry Wilk
SAVING THEIR MONEY-Taking advantage of the last week
before the price rise to $6, 'Ensian buyers rush to plunk down
their money on the second floor of the Student Publications Bldg.
The price of an 'Ensian until March 1, is $5.50.
PERENNIAL PROBLEM-
Stockwell Residents Polled
To Solve Lounre Problem

PETITIODNING

The perennial Stockwell "lounge
problem" has come to the fore
again, and this time the residents
--that is, the non-lounge habituees
--are determined to do something
about it.
Warned by the house director
that something "drastic" will be
done if the residents do not act to
eliminate the problem of over-
Dorm Food
Action Begun
InKleinstuck
Everyone talks about dormitory
food, but no one ever does any-
thing about it-except maybe the
women in Kleinstuck house of
Alice Lloyd Hall.
Prompted by what several of
the residents termed "especially
inedible food," a number of Klein-
stuck women brought the matter
to the attention of the house offi-
cers at a recent house meeting.
Since no action could be taken
through these channels, a petition
was circulated.
* * *
HOWEVER, things began to look
up as- the food got better during
the past week, 'according to those
circulating the petition, and the
matter has been dropped, tempor-
arily.
Kleinstuck president Martha
Hoke said that the petition was
never sanctioned by the inter.
dorm council, and that she,
speaking for the council, felt
that the dietician was "doing the
best she can with the amount of
money she has to work with."
The council plans to send a note
to the dietician to this effect.
One of the women circulating
the petition agreed with Miss Hoke
that the food was not the fault of
the dietician. "It's somewhere
higher up," she maintained.
Residents of several other hous-
es are contemplating similar peti-
tions.
Slosson To Speak
At SDAMeeting
Students for Democratic Action
will begin their semester's activi-
ties -with an open meeting at 7:45
p.m. today in the Union.
Prof. Preston Slosson of the his-
tory department, co-faculty advis-
or of the club with Prof. Marshall
Knappen of the political science
department, will speak on "How
and Should Liberals Organize."

amorous couples in the lounge, the
house council has taken new steps.
It has conducted a public opinion
poll within the dormitory to deter-
mine what kind of solution the
residents favor.
ON THE POLL, residents were
given the choice of indicating
whether they would prefer the
lounge to be left as it is "where
each girl is responsible to herself
to live up to the resolution as set
up last semester (no petting or ly-
ing on the couches)" or whether
she would 'favor patrolling the
lounge, whether by a house direc-
tor, the house council or a special
committee in the dormitory.
Penalties were also included.
Residents were instructed to
check whether social probation,
forbidding the use of the lounge
to the offender for a specific
length of time, closing the lounge
completely for a weekend, or
posting the names of the of-
fenders would be preferable.
They were also asked whether
punishment should be applied
after one, two or no warnings.
A special section of the poll in-
cluded the question of whether the
students would favor reserving the
dormitory recreation room, the li-
brary or the whole lounge as a
"Visitors' Room." A Visitors' Room
was defined as "one in which stu-
dents could feel free to take
grandmothers 4nd great aunts."
The poll committee has clamped
the lid of secrecy over the results
of the survey. It was stressed that
this is purely an expression of pub-
lic opinion within the dormitory
and not a vote. The house council
will decide what is to be done at
their next meeting, it is reported.
Work To Start
On Michioras
Organizational plans for the
1952 Michigan Spring Carnival
booths and floats will get under-
way at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, when
interested campus groups meet
with theMichigras parade and
booths committees.
Any recognized campus group-
d o r m s, fraternities, sororities,
honoraries and clubs-is- eligible
to petition for Michigras partici-
pation, according to booths co-
chairman Mark Oscherwitz, '53.
All houses on campus interested
in the spring carnival were urged
by Oscherwitz to send two repre-
sentatives to the meeting in the
Union, one to'meet with the par-
ade committee and one with the
booths committee.

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RISING COSTS, TV:
Journalist Howard Stresses.
Newspapers' Five Problems

By JAN WINN
"The newspapers of today are
faced with five definite hazards,"
Nathaniel R. Howard, editor of the
Cleveland News said yesterday in
the fifth of the University Journa-
lism Lecture Series.
Howard stressed the "sinister
economic situatipn" which the
newspapers are in, quoting figures
on the drastic rise in costs of la-
bor, materials, transportation and
communications services s i n c e
1942.
"Although rising costs in other
industries have been met by a
comparable rise in prices, the
newnanpr hnsines has net hen

Yet on the other side of the
picturehe saw television as a
"blessing" to the extent that it
stimulates people who ordinarily
don't read the paper to want to
check up on what they saw on
television.
"The world we live in accounts
for another hazard, in that it has
produced a rising skepticism in
the people," he continued. . The
journalist explained that the con-
stant bombardment from all
forms of communication leaves the
reader mentally numb and unsure,
particularly of the newspaper.
"We must have more clarity
thaner hefnre_" . n f sm.--ac-

* Union Vice-Presidents
" Senior Class Officers
" 3 Members Board in Control of Student Publications
" 9 Members J-Hop Committee
" 1 Member Board in Control of Inter-Collegiate
Athletics
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