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"THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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TIME FOR THE VOTE:
Territorial Students Hit
LongDelayedStatehood

By HELENE SIMON
Stat hood for Alaska and Ha-,
waii has been too long in coming,
students from those territories de-
clared yesterday.
' Commenting on the recurring
campaign in Congress to add the
forty-nintf' and fiftieth states to
the Union, the students queried
agreed that the legislature has
been unjust in bantering the ques-
tion around withou' taking action.
* * *
"IT IS ABSURD for Hawaii to
have no part in determining the
laws that bind it," George Ariyo-
shi, '52L, said.
"We are affected by the draft
and tax laws like the states, yet
we have no voice in the govern-
ment," Arlyoshi added.
Statehood would put Hawaii in
y a better position economically,
Henry Yokayoma commented. "We
could get higher prices on sugar
and pineapple. Although this may
File for Draft
Test at Oence,
StudentsTold
All eligible students who 'intend
to take the Selective Service Col-
lege Qualification Test in 1952
should file applications at once
for the April 24 examination, Se-
lective Service National Head-
quarters has announced.
Application blanks and bulle-
tins of information may be ob-
tained at any local draft board.
Although applications were avail-
able at the Administration Bldg.
last year, the service will not be
provided this year, according to
Gordon L. Hansen, Selective Serv-
ice counselor.
Students should mail their ap-
plication in the special envelope
provided not later than midnight,
March 10. Early filing was urged
by Selective Service Headquarters.
The results of the test will. be
reported to the student's local
draft board for use in considering
his deferment.
Under the present law, local
boards are not obliged to consider
a passing mark as sufficient
grounds for deferment. The grade
is only one of the factors which
draft boards consider in deter-
mining a student's classification.
R...evived SDA
Group Hears
Prof. Slosson
Sp, akin before the first meet-
ing of the Newly reactivated Stu-
dents for Democratic Action, Prof.
Preston Slosson of the history de-
partment last night justified lib-
eralism as the most certain road
to progress,'whatever the goals.
"You can't even make good
bombs without freedom of
thought," Prof. Slosson remarked.
Earlier in his speech he defined
liberalism as including personal
liberty, as found in bills of, rights;
economic liberty, which no longer
means laissez-faire; and political
democracy.
The revived SDA group is affill-
ated with the national liberal or-
ganization, Americans for Demo-
cratic Action.
Another comparatively new
group to campus, the Society for
Peaceful Alternatives, decided last
night to send two sets of letters
expressing their opinions against
UMT and in favor of UN actions
toward peace.
I.Campus 1

_Calendar
Events Today
UNESCO-The UNESCO Coun-
cil will discuss "UNESCO Works
for Peace: Recent Developments"
at a meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Rm.
3-B of the Union.
* * *
LECTURE-Dr. Leo Lowenthal,
chief of the State Department of-
fice of International Broadcast-
ing, will speak at 4:15 p.m. to-
day in the East Conference Rm.
of the Rackham Bldg. on "Inter-
national Communications Re-
search-A field for Interdisciplin-
ary Research."
Coming Events
ORATORICAL-Roscoe Drum-
mond, Christian Science Monitor
correspondent, will speak in a
University Oratorical Assiciation
lecture at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in
Hill Auditorium. Tickets are on
sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today

seem like a minor point, these two
commodities are the main product
of Hawaii," he said. "Now Iawaii
is paying out more than it is earn-
ing."
R * k
"HAWAII HAS been a part of
the United States for a long time,
but we don't feel like a real part
of it unless we have the right to
vote," Mary Naito, '52, said.
The problem of ungranted
statehood not only poses eco-
nomic and psychological prob-
lems, but also political dissen-
tion, one student pointed out.
Under the present system the
Governor of Hawaii is appointed
by the President of the United
States and approved by the Sen-
ate.
"Because the territory is Repub-
lican and the Governor is a Demo-
cratic appointee, there is usually
a conflict between him and the
legislature," a n o t h e r Hawaiian
student commented.
* * *
ALONG WITH the issue of Ha-
waii periodically comes the ques-
tion of statehood for Alaska.
John Borbridge, '52, of'Juneau,
Alaska, gave "a big yes" in favor
of Alaskan statehood.
"Al a skan physical resources
would be more easily converted to
their economic advantage, if in-
vestors could deal with individuals
instead of government burocracy,"
he said.
Borbridge believes the popula-
tion of Alaska will increase with an
increase of production of natural
resources. "Now is the time for
statehood to come instead of some
time in the distant future," he
said.
"There is a general desire in
Alaska for a concrete form of self-
determination," Borbridge con-
cluded.
Rites To Mark
Start of Lent
Ash Wednesday services, mark-
ing the beginning of Lent, will be
held by campus religious organi-
zations today.
The University Lutheran Cha-
pel will hold its Ash Wednesday
Lenten Vesper Service with cele-
bration of Holy Communion and
a Lenten meditation by the Rev.
Alfred T. Scheips at 7:30 p.m. at
the chapel on 1511 Washtenaw
Ave. .
Services at the Lutheran Stu-
dent Center on Forest will be con-
ducted by the Rev. H.D. Yoder at
7:30 p.m. today.
The Canterbury Episcopalian
Club will hold Pentecostal Office
and High Communion at 7 a.m.,
10:15 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. Church
school and Lenten services will be
at 4:15 p.m. Evening prayers will
be conducted at 5:15 p.m. at the
Chapel of St. Michael and All the
Angels.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
will hold Pentecostal Office at 7
a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.;
Church school at 4 p.m.; evening
prayers at 5:15 p.m.; and choral
litany procession and sermon at
8 p.m.
Catholic services will be at 7:30
a.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at
St. Mary's Chapel.
'Generation' Calls
For Varied Works
Generation's spring issue will
aim for a wider scope of material,
according to managing editor Mel
Zerman, '52.
Essays in the fields of political
science and philosophy will re-
ceive special consideration in the
manuscript line-up. "We want
April's issue to contain not only

creative writing but creative
thought as well," Zerman explain-
ed. The deadline for manuscripts
is March 14.

Three Urge
Care in Use
OfFluorine'
Three witnesses before a House
committee yesterday urged cau-
tion in the addition of fluorides
to drinking water as a means of
checking tooth decay.
They said the chemical sub-
stances, which Ann Arbor water
contains, apparently do sometimes
prevent decay ,of children's teeth,
but that they also may cause mot-
tled tooth enamel and may have
other undesirable effects.
BUT HERE Dr. Henry F.
Vaughan, dean of the public
health school, supported the use
of flourine. He said, recent stud-
ies have been satisfactory to public
health authorities, the public
health service, the American Me-
dical Association and the Michi-
gan Department of Health.

By AL LUCKOFF
A University television expert
and a political scientist expressed
varied opinions on the effect of
television on national politics in
this election year, but both agreed
it will cause some changes.
"The effect of television on the
popularity of public figures has
been demonstrated by the rise in
prominence of Rudolph Halley
and Estes Kefauver, Prof. Garnett
Garrison pointed out.

PROF. GARRISON, who heads
the University television depart-
ment, said that at first it was
feared that only the handsomest
people would be effective on tele-
vision, but it soon became appar-
ent that the camera can really
put across a person's true person-
ality to the viewers. This will aid
some politicians and hinder oth-
ers, he commented.
"This campaign will see more
and more of the panel discussion

PREDICT CHANGES:
Experts Eye TV Politics

-Daily-Al Reid
MICROFILM MAGIC-A student reads a precious manuscript
via a microfilm machine in the general library. The growing
microfilm collection in the library saves storage spate, preserves
precious manuscripts and old periodicals for permanent use.
'U' Microfilm Collection
Keeps Students in Dark

By DONNA HENDLEMAN
There is a room in the general
library where everyone reads in
the dark.
It is the cubicle set aside on
the fourth floor for the microfilm
collection, one of the lesser known
features of the library.
* * *
UP IN THE small quarters
which house shelves of film and
almost twenty microfilm ma-
chines, students and faculty can
go to investigate old periodicals,
manuscripts, doctoral theses and
more recent copies of the New
York Times and Ann ArborNews.
They can do so without cart-
ing and manipulating the bulky
bound copies of once-current
literature, or without fear of
tearing a time-beaten manu-
script.
It is the two factors of film size
(a reel takes up about three inches
of storage space) and permanence
which has led to the continual
growth of the library's microfilm
collection. It was begun on a small
scale 15 years ago, when some
doctoral theses and old papers
were put on film.
Since then the collection has
grown to include innumerable
precious manuscripts, seldom-read
reference perodicals, and the
most recent additions, microfilms
of the 1951 editions of the New
York Times and Ann Arbor News.
* * *
AT LEAST one rarity, a film of
some medieval British manu-
scripts, is included in the collec-
tion. They were copied during the
last war in London and sent to
the United States for preserva-
tion.
In the future the library plans
Daily Classifieds
Bring Quick Results

to 'put all periodicals on micro-
dfilm.
/"Storage space is too dear- and
upkeep too great to continue bind-
ing little-read periodicals," Prof.
Warner G. Rice, library director
explained. A microfilm can be
made up for the same approxi-
mate price as a bound volume,
but the storage cost is almost
a hundred per cent less than that
for bound volumes."
/An early microfilm process
was known as far back as 1870,
when, during the seige of Paris,
messages on minute film were
flown into Paris by carrier
pigeon and projected on a wall.
Merely a process of shrinking
the printed page onto film, micro-
filming can be done in any
photographer's lab for a fairly
high cost. But in specialized labs
the films can be made for as
little as three cents for a print
containing two pages of printed
matter.
While administrators and li-
brarians at the Library are per-
fectly content with the microfilm,
users do have one complaint.
Looking at the screen continually
causes TV-like eye trouble. "And
we don't have the compensation
of seeing a lovely chorine go'
through an act", one scholar wist-
fully noted.
Travel and study
ABROAD
this summer
LOWEST FARES EVER
make university-sponsored tours
via TWA most attractive.
Spend your summer profitably and
enjoyably on one of 16 four- to ten-
week study tours in Great Britain,
Europe, Scandinavia, Asia or Africa.
Earn full credit while you travel and
study. Arranged by specialists in
he educational-travel field, in co-
operation with TWA. Tour price
takes care of all necessary expenses,
including TWA's money-saving new
tourist fares.*
For tour information, mention
countries that interest you most
when you write to: John Furbay,
Ph.D., Director, TWA Air World
Tours, 80 E. 42nd St., New York
17, N. Y.
*E/fective May I subject to gou't approval
"RANsWORLD OA/RUNES

"Too much fluorine will pro-
duce m o tt le d teeth," Dr.
Vaughan admitted. "But in
Grand Rapids, where the drink-
ing water is fluorinated proper-
ly, there has been a reduction of.
approximately 60 per cent of
cavities in children's teeth."
Grand Rapids water has been
fluorinated for five years now
while Muskegon was used as a
control. The test proved that
Muskegon children had more cav-
ities than the Grand Rapids chil-
dren during the experimental per-
iod.
Lab Playbill,
Opera Tickets
To Go on Sale
Tickets for the speech depart-
ment one-act play bill and for the
opera, "Don Giovanni", will go on
sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
tre box office.
To be presented tomorrow and
Friday nights, the third labora-
tory playbill includes J. M. Bar-
rie's "The Old Lady Shows Her
Medals," "The End of the Be-
ginning" by Sean O'Casey, "The
Wonder Hat" by Ben Hecht and
K. S. Goodman, and Bertolt
Brecht's "The Horatians and the
Curatians."
The curtain will rise on the one-
act plays both nights at 8 p.m.
Mozart's rollicking comic opera,
"Don Giovanni" will be presented
March 5 through March 8, put on
jointly by the speech department
and the music school.
Kicked in the Face
by a Bootee
OR
Who Ever Called It
a "Blessed Event"?
Once there was a Soph-
omore who had a Sister. He
a also had a Girl. Both these
fillies had the Baptismal
Handicap of Maggy. Small
World.
The sister (call her Maggy I for the
record) got married. In due process, she
produced an Offspring. So, fraternallike,
our Sapient Sophomore wrote her a letter
of Congratulations, starting "I hear you
have a Baby"-Trouble was, he forgot to
mail it right away and went on vacation
and left the letter on his Desk.
His roommate spotted it and being a
Soul of Honor, he didn't read the Blast.
Just saw "Dear Maggy". So he addressed
an envelope to Maggy I at Northamp,
slapped on a stamp and dropped the Epis-
tle in the box.
This Sophomore still has a sister named
Maggy. No Girl. He still has no Idea why.
Had he been Wise-he'd have sent his
Sister and her Mate a beautifully decorated
"Congratulations" Telegram. Telegrams
get to the right destination . . . carry Good
News, Invitations, Bids for Cash and Dates
more resultfully than any other Form of
Communication. When you have a message
to send that means Something to Someone
-just call Western Union . . . or sprint
to your Western Union office.

. . d R. 0l campaigning, accuruing o
Pirnt Sized Revue'IV Wi Initiate George A. Peek of the political
science department.
Peek agreed with Prof. Garrison
that the advantage will go to the
candidate who can think fast on
As a boisterous send-off for the "beat Texas University" all- the ever increasing round table
campus blood drive March 10 to 21, a free "Pint Sized Revue" will type programs.
be staged at A p.m. March 6 in Hill Auditorium. "But I do not believe that tele-
In addition to the usual variety show features-singing, dancing, vision can ever be as successful
novelty routines-a special "mystery act" has been promised the a method as the old fashioned
audience by Joseph H. Fee, director of the drive, "if the special grass roots cimpaign used by
clearance necessary because of the 'unusual nature' of the act is Harry Truman in 1948," Peek
granted." declared.
C * * *
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS of the program will be dramatic selections Speaking of the possible conse-
from recent student productions. Two bands, secured in cooperation quences of televising the nomi-
with the Ann Arbor Federation of Musicians, will provide the musical nating conventions themselves
note. Peek observed- that with millions
ne of citizens viewing them, the dele-
A well-known frequenter of the Hill Auditorium stage, Steve gates may appear quite subduec
Filipiak, general manager of station WHRV will be on hand to compared to the riotous demon-
supply his talent as master of ceremonies. strations that have been common-
To acquaint students with- the seriousness of the campaign, a place in the past.
Red Cross film, "There is No Substitute" is scheduled. "One very desirable result tele-
A student committee working with Fee on the show is composed vision may have will be to reduce
of Jim Yobst, '52; Don Hurst, '53Ed; Bob Eliott, '52SM; Bob Leopold, the length of the speeches," Peel
'52; Pat Skinner, '52; Jay Mills, '53 and Roy Takushi, '53. said.

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