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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 1952

HONOR POSTMAN:
Acacia House Proclaims Elmer Day'

Ypsi Rejects Ann Arbor
County Building Design

By HARRY LUJNN
Members of Acacia fraternity
proclaimed April 1 "Elmer Day"
and held a dinner last night to
honor Elmer, their postman for
the past 24 years.
After dinner, Elmer was award-
ed a special trophy by Larry
Sweet, '53. The trophy: is a model
of a man slinging a bull over his
shoulder, and is inscribed "To
Elmer Raab, B.S."
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"WE WANTED to honor Elmer
for his peculiar ability of oral
rapidity," Sweet said in present-
ing the trophy. "For twenty-four
years, through rain, snow and
sleet," Sweet continued, "Elmer
has driven his car up Geddes Hill
to deliver our mail."
The banquet and trophy were
all a surprise to Elmer, who
thought he was merely going to
get a g od dinner until he saw
a huge banner announcing April
1 - Elmer Day" strung across
the front of the house. I'll never
live it down," he laughed as he
accepted his bull-slinging
trophy.
During the many years he has
served Geddes residents, Elmer
has become a well-known and
popular neighborhood figure.
Fraternity men on Geddes
look forward to his daily visits,
for Elmer always stops and talks
a while. He generally has the
lowdown on all campus and
sports news and is an avid
Michigan sports fan.
He always getshthe men's grade
cards up to the House as soon as
possible-after looking over all the
marks, of course. Frequently
practical jokes are played on him.
Many bricks have been stuck in
his mailbag while he was busily
arguing over politics or sports.
According to Acacians, Elmer
knows more alumni of the frater-.
nity that anyone else, and they
consider him one of the greatest
fraternity boosters on campus.

An-unofficial Ann Arbor citizens
committee has taken the wraps
off an "alternate plan" for a new
county building only to have it
rejected immediately by a rival
Ypsilanti group.
The plans-calling for a U-
shaped three-story structure with
wings fronting on N. Fourth, E.
Huron and N. Main-may be sub-
mitted to the county Board of
Supervisors post-war building
committee late this week, accord-
Bird Spotters
Record Set
By Students
Our feathered friends are back,
and two University students have
spotted them-in record numbers.
Hugh Schaefer, Grad., and
Richard Frankie, '52Ed, believe
they may have set a record for
the number of bird species sighted
on a March day. Recently the two
took a 25-mile hike through the
Waterloo Recreation Area, around
Portage Lake and observed 73
species of birds, including the
American Bald Eagle, rarely seen
in this part of the country.
They have issued a call to all
those who would challenge their
record. Also included on their list
of seldom-seen birds are a flock
of whistling swans and a western
meadowlark, whose cousin, the
eastern meadowlark, inhabits this
area more frequently.
German Contests
Lloyd W. Wedberg, '54, and
Carola Faltermeier, '54P, won first
and second places respectively in
the German department's annual
Kothe-Hildner competition in
translation, it was announced yes-
terday.
Joan Boyd, '53, and Herbert
Scholler tied for the Bronson-
Thomas prize for an essay on
German literature,

ing to Mack C. Taylor, chairman
of the Ann Arbor group.
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THE PROPOSED $2,650,000
structure, designed by Ypsilanti
architect R. S. (erganoff who
designed the original plans sev-
eral years ago, was flatly turned
down by the Ypsilanti committee
at a meeting of the two groups
Monday in Ypsilanti.
The Ypsilanti committee
wants the new building on a
Washtenaw site, the county in-
firmary property.
The Ann Arbor group, backed
by Mayor William E. Brown Jr.,
and the City council, wants the
county building to remain on its
present site and the latest blue-
prints were designed to knock the
props from under chief critics of
building there.
The U-shaped structure would
permit use of the old courthouse
until the new structure was far
enough advanced to permit mov-
ing county offices into it. This
would eliminate the great expense
of finding office space for tem-
porarily displaced county authori-
ties.
Similarly, criticisms that the
original plans for the present site-
would mean a continuing lack of
parking space and an even greater
congestion in the downtown area
have been countered in the new
plans by provision for a double-
deck parking area behind the
structure with a 200 car capacity.
Matinee Scheduled
For Spanish Play
A matinee performance of Ale-
jandro Casona's "La Sirena Var-
ada," sponsored by the Sociedad
Hispanica, will be given at 3:15
p.m. today in Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre.
Reserved seats for the all-
faculty presentation may be ob-
tained from noon to curtain time
at the Lydia Mendelssohn box
ofice. All tickets are priced at 65
cents.

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ELMER RAAB "BS" ACCEPTS HIS TROPHY
FROM LARRY SWEET, '53
Complex Hare Ballot Syqtem
Used in SL Voting Explained

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'U' Announces
Scholarships,
Fellowships
(Continued from Page 1)
Cook (Hillsdale) and John Van-
der Velde (Hope).
John Foster (Kalamazoo),
Margaret Marria (Marygrove),
Walter Thompson (Michigan
College of Mining and Technol-
ogy),' Theodore Eck (Michigan
State), Janet Mattausch (Michi-
gan State Normal), Delores
Gimbosa (Nazareth), Rita Jones
(Northern Michigan), Michael
Bennett (Olivet), Carole Sporer
(Siena Heights), Grace Preston
(Wayne) and Barbara Frederick
(Western Michigan).
8 p e d I a l fellowships (awards
made from trust funds set up for
fellowships and from gifts): Liuda
Jonaitis, Richard Morgan, Robert
Otten, Charles Nichols, William
Reeder, Robert Freese, Willard
Hansen, Masako Inugal, Donnell
Pappenfort, Richard Roberts, Dav-
id Varley, Kenneth Marshall.
Elmer Gilbert, Bernard Morrill,
Richard Schwendeman, M a r y
Sanvold, Lawrence Krause, Donald
Lammers and George May.

With all-campus elections once
more claiming the focus of student
attention, the complex Hare Sys-
tem of voting has come into the
limelight. #
Used by the Student Legislature
since its first election six years
ago, the proportional representa-
tion method has .been an object
of continued student controversy.
However, several other methods
of voting have been experimented
with, and the ensuing recounts
have led SL members to conclude
that the Hare System is here to
stay.
WHEN; BROKEN down into
chronological order, the steps in
using the system actually are
quite simple.
First, the ballots are placed in
piles for each candidate accord-
ing to his first place votes. Then
the total number of ballots cast
is counted and a quota for elec-
tion is set by dividing this sum
plus one by the numbers of posi-
tions open plus one.
Candidates who meet the quota

elected, and the candidate receiv-
ing the fewest number of first
place votes is dropped.
The number of ballots exceed-
ing the quota which the elected
candidates received are pulled
at random from the piles and
redistributed according to sec-
ond place votes. If the candi-
date receiving the second place
vote is already elected, the third
place vote is used and so on.
The votes of the dropped candi-
date are redistributed in the
same manner.
Thus, after each count the
lowest candidate is dropped and
his votes redistributed until all
posts have been filled, and extra
votes of elected members are also
redistributed.
This system will be used to fill
all offices except J-Hop commit-
tee posts. They will be elected by
a simple plurality.
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REMINDER!!
Don't forget to pick up
the remainder of your
VULCAN SPRING VACATION
train ticket.
Today and Tomorrow-Administration Bldg., 2-4:30 P.M

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Frequent Blood
Donors Warned
With the University all-campus
blood drive ended and other local
campaigns in the offing, Dr. Mar-
garet Bell, Health Service physi-
cian, yesterday advised students
against giving blood too often.
Red Cross officials and Univer-
sity medical authorities agree that
men can safely give blood at three
month intervals.
"Our main problem is with
women because they are more in-
clined to be anemic than men,"
Dr. Bell stated. She advised women
to allow six months between dona-
tions.
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