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Merow Winds Up Active Stay
W* 'd U 0 * 0
One of the most impressive cam-
pus careers of the decade will end
this June when John Merow, '52E,
outgoing Men's Judiciary Chair-'
marq, leaves the University for a
three year stint as a Naval officer.
Extreme versatility has. marked-
the busy engineering student's ac-
tivity-packed three years on cam-:
pus which began when he trans-
ferred here after spending his
freshman year at UCLA.
* * * a
FROM HIS work as Business:
Manager of Gargoyle to his acti-
vities on Judic and the Engineer-
ing Honor Council, Merow has es-
tablished a reputation for quiet
competence which has enabled
him to participate in numerous
other activities and still maintain
a 3.5 overall grade point average.
His impeccable .dress and
quiet manner establish an in-
nate conservatism about him-
he is "level-headed" in every
respect. But beneath the con-
servatism is an affability and
subtle sense of humor which "
have probably led to his suc- :
cess as much as any factor.}::;:..

The whole cdmbination of the
Merow personality has been a
winning one. Gargoyle took on
new life under his steady business
management and made some
whopping profits-a change in the
publication's red ink status quo
which caused amazement from
Maynard St. throughout the cam-
* * *
AS ONE Gargoyle associate re-
marked, "He'd putter around the
office quite unobtrusively, but

-Daily-Malcolm Shatz
JOHN MEROW ... outgoing Judic chairman
* * * * * *

To GiveTalk
Harry Bingham, president and
editor of the Louisville, Ky. Cour-
ier-Journal, will deliver the final
University Lecture in journalism
at the fifth anual Journalism
Honors Convocation at 3 p.m. to-
morrow in the Rackham Amphi-
Bingham's topic will be "How
to Read a Newspaper."
GENERAL excellence in jour-
nalism, and excellence in graduate
studies, reporting and editorial
writing will be acknowledgedat
the convocation. Among the
awards to be presented are four
McNaught Medals - gold, silver
and bronze medallions mounted
on weighted and inscribed bronze
Four Sigma Delta Chi schol-
arship recognition certificates
plus departmental certificates in
journalism for high scholastic
standing both in journalism and
general studies will be awarded.
The last honor to be conferred
will be elected to Kappa Tau
Alpha, national journalism hon-
or society.
Bingham has held the position
of president of the Courier-Jour-
nal and Louisville Times Co., and
editor of the Courier-Journal since
1945. He is also president of
WHAS, Inc., Louisville radio and
television station, and director of
the English Speaking Union of
the United States.
Design Contest
Open to Students
A contest in the design of con-
crete masonry homes is being
sponsored by the Michigan Society
of Architects, with any architec-
tural student who is a Michigan
resident eligible for competition.
First prize will be $1,000.
Details can be secured from
Professional Advisor, 76 W. Adams
Ave., Detroit, 26. The contest will
close July 15.
South Quad Plays
Host to Ruthven
South Quad played host to
Alexander B. Ruthven at an in-
formal dinner Sunday afternoon.
A piano recital, held in the
main lounge, was given in honor
of the former president and was
followed bythe viewing of the
Michigan House Plan 'U' Teletour
in South Quad's Club 600.

Joint Choirs
To Perform
The University Choirs, consist-
ing of the Michigan Singers, Men's
Choir and Women's Choir will
give a concert at 8:30 p.m. to-
morrow in Hill Auditorium.
The Michigan Singers will open
the program with three sixteenth
century motets. Next will be the
Women's Choir singing "The Bles-
sed Damozel" by Claude Debussey,
followed by the Michigan Singers
doing "Fest-und Gedenkspruche"
from Op. 109 by Brahms.
After the intermission, the
Men's Choir will sing "The Agin-
court Song" by Healey Willan and
"The Prodigal Son-A Sermonin
Swing" by Robert Elmore. This
selection will feature baritones
James Fudge, Grad., John Wiles,
Grad. and Russell Christopher,

-Daily-Malcolm Shatz
** * *
Traditional Union Table Top
CarvingOpens for Seniors

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Dry Cleaning


pretty soon we'd find he had mov-
ed some organizational mountain
and turned in a neat profit for
Gargoyle at the same time."
But Merow's chief interest has
been his work on the Judiciary
Council. As chief author of the
revised Judiciary Constitution
which recently passedothe SAC,



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he helped lay the foundation
for a new, strengthened student
discipline system.
"Judiciary was something I al-
ways wanted to work on," Merow
said. "It has been my most grati-
fying experience on campus.
DESPITE HIS heavy respon-
sibilities connected with Judic and
Gargoyle, Merow somehow found
time to serve a stretch as Presi-
dent of the Engineering Honor
Council, president of Kappa Sig-
ma fraternity and as a member of
the Student Affairs Committee,
the Union Board of Directors, the
SL Committee on Campus Reor-
ganization and the NROTC Bat-
talion Staff.
When Merow graduates as a
Civil Engineer and goes into the
Navy this June, it may be only a
temporary break in an eventful
campus career. After his Navy
service is over, he hopes to come
back here for Law School, if he
does not go to Harvard instead.

Seniors will have a chance to
put their names down for "pos-
terity" starting today in the
Union Taproom.
Any senior who wants to per-
form the annual tradition of en-
graving his name on a taproom
table top can do so by presenting
his ID card at the Union's down-
stairs checkroom. There he will
Rally To .Beat
Sen. McCarthy
MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin
Democrats moved today to put all
their energy behind one candidate
to defeat Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis.)
in his bid for reelection this fall.
In a harmony move, U. S. Dist.
Atty. Thomas E. Fairchild of Mad-
ison, who made an unsuccessful
bid two years ago for the state's
other seat in the Senate, declared
he would not be a candidate for
the Democratic nomination this
In his statement today, Fair-
child said there were many in his
party who "hope there will be no
primary contest because it means
that the nominee will not be cho-
sen until September and only a
short period then remains before
the election."
Fairchild is a former Attornby
General of Wisconsin and current-
ly is attorney of the state's West-
ern Federal District. He was the
Democratic nominee against Sen.
Wiley (R-Wis.) in 1950.

be given wood cutting tools to be
used in carving upon the specially
designated table.
* * *
tice, deeply rooted in University
tradition, originated before the
turn of the century in Joe Park-
er's beer parlor. Fearing his tables
would be hacked to splinters under
the blades of the students, Joe
started the practice of permitting
the seniors to carve their names
in a special table each year and
then hanging the table on the
After Joe retired the table
carving stopped. When the Un-
ion was built, however, the fam-
ous tables were transferred to its
Taproom where the carving
tradition was renewed.
steve Feurth, Union staffman,
has announced that seniorswill
be permitted to engrave their
names at the special table until
May 30.
Body of Child,
Found in.River
The body of a newly-born boy
was found floating in the Huron
River Sunday by Perry Johnson,
a Detroit fisherman.
An autopsy revealed that the
infant had been in the water from
10 to 11 days and had died either
at birth or by force. There were
severe burns on the baby's back.
Sheriff's office authorities indi-
cated that the infant was prob-
ably thrown in at the Geddes
Bridge at 11:55 a.m. May 7 or
May 8. Blood samples have been
sent to Lansing for analysis.

"E" Day Has Arrived!
3:00 - 5:00 every afternoon
to the
Student Publications Building
420 Maynard Street





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p.m. today in the Union.
* *s *
len Daley, former Medical Officer
of Health, London, England, will
speak on "The Problems of the
Medical Officer of Health" at 4
p.m. in the School of Public
Health Auditorium.
* * .
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Keller, instructor of composition,
will be held at 4:15 p.m. in the
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