THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 1953
HOLDS LITERARY COLLEGE POST:
Versatile Young Heads Daily Staff
Events of the Week
By DIANE DECKER
Merwin Crawford Young will
leave the University in June,
equipped with an infectious grin,
a sense of humor and a backlog of
experiences ranging from rabbit-
raising to becoming Managing
Editor of The Michigan Daily and
vice-president of the literary col-
lege senior class.
The rabbit-raising came at an
early age. People had told young
Crawford that rabbits multiply.
Two years of raising "the world's
most unproductive and sterile rab-
bits" proved people wrong.
Switched to a different environ-
ment-"I practically gave them
away to a neighborhood grocer"-
the rabbits became true to their
heritage and producedprodigous
NEITHER HIS naturalist ten-
dencies nor his stamp collection
influenced Young when he came
Instead, he decided to follow
in his father's footsteps and be-
come an economics major, sel-
ecting the University because he
wanted to get away from the
East. He had never set foot in
Michigan until he arrived here
as a freshman.
It did not take him long to learn'
his way around. After one semes-
ter, he found his way to the Stu-
dent Publications Building and
has stayed close to it ever since.
* * *
HE WORKED his way ups
"through the ranks" on The Daily
staff, getting a good look at the
writing and editing aspects of
publication before obtaining his
executive post. In the meantime, he
switched to a political science
major because it was more in keep-
ing with his interests.
The Daily did not furnish
Young with his first newspaper
experience. He spent a summer
on a smalltown paper, edited the
Cooley House newspaper while a
Earlier, he covered athletic
events for a local newspaper dur-
ing his senior year at Woodrow
Wilsonshigh schoolin Washington,
COVERING SPORTS was about
as close as Young ever got to the
gridiron or the basketball court.
"Consistently mediocre" at ath-
letics, his only sports triumph
came when he "beat up" a class-
mate in the first grade.
However, he made up for these
lacks in high school by becoming
a chess player - "My major
achievement was being first board
when I was a senior."
Now, when his duties as Daily
managing editor-including a
phenomenal amount of letter-
! a . *#
MERWIN CRAWFORD YOUNG
... .from rabbit-raising to riches
writing-allow, he finds time to
sneak off to play billiards, eat
pizza, ski or play golf.
It seems improbable that he will
ever test his golfing skill against
that of President Eisenhower, de-
spite his Washington residence,
because "I'm a member of the
small Democratic minority of my
* * *
* * *
Set iTo Open'
Puccini's opera "Madame But-I
terfly" will be presented by thek
speech department and the School1
of Music beginning at 8 p.m.
Thursday at Tappan Junior High
School located, - at the corner of
Washtenaw and Stadium Blvd.
Other performances will be giv-
en Friday, Monday and Tuesday.-
In rehearsal since the produc-
tion of Faust, the opera will in-1
clude a libretto translated into
English by Prof. Josef Blatt of the
music school, musical director of
ITS PLOT involves a young
United States naval officer, Lieu-
tenant Pinkerton, who is charmed
by Cho-Cho San, a Japanese girl
when stationed in Japan. He mar-
ries "Madame Butterfly" in an
Oriental ceremony not recognized
as binding in the United States.
Then, after the lieutenant is call-
ed back to his own country, he
marries Kate, an American girl,
under the United States law.
Three years later, when he and
his bride travel to Japan, he
finds Cho-Cho-San with a son
The broken-hearted Japanese
girl gives up the infant to Lieu-
tenant Pinkerton to take back
to America, then commits hari-
Prof. Blatt will conduct the 65-
piece orchestra, chosen from stu-
dent instrumentalists. Prof. Valen-
tine B. Windt of the speech de-
partment is stage director.
Tickets are on sale for $1.50,
$1.20 and .90 at the Lydia Men-
delssohn box office. Student
tickets, priced at .75, will be avail-
able for all performances.
To Give Talk
Prof. Philip M. Hauser, Asso-
ciate Dean of the division of social
sciences at the University of Chi-
cago, will lecture on "Training
Social Scientists for Research via
Research" at 4:10 p.m. tomorrow
in Auditorium C. Angell Hall.
The talk, sponsored by the soc-
iology department, will be open to
Prof. Hauser, a sociologist and
an expert on population, was As-
sistant to the Secretary of Com-
merce from 1945 to 1947 and dep-
uty director of the Bureau of the
Census in 1947 and 1948.
He is currently the United States
representative on the Population
Commission of the United Nations.
The, professor has just returned
from Burma where she made a
UN population study.
Leona Baumgartner, Assistant
Commissioner of the New York
Department of Health, will address
a School of Public Health Assem-
bly on "Maternal and Child Health
Problems," 4 p.m., School of Public
* * *
Baseball, Michigan vs. Notre
Dame, 3:30 p.m., Ferry Field.
University Lecture, "Training
the Social Scientist for Research
via Research," by Philip.M. Hauser,
Associate Dean of the Division of
Social Sciences at the University
of Chicago. 4:15 p.m., Auditorium
C, Angell Hall.
* * *
Carillon recital by Prof. Percival
Price of the School of Music, Uni-
versity Carilloneur, 7:15 p.m.,
Puccini's opera "Madame But-
terfly," presented by the speech
department and the School of
Music, at 8 p.m., Tappan Junior
High, School. Continues Friday,
Monday and Tuesday.
* * *
Law School's annual Founder's
Day program. The Hon. Charles
E. Clark, Judge of the $nited
States Court of Appeals for the
Second Circuit, will speak on "The
Illimitable Freedom of the Human
Mind" at a dinner in the Lawyers'
Forum on College and University
Teaching, auspices of the Commit-
tee on College Relations, 3 p.m.
Baseball, Michigan vs. Western
Michigan College of Education,
3:30 p.m., Ferry Field.
SL Cinema Guild movies, "State
Read and Use
Fair" with Will Rogers and "Back
Alley Uproar;" 7 and 9 p.m. Addi-
tional showings at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday, Arch-
Movies, "South Pacific Island
Children" and "Pacific Island,"
7:30 and 8:10 p.m., Kellogg Audi-
torium, sponsored by the Univer-
School Band and Orchestra Fes-
tival, presented by the Michigan
School Band and Orchestra As-
sociation, Hill Auditorium, Harris
Hall and Tappan and Slausen
Junior High Schools.
A representative of the Du Pont
Company will be on this campus
April 15, 16 and 17
to interview Bachelor and Master
degree candidates majoring in
HE EXPLAINS his political be-
liefs-"I think the Democratic
party represents the progressive
portion of the political sphere."
This same interest in the pro-
gressive has caused him some dis-
satisfaction with the University,
although he generally likes the big
school, small town atmosphere.
His chief complaint is "too much
public relations orientation on the
part of the administration" and
"not enough to the fundamental
ideals of education."
Decisions on the two issues
with which The Daily and SAC
brought him in closest contact
-the lecture committee and
bias clauses-were public rela-
tions motivated, he believes.
"Tale-Chaser" Young, as his
Michigamua brothers have dubbed
him, has not limited his college
Read Daily Classifieds
career only to SAC, The Daily and
helping to lead the senior class.
He has rolled up a 3.4 average and
belongs -to Pi Sigma Alpha, polit-
ical science honorary. He is also a
member of Sphinx and of Phi
Gamma Delta fraternity.
* * *
ALL THIS ADDS up to a heavy
list of achievements for one stu-
dent, but it is nothing new in the
Young family. His 14-year-old
brother has' read a great number
of books, as well as writinghis
own volume about the Civil War.
(Well - informed sources claim
Crawford was a child prodigy.)
His father is director of the
research division of the Federal
Reserve Board and his mother,
well known for her political-
social science writings, is listed
in "Who's Who." His sister, with
an exceptional average at the
University music school, com-
pletes the family roll call.
Young's plans for the immediate
future are ruodest. The first of
July will find him at Fort Benning,
Ga., where he has already spent
one summer with the ROTC.
After that, it will be law school
or graduate work at Harvard. But
there's always a chance that 20
years may find him in a news-
paper office, and, if he's there, his
friends predict he'll be sitting in
the editor's chair.
Contact your placement office for an
BETTER THINGS FOR BETTER LIVING : . THROUGH CHEMISTRY
OPEN TO SENIORS ONLY.
There's a letter to all Seniors on its way future. And if we make it easy for you now,
in the mail now explaining how you can we think you'll get into the habit of wanting
halve at least one item in your future cost of TIME around the house.
living. It has nothing to do with inflation, So if you're going to read TIME anyway
nothing to do with taxes-but it does point (and most college graduates do**), why not
out that a TIME subscription today will cost subtract $3 from the cost of your "news-
you just half the price that Old Grads education" and place your order now?
normally pay. All you need do is keep your eyes peeled
The secret, of course, is timing. For today for that letter arid return the card enclosed.
you can still qualify for the Special Student Or if you'd like to get the jump on the post-
Rate which brings you 52 issues of TIME man, place your order today with your
for less than six cents a copy.* But once you campus TIME representative or the college
have that degree -you're fair game for the bookstore. You pay for it later when we bill
regular rates. you-at $3 per year instead of the usual $6.
It's an open secret, too, that we'd like to -And you don't need a graduate degree in
have you as subscribers-now and hi the finance to see that this offer makes sense.
C An adventur, in
* It's hard to figure a way to stretch six cents farther
than across the world and back in TIME's 23 chapters,
.. r .. .. .... . :.............. . : i:::i:.};i "l ;;}:'.: . ..
THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY is looking for sales
ien to represent DOW, sellingy chemicals
Your opportunities for advancement are excel-
lent because Dow is growing-continually
building new plants, developing new produc-
tion operations-adding new products, opening
Dow fits you for the job with a comprehensive
training course which explains company organi-
zation, policy, finance, research, production,
technical service and sales methods.
You'll find that Dow is a friendly company.
You'll discover that promotions are usually
from within, from Dow's own staff. Seldom is
an outsider considered for a top job at Dow.
Moreover, you'll find a highly developed spirit
of cooperation between men and departments.
At Dow, your future can be more secure
because of Dow's diversification of products
serving many different markets - a real ad-
vantage if businessi slows - and certain to
multiply opportunities as business expands.
Also at Dow-group insurance, pension plans
and employee stock purchase plans have been
If you have one year or more of college chem-
istry, arrange now to see the Dow representa-
tive at the Office of the Bureau of Appointments
in the Administration Building at 9:00 a.m.
on Wednesday, April 22.