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FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1953


'Official' Graduations
Held on Most Campuses

A University survey of other
large campuses throughout the
nation has revealed that in most
cases seniors are officially gradu-
ated on commencement day ra-
ther than being "recommended"
for degrees as has been the case
here for two years.
Undertaken by the University
at the time it was considering
commencement changes, the sur-
vey shows that six out of nine
large universities award diplomas
at commencement while the oth-
ers send graduates certificates la-
IN ATTEMPTING to devise a
more meaningful commencement
at which seniors would be officially
graduated, the University learned
that Columbia, Iowa, Illinois, In-
diana, Wayne and Purdue have
achieved this objective.
Ater Estimate
Of Universe
Startling discoveries with the
200-inch telescope on Mt. Palomar
have led astronomers to conclude
that the age of the earth has been
miscalculated by two billion years,
according to Prof. Leo Goldberg,
chairman of the astronomy de-
Not only has the age of the
earth been doubled to four bil-
lion years, but distances outside
the earth's galaxy are now thought
-to be twice as large as formerly
* * *
THE INCREASED age of the
earth agrees with geological evi-
These new facts about the
universe have come mainly from
the work of Walter Baade at
the Mt. Palomar Observatory.
Baade will speak at the Univer-
sity's summer symposium on
Astronomical distances are de-
termined by the magnitude, or
brightness of stars, and the 200-
inch telescope has shown that cer-
tain stars are actually brighter
than the smaller telescopes showed
them to be.
* * *
ERROR IN the old calculations
occurred because dimming of light
by dust clouds and other atmos-
pheric conditions were not suffi-
ciently accounted for.
Revision of astronomical sta-
tistics will have no direct effect
on the astronomer's conception
of the universe, except that
planets, stars and assorted ne-
bulae are twice as far away
from each other as they were
Prof. Goldberg said that this de-
velopment in astronomy proves
there are many important dis-
coveries to come.
"We are now living in a golden
age of astronomy which will give
us answers to questions of star
evolution that our forefathers
would never have thought pos-
sible," Prof. Goldberg said.
South Sea Films
To Be Presented
Two short films, "South Pacific
Children" and "Pacific Islands,"
will be shown at 7:30 and 8:10 p.-
m. today in Kellogg Auditorium.
The films will be presented un-
der the auspices of the University

Plaque To Mark
Israel's Freedom
The University Israeli Founda-
tion will present a plaque at 11
a.m. tomorrow at the International
Center, in honor of the fifth an-
niversary of Israel's independence.
All foreign students and several
professors and other people con-
cerned have been invited to the
plaque's dedication.

Various systems have been
worked out to get senior grades
recorded on time at these
schools. These were studied by
University deans before they ar-
rived at the revised examinationR
At Iowa, for instance, a system;
of preliminary grades for seniors'
was devised three years ago. Com-
mencement is held immediately
after classes with preliminary
grades determining whether the
senior graduates.
A diploma may be withheld,
however, if the instructor turns in
a failure notice at least four hoursJ
before commencement.
* * *
AT OTHER schools exams are
given far enough ahead to permit
diploma-granting, although in
some instances graduation lists
are delayed.
The actual ceremonies assume
different importance at various
schools with Indiana almost dis-
couraging commencement at-
tendance, according to the re-
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Cali-
fornia do not attempt to hand out
diplomas at commencement. Min-
nesota publishes a list of "candi-
dates" for graduation, Wisconsin
sends out the graduation list af-
ter commencement and prospec-
tive graduates on California's four
campuses receive a roll of paper
with the final list published sev-
eral months later.
In examining the various com-
mencement methods, University
faculty representatives chose to,
speed up exams rather than to
have instructors submit prelimi-
nary grades, give special senior ex-
ams or give a rapid series of two-
hour finals.
Guild Movie
Stars Olivier '
The lives and affairs of Admiral
Nelson and Lady Hamilton will be
the subject of this week's Student
Legislature Cinema Guild film,
"That Hamilton Woman."
Starring Laurence Olivier as the
famous Admiral Nelson and Vi-
vian Leigh in the role of the cap-
tivating Lady Hamilton, the his-
torical drama portrays the tragic
love story of the two persons.
The film will be shown at 7 and
9 p.m. today and tomorrow, and
at 8 p.m. Sunday in the Archi-
tecture Auditorium. Admisison is
50 cents.
Elias Exhibit
A group of paintings and draw-
ings by Harold John Elias, as-
sistant to the director of the Hack-
ly Art Gallery in Muskegon, will be
on display from Monday to May)
8 at the Architecture Bldg.

Annual Clinic
Hears Gault,
Hatcher Talk
There is no "curb service solu-
tion" to the problem of human re-
lations, University President Har-
lan H. Hatcher declared yester-
"Instead," he said, "we must be-
come saturated with an under-
standing of people and their var-
lous cultures."
* * *
.SPEAKING to nearly 125 per-
sons attending the Seventh Annual
Clothiers Clinic, President Hatch-
er said that technical education
has been stressed throughout
American history in order to take
advantage of the country's nat-
ural resources.
"But now," he urged, "atten-
tion must be given to the prob-
lem of human relations. We
must take stock of our natural
capacity to learn what other
cultures and people are like and
the instruments needed in aid-
ing them."
At an earlier session, the grow-
ing competition by supermarkets
in the field of men's retail cloth-
ing was outlined by Prof. Edgar
H. Gault of the School of Busi-
ness Administration.
He indicated that while the
supermarkets are limited some-
what in the kinds of clothing they
can sell, retail clothiers should
recognize the competition and
take steps to meet it.
Initiates Feted
By Honorary
Pi Sigma Alpha, political science
honorary fraternity, honored the
following new initiates at its an-
nual banquet this week:
Harold Abrams, '54, Neil Bern-
stein, '54, Maurice Binkow, '54,
Nancy Bonvouloir, '54, Mary Cha-
carestos, '54, Charles Clippert, '53,
Edwin Conger, '54, Prof. Robert
Curtis, John Dempsey, Grad., Wil-
lard DePree, Grad., Peter Fletch-
er, '54, Sid Klaus, '53, Sidney
Kleinman, '54, David Kornbluh,
James Klanoski, Grad., Oscar
Miller, '53, Maurice Oppen-
heim, '54, Neal Vanselow, '54,
John Romani, Grad., Gretchen
White, '54, Charles Willems, '54,
Ronald Witt, '54, Richard Wolf,
'54, Ted Wuerthner, '54, Craw-
ford Young, '53.
Prof. Howard Ehrmann, chair-
man of the history department,
spoke at the banquet -and retir-
ing president Howard Willens, '53,
was presented with the Pi Sigma
Alpha annual award by Prof.
James K. Pollock, chairman of the
political science department.
Officers elected for the coming
year include Ronald Witt, presi-
dent; Nancy Bonvouloir, vice-
president; and Neil Bernstein, sec-

Students L ead louble Lives


* * *

* * *

* * *

It is a schizophrenic life for many a campus statistic-from the
desk, the gavel and the typewriter to the stove, the icebox and the
pressure cooker.
While the majority of students rush home after a day of classes
to meals prepared seemingly by magic in a residence hall or fraternity
kitchen, other students rush home to wrestle with a cookbook and a
stubborn can opener.
* .* * *
IN A THIRD FLOOR apartment, Vern Emerson, '54L, alternates
kibbi bilabaniya, a Syrian concoction, with hamburgers on the daily
* * ' "We have developed 65 ways
to serve hamburger," chef Emer-
son, an exponent of the Cordon
Bleu school of cooking, said
One of the three roommates has
taken to eating out, Jim Harris,
Grad., used to vary their meals
with creamed delicacies-creamed
corn, creamed asparagus, creamed
IX tomatoes, creamed graham crack-
ers, creamed hamburgers.
cialty of the quaint old fashioned
h kitchen under the supervision of
Gargoyle's Managing Editor Don
Malcomn, '53 and Art Editor, Stu
Ross '55. For a small fee Malcolm
blushingly revealed the ingredients
of his nameless piece de resis-
tance: side of beef, pinch of thigh,
loaf of bread, jug of wine, thou.
Few of the culinary adven-
tures of 'these campus bachelors
t: have led to disaster. Dave Brown
'53, publications board member,
reported remarkably few cases
of ptomaine among his three
... a pinch of peanut butter, The four purportedly utilize the
a dash of jam mahogany gavel of Howard Wil-
lens, SL president, another room-
mate, for separating whites from
yolks and fingers from thumbs.
These bachelors need not
f; £ think marriage will rescue them
from slavery over a hot stove, if
Len Greenbaum, Grad., is any
example of connubial kitchen
bliss. "I cook, my wife works,"
Greenbaum said. Her only com-
plaint is that I don't cook as
well as her mother does."
"I recommend the Settlement
cookbook as the ideal gift for any
} ~newly married young man," he'
said. "I think it's valuable to
learn how to cook so you'll have
some profession after you grad-
g a-ua t e . "
President Eisenhower likes to
cook too.
f' ALTHOUGH in more familiar
surroundings than these bache-
lors, the women contacted faced
more perplexing situations. Risa
Rosenblum, '54 and Betty Arns-
wald, '54, interviewed in the kit-
chen at Osterweil Co-op have to
prepare meals for 25 people. One
gentle young lady, encountered
jumping up and down on a paper
bag, explained she was making
bread crumbs. "We couldn't find
a hammer," she said.
None of these students had the
problem that Jerry Richards, '56E,
has faced.
Richards, winner of the Gom-
berg House dirty shirt contest,
found himself preparing solitary
meals in a remote section of the
HOWARD WILLENS Arboretum. He wasn't expecting
with mahogany gavel company.





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