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Unique Hobby Provides Fun, Money
:oney may not grow on trees,
fun and food will, according
iut grower Michael Lee.
i addition to his duties with}
.University chemical storage
artment, Lee raises evergreens
profit and nuts for a hobby.
iough it is generally believed
s can not survive Michigan
ters, Lee maintains the proper3
ins can-and has samples to
Ve it. -
pONG the varieties which can
aised in the North are Chinese
stnuts, black walnuts, English
nuts, filberts and pecans. Sev- N
1 of these are being grown com-
cially in State orchards..
Most people, however, are in-
rested in growing nut trees for t
ade and ornament. Lee recom-
ends the pecan or English wal-
it for these uses.

The English walnut is not com-
non to Michigan,, but the Crath
Carpathian strain is well suited
to northern climates. Imported
from the Carpathian Mountains by
a Canadian missionary, the straina
was able to survive even the 40 be-
low zero Polish winters.
Three types of pecan can be
grown in Michigan: Green River,
Busseron and Bixby strains.
DESPITE prevailing opinion
that it takes one hundred years to
raise a tree, Lee said nuts can be
grown from grafts in three or
four years and from seedlings in
six to eight years. The English
Walnut is a particularly fast-
growing tree.
Those interested in nut culture
can get started by purchasing
seedlings or grafts. Grafted trees
cost from two to five dollars each,
while seedlings run from 50 cents
to $2.50.
Pamphlets on raising trees can
be received from the Horticulture
Bldg.,at Michigan State College or
from the Superintendent of Doc-s
uments in Washington, D.C. Fur-
ther information may be obtained
from Lee by callirg 3-1511, Ext.
Fraser To Speak
Ian Forbes Fraser, Director of
the American Library in Paris
will speak on "France Today," at
4:15 p.m. tomorrow in Rackham

-Daily-Don Campbell
. . . it's the nuts
Unusual Requests Confuse
Quad Telephone Operators

Men's quad telephone operators
are very unusual people.
At least, this seems to be the
public opinion, if the requests
callers make of them are any in-
* * *
ACCORDING to stories which
come from behind the boards, call-
ers seem to think that operators
are omniscient and omnipotent,
Expect Small
Primary ,-Vote
Turnout for next Monday's pri-
mary election will probably not
top 2,500, City Clerk Fred J. Look-
er said yesterday.
The small number is estimated
as primary contests are scheduled
in only three of the city's seven
wards. All three contests are Re-
publican battles for ward nomina-
tion as members of the City Coun-
The election, however, will be
city-wide, as two annexation pro-
posals will appear oi the ballot:
So far no opposition to the pro-
posals has appeared.
Council posts to be decided are
in the Second, Third and Fifth

being able to connect them with
anybody they want either by nick-
names or nebulous descriptions.
Phil Madison, one of the op-
erators, was recently asked to
connect a caller with "Bud."
"Since I knew at least five
"Buds" in the quad, it was ra-
ther hard to complete the call,"
he said.
But a request for the "bald one"
led one fellow to his desired party.
First he asked for Chuck Weber,
but there were two Webers with
that name in the quad. The des-
'cription was a big help, Madison
Through much experience with
calls like these, the operators even-
tually are able to identify most of
the residents by the nicknames
and rooms. They also claim the
ability to distinguish voices of
most of the men in the quad.
* * *
TRUSTING uninformed callers
aren't the only ones who liven up
the days at the switchboards. Long
distance calls, too, are often a
source of amusement.
The usual querry from the
quad man to the long distance
operator is, "Are you paid?" in
order to make certain 'the call
is not a collect one. Chances are
a distant operator will answer,
"Why certainly I'm paid! Sixty
dollars a week!'
One of the biggest problems of
the operator is the 'disconnection.'
Usually, these occur by accident,
and with local calls it is not too
hard to re-establish contacts. But
sometimes they happen on the
long distance line.
One of these long-range cut-offs
occurred when a quad resident and
his father who was in Asia were
disconnected, switching off the re-
lays on the call all over the world.
The connection had to be pains-
takingly rebult through all sta-
tions from here to Asia.
Fortunately, both the United
States and Asia survived this ca-
lamity without international re-

Book Marks'
Yale News'
An unusual anniversary book,
recently published, celebrates the+
75 years that the country's oldest
college newspaper, the Yale Daily+
News, has been in circulation.
Published by combined effort of]
faculty, alumni and student edi-
tors, the book contains articles1
which discuss, advise and praise
young men of today on their prob-
lems and the uneasy world they
live in.
* * *
ON THE LIST of 66 contribu-
tors are such names as dramatist,
Thornton Wilder; Averell Harri-
man; Sen. Robert Taft; Robert
Lovett, retiring Secretary of De-
fense; author, John Hersey; poet,
Archibald MacLeish and Robert
Moses, New York Park Commis-
Noted writers Hersey and
MacLeish sound a pessimistic
note of advice to young writers.
Hersey, who served as the pa-
per's news editor while at Yale,
writes that "Ours is becoming a
culture of slogans, headlines, di-
gests; the classics are done o.ver
as comic books ... news comes
not to us as a stately procession
of facis but as a dance of epi-
thets, a shower of unworthy ker-
MacLeish argues that literature
has not kept up with scientific
In his article, Sen. Taft attrib-
utes the country's progress in the
past 165 years to liberty and says
that our liberty is threatened by
bigger government which is spend-
ing more and increasing its pow-
Moses puts in a call to college
trained men to take government
positions while Lovett on the
same subject writes that college
men are a necessity in getting
the best form of government.
Yale's paper ranks as the oldest
college daily, although The Mich-
igan Daily is the oldest college
newspaper from the point of con-
tinuous publication.
Radio Guild
To Audition
Next Week
Auditions will be held next week
for membership in the Radio
Guild, a workshop for those inter-
ested in radio dramatics and tech-
The Guild, meets once a week,
and provides instruction for mem-
bers in broadcasting and acting.
Laboratory productions are given
over the air on occasion.
Any academically eligible stu-
dent, including freshmen, may
sign up this week in the WUOM
lobby, fifth floor Administra-
tion Bldg., for the auditions
which will be held from 10 a.m.
to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. on Mon-
day, Tuesday and Wednesday.
No previous training is required,
as the Guild offers an introductory
as well as an advanced section.
However prospects must have eith-
er Monday or Friday afternoons
free for meetings. All materials
will be furnished by the Guild.
Old members wishing to con-
tinue this semester are asked to
The Guild is also looking for
script writers and sound effects

If any student with a few over-
due library books is feeling sorry
for himself, he should save some
of this sympathy for the librarian,
the fellow with the really sad
That dime which would have
brought the coke and candy bar
at lunch is just so much trobule
to the man behind the big desk. He
would prefer merely to charge the
book back in on time, rather than
charge the student a fine, accord-
ing to Fred M. Dimock, chief cir-
culation librarian.
* * *
THESE FINES, which amount
to only five cents a day on two
week books, and the same amount
per hour on overnight books aft-
er the first hour, cause no end of
trouble for the library staff.
Because of these small assess-
Finney Music
To Be Played

ments, the library has to keep a
complicated set of records, make
its cash books balance, and hire
an auditor to examine them.
After all this, the library does
not keep the money but turns
it over to the general fund of the
"We need the books back on
time, because there is usually
someone else who wants them
right away. We would prefer not
to have to use the fines system, but
find that it acts as a memory jog-
ger for the person who might oth-
erwise keep the book overdue."
However, there seems to be
some indication that the fines
are not sufficient reminders for
all students.
Last year, almost 130,000 books
were charged from the main desk
of the General Library, in addition
to those from the various smaller
libraries and study halls on cam-
pus..Overdue fines on these books
amounted to $4,203.90.

from 10-12; 1-4:30
Saturday Morning 9-12

Fining System Brings
Headaches to Libraries

Adlai's In
Adlai Stevenson accepted the
presidency yesterday.
But it was all a hoax.
Pranksters who had talked}
their way into the printing
'plant of the Swarthmore Col-
lege newspaper, the Phoenix,
put out a faked edition which
proclaimed that the former Il-
linois governor had taken the
presidency of the school, ac-
cording to the Associated Press.
Swarthmore President John
W. Nason, who has recently
resigned the position said that
the story was "a complete

Prof. Ross Lee' Finney of the
School of Music will have his
"String Quartet No. 6" performed
by the Stanley Quartet tomorrow
in the Library of Congress, Wash-
ington, D. C.
Prof. Finney's composition will
be played as part of a chamber
music series.
Members of the Quartet include
Prof. Gilbert Ross and Prof. Emil
Raab, violinists, Robert Courte,
violinist and Prof. Oliver Edel, cel-
list, all of the music school.
The Quartet's performance is
under the auspices of the Eliza-
beth Sprague Coolidge Founda-
tion which was established to make
possible the spread and develop-
ment of chamber music.
Learn Typewriting
Special classes in typewriting,
for personal or office use. Hours
arranged at your convenience.
Day and Evening Classes. Phone
7831 or call at our office far
details. No obligation.
HAMILTON Business College
William at State Ph. 7831
Fountain Pens repaired by
a factory trained man.
Tape and Wire Recorders
Stat PhRI L'S
314 S. State t Ph. 7177

There Will
Be a Member
Of The Ensian
Knocking at
Every Dormitory

G&S Society
Calls Tryouts
Tryouts for two Gilbert and Sul-
livan operas, "Trial by Jury," and
"HMS Pinafore" scheduled for pro-
duction this semester willbe held
from 7 to 11 p.m. tomorrow in the
Union, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the
League and 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday
in the League.
All persons who can sing or are
interested in the production end
of light opera are particularly
needed, spokesmen for the Gilbert
and Sullivan Society said.


Door This
He will give you an op-
portunity to sign up for
the Michiganensian while
the price is still $5. Re-
member, on the 28th of
February, the price be-
comes $6.

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