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FRIDAY, MAY 15 1953



Faber Seeks Car Trade for Summer

As his contribution to Interna-
tional Week, Britisher Mike Fa-
ber, Grad., is willing to lend "God"
to anyone wishing to tour England
and the European continent this
In exchange he wants the use of
an American car to travel through
the States.
Faber's 1936 English sedan was
christened "God" because it
"moves in mysterious ways, yet is
trustworthy." He maintains that'
this "lend-lend" program will fur-
ther inter-cultural progress and
AN AMERICAN will be able to
view the "intimate beauty of Eng-
land" as "God" sees it, while Fa-
ber and two of his friends see the
,"spacious splendor of America."
The English car (make un-
known) is in good condition,
steady and reliable rather than
. spectacular, Faber reported.
Although the sedan would not
look out of place next to the ruins
of Stonehenge, by English stan-
dards -it is of-recent vintage, Faber
"GOD" CAN BE picked up in
Liverpool or at Faber's home in
London. "Come in the afternoon
and my mother will give you a cup
of tea."
- Faber said that there would be
no strings attached to the use
of his car, "except the ones
holding the carburator togeth-
"The best way to see beautiful
ROTC Heads
Approve Joint
Training Plan
The recent suggestion by assist-
ant secretary of defense John H.
Hannah that the armed forces
could save money by lumping to-
gether the various reserve officer
training programs for the first two
years met with favorable comment
and support from ROTC execu-
tives of the various branches yes-
Hannah, on leave as Michigan
State College President, also pro-
posed that manpower could be
saved by using civilian faculty to
instruct ROTC courses of a non-
military nature.
COMMENTING on the state-
ment, Prof. Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Dean of Faculties, point-
ed out that if the combined pro-
gram were adopted, all Universities
in the country would do their best
to effect the merger.
"Princeton has already worked
out a definite program where
students in all three branches
of the ROTC take certain courses
together on an experimental ba-
sis," Prof. Williams said. "First
evaluations look good."
"Here at the University we have
been making use of civilian facul-
ty to instruct certain ROTC
courses for years, he added.
* * *
COL. VIRGIL R. Miller, Chair-
man of the Department of Mili-
tary Science and Tactics, viewed
the proposal as a matter well
worth investigating since any plan
to save money and manpower
wpuld be of great benefit.
"There are seleted courses of
a nonmilitary nature which col-
lege faculty who are specialists
could very well teach," Col. Mil-
ler added. This would result in
elojer integration of the college
civilian and military staff, he
Pointing to the experiment in
process at Princeton, Col. William

B. McKean, Chairman of the De-
partment of Naval Science, stated
that if the proposal can worked at
*Princeton it certainly could be ap-
plied on this campus.
Col. William L. Todd, Chairman
of the Department of Air Science
and Tactics stated that the propos-
al seemed workable enough, and
went on to say that it has always
been the practice of the Air Force
ROTC to encourage the use of
civilian faculty when possible.
Lecture on Saturn
To Be Presented
"Saturn and Its Rings" will be
discussed by Prof. Dean B. Mc-
Laughlin of the astronomy depart-
ment at the astronomy Visitor's
Night to be held at 8 p.m. today
in Room 2003, Angell Hall.
The illustrated public talk will
be followed by observation of Sat-
urn and a double star from the stu-
dent observatory in Angell Hall.
Orientation Group
Leaders Needed .
All male students who wish to
be orientation group leaders next

England is by car," Faber added,
mimicking James Fitzpatrick, the
cinema travelogue man.
HE EXPLAINED that it was in-
expensive to take a car across the
English Channel so that the users
of his sedan could include France
and other parts of Europe in their
"Come and see me confiden-
tially and I will help you plan
your itinerary so that it will
include some Paris hot spots,"
Faber offered.

In return for all this, Faber asks
only for the use of an American
car, and that "God" be returned
still in running condition.
"My car is a sober shade," the
Britisher stated, but he is not
particular about the color of the
car he will use in the exchange.
"I do have a weakness for conver-
tibles, though," he added.
Anyone wishing to exchange
their car for "God" for the sum-
mer can contact Faber through
The Daily or the economics depart-

SL Movie
"The Green Pastures" will be
shown by the Student Legisla-
ture Cinema Guild at 7 and 9
p.m. today and tomorrow, and
8 p.m. Sunday in the Architec-
ture Auditorium.
The film, based on biblical
stories, interprets ideas of the
Southern Negro.
Also on the program will be
"Seal Island," Academy Award
winning short feature for 1952
which has been described as "an
amusing documentation of the.
life and habits of animals.

Subjects ranging from political
problems ofworld-wide import-
ance to curious native customs are
discussed by students in an infor-
mal atmosphere each week on
WUOM's International Round-
Formed to further understand-
ing between American and foreign
students, the forum features ideasI
of students from all over the world.
Representatives of over 50 coun-
tries have participated in the
broadcasts, which may be heard
locally on. Friday nights.

INITIATED IN 1950 as a coop-
erative effort of the International,
Center and WUOM, the programs
are moderated and arranged by
Mike Faber, Grad., an Oxford
graduate now studying at the Uni-
versity on a Ford Foundation'
According to Faber, the
Roundtable gives international
students a chance to get togeth-
er and expound their views.
Participation in forums with
Americans, he added, helps foreign


Roundtable Discusses Varied Toics Initiated

Union Travel

students to understand them.
Many foreigners, he explained,
feel that the United States wishes
to make "little Americas" of their
native countries.
Subjects the broadcasts are
chosen by Faber from three cate-
gories: cutlural mores, political
problems and native customs.
Preparing only a few lead ques-
tions, Faber relies on a general
'knowledge of his subject to keep
the unrehearsed discussions go-
ing for the full half hour.

The Union recently initiated
its travel service plan for stu-
dents desiring rides or passengers
after final examinations are over.
A new method of securing rides
will be used. Students may place
cards giving information on the
bulletin board in the Union lob-
by where they may match up the
cards and remove them after
suitable arrangements have been

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