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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 195

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Mosher Girls Re-Discover Old Favorite

"Jacks, anyone?"
This familiar cry has recently
been echoing through the corri-
dors of fifth floor Mosher, where
coeds have zealously returned to
the days of their childhood.
* * *
THE FAD began several weeks
ago when Kay Wilson, '56, pur-.
chased a set of jacks at the five
and dime. Since that time, those
who have tried it. say they prefer
the game to the more usual pas-
times of knitting 'or bridge. "It's
much more enjoyable than study-
ing." says Anita Goldstein, '57.
The game, played with ten
tiny metal objects and a rubber
ball, has undergone many
changes since it began with the
ancients, who called it "knuckle-
bones" because five knuckle-
bones of a sheep were used.
Sophocles has ascribed the in-
vention of knucklebones to Pal-
omedes, who taught the sport to
his Greek countrymen during the
Trojan War. Plato names the
Egyptian god Theuth as its in-
To the average spectator the
sport looks rather easy. According
to jack professionals however, the
participant will find it difficult.
Diane Mitchel, '56, insists that the
game requires intelligence, a high
power of concentration, a long
reach and the ability to sit on a
hard floor for several hours.
Although the game is not as
rough as football, several of the
women have complained of chip-
ped nail polish and broken finger-
nails. "I have the scars to prove
it," commented Judy Wood, '54D.
A FEW OF the jack enthusiasts
have grown tired of the game as
originally invented. They now play,
in a prone position, using golf and
tennis balls. Any other ideas, they
say, would be greatly appreciated.
Sally Cushman, '56, warns be-
ginners, "Don't be discouraged at
first, for with a little practice you
too may become a master."
One beginner, Doris Bengtsson,
'56SM, declares, "This is harder
than Viotti's Concerto No. 22."
Mosher women are hoping that
in the near future the Womans
Athletic Association will sponsor
an interhouse jack tournament.
Joan Feldman, '56, is willing to
give free instruction to any ardent
fans who wish to participate.
Union Opera
To Inaugurate
New System
A new system will be Inaugurat-
ed for December's Union Opera
road trip, Mike Scherer, general
chairman of the Opera, announc-
ed yesterday.
Road show chairmen will be ap-
pointed for each of the seven cities
to be visited by the Opera, he said.

-Daily--Betsy Smith
Summer Course To Feature
Study of Modern .literature

As a part of the "Popular Arts
in America" program scheduled
for this summer, Prof. Norman
Nelson will teach a course on all
To VoiceAppeal
Student Selective Service Regis-
trants who have been classified
1-A by their local Selective Service
boards must exercise their right
of appeal within 10 days of the
date of classification if they ex-
pect to be considered for defer-
ment according to the University's
Selective Service Counsellor's Of-
The appeal must be requested in
writing. At the same time the SSS
form 109 stating that the applicant
is a full time student in good
standing at an accredited institu-
tion must be forwarded to the
Selective Service board.
The form 109 may be obtained
from the Registrar's Office

phases of 20th century literature.
Including comic books and
strips, detective stories, science
fiction, and advertising techniques,
as well as more high brow litera-
ture, Prof. Nelson will try to com-
pare and evaluate the different
forms of literature.
e * e
PROF: NELSON, who has been
plugging for a program like this
for over fifteen years, feels that
our educational systems have ig-
nored the more popular forms of
literature for too long.
Lectures by authorities on the
different types of literature and by
Prof. Nelson will constitute the
agenda of the course. Nelson is
also considering having the stu-
dents write papers on the various
types of literature that interests
them, which will be discussed by
the whole class.
Though the whole program has
been defined under the heading of
commercial literature, Prof. Nel-
son will also include other forms

Next fall the 'Ensin will of-
fer many interesting and chal-
lenging opportunities to the
photographer who wants to de-
velop his photo skill and get
sound publication experience.
For students interested in
newspaper and magazine pho-
tography after graduation, no
better reference can be given
than a good set of pictures in
the Michiganensian.
The 'Ensian's first photo
staff meeting will be held at 4
p.m. tomorrow in the Student
Publications Building.
SL1 To Give
On Berlin 'U
As a part of the Student Legis-
lature program of aid and ex-
change with the Free University
of Berlin, two radio broadcasts
have been scheduled for tonight
dealing with the Free University.
Tape recordings telling of the
founding and the present operat-
ing policy of the Berlin University
will be played over station WEQN
at 7:30 p.m. and over station
WUOM at 10:15 p.m.
* *
ican student studying in Berlin
and students of the Free Univer-
sity, the recordings were sent to
Ann Arbor from Berlin, where they
were made.
The Legislature, which is at
present organizing an exchange
student program with the Berlin
University to go into effect in the
fall has also made available re-
prints of the Readers' Digest ar-
ticle on the University.
These may be obtained at the
Administration Building,
Emerson To Talk,
"The Next Step in Public
Health" will be the topic of a lec-
ture to be given today by Dr.
Haven Emerson, professor emeri-
tus of public health at Columbia
University, at 4 p.m. at the School
of Public Health.
Home Run
By lNll

I .

Local Book
Bannings Hit
Branding the recent local book
bannings "undemocratic," Prof.
Arthur M. Eastman of the English
department pointed out faults in
the present book screening sys-
tems in an open discussion spon-
sored by the Unitarian Student
Prof. Eastman and Bob Marsh-
all, owner of an Ann Arbor book
store, led an open discussion Sun-
day night.
CLARIFYING his opinion Prof.
Eastman explained, "There is no
local responsibility for the list's
formulation. The list comes from
Wayne county and the citizens in
this county do not know who form-
ed it or on what grounds."
He also said that the local
citizens have no effective way to
protest the actions being taken
and that both Edmund DeVine,
County prosecuting attorney,
and the local police keep shift-
ing responsibility for the ac-
Marshall explained that the list
of banned books was given to a
local pocket book wholesaler. This
wholesaler removed the "objec-
tionable" books from the shelves
of the Ann Arbor dealers when he
supplied them with books.
Marshall added that his store
is not serviced by this wholesaler
and that as yet he had not re-
ceived a list from the authorities
nor had he been contacted by the
local police.
"I personally feel many of the
girlie and other low grade maga-
zines untouched by the list are
much more objectionable than the
pocket books listed," he said.
Offering a positive approach to
the banning action Prof. Eastman
declared, "If censorship is to be
practiced locally then local public
servants should do the job. In this
way they will be accountable to
the local public.

-Daily-Don Campbell
BLOCK 'M'-Students interested in participating in next year's
flashcard display may register from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. today and
tomorrow in Barbour Gymnasium. A 25 cent membership fee is
found necessary by Wolverine Club officials to cover operating
expenses and will be collected at registration.
Warren To Speak at Lecture
For .First Hophead Winners
"American Humour and the
Atomic Age" will be the topic of co-author of "A Theory of Liter-
Prof. Austin Warren of the Eng- ature" and author of "Rage for
lish department when he delivers Order," a series of essays on met-
the First Annual Hophead Award aphysical novelists and poets from
Lecture at 3 p.m. today in Kellogg Edward Taylor to Franz Kafka.
Auditorium. After the talk Daily critic Tom
Prof. Warren, a noted critic, is Arp, '54, will announce the win-
ners of the Hophead Awards. The
writer of the first prize story will
Honord) Slates receive a check for twenty dollars

Flashcard Display

Ike To Sign
Oil BillSoon
(Continued from Page 1)
states have made to the resource-
rich land lying off their coasts.
Backers of the legislation favor
state control and ownership for all
or a combination of the following
1) The law has been passed by
Congress twice, thuis indicating
a strong mandate from the peo-
ple. (Opponents argue the man-
date comes from lobbyists rather
than the people.)
2) The act would restore to the
states their basic and historic
rights and adhere to historic deci-
3) The Treaty of Guadauple-
Hidalgo admitting Texas to the
Union allowed for special claim of
three leagues (ten and a half
4) National controls is an en-
croachment upon state rights.
THE OPPOSITION have termed
the "giveaway" unjust because:
1) The bill would award to
three states what belongs to all
2) Congress canndt constitution-
ally give away the public domain.
3) The Supreme Court has al-
ready passed decisions which fa-
vor the United States against in-
dividual states and Congress
should uphold these decisions.
4) Texas should be on equal foot-
ing with all other states.
In 1922 the question of state or
national rights to submerged oil
lands was ignored when California
began leasing oil rights to private
concerns. Eleven years later Harold
Ickes, then Secretary of Labor con-
firmed California's rights to lands
extending three miles off their
* * *
CONGRESSIONAL reaffirmation
of Ickes declaration was vetoed by
Truman in 1946-and again in 1951.






Initiation Today
Phi Kappa Phi, national schol-
astic honor society, will hold its
annual initiation at 8 p.m. today
in the Amphitheater of the Rack-
ham Bldg.
An address on the Development
of Civilization will be given by
Prof. Leslie A. White of the an-I
thropology department and an in-
formal reception will follow in the
Assembly Hall.

and have his story printed in the
fall issue of Gargoyle. Second prize
will be an all-expense paid round-
trip to Ypsilanti, and third prize,
one gum ball.
The lecture is open to the public.
Petition Deadline
The deadline for accepting peti-
tions for membership on the En-
gineering Honor Council is 5 p.m.
today, Norman Thal, chairman of
the council, announced yesterday.




Come downtown to
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203 E. Washington - Phone 8987
Open 4 P.M. till midnight - except Sunday



1. THE QUALITY CONTRAST between Chesterfield and other leading cigarettes is
a revealing story. Recent chemical analyses give an index of good quality for the

country's six leading cigarette brands.



any male student whose home is
in or near one of the seven cities
can petition for the post of road
show chairman in that city. The
cities where the Opera will appear
are Detroit, Lansing, Flint, Cleve-
land; Toledo, Buffalo and Chi-
Petitions should be addressed
to Scherer and left at the main
desk of the Union by Monday.
"This job entails promoting sales
to students in towns where the
opera is to appear and working as
assistants to the road show man-
ager, who will be appointed Thurs-
day night," Scherer said.
"The road show chairmen will
also coordinate the Opera's stu-
dent committees and University
alumni committees in each of the'
seven towns," he added.
* * *
THE GENESIS of this idea ap-
peared during the last Union
Opera, Scherer said, when student
committees worked with alumni:
groups to promote attendance at
the performances during the trip.
"The new system will help to
strengthen the relations started
then," Scherer said.
House Presidents
The IFC House Presidents' As-
sembly will meet at 7:30 p.m. to-
day at Delta Tau Delta, 1928
Election of district members to
the executve council of IFC is
Fountain Pens
Greeting Cards C3


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.. 15% higher than its nearest competitor and Chesterfield quality 31%
the average of the five other leading brands,


higher than




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