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October 02, 1952 - Image 6

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Student Builds Better Trap


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Deeply moved by the rat problem
in the Economics Bldg., Marshall
Blondy, '55, has come up with a
humanitarian solution.
"I just couldn't bear to think of
what those economics instructors
might do to those poor defenseless
rats," he explained, "so I went to
work and invented a trap that will
catch one of the little fellows
without hurting him."
* * ,*
BLONDY announced that he
was not going to patent his cre-
ation because, he said, "I feel
strongly that a discovery of this
importance should be used for the
benefit of all mankind and rats,
not just for the profit of one in-
The structural details of the
trap were made public at a press
conference late yesterday. "The
trap is made from materials
found in any household, and is
so easy to make that a child
could construct it. It should
meet all the requirements of the
economics department," Blondy
assured reporters.
"All I did," Blondy -continued
modestly, "was to take a desk
drawer, a ruler, some brightly col-
ored string and a bit of cheese.
Then I propped up the corner of
the box with the ruler, to which I
had previously attached the cheese
by means of the string. The rat
takes the cheese and the trap
takes the rat-it's as simple as
Asked about the significance of
AA Orchestra
To Meet Today
The Ann Arbor Civic Orchestra,
with a revitalized program de-
signed to bring together talent in
the University and town proper,
will get under way with an initial
rehearsal and meeting at 7:15 p.m.
today at Ann Arbor High School.
Beginning its 21st season, the
orchestra is organized on a city-
wide basis to give people who have
made a large investment in their
music a chance to play and to al-
low students who do not have time
f r the University band or orches-
tra to play one night a week,
Orien Dalley, director of music
for the University broadcasting
service and lecturer in the School
of Music, will direct the 60-piece
orchestra. Although most of last
season's members are returning,
Dalley reports that there are some
vacancies-especially in the string
Students interested In audition-
ing may phone the president of
the orchestra, Mrs. Geraldine See-
back, 24279.
Officers of the organization from
the University include Prof. Eliza-
beth Green, concertmaster, and
Prof. Philip Potts, Manager.
Rehearsals are held on Wednes-
day evenings from October to
June, and five publie concerts are
scheduled in a season.

* * *

on Parade
Recreation, Relaxation
Main Features for Men

Across the street from the in-
tersection of S. University and
State stands the Michigan Union.
Founded by alumni and stu-
dents in 1920, the institution op-
erates an all-purpose service to
the men of this University.
Aside from the many chances
for men to become an integral
part of the Union's student star!,
there is the opportunity of using
the building for various types of
recreation and relaxation.
On the main floor is the lounge,
used as a rendezvous when meet-
ing friends, a place to stop off be-
tween and after classes or for
just all around taking it easy.
Downstairs of the lounge are
the swimming pool, bowling al-
leys and cafeteria. This year rul-
ings have been changed and wom-
en are permitted in the north side

of the cafeteria any time it is
open. With this in effect it has be-
come a very popular spot for get
togethers and coke dates, besides
being used for meals, snacks and
watching T.V.
By taking the elevator just out-
side the cafeteria's entrance and
getting of f at the second floor,
men can find the billiards and
ping-pong rooms. Across the hall
is quiet and comfortable Pendle-
ton Library, an ideal place for
studying or just browsing.
These are just a few of the Un-
ion facilities that the men of Mich-
igan can use.
In the future Union plans for
an additional wing. When com-
pleted the Union will 'be able to
expand its services even more than
it does now.


-Daily-Don Campbell
BETTER MOUSE TRAP-Marshall Blondy, '55, humbly adjusts
his invention while the world beats a path to his door.
* * *

his invention as a contribution to
rat-trapping science, Blondy ex-
plained: "Up until now the trap
always killed the rat. Now what
possible good is a dead rat?"
The custodian of the Economics
Bldg. was not available for com-
ment on this question.
Scholarship .
Seekers Meet
A meeting will be held at 4:15
p.m. today in Rm. 2013 Angell Hall
for all students interested in ap-
plying for the famous Cecil J.
Rhodes scholarships, entitling
winners to study for two years at
Oxford University.
Only single male students be-
tween the ages of 19 and 25 who
have attained at least junior
standing are eligible for the
grants, awarded yearly to thirty-
two students in the United States.
During the past five years, the
University has been absent from
the list of U.S. schools having
Rhodes scholarship winners. Prof.
Clark Hopkins of the classical
studies department, and one of
the members of the University
Committee which, selects candi-
dates for the awards, explained
that many students who would
usually apply for the awards have,
instead, applied for the Fulbright
No restriction is placed upon the
choice of studies of a Rhodes
Scholar. He may study for the Ox-
ford B. ,A. in any department, or
may, if qualified, be admitted as
a candidate for an advanced de-
A maximum of two students may
be chosen from any one state in
the Union, but out-of-state Uni-
versity students may apply in their
home state if they wish.
Application blanks due October
15 may be picked up either at the
meeting today or in Rm 2026 An-
gell Hall.

IHC Starts
Year of Quad
The Inter House Council, form-
ed last semester and going into its
first year of full operation, got
underway Tuesday with its first
important business of the year
when it elected Ted Bohuszewicz,
'54 A&D, of Adams House, IHC
representative to the Board of
Governors of Men's Residence
Given official University recog-
nition until the middle of the next
semester at which time they will
submit their constitution and re-
ceive permanent recognition, IHC
is composed of all the members of
the three separate quad councils,
with the quad presidents acting
as joint chairmen.
The IHC's Campus Relations
Committee is encouraging quad
men to run in this semester's
campus elections and will soon
issue a booklet listing the qual-
ifications of quad candidates
and regulations dealing with
According to Sam Alfieri, '54
A&D, president of West Quad
Council, "The IHC will someday
eliminate the need for separate
quad councils and will handle all
its elections on an all-quad basis
with the officers being directly
responsible to the men of the
Quad government became firmly
entrenched as the dominant inde-
pendent men's organization on
campus last semester when the
Association of Independant Men
disbanded. Starting first in the in-
dividual residence halls, quad gov-
ernment began with an organiza-
tion now called the quad council.
This is made up of a president,
vice president, secretary, and so-
cial chairman, who are elected at
large from the men living in the
The quad council organizes so-
cial affairs, helps with freshman
orientation, encourages scholar-
ship with honors dinners and
awards, plans athletic programs,
and is responsible for numerous
other functions.
Fauri To Direct
Federal Survey
Dean Fedele F. Fauri of the
School of Social Work has been
named director of a study on un-
employment insurance administra-
tive costs for the U. S. Department
of Labor.
In order to direct the staff for
this study, Dean Fauri will leave
for Washington, D. C. today where
he will remain until Oct. 7.


THE UNION-This building represents 32 years of service for the men of Michigan. Besides offering
recreational and academic services it also houses the offices of Union Opera, IFC, and the Glee Club.

PENDLETON LIBRARY-Studying is no problem with the sur-
roundings this room has. Comfortable chairs, spacious tables and
quietness add to its pleasant atmosphere. Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
daily, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays.

MAIN LOUNGE-This is one of the more popular spots for meeting friends, taking a break between
classes, picking up a newspaper or magazine or trying to do an occasional bit of homework.




CLC Devoted to Preservation
Of Civil Liberties on Campus

(Editor's Note: This is the fifth in
a series of articles designed to ac-
quaint the student body with the
various campus political organiza-
Although the eyes of the nation
are now turned on domestic poli-
cy and foreign affairs in anticipa-
tion of the November election,
there is one campus group which
is still chiefly concerned with the
basic problems of civil liberties.
The club is the Civil Liberties
Committee. Committed to no par-
ticular party, the group analyses
instead the civil liberties stands of
individuals and backs them ac-
* * *
HOWEVER, the CLC is also
concerned with local problems.
Acting on the motto, "The price
of liberty is eternal vigilance," the
CLC has been particularly active
in opposing discriminatory prac-
Last spring, the club cooper-
ated in pushing for removal of
the Lecture Committee.
Spanish Meeting
To Be HeldToday
La Sociedad Hispanica will hold
its first meeting of the year at 7:30
p.m. today in the Michigan Rm.
of the League.
All Spanish students are urged
to attend, according to vice-presi-
dent Josephine Gomez, '53.

According to treasurer Sam Da-
vis, '54, the CLC tries to point out
sore spots and alleviate problems
by approaching them "sanely."
The group is not affiliated with
the American Civil Liberties Union
nor with any other college organi-
zation on this or other campuses.
It is peculiar to this University, al-
though similar groups are found
The club will swing into action
at 7:30 p.m. today in Rm. 3B of
the Union. The meeting will be
open to all interested students.

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BILLIARDS ROOM-When classes are over for the day and you
have nothing to do, the billiards room may be the spot for you
to enjoy a game of pool or billiards. Open 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Monday through Saturday and 12, noon, until 9:30 on Sundays.

BOWLING ALLEYS-Whether by yourself or with a group you
can always enjoy bowling. Open 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through


.for all your
" Programs
" Posters
" Tickets
* Stationery

SWIMMING POOL-An ideal place for "aqua-lovers." Open from
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday. At 7-10 p.m. on
Thursdays the pool is reserved for women only.



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