THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, NO''V'EME't 19, 1952
PAGE SIX WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBEIt 19, 193~
Osculation Can Be Harmless Pastime
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The news that osculation, the
art of kissing, is relatively safe
from the health standpoint, drew
varied reactions from faculty mem-
Commenting on an Associated
Press story reporting findings of
a kissing study, bacteriology 'de-
partment head, Prof. Walter J.
Nungester said, "Interesting, if
The news service story disclosed
results of research by Baltimore
bacteriologist Arthur H. Bryan.
Bryan found it safer for the man
if the girl wears lipstick.
He also discovered that the two
second kiss is safer for both sexes
than the lingering kind. The regu-
lation Hollywood ten second kiss
transferred about twice as many
germs as a short two second kiss,
ALMOST ALL the germs trans-
ferred by a kiss are the type that
don't cause sickness, Bryan re-
Asked if the University Bac-
teriology department had done
any research in the area of os-
culation, Prof. Nungester said,
"We blush to admit we have not
done anything with the problem
"We do not contemplate any
such experiments in the near fu-
ture. Our time is taken up with
'U' to Receive
The University is slated to re-
ceive funds for research in cereb-
ral palsy, five state leaders re-
turning from a New York conven-
.tion of the United Cerebral Palsy
Association, Inc. announced this
week in Detroit.
Along with several Michigan
cities, the University is expected to
play an important part in the in-
creased programs of diagnosis and
treatment of cerebral palsy.
The nationwide emphasis of the
association will be placed this year
on research and diagnosis. Treat-
ment is now given in centers in
Detroit, Dearborn, Lansing and
several other Michigan cities.
Funds .for projects on campus
are expected to be made available
soon, although University Hospital
administrators had riot yet been
informed of the grant.
The chemistry department will
open its research facilities for
general inspection during an open
house from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.
Grad students and staff mem-
bers will be on hand to explain
and demonstrate the special appa-
ratus used in the department's re-
The open house is sponsored by
Alpha Chi Sigma, student affil-
iate of the American Chemical So-
Removal of partisan politics
from the nomination and election
of councilmen was advocated yes-
terday by Prof. Arthur W. Brom-
age of the political science depart-
ment and Ann Arbor councilman
at a meeting of the National Mu-
nicipal League Conference which
ends today in San Antonio, Texas.
Prof. Bromage cited as argu-
ments against partisan nomina-
tion and election: the injection of
extraneous issues into municipal
campaigns, small chance for suc-
cess of minority party candidates,
"wrong" party label in a state, and
party prestige within the state.
TIME HONORED-University students, impervious to recent re-
ports of "antiseptic kissing" techniques, remain loyal to the tra-
ditional "ten-second" method.
Fraternity men got their first
look at the proposed constitution
for a cooperative food-buying pro-
gram at the Interfraternity Coun-
cil house president's assembly last
The constitution, which would
govern the activities of a non-
profit corporation handling the
enterprise, will be further dis-
cussed between IFC executivecom-
mittee district heads and frater-
nity house presidents during the
next two weeks.
The Dec. 2 house president's
meeting will then consider pro-
posed changes in the constitution
in preparation for a final vote on
A central fraternity buying re-
port for the test week .of Oct.
12 through 19 was also presented
at the meeting. The study show-
ed a wide variation among prices
the fraternities paid for such
staples as milk, poultry and oleo-
The IFC plans to hold another
test week in December and will
send out a list of the low price
food sources to the fraternities to
help cut down their food bills.
Other action at the meeting in-
cluded the unanimous passage of
a resolution by Sigma Phi presi-
dent Pete Lardner, '53E, to sup-
port the Student Legislature re-
quest to the Student Affairs Com-
mittee allowing parties in men's
residences until 1 a.m. on all late
The University Marching Band,
which wins applause on the foot-
ball field, has received a popularity
rating among listeners of Purdue
University's radio station WBAA
in Lafayette, Ind.
This was uncovered in an aud-
ience study made for the station
by Dallas W. Smythe of the Uni-
versity of Illinois, director of
studies for the National Associa-
tion of Educational Broadcasters
The band rated top place among
listeners who reported they listen-
ed "most of the time" or "occa-
sionally" to the programs provided
through the NAEB Tape Network.
Members of the association ex-
change programs through tape
recordings and WBAA has been in-
cluding these programs in its
Richards Assumes Comic
Role for Arts Theater Club
other less fundamental problems,"
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IF A WOMAN was wearing fresh
lipstick, the number of germs on
her lips was found to be much less
than if she were lipstick-less.
"This, if true, is a very healthy
thing," said Dr. Margaret Bell,
professor of physical education and
The effect of alcoholic drinks
before kissing was mixed. Beer
appeared to raise the germ
count, hard liquor to lower it.
Recent smoking seemed to lower
the bacterial count somewhat,
especially if the lips are dry.
Bryan concluded that "kissing
can be not only a pleasant, but a
liarmless,. pastime if ordinary lip
and oral hygiene is practiced, ir-
respective of the frequency or how
long the contact lasts."
Prof. Marvin Felheim of the
English department concluded,
when asked how the results of the
study affect the poetic signifi-
cance of the art of kissing, "The
important thing in any work of
art is still the relationship of form
By JON SOBELOFF
After playing assorted gangsters
and communists on radio shows
in past years, Jerry Richards of
the Arts Theater Club is now fill-
ing his first comedy role.
Richards, who formerly appear-
ed on "Bob Barkley-American
Agent" and other Detroit radio
dramas, is currently starring as
"Archie," the low-brow best sell-
A panel of lively speakers last
night entertained and astonished
an appreciative audience of the
Ann Arbor Arts Association pres-
entation of "Design Tomorrow"
in Rackham Amphitheatre.
At the beginning, pictures show-
ing the development of design in
the 20th century fields of trans-
portation, architecture, appliances
and art were shown. Then the
panel, comprised of experts in
each of these fields, took over to
predict what the future holds.
Prof. Aarre Lahti of the Col-
lege of Architecture and Design
got out his crystal ball and fore-
cast definite changes in the field
of transportation. He theorized
that air travel will increase and
that our number one transporta-
tion problem will center on get-
ting people to and from these dis-
tant airports quickly. Prof. Lahti
then offered the mono-rail as the
best solution to this problem of
He also stated that the next
few years will see automobiles
with gas turbine engines and more
Prof. Herbert Johe, also of the
College of Arch. and Design, took
the soothsayer's chair from Prof.
Lahti and said that improvements
in architecture will result from
better materials and newer struc-
Then Ladd Orr, an industrial
designer from Detroit, talked
about home appliances and said
that the trend to more automatic
and more labor saving devices will
continue and that eventually
many of these would become ne-
cessities of the home.
The last star gazer, Prof. Donald
Gooch, also of the College of Arch.
and Design, reported the future of
painting. He predicted a decreas-
ing demand for paintings and stat-
ed that future painters would
delve even further into semi-
abstract and impressionistic fields.
ing author of James ,Bridie's
Scotch comedy, "Colonel Wother-
Thenyouthful red headed actor
attended Wayne University and
Olivet College after he got out of
the army in 1946. Last year, he
saw the Arts Theater production
"Rocket to the Moon" and was
He auditioned successfully with
the theatre-in-the-round group
Commenting on acting in the
round, Richards said, "You have
to act with your back as well as
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'Roman' Alphabet Originally
Invented by Phoenician Cult
Arts Theater Actor
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your face." "I'm always troubled
by the thought that somebody may
be missing some action."
Describing audience reaction to
"Colonel Wotherspoon," Richards
said, "Comedies always go better
on Saturday nights. Sundays and
Tuesdays, the audience is pretty
"Wednesday is the night the
audience discusses the perform-
ance after the show. I feel I'm
playing to a theatre full of critics
-it's a little bit unnerving," he
The Institute for Supervisors for
Social Field Work is being held
today at Rackham.
A general meeting, preceeded by
a coffee hour at 10 a.m., will begin
at 10:30 a.m. Luncheon at the Un-
ion at 12:15 p.m. will preceed the
afternoon discussion sessions. The
three afternoon sessions, begin-
ning at 1:30 p.m. will be on topics
related to problems involved in in-
tegrating class work to field work.
By DOROTHY MYERS
The "Roman" alphabet, used for
writing throughout the western
world today, was not invented by
the Romans, but by the Phoeni-
cians, an ancient people who lived
on the east coast of the Mediter-
This along with many other in-
teresting facts about the history
of the Roman letter is revealed at
Clements Library in a display of
life size photographs, books and
One of the largest exhibits ever
to be shown at the library, "The
Roman Letter" gives a general
survey of writing methods from
theirbeginnings seven centuries
before Christ to our present-day
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THE GREEKS learned the Pho-
enician alphabet and spread it to
the Etruscans, an ancient tribe of
Lecture at 'Hill
A unique lecture program, "The
World Affairs Council," simulating
a miniature UN Security Council,
will be presented at 8:30 p.m. to-
morrow in Hill Auditorium.
Four distinguished speakers,
each representing one part of the
world, will participate in a debate
on the great issues of the day.
The four are: Hon. Camille
Chautemps, former vice-president
and four times premier of France;
Cuneyd Dosdogru, Turkey's fore-
most journalist; Melchior Aquino,
Philippine journalist and diplomat
and John C. Metcalfe, former
Washington diplomatic correspon-
Tickets at $1.25 and $1 will be
on sale today and tomorrow at the
Hill Auditorium box office.
northwestern Italy. This Etrus-
can tribe, later absorbed by the
Romans, was the connecting link
between the Grecian and Roman
To illustrate the classic Ro-
man lettering, a life size photo-
graph of the incised characters
on the base of Trajan's tomb in
Rome has been put on display.
Calligraphic experts consider
this inscription the best example
of early Roman lettering in ex-
After the fall of the Roman Em-
pire, lettering forms degenerated
and became localized and illegible.
It was not until Charlemagne re-
vived schools and learning that
scholars reversed this trend toward
decay in writing.
The study of lettering became
increasingly popular during the
Middle Ages and Renaissance
period because the printing press
had not yet been invented and all
books and documents had to be
written by hand.
Different schools of lettering
developed such as Petrarch's Hu-
manistic writing and Pacioli's me-
chanical lettering. With the in-
vention of the printing press, in-
terest in calligraphy declined.
The exhibit will be at Clements
Library through Dec. 12, and is
open to visitors from 9-12 a.m. and
1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Air Force ROTC will appear on
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