THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1952
A downward trend in population
continued to plague the later Ro-
man Empire even after the ori-
ginal causes for the decline were
removed, Prof. Arthur E. R. Boak
of the history department said
Prof. Boak, delivering the first
in a series of Thomas Spencer Jer-
ome lectures at the Rackham
Bldg., explained that although it
is impossible to estimate the popu-
lation of the empire at any spe-
cific period, the Roman popula-
tion was never excessive.
"However," he continued, "In
many cases historians have been
able to correlate census figures for
a particular area with those of
other countries to get a fairly ac-
curate population estimate." Rec-
ords vary according to the meth-
ods used for compilation, he ex-
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DURING THE second century
A.D. Roman population began to
decline greatly and was rendered
even weaker in the third century,
the history professor said. "Civil
wars, invasions, plagues and poor
crops were the factors that has-
tened the decline."
Furthermore, the average life
expectancy in the Later Roman
Empire was only 25 years, he
said. In more populous cities
such as Rome and Alexandria,
the life expectancy was 35 years
during the Later Empire.
"There is no evidence of any
substantial increase in population
after the devastations of the third
century A.D., Prof. Boak claimed.
A Black Death plague, which oc-
cured in 165 A.D. remained evi-
dent for more than 15 years, and
was a major factor in reducing
the Roman population, he con-
The Jerome series will con-
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TOUCH OF MIAMI-Christmas seems a long way off to Joan
Heiderer, '53, (left) and Ellen Lonetti, '53, (right) who throw
off winter coats and take advantage of the sunny skies in hopes
of getting a tan before the vacation.
SILENT NIGHT-Ignoring the absence of a white Christmas
the Women's Glee Club seranaded President Harlan Hatcher and
his guests with the traditional Yuletide carols at the Hatcher tea
Tomorrow is the last day to
secure tickets in the sections re-
served for sale on campus for
the Cleveland Roadshow of the
U n i o n Opera "No Cover
Eugene Hartwig, '55, campus
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show, said ticket orders must
be sent to Burrows Book Store
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NEED A LIFT?
Union Travel Service Finds
Holiday Rides for Students
Development of Controversial
Lecture Committee Reviewed
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vate" meetings (as defined last
spring by the Sub-Committee on
Student Discipline) could be held
without committee approval.
* * *
LECTURE Committee bannings
and temporary halts of speakers
have sharply increased in the
Since 1947, these permanent and
temporary bannings other than
the blanket political speakers ban
are as follows:
1947 -- Communists Gerhard
Eisler and Carl Marzani, sched-
uled to be sponsored by the
Michigan Youth for Democratic
Action, were denied speaking
1948 - Ousted Michigan State
student James Zarichny, an
avowed Communist, and Progres-
sive candidate Ernest Goodman,
both to have been sponsored by
YP's, were prevented from speak-
ing on campus.
1950-A debate appearance of
University of Washington Prof.
Herbert J. Phillips was banned.
1952-Arthur McPhaul, execu-
tive secretary of the Michigan
chapter of the Civil Rights Con-
gress, and Abner Green, executive
secretary of the American Com-
mittee for Protection of the For-
eign Born, were temporarily
barred. The Committee asked the
sponsoring organizations, the
Young Progressives and the Civil
Liberties Committee respectively,
to present evidence the speakers
were not "subversive," as the At-
torney General's list named them.
1952-William A. Hood, oust-
ed secretary of Ford Local 600
(UAW-CIO), was asked to speak
by the Young Progressives and
was temporarily barred because
of Lecture Committee doubt of
1952-Ann Shore, Civil Rights
Congress officer, also asked to
talk by YP's was unconditionally
THOUGH the speeches of Eis-
ler and Phillips drew upwards of
2,000 students in off-campus gath-
erings, this type of protest has re-
cently become less pronounced
from a numerical standpoint.
Twenty-four students, five of
whom were later put on proba-
tion, attended a controversial
Union dinner at which McPhaul
spoke. And slightly less than 100
students heard Mrs. Shore in
an off-campus debate.
In all-campus elections last
spring, students recorded a two-
to-one disapproval of the Lecture
Committee. Twenty-seven facul-
ty members protested the com-
mittee's existence on a petition
made public in April, and the lit-
erary college faculty went on rec-
ord against the lecture group last
At present, Lecture Committee
membership includes: Prof. James
K. Pollock of the political science
department, chairman; Prof. Wil-
liam Wirt Blume of the Law
School; Prof. Z. Clark Dickinson
of the economics department; Prof.
Carl G. Brandt of the English de-
partment; and Prof. Carl H.
Fischer of the business adminis-
tration school and mathematics
By BOB APPLE
With thousands of students
flexing their muscles in prepara-
tion for the big Christmas leap out
of town, the Union Travel Service
may be able to provide the means
of getting home for several hun-
Riders looking for a lift, drivers
looking for passengers to defray
driving expenses and time at the
wheel, can get in touch with each
)ther through the Travel Service
at its main booth in the Union
Now in its fourth year of suc-
cuessful operation, the Travel
Service has set up booths at
strategic spots around campus
and at the Union where interest-
ed students can sign up for a
lift or for a complement of pas'-
The Service's history is dotted
with zany happenings.
Plans are being formed by the
Senior Board enabling incoming
freshmen to learn about the so-
cial and extra-curricular aspects
of campus life during the spring
University students will return
to their schools to talk with sen-
iors. This will not take the form
of a sales talk for the University,
but will simply help students to
know what to expect of campus
life, Jack Flynn, '52A, chairman of
the Senior Board said. Information
ranging from activities offered to
what type of clothes are worn will
In order to set up an outline for
the program, various campus or-
ganizations have been contacted
by the Board. The organizations
have been asked which aspects of
their activity they want empha-
sized and also to choose interest-
ed students to participate in the
A meeting will be held at 7:30
p.m. at the League Jan. 8 of stu-
dents who will take part in the
program. An outline of material
to be covered by student speakers
as well as information on reports
to be made will be given.
Once a driver had to back-track
over 50 miles when he discovered
that he'd left his passengers
stranded at the last stop.
"They were so quiet when they
were in the car" he explained lat-
er, "that I just never realized they
hadn't gotten back into the car."
* *' *
ONE RIDER still recalls the
wrestling match with a Great
Dane he had when he climbed
aboard a Service-arranged car.
The 60 lb. dog was still in the
"teething" stage, the owner ex-
plained, and wanted to use the
rider's leather jacketeduarmasha
"teething ring." The driver fend-
ed him off for nearly 200 miles,
and finally made it home with a
badly chewed sleeve.
And then there was the party
of four which wound up soaked
to the skin on a sixty-mile
stretch of open highway: the
car was a convertible and when
the torrent broke the top
wouldn't go up. "There was no
place to duck under," the driv
er explained, "so we just drove."
Undeterred by such shenanigans,
students have been coming to the
service in mounting numbers. They
are encouraged by the fact that
the Service has record of filling
between 40 and 50 per cent of the
requests it receives.
Students who are interested in
learning and applying basic dem-
ocratic principles would benefit
from the sixw eek summer pro-
gram sponsored by the American
Ethical Union, William G. Shan-
non said last night. $
Speaking to a group of inter-
ested students, Shannon elaborat-
ed on the function of the En-
campment for Citizens, which is
held at Fieldston School in River-
dale, N.Y. each summer.
The summer camp session, open
to all persons from 17 to 23 years
old, discusses problems of demo-
cratic society. Through discussion
and related field trips the mem-
bers of the camp learn to be bet-
ter citizens, Shannon said.
The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bility. Publication in it is construc-
tive notice to all members of the
University. Notices should be sent in
TYPEWRITTEN form to Room 2552
Administration Building before 3 p.m.
the day preceding publication (before
11 a.m. on Saturday.)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1952
VOL. LXIII, No. 71
Notice is hereby given that the Au-
tomobile Regulations will be lifted
from 12 noon Fri., Dec. 19, to 8 a.m.
Mon., Jan. 5. 1953.
For those students having afternoon
classes Fri., Dec. 19, the ban is not
lifted until such time as their classes
Veterans. Fri., Jan. 16, 1953, has been
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