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Student Broadcasts Mark 10th Year

* * * *

Four floors high in Angell Hall,
preparations are being made for
the 10th year of student radio
Here in the radio studios of the
speech department, students are
able to experience the production
of actual broadcasts. Two large
studios, each with professional
equipment, allow comprehensive
study and application of radio
Learning their craft by practice,
the students produce 12 programs
a week. These programs are sent
over one or more of the three sta-
tions that the department utilizes:
WWJ in Detroit, WPAG in Ann
Arbor and WUOM at the Univer-
Students turning their dial to
1050 at 3 p.m. beginning Monday,
will hear the department's first
daily newscast for this semester.
A children's program and a docu-
mentary broadcast are also plan-
The radio staff includes stu-
dents from Speech 151 through
the advanced radio courses. Ac-
tors are chosen on the basis of
mass auditions. The department
aims to give radio experience to
as many students as possible.

--Daily-Chuck Kelsey

Non-student tickets for the
Michigan-Tulane game may be
turned into the Union student
offices from 3 to 5 p.m. daily
through Friday for resale Sat-
urday morning in the Union
The tickets, to be priced at
face value, will be resold on a
first come, first served basis,
Union staffmen Bernard Le-
vine, '56, explained yesterday .
This practice will continue in
effect throughout the football
season, Levine added.
Frms Grow
Good Driver
Young men "straight off the
farm" often make the best driv-
er-training material, according to
Elmer R. Reeves, director of the
accident prevention division of
the National Automobile Trans-
porters association.
Reeves, an instructor at the
eighth annual Motor Vehicle Fleet
Supervisor training course being
held this week at the Union, ex-
plained yesterday one large truck-
ing firm with five depots in var-
ious cities discovered such un-
trained men usually adapt them-
selves to the best driving techni-
ques in the shortest time.
ing drivers utilizes "driver-train-
ers" who accompany student driv-
ers on their runs, instructing while
on the job. Employers seek a stable
personality in their drivers, and
the optimum age bracket for safe
operation is 25-45.
-- The accident rate among
members of the association is
higher from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. than
during the hours of darkness,
according to Reeves. The reason
for this oddity has not been de-
termined by the association.
"Many motorists would rather
ride the highways with trucks than
vacationists," Reeves commented.
He attributes this to increased
courteousness and safety from
truck drivers, resulting from re-
cent interest in driver training
and safety by trucking firms.
ence is being conducted by the
college of engineering and the ex-
tension service of the University,
with John C. Kohl, director of
the University transportation in-
stitute acting as director.
Object of the conference is to
train supervisors for motor fleets,
with emphasis on safe operation




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Birthday with Reunion

* s *. s

Over 200 alumni of the School
of Natural Resources and their
wives are expected to attend the'
University of Michigan Foresters'
Association reunion and the
School's fiftieth birthday anniver-
sary celebration opening today and
continuing through Saturday.
* * *
DEAN STANLEY Fontanna will
introduce the faculty at the alum-
ni association meeting at 4 p.m.
today in Rackham Amphitheater.
Returning oldtime foresters will
soon discover that the students in
today's School of Natural Re-
sources don't spend all their time
chopping down trees and sawing
up logs.
In 1950, the University's School
of Forestry and Conservation, or-
ganized in 1927, was replaced by
the present school. Courses are
now offered in a variety of sub-1
jects dealing with both organic
and inorganic natural resources.
Forestry was first taught at .
the University in 1881 as part of
the curriculum of the School of
Political Science. In 1903, a de-
partment of Forestry was estab-
lished in the literary college.
A series of exhibits titled "Wise
Use of the Natural Resources of
the State and Nation" will be on
display during the three-day con-


Events today
The Arts Chorale A Cappella
Choir, under the direction of Prof.
Maynard Klein of the music!
school, will meet at 7 p.m. in Aud-
itorium D, Angell Hall.
New members are welcome.
Bah'ai Students Discussion
Group will meet at 8 p.m. in the
"Science and Religion" is the
topic of discussion. All interested
students are invited to attend.
Australian educator, George
Browne, dean of the University of
Melbourne education school will
speak on "Problems Confronting
Australia as an Outpost of Democ-
racy in the Southwest Pacific" at
4:15 p.m. in Auditorium A, Angell
Hall under the sponsorship of the
political science department.
'U' Set To Hold
Welfare Meeting
Dr. Albert C. Kerlikowske, di-
rector of University Hospital, has
invited 83 county" welfare officials
from all over the State to attend
an all-day conference Oct. 30 at
the University.
Held to acquaint welfare direc-
tors with the hospital's facilities,
the conference will personalize
the relationship between the local
welfare agency and the University
Hospital. I
The conference will include
tours through the hospital and
other University buildings.

Generation is accepting man-
uscripts for the fall issue.
The Inter-Arts magazine,
with offices on the first floor
of the Student Publications
Bldg., needs student work in
fiction, poetry, essay, drama,
art and music.
The office is open every day
from 1 to 5 p.m. Signed contri-
butions may be placed in the
booklet . on the editor's desk.
Those wishing to write record
or book reviews may contact
Alton Becker, 2-4194.
Dean Tells
Union Policy
I ,
For Women
Union policy on the use of its
facilities for women students was
given yesterday by assistant house
manager Lindley M. Dean.
Although the south cafeteria is
reserved for men, women may use
the north cafeteria from 7 a.m.
to 11 p.m. weekdays and from 8
a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Dean
As for the young women us-
ing lodging accommodations in
the Union, Dean pointed out
that only women accompanied
by mothers or older relatives
may secure a room.
Only exception to this rule is
use of rooms by daughters of life
members, Dean commented. In
this case, a girl may have a room
upon written request by her fath-
Women's use of the swimming
pool, currently unused because of
alterations in the building, will
be reserved for physical education
courses until the opening of the
new Women's Athletic Association

Two Men Join
U' Air Force
Two men have been added to
the Air Force ROTC staff this
year, Capt. Eugene C. Maxam,
professor of air science and tac-
tics revealed yesterday.
Sgt. Benbrook joins the local
unit from Robbins Air Force Base
and replaces M/Sgt. George Smith
who recently left for duty in Japan.
Arriving from Headquarters in
Washington, D.C., where he served
with the Military Air Transport
Service, M/Sgt. Angus will take
on the duties of M./Sgt. Josephy
Vavrek who is now on duty in
Three U' Students
SWin Scholarships
Three students in the College of
Architecture and Design have been
awarded the Smith, Hinchman
and Grylls Tuition Scholarships in
Architecture for the academic
year 1953-54.
James W. Bauer, '54, Donald
Lawrence, '54, and Robert Vogel,
'54, are holders of the scholar-

DEAN FONTANNA will introduce the faculty of the School of
Natural Resources at today's alumni association meeting.

They will depict Michigan's -con-
tributions in sport and commercial
fisheries, wildlife management, sil-
viculture (production and care of
forests), education and research,
forest entomology, forest and in-
dustrial pathology and forest soils
as well as in logging and milling.
* * *
AT TONIGHT'S informal get-
together, returning alumni will see
colored monies of Camp Filibert
Roth, the School's summer camp
in the Upper Peninsula.
Alumni will find many modern
pieces of machinery in the various
laboratories of the natural re-
sources school.
A multiscope used in aerial
photogrammetry is located in
Natural Science Bldg. By using
this instrument, aerial maps can
be made from photographs
taken from the air.
Such maps are used to deter-
mine the amount of timber in a
forest and to help in visualizing
the area before planning roads
and other improvements.
Old alums will find that nowa-
days, foresters work closely with
botanists and zoologists. Robert
Butsch, assistant to -the prefect of
exhibits at the University Mu-
seums, is better known around the
School of Natural Resources as
"an excellent skinner of birds and
HE HAS shown his skills to un-
dergraduate classes in wild life
management techniques.
Often freshly killed field mice
or English sparrows are used in
the demonstration since they are
easily obtainable.
Sometimes students bring in
rabbits, pheasants or other birds
that have been found dead along
the highways. They are kept in a
large deep freeze in the lab until
they are ready to be skinned.
Frank Murray, rorest manager
at the School of Natural Re-
sources, has arranged several
field trips tomorrow afternoon
and Saturday morning for alum-
Buses will take the visiting for-
esters to the wood technology lab-
oratory, Saginaw Forest and
Stinchfield Woods, all property of
the School of Natural Resources
and used for classes and experi-
More intricate machines and in-
struments are located in the Wood
Tech Lab.
room, forced draft dry kiln and
refrigerator all have a place in
the modern techniques used in
natural resources.
S* * *




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V.Walking away from the ruins
( of his flying saucer, the tiny
creature opened his emergency
kit. Peering into it with his
middle eye, he beheld a stack of
greenbacks, packs of chewing gum, and a sheet of instructions
which read: "In this kit you will find everything you need
to live as a college student. All college men wear clothes and
chew gum. Buy clothes, chew gum constantly ...and good
Scratching his left antenna with his lower left hand, he
tore off half of a five dollar bill, popped it into his mouth,
and scuttled into a nearby college shop. "Let's see your finest
shirt." he squeaked.
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