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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1951

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SCIMITAR CLUB:

Fencing. Hoi
By MARY KANE
En gardet
The cry is heard ringing out
from every nook and cranny on
campus, as members of the Scimi-
tar Club, international honorary
fencing fraternity, can be found
recruiting new pledges at sabre
point.
* * *
THE GROUP, organizing again
after a year of inactivity on cam-
pus, has mapped out an intensive
program for the season, with the
ultimate goal in sight of establish-
ing a varsity fencing team on cam-
pus.
"Michigan is one of the three
schools in the Big Ten without
a varsity fencing team, and
much interest has been shown
in recent years toward the or-
ganization of one here," said
Mike Gregoric, '55, president of
the group.
"As a matter of fact 10,000 sig-
natures were put on a petition
about three years ago for the es-
tablishment of a varsity fencing
team, and our petition was turn-
ed down at that time.
"We're pretty confident that
we may be able to convince the
athletic commission this year that
we should be allowed to get into
the Big Ten competition," he said.
"ALTROUGH fencing isn't a
big money making sport, it has
a large following, both in the
East, and in our Midwestern area,
and there's a lot of real fencing,
talent on campus, which is being
enlisted into the Scimitar Club,"
Gregoric added.
The club first aroused noticeJ
late last spring, when members]
and pledges staged mock duels{
all over campus. Since then,1
their membership drive hasl
simmered down to more stand-
ard procedures.
Although experienced fencers
are wanted novices are also en-
couraged to show up for the prac-
tice sessions. A special day has
been set aside for coaching be-
ginners, according to Charles
Chadwick, '47, former member of
the club, who has been enlisted to

norary Recruiting Pledges

Philosophical Photographer
Ties Out Theories in Mexico

* * * *

Daily--Dick Gaskiil.

EN GARDE, YOU CAD!

Chief coach for the group is
Prof. Maurice A. Brull, of the aero-
nautical engineering department,
who has held the French national
intercollegiate fencing title, and
who has worked with fencing
teams in numerous other univer-
sities in this country.
* * *
PROF. BRULL points out that
fencing is , one sport where the
more brawny of two opponents
does not have any advantage over
the other, since muscle plays very
little part in a good fencing match.
"Fencing could best be de-
scribed as a good fast game of
chess on your feet," according
to Prof. Brull. "The man who
can think fastest and outguess

perienced fencers in the boxing
room at the IM building.
Members will first be taught
the use of the foil, and then will
go on .to the mastery of the sabre
and the epee-other weapons used
in fencing.
SStreet Clos in
Action Ceases
A petition requesting closing all
or parts of five streets in the cam-
pus area was withdrawn tempor-
arily from the Ann Arbor city
council's agends at its last meet-
ing.

UNIVERSITY CITY STADIUM IS BIGGEST IN WORLD--
SEATS 110,000

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Student Sees
Bullfighting
As Aesthetic
Daily photographer Betsy Smith,
'54, went to Mexico last summer
and put the "When in Rome, do
as the Romans do" theory to a
three-month test.
Doing as the Mexican's do, she
found, was a pretty strenuous phil-
osophy. It sent her into the bull-
fighting, ring, up the lava-cov-
ered slopes of Popocatepetl and
into the night-.Ife of Mexico City
where tequila (Mexican equivalent
of vodka) reigns supreme.
* * *
BULLFIGHTING made the big-
gest impression. "It's aesthetic,
more like ballet than baseball,"
Miss Smith. a philosophy major,
Iphilosophized.
"It's also THE extracurricular
activity for Mexican students,"
the summertime Mexico City
College student noted.
Experience with facing the bull
in the ring stibstantiated Miss
Smith's pet theory on the subject:
"Most people think that bullfight-
ing is the contest between the man
and the bull. It is not. It is a con-
flict between the man and him-
self." (Homer Casteel in Running
of the Bulls.)
The same theory might apply
to mountain climbing, Miss
Smith thinks. Stranded one cold
night near the summit of Mex-
ico's second highest peak, she
won out over self and mountain,
climbed down the next day and
took the serene landscape shot
at the bottom of the page.
Of her two courses, one in the
history of Latin American thought
and one in photography, the latter
got the most attention. Most-
photographed subject was Mexico's
largest, most modern college, Uni-
versity City, located in Mexico
City's suburbs.
For all the theoriesuthe sum-
mer in Mexico bore out, there is;
one Miss Smith thinks she dis-
proved.
According to G. B. Shaw, "There'
is no physical gulf between the
philosopher's classroom and the
bull ring; but the bullfighters do
not come to the classroom for all
that." Miss Smith is back in the
philosophy classroom this fall.

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f * s

help coach 'the boys in their prac-
tice sessions.
Open House
To Feature
Exhibits,_Talks
Freshmen and new students mayj

The University "has an inter-
his opponent will be the winner T,,n
every time, regardless of size or est" in the closing of the streets,
pure muscle power." Vice-President Wilbur K. Pierpont
said. Pierpont was one of 11 sign-
With this note of encourage- ers of the petition dealing with ,
ment, the club hopes to attract closing of streets located for the
men to its practice sessions, which most part of University property.
are at present being held at 4 p.m. Streets affected by the petition
on Mondays for beginners, and are Fletcher St.; Tappan Ave. from
Saturday mornings and 5 p.m. on Monroe St. to S. University Ave.;
Mondays and Wednesdays for ex- N. University Ave. from Forest Ave.
to the intersection of Washtenaw
. t iAve. and N. University Ave.; east
P oto Exhib t end of S. Ingalls St. fromWash-
ington St. to N. University Ave.:
+ and Washington St. from Forest
Statis Today Ave. to S. Thayer St.

YOUTH AND AGE MEET IN THE TOWN
OF TEQUESQUITENGO

DAILY PHOTO FEATURE

- - . - . - . - - -_ I

get" their first official glimpse of
the Department of Journalism Ia- An exhibition of photographs of
cilities at an open house at 8 p.m. life in Kyoto, Japan, will be on
today in 1447 Mason Hall. exhibition today through Oct., 28
at the College of Architecture and

Plans Approved
For New Bridge

jTe program is sponsored in
observance of National Newspaper
Week. Students interested in jour-
nalism are especially urged to come
see the special exhibits and hear
brief accounts of foreign journal-I
ists currently studying under spe-
cial programs at the University.

Pictures by Betsy Smith
Story by Virginia Voss

Design.
The pictures, photographed by Preliminary plans for a new
Dmitri Kessel and prepared by the bridge across the Huron river on
editors of Life magazine, show US-23 have been approved by the
various aspects of life in Kyoto Ann Arbor city council.

UNIQUE MURAL COVERS SIDE OF 'U' CITY BUILDING

today which is similar to life in the
times of ancient emporers.
Included in the exhibit are a

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* * *
PARTICIPATING

in a panel

discussion of their overseas news-
paper writing experience will be
Robindra Chakravorti of the U.S.
Information Service in Calcutta;
George Yacoub, editor of Al Shaab,
a Baghdad daily; Edmond Lach-
man of the Amsterdam Algemeen
Handlesblad; Lefteri Adam, for-
merbprogram organizer for a Brit-
ish broadcasting company in Ath-
ens and Etienne Thil, reporter in
Paris for many years.
Chakravorti, Yacoub and Adam
are studying here under Universi-
ty Press Club Fellowships. Lach-
man and Thil are recipients of
Fulbright scholarships.
Vogeler Set
r l
To GiveTalk
Robert Vogeler, held for 17
months in Hungary for alleged
spying, will speak to some 3,000
secondary and elementary school
teachers here for the Michigan
Education Association Conference
tomorrow and Friday at Hill Audi-
torium.
The teachers attending the con-
ference are from Region Three
which includes Washtenaw, Jack-
son, Monroe and Lenawee coun-
ties.
A full-scale demonstration of a
television studio with crew and
equipment will be staged at Hill
Auditorium. Rural teachers will
meet at the University flight room
at Willow Run airport on Friday
for a workshop on aviation.
Students Awarded
Art Scholarships
Seven tuition scholarships have
been awarded to students- in the
College of Architecture and Dei-n.i

rice harvest festival dance and
purification ceremony at the Shin-
to shrine of Inari, the Kitano and
Heian shrines, the Imperial pal-
ace, Buddhist temples, glimpses of
children and artists at work, Budd-
hist nuns and school, and examples
of Japanese paint and sculpture.

The new bridge, costing $1,000,-
000 will be built over undeveloped
city park land and east of the
present bridge.
Huron River Drive, west of US-
23, will be relocated, according to
E. A. Gallup, Superintendent of
Parks, and the 900 foot bridge will
eventually carry US-12 traffic over
the river and New York Central
Railroad tracks.

Sell CHRISTMAS CARDS In Spore Time
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way. YOU can do it-on campus, in town, wherever you
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HURRY I NOW'S THE TIME TO EARN I Ro N IIISI
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BULLFIGHTING-THE CLASS AND ... THE MIDSEMESTER

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