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Professors Tell Favorites
For Leisure Time Reading

Regents Get
Grants, Gifts
For School
(Continued from Page 1)


* * *

-Daily-Don Campbell
Relaxing professor selects lighter stuff

Chance, preference, and cheap
editions determine the reading ha-
bits of many English professors.
In one' corner of Prof. Riciard
Boys' office is a large carton fill-
ed with pocket book editions of
detective stories. "This," Boys ex-
plained, "is community property
for all detective fans on my cor-
"ERIC Ambler's boo s, full of in-
ternational intrigue, and Raymond
Chandler's rough and tough de-
tective stories are my favorites,"
said Boys. "When I get tired of
them I read British detective
stories by Agatha Christie and Pe-
tr Chaney"
"There are many local auth-
ors," he added, "who write good
mysteries. One ingenious murder
story, in face, took place in An-
gell Hall. But science fiction
leaves me cold," he commented.
Prof. MVforris Greenhut, who
reads newspaper editorials for
laughs and thinks comic strips
quite unfunny, said his reading
choices are guided both by chance
and by events. "For instance," he
explained, "Katherine Ann Port-
er's presence here has started me
re-reading all her books."
Neither has Prof. Alan Seager
any one basis fo.r his choice of
books. Right now he's reading
"The. Adventures of Augie March"
by Saul Bellow, because he recei-
ved a free copy, "The Speeches of
John Calhoun", because he con-
sidered Calhoun underrated and
wanted to investigate and C. L.
Sharrington's "Man and His Na-
ture," which he bought for 75
* . *
"IN MY spare time I read mostly
novels," Prof. Marvin Felheim
said. "Prof. ,Donald Pearce and I
both read H. C. Branson's mys-
tery novels. He's the kind of
writer others in his field read."
It would "surprise and de-
press most students," according
to Prof. John A. Muehl, to learn
that we read and argue about
the same books outside of class.
I hate criticism, but enjoy read-
ing good highcomedy and opin-
ionated writers, like Aldous Hux-
ley, who make people mad and
don't care," he added.
Bedtime finds Prof. Norman E.
Nelson reading "Letters to Ger-
trude Stein." "I don't like detec-
tive stories," he remarked. "Their
plots are transparent and they're
usually badly written."
"In a way," Prof. Nelson ,con-
tinued, "this poses a Serious prob-
lem: most good literature seems
to demand too much concentration
when we want to relax, while less
demanding forms of fiction ,are
not of a caliber to hold our in-
terest, so we relax to a point of
Ruthven To Speak
To Medical School
President Emeritus Alexander G.
Ruthven will address the Medical
School Convocation in Rackham
Auditorium at 10 a.m. today.
The lecture will be given in con-
nection with the Medical School
Triennial Alumni Conference, and
is one of many activities scheduled
currently to honor the school.
Non-Student Game

Favor Import
'Of. RedBhooks
Two faculty members favored
unrestricted import of Soviet bloc
publications to the United States
when they were questioned about
proposed changes in a law inter-
fering with the American receipt
of such literature.
For the past two years the
Foreign Registration Act of 19381
has been jointly enforced by the
Post Office Department and the
Bureau of Customs. "Political pro-
paganda" from abroad has been
barred from the mails except when
sent to registered foreign agents.
BOTH agencies, however, have
allowed such materials to go
through an estimated 50 univer-
sities, libraries and scholars, in the
interest of national defense.
The recent decision of the
agencies in favor of relief from
their responsibility to judge
cases leaves three alternative
solutions: to open 4ai-, doors to
such material, to amend the law
permitting the import of these
publications to established ed-
ucational institutions, or to turn
the job over to a special agency.
-Prof. Fred Warner Neal of the
political science department, an
expert on Southeast European af-
fairs, advocated "no restrictions
on these imports," since there is
no need for any checks. Director
of General Library Frederick H.
Wagman also recommended that
"research agencies be allowed to
import materials from the Iron
Curtain countries without restric-

the Smith, Hinchman & Grylls
architecture firm. Four seniors in
the architecture and design college
will be awarded the grants.
TWO STUDENTS of marine en-
rine engineering will be eligible for
the $1,200 in scholarships donated
by'the National Association of En-
gine and Boat Manufacturers.
Other gifts amounting to $3,-
375 were accepted by the Re
gents. One gift, not in the form
of money was included. This
was a Wheelabrator Shot Blast
Machine forthe production en-
gineering department donated
by the Auto Specialties Manu-
facturing Company.
Also included in the business of
yesterday's meeting was the ap-
proval of the appointment of Har-
old A. Ohlgren as a professor of
chemical engineering. University
Pres. Harlan H. Hatcher, who an-
nounced the appointment, said
that Ohlgren will also be employed
in the-Engineering Research In-
President Hatcher also reported
four .committee appointments
which were approved by the Re-
gents. Included is the naming of
Prof. Frank L. H'ntley of the
English department as chairman
of the Board of Governors of Lane
PROF. KARL Litzenberg of the
English department was appointed
for another three-year term on
the executive committee of the
Broadcasting Service.
Prof. Donald A. Kerr of the
School of Dentistry has been
named to the executive commit-
tee of the school, replacing Prof.
'Kenneth A. Easlick.
Miss Marily Gordon, '54, was
appointed student representative
of the Women's Residence Halls
for a one-year period.
p 4morted
Psychoo gist
Cites Hazards
Of Night Glare
Limited light available for see-
ing at night makes night vision
difficult under any circumstances,
according to Richard Blackwell,
associate professor of psychology
and of physiological optics, who
presented a paper to the Optical
Society of America meeting in
Rochester, N. Y., Thursday.
Blackwell and his associates
have devoted ten years to the col-
lection of data and simulation of
actual field situations regarding
night vision problems.
The major point presented in
the paper stressed that many com-
mercial products used in night
driving may be hazardous.
As examples, Blackwell cited
the so-called heat-absorbing
glass now installed in automo-
biles and two kinds of night dri-
ving glasses which absorb light
and therefore reduce the dis-
tance at which objects may be
seen. -
Colors of the glass, which tests
reveal are not actually important,
vary from pale yellow and amber
to light green. Blackwell empha-
sized, his tests of heat-absorbing
windshields do not refer to the
dark green sunshields found in
some cars.
"Glare," Dr. Blackwell asserted,
"reduces contrast, and no filter
manufactured, whether it be your
windshield or your eyeglasses, can

recover this loss of contrast for
you. Any reduction whatsoever in
detection distance might well
create&a serious driving situation
at night."'

* * *

* * *«

pre eBs
Aggressive Play Points Up
Readiness for 'Big Time'
Soccer, a rugged sport with an international flavor, is rapidly
climbing on the Michigan sports horizon.
The Wolverine Soccer Club, as Michigan's team'is known, has
been operating for four years now, and is finally on the verge of
official recognition as a varsity sport. All other Big Ten schools also
have soccer clubs, and if recognition comes at one school, the odds
are that an official:Big Ten Soccer league may soon follow.
* * * *
AS IT STANDS NOW, Michigan's club has good personnel and
top leadership, but lacks necessary equipment and funds.
It is not supported by the University, as several of the other
Big Ten Soccer clubs are,
An outstanding example of this lack of equipment is exemplified
by observations made at last Saturday's Michigan-Indiana contest
here at Ann Arbor. Michigan's uniforms were mainly plain purple
jerseys borrowed from the coaching staff of the football squad. Their
socks were of many hues, being supplied by the players themselves,
and anly a few had the proper shin guards. Many resorted to stuffing
towels in their socks for this purpose, and some didn't even do that.
As a result, a serious injury occurred when Michigan's Kuo Chew
Quon received a kick in the shin, and suffered a severe laceration.
ON THE OTHER HAND, the visiting Indiana squad, financially
supported by their school, arrived wearing official soccer uniforms,
complete with proper protective equipment. But Michigan's ability
wasn't inferior to the Hoosiers, for it fought its way to a 4-4 dead-
lock, tieing up the game in the last minute of play.
The Wolverine Soccer Club is ably managed by Ken Ross,
a senior in the school of Architecture and Design. Ross has a
good background in the game, as his father coached the City
--- -- - College of New York soccer squad
back- in 1913, and is still an
avid devotee of the sport.
Ross himself plays at times, and
last Saturday worked in the Mich-
igan goal for a while. The team is
actually coached and captained by
Alan Cassles, a top flight player
who came here from Oxford Uni-
versity in England. Cassles is the
"holler-guy" of the Michigan
team, and between quarters briefs
his team on its mistakes and the
mistakes of the other team.
* s *
AS SOCCER is an international
sport, the biggest of all the sports
in Europe and South America,
Michigan has its share of for-
eign players. Men of eight na-
tions play side by side on the
x;7Michigan, team. These countries
include the Phillipines, England,
Scotland, Poland, French West
Africa, Holland, Brazil, and the
United States.






Some research centers and li-
braries in the nation report they
have been receiving these per-
iodicals through discretion of
the agencies. They cited oc-
casional delays of a year or
more, with many issues still mis-
sing from their files.
"We have had no trouble," Wag-
man, pointed out, "with the cus-
toms or Post Office. Publications
ordered come regularly enough,
with only occasional gaps." He
credited some of the omissions to
Russians, who "tend to publish in
short runs and to provide limited
numbers for foreign export."
Many Soviet publications re-
ceived at the University library
come through a Russian book
company in New York, although
scholastic periodicals are exchang-
ed 'directly with foreign universi-
ties and libraries in the Iron Cur-
tain nations.

The big gun of the Michigan
attack is bespectacled Hank
Reichart. Reichart proved his
ability Saturday, when he blast-
ed in three of Michigan's four
goals. Another vital cog in the
Michigan soccer machine is
giant Ben Bonnlander. Bonn-
lander, who wears a fiery red
beard, kicked in the tieing goal
in last weeks game with 45 sec-
onds left to play,
Wolverine soccer enthusiasts
have the opportunity of seeing the
club in action this morning at
11:00, as it takes on a powerful
Ohio.State University team on the
Soccer field just east of the Mich-
igan Stadium. Other games in
the near future will include tilts
with such teams as Wisconsin,
Michigan State, and possibly other
Big Ten schools. So far this sea-
son, the team has bowed to In-
diana, 4-0, and tied the Hoosiers
last weekend.
The game itself is fast moving,
and takes topnotch skill and plen-
ty of courage to master. Both big
and little men are at equal ad-
vantage in this game, as evidenced
by the Michigan team, which has
such giants as Bonnlander, and
also has the tiny Kuo Chew Quon.
Though body contact is not per-
mitted, all players receive pain-
ful bruises during the course of
the game. The Michigan players
have grown accustomed to this,
and despite the continual pound-
ing on their shins they still main-
tain a fast-paced, scrappy game.
Their spirited play apparently
justifies their quest for varsity


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