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South Quadders Dispute Elevator Use


S * * *

"We stand oi our constitutional
rights to use the elevators," third
floor residents of the South Quad-
rangle are protesting.
But the men from the upper
floors, feeling that it wastes too
much time to stop, are greeting
any courageous third-floor man
that tries to ride to one, or from
one to three, with general growls
and oft-times with a mild curse.
ACTUALLY it is only one flight
of stairs between the first floor
and the third. This is the basis
of the upper-floor protest. But
though some less - adventurous
third-floor men have switched to
the stairs, others have not.
As the feud continues there
have now been unofficial actions
by upper story men to ban the
third floor men, or rewire the
elevators avoiding the stop.
Third floor quadders have shown
their displeasure by pushing the
elevator stop button even when
they use the stairs, just to make
the elevator stop anyway.
Randoni comments by South
Quad men indicate the tone of
the feelings.
Jack Lawyer, '55E: "Sometimes
it burns me when they groan, but
I just give them a dirty look and
get o.,
Dave Grey, '57: "Razzing didn't
make me stop using the elevators,
but It woke me up to the fact that
I can use the stairs."
* * *
FROM REEVES House on the
other side of the quad, Ron Todd,
'56, complained, "Some guys go-
ing up to five and seven shut the
doors before you can get in. But
there's no reason why everyone
shouldn't use the elevators."
On the other side of the argu-
ment came from men on the
floors five through eight. Scott
house resident Bill Stone, '57,
said, "If it's a dire .necessity,
they should use the elevator,
but otherwise it only clogs up
the other boys."
Bob Burgee, '56, "If the guy's
got a physical disability I guess
it's okay (for a third floor man
to use the elevator.) But I thinks
SL Candidate
List Includes
36 Students
(Continued from Page r)
its, basic function as a student
government-to take a stand on
things,, and to represent student
opinion." Politics, he said, is the
last thing SL members want to
discuss although some political is-
sules are certainly within the Leg-
islature's realm.
"When you become a member
of an organization that wants
to spend its meeting time allow-
L ing each member to impress the
others with his'ability to make
fine oratorical talks and practice
forensics, the meeting becomes a
waste of time," he said, adding
that "committee functions an-
dled in the regular Wednesday
meeting delay activity of the
Rajesh Gupta, Grad., said he
was not disappointed with the
Legislature. Gupta, who came in
last fall with the highest total
of votes ever given an SL candi-
date, said his advisers had warn-
ed him niot to participate in too
many extia-curricular activities
since he plans to take his pelim-
inary examinations for his doc-
torate degrees in December.
k !
CANDIDATES who have thrown
their hat in the ring includenLee
Abrams, '55, Barb Backla, '56,

Tom Bleha, '56, Jackie Boggan,
'55Ed., Mort Cox, '56, George Den-
ison, '57, Paul Dormont, '55, Bob
Chigrinsky, '55, and Carl Eckert,
Others are: Fred Furth, '56,
Carol Gaeb, 154A,' Jane Ger-
many, '56, Dave Gross, '56, Willie
Hackett, '56, Bob Henderson, '55
Babs Hillman, '55, Gil Hitch-
cock, '56E, David Hubly, '57 and
Gerry Jackowski, '54.
Also running for the 23 SL seats
are Steve Jelin, '55, Sue Klame, '55,
Bob Leacock, '57, Paula Levin, '55,
David Levine, '56, Larry Levine,
'56, Leah .Marks, '55L, George
Muellich, '55, Donna Netzer, '56,,
Cris Reifel, '55, John Shepherd,
'56, Allen Shuster, '55, Frank
Spencer, '54BAd., Jerry Traum,
'56, Rog Watson, '54, 1Jo Anne,
Yates, '56, and Herb Zimmerman,

-Daily-Chuck Kelsey
UNHAPPY RECEPTION-Third-floor South Quadder meets op-
position when he tries to board the elevator at rush hour.
* ., * * * *
's a decency to everyone if they Don Horting, '56: "They're
wasting time, it's faster to walk.
Why, even I walk down some-


Sky Trails'
glarking the 50th anniversary of
powered flight, WUOM is now
broadcasting a group of programs
entitled "Sky Trails," as part of
their Radio Classroom, Series.
To give as much authenticity as
possible, most of the programs
were tape-recorded during air-
plane visits to the scenes of ac-
tion. By producing the shows as
documentaries, WUOM hopes that'
the topics will "come alive" by giv-
ing first hand accounts of what
is going on.
r * *
ON THE first day of the pheas-
ant season, a member of the WU-
OM staff spent the day in an air-
plane used by the state's Depart-
ment of Conservation. Spending
over seven hours in the air, the
area from the Ohio border to the
"thumb" district of Michigan was
covered. The radio audience will
learn how the department oper-
ates in vast areas by means of
A loud speaker is built into the
bottom of the plane, so that the
flier can warn people of viola-
tions they are committing or of
forest fires in the vicinity.
At Traverse City, the country's
only inland Coast Guard Station,
a tape-recorded broadcast was
made of what happens at the sta-
tion from the time they are noti-
fied of a sinking freighter until
the situation is under control.
A HYPOTHETICAL case of how
the police utilize aircraft in
searching for escaped criminals
was run at Lansing, with mem-
bers of the WUOM staff acting as
the fugitives.
Other programs are concerned
with the history of powered
flight. Wilbur Wright's demon-
stration flight around New York
Harbor, in 1909, to "sell" avia-
tion to the public is done with
a "You Were There" treatment.
Other aspects of aviation which
are being presented are air mail,
air freight, agriculture aviation.
airways communication and flight
as a means of transportation.
These recordings are being made
at such places as Willow Run Air-
port with actual interviews of pi-
lots, stewardesses and navigators
being incorporated into the pro-
Students Hurt
In Auto Crash
X-rays were taken of John Han-
rahan, '54L, Herbert Goldsmith,
'54L, and Harold Kippen, '54L, at
University Health Service yester-
day for injuries suffered when the
car in which they were riding
crashed into a parked auto on U.S.-
112 early yesterday.

Law Students Argue Mock
* * * *




-Daily-Chuck Kelsey
_________* * *

Trial Cases
each case, two tach for the plain-
tiff and the defender. Each must
then question his client and wit-
nesses and piece together the facts
to formulate a case.
Prof. Charles W. Joined, in-
structor of the course, empha-
sized that the proceedings give
a student the chance to make
mistakes when it won't cost him
money, or hurt his client. He
added that students don't usual-
ly repeat the mistakes that are
corrected at such mock trials.
In all films the man is knocked
unconscious. For variety, they can
then have the man die later if so
desired. Most of the cases involve
auto wrecks.

ALSO contributing to the gen-
eral opinion were these seventh
and eighth floor Van Tyne House

times to save time."
John Morovitz, '55: "They ought
to knock out Reeves house!"

S L Dance
Tickets for the Student Leg-
islature sponsored "Black Cat
Ball" homecoming dance are
on sale today through noon
Saturday at the Administra-
tion Bldg. and on the Diagonal.
Scheduled for Saturday, the
dance will feature Claude
Thornhill's Orchestra and some
of the acts performed at Vars-
ity Night.
Priced at $3.60 a couple, tick-
ets will also be available at the
stadium gates at Saturday's
football game and at the door
of the I-M Bldg. the night of
the dance.

Two automobiles collided on the
One of the occupants was in-
jured seriously. There were defi-
nite grounds for legal action on
the part of the injured man.
* * *
THE FILM ended, and the lights
were switched on. The motion pic-
ture, simulating real conditions
out of which a litigation could de-
velop, was part of a practice lab
in Civil Proceedings 3, a course
designed to teach future lawyers
the processes of 'tort cases.
Beginning with the "accident,"
student lawyers assigned the
case carry it through all the reg-
ular channels-investigation, in-
stigation of the suit, arguing the

motion and finally a trial with
jury and judge.
Groups of students and towns-
people are asked to come watch the
films, then serve as participants
or witnesses. To add further real-
ism to the movie, pictures are tak-
en from every viewpoint from
which someone could be watching..
All cases involved are torts with
a personal injury.
' - * * *
FOUR STUDENTS are assigned

Goldberg Gives Criticism
Of Science Fiction Novels

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Science fiction isn't very sci-
entific, but if it were, it wouldn't
be science fiction.
This is the view of Prof. Leo
Goldberg, chairman of the De-
partment of Astronomy, who has
written a paper on the subject.
EVEN the best science fiction
writers use assumptions contrary
to scientific fact, he said. But he
doesn't mind that so long as they
"stick to the rules they set up at
the beginning of the story."
Too' often though, he com-
plained, miraculous weapons are
introduced in the middle of a
tale to let the hero extricate
himself from impossible predica-
ments. "This just isn't cricket,"
he explained, "Besides, it gets
Probably the most common
pseudo-scientific technique, ac-
cording to Prof. Goldberg, is de-
fiance of Einstein's theory of rel-
ativity in space travel stories.
IN MANY stories, he explained,
"the characters simply shift into
space drive, and away they go at
fantastic multiples of the velocity
of light."
But he pointed out that, ac-
cording to the relativity theory,
matter cannot travel faster than
the speed of light, because its
mass becomes infinite at that
"You'd have to be immortal to
reach the outside of the universe,"
he concluded, "since its limits are
2,000,000,000 light years' away."

can be maintained on other plan-
ets. "Inter-planetary heroes land
their space ships on Titan, a sat-
ellite of Saturn, step out, and
breathe in the fresh air," he illus-
trated. "Little do they know that
the atmosphere of Titan is almost'
pure methane."
Nevertheless, it is a common-
place in science fiction for
Earth-dwellers to visit the Mar-
tians and the "Lunatics," which
is Prof. Goldberg's name for the
hypothetical residents of the
Not all science fiction is so
careless though, he said. In fact,
he maintained that the quality has
improved considerably since 1940
Nothing written recently, however,
compares with H. G. Well's "War
of the Worlds" in his opinion.
Prof. Goldberg could recall no
hypothesis introduced 'in science
fiction which led to a contribution
to science. But he noted a story
about an atomic bomb which had
the government worried when it
was published in 1944.
No theft of military secrets was
involved, he said, just good science

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