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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1953

WATCH OUT, FELLOWS:
Escort-Seeking Coeds Establish 'GOW'

By FREDDI LOEWENBERG
and LARRY SUKENIC
For men only.
Do you wonder what your fe-
male counterpart is doing on a
lonely Saturday night while you
sit home brooding? Do you often
envy them for their popularity? If
so abandon all such jealous
thoughts: here is the secret.
THE WOMEN have organized.
They have banded together in a
secret organization known as the
"GOW" (Go Out on Weekends)
to insure weekend dates. Through
their social chairmen, women's
dorms such as Stockwell Hall have
introduced an innovation in solv-
ing the age old problem of bring-
ing the opposite sexes together.
This year to supplement the
regular telephone contact work
that keeps social chairmen busy,
Stockwell Hall has sent a letter
to all fraternities and men's
dorms on campus advising that
they have some 10 female co-
eds who would like to meet some
new people via the blind date.
The idea has caught on like
wildfire, and the Blind Date Bur-
eau, with Caola Faltermeier, '54,
as chief Cupid, is now a thriving
business.
All the enterprising female has
to do is sign one of the many sheets
which are posted on corridors, din-
ing rooms and bathrooms. She in-
scribes her name, age height, and
the qualities which she desires her
date to have.
WHEN THE appropriate male
calls the dorm, he is given her
name, and a twosome is arranged.
Although the potential dates
are mostly freshmen, some soph-
omores, juniors and seniors have
signed also. Most of these up-
perclassmen remain skeptical of
meeting their men in this man-
ner, trusting to the more con-
ventional arrangements.
As of yet no graduate students
have joined the movement, prefer-
ing to remain in weekends, glued
to their books.
Traits most on the "desireable"
list are the inevitable tall, dark
and handsome, with a few asking
for an intelligent, quiet, or blond
male.
Not all the residents have talen
the date bureau's purpose serious-
ly, however. When some female
wit asked for a two-headed mon-
ster, others were quickly induced
to ask that the man for them be
seven feet tall, atheistic, or a no-
headed midget.
EVERYONE seems to enjoy the
dates resulting, Miss Faltermeier
said..
Most girls do enjoy dates, she
added. They ask only that the
boys call a few days in advance.
Reaction in the men's quarters
was expressed by Acacia Social
chairman Chuck Blackett, '56. The
men greeted the letters with var-
ious degrees of shock, but on sece-
ond thought decided that it might
not be a bad idea. It definitely will
be included on the list, he added.
Souh Quadrangle Social chair-
man Charles Sacquety, '55M,
termed the new Bureau a "fine
thing," stating that he is inter-
ested in seeing students mingle
socially. Boys also seem to be
very interested in blind dates, he
added.
As of this printing, no marriages
have resulted from dates arranged
by the bureau. However, one coed
sporting a pin told how her blind
date had introduced her to his
best friend whom she had subse-
quently become pinned to.
'U" Violin Student
To Give Concert

Violinist Unto Errkila, Grad., a
member of the Detroit Symphony
and a student of Prof. Gilbert Ross
of the music school, will present a
public recital at 8:30 p.m. today
in Rackham Assembly Hall.
Accompanied by William Dopp-
mann, '56SM, pianist, Errkila will
play Bach's Concerto in A minor,"
Paganini's "Sonato in E major"
and "Roumanian Folk Dances" by
Bartok.
After intermission he will play
Milhaud's "Saudades do Brazil"
and Beethoven's "Kreutzer So-
nata."
Former 'U' Math
Instructor Dies
A former mathematics thstruc-
tor at the University, Prof. John
J. Corliss died Monday in Chi-
cago after a long illness.
He was 54 years old.
At the time of his death, Prof.
Corliss was chairman of the math-
ematics department at the Uni-
versity of Illinois' Chicago branch.

Ward Talks
To Education
Conference
Helping their colonial posses-
sions to get ready for self govern-
ment is the main job of the Brit-
ish Colonial Educational Service,
Colonial Office deputy education
advisor William E. F. Ward said
today in the opening lecture of
the Conference on Comparative
Education.
* * *
WARD, WHO has spent 19 years
in Africa, outlined British policy
of educating African natives.
Because they are short on cap-
ital, the British are forced to
combine primary, secondary,
and college training into one.
program for the majority of the
Africans, he said.
Three professional problems the
Educational 'Office encounters are
(1) trying to gear the educational
system to the native's culture (2)
trying to make natives want to
study agriculture rather than pur-
suing the professions of their
British controllerssand (3) trying
to prevent cleavage between il-
literate parents and their educat-
ed children, Ward explained.
At an evening session of the
Conference on Comparative Edu-
cation a panel discussed "The.
Adaption of Western Educational
Ideas in Japan."

Rushing
Fraternity rushing registra -
tion ends at 5 p.m. today,
In order to pledge, men must
be registered in the office of
fraternity counselor, William
Zerman, Rm. 1020 Administra-
tion Bldg. before the deadline
today.
Dean Plans
State Tour
Prof. Wayne L. Whitaker, as-
sistant dean of the medical school
is planning a tour of more than a
dozen Michigan towns to encour-
age greater interest in the study
of medicine.
During the tour, slated for Oct.
1 to 10, Prof. Whitaker will ad-
dress luncheon clubs and meet-
ings of the Michigan Education
Association. He will also discuss
counseling problems with high
school and junior college officials.
Cass Cancelled.
Because of unexpected demand
upon his time, Alexander G. Ruth-
ven, retired University president,
will postpone offering his exten-
sion course on the Social Role of
Higher Education for an indefinite
time.

ROOM SHORTAGE:
Music Students Haunt Nooks, Crannies
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Store rooms, basements, and just
about every nook and corner of
the music school, Burton Tower
and Hill Auditorium are being used
to accommodate practicing music
students.
During their free hours, students
dash to the few unassigned rooms
(which include the ladies lounge,
wash rooms and the basement cor-
ner of the stairway) to complete
their required three hours prac-
tice.
WITH OVER 500 students en-
rolled this semester, music school
is unusually crowded.
In past years Francis C. Shiel
of Service Enterprises used to
find empty coalbins and store-
rooms for the young musicians,
but this semester everything
seems to be filled, Dean Earl L.
Moore of music school said.
The latest solution to the prob-
lem is the renting of small rooms
in two of the local churches. Six
rooms at the Congregational
Church and four rooms at the
Presbyterian Church may help re-
lieve the over-crowding.
These 10 new rooms will be used
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday, and will accom-
modate approximately 80 students.

-Daily-Malcolm Shatz
BATHROOM SERENADE-Overcrowded conditions in the School
of Music have forced many students to resort to unusual locations
for practicing. Patricia Hames, '55 SM, finds the empty ladies
lounge in Hill Auditorium a convenient place to set up shop.

-Daily-Dean Morton
GATHER,ROUND GIRLS - Stockwell women huddle around
blind date sign up sheet.

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