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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, IFEBRITARY 28, x954

THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1954

Coming
Events

BY FLIP OF A COIN:
Ackley Chooses Economics

Two German films, "Where Did
he Dollars Go" and "Krone Fran-
:en" will be shown at 7:30 p.m.
oday at the International Center.
Frederic March and Florence El-
rige will star in "Christopher Co-
umbus, Student Legislature Cin-
ma Guild film program, at 8 p.m.
oday in Architecture Auditorium.
"North Africa-Problems Arising
rom its Changing Class Structure"
mill be discussed by Prof. Roger
etourneau of the University of
ilgiers at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in
he East Conference Room of the
tackham Bldg.
The lecture which will be spon-
ored by the political science and
lear East studies departments is
pen to the public.
Prof. Frank E. Brown of Yale
Tniversity will discuss "Etruscan
tome" at a lecture sponsored by
he history and classical studies
lepartments and the Museum of
krchaelogy at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow
i Rackham Amphitheater.
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By JOE PASCOFF and
JON SOBELOFF

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"I more or less just flipped a
coin."
That's how Prof. Gardner Ack-
ley, newly appointed chairman of
the economics department, says he
decided to become a teacher of
economics.
Looking out of the window in
his new office, the 39 year old
economist, said that after his
graduation from State Teachers
College at Kalamazoo in 1936
with an A.B. (he majored in his-
tory and English), he decided to do
his graduate work in economics
because he "heard there were some
teaching fellowships."
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"I WAS sure I would be a teach-
er-but here I am. There were few
jobs around in 1936, and I felt a
fellowship would help subsidize
my graduate work."
But Prof. Ackley's career has
included much more than Just
teaching.
"I like to keep a balance between
government work and my academ-
ic duties," the professor explain-
ed.
He says he likes the new expe-
riences and contacts of govern-
ment work and the "enlightening
influence fo working with practi-
cal questions."
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IN LINE with this philosophy,
Prof. Ackley has divided his time
almost equally between teaching
and government service since he
first joined the University faculty
as an economics instructor in the
Fall of 1940.
By 1941, the 26-year-old econ-
omist was making trips to Wash-
ington, DC, on weekends and va-
cations as a consultant for the
National Resources Planning
Board.
While in Washington, he "got
roped in" to serving with the Of-

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PROF. ACKLEY-NEW HEAD OF THE ECONOMICS DEPARTMENTI

fice of Price Administration, then'
in its formative stage. So Prof.
Ackley took a leave from his Uni-
versity responsibilities in 1941and
worked in Washington until Sep-
tember, 1946.
"I spent one year with the Office
of Strategic Services-cloak and,
dagger stuff-but it was very bor-
ing. We studied the German air-
craft industry and what the effegt
of bombing certain targets would
be.
PROF. ACKLEY remained in
Washington until September, 1946.
He then returned to the University
as an assistant professor.
His stay here was again some-
what brief for in January, 1951,
the professor was yanked back
to Washington to work for the

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> Office of Price Stabilization un-
til September, 1952." While
away, he was made a full profes-
sor.
Discussing his experiences in
Washington, Prof. Ackley likes to
speak of his appearances before
Congressional committees. "Dur-
ing the war I was hauled up before
the Senate Agricultural Commit-
tee and rp.ked over the coals."
(Prof. Ackley was in charge of set-
ting cotton textile prices.)
"During the war many of the
Congressmen were upset over the
growing number of long-hairs in
the government. They're much
more polite now."
* * *
THE MODEST professor, who
was born in 1915 in Indianapolis,
and attended the public schools of
Kalamazoo, says he has no real
hobbies except his family but en-
joys playing the piano and doing a
little gardening.
Concerning his new job the
professor said "I like it fine,
but I was impressed by the
amount of paper work. Although
I don't relish administration, it
doesn't bother me."
AS ECONOMICS . departmwt
chairman, Prof. Ackley thinks he
may have to cut down a little on
his. teaching and writing. Author
of many articles, the soft-spoken
professor says his "main outside
chore" now is serving on the board
of editors of the American Econ-
omic Review.
He has recently written for
the government a volume evalu-
ating price controls which he
hopes he may be able to revise
for publication within the next
year.
Students of his economic theory
classes will be happy to know that
Prof. Ackley is considering writ-
ing a textbook on national income
and employment.
Before the war Prof. Ackley's
specialty was industrial pricing.
Then Prof. Arthur Smithies, who
had taught national income, left
for Harvard. "I fell into the job,
and I am glad because I find na-
tional income theory much more
interesting."

Dorman Art
Exhibit Now
Ont Campus
"The struggle for existance, the
tragedy of life, and pathos are the
most profound subjects for all the
arts and can only be found among
struggling humanity," said Miss
Margaret Dorman, who opened an
exhibit of watercolors and pen and
ink drawings yesterday at the In-
ternational Center and the Made-
line Pound House at 1024 Hill.
It was this interest in humanity
and the common man that led
Miss Dorman in choosing her art
subjects and caused her to organ-
ize 14 schools throughout the rural
area of Ohio which were greeted
with great enthusiasm and re-
sponse by the farm people.
A native of Hungary, Miss Dor-
man came to America 34 years ago
and made her residence in Flint,
Mich. After graduating from the
University in 1930 where she or-
ganized the first art club.
Her work has gained her the
recognition of being one of the few
persons to prove that all Greek
sculpture of the 5th and 4th cen-
turies B.C. was based on exact
geometrical knowledge.
Entries for Union
Sports StillOpen
Entries in the Union's ping pong,
pool, and three-cushion billiard
tournaments may be made from 9
a.m. to noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m. to-
morrow and Tuesday in the Union
billiard room.
B o w li n g tournament entries
must be in the Union bowling alley
' by 9 p.m. today. Bowling competi-
tion begins tomorrow, with the fin-
- als to be held during the Union Op-
en House on March 13. Elimina-
tions in ping pong, pool, and bill-
iards starts Wednesday, also with
the finals scheduled for the Open
House. Trophies will be awarded
1 in each sport. Competition is open
to all male students.
Moore To Attend
Chicago Meeting
Prof. A. D. Moore of the engi-
neering college will attend the Sec-
ond National Conference on Tri-
chinosis in Chicago tomorrow.
Representing the Phoenix Pro-
ject, Prof. Moore will present a
paper on the future of the sanitary
landfill method of refuse disposal.
ALL-CAMPUS
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Delivery Service
Delivery on the hour
9-10-1 1 every evening.
Minimum order of $1.00
per residence.
Hamburgers, Sandwiches
Home-baked Pies and
' Cookies
SNACK SERVICE
Phone NO 8-6076

Prancing clowns and somber
Greek legendary characters will be
contrasted in the speech depart-
ment and music school production
of Richard Strauss' comic opera
"Ariadne of Naxos" at 8 p.m. Tues-
day through Saturday at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
The production concerns an
opera company -which while re-
hearsing for a performance- dis-
covers a group of clowns has in-
advertently been hired to per-
form at the same place and time.
A compromise is reached where-
by both companies put on their
acts with the result that frolick-
ing clowns and serious mythical
characters perform at the same
time:
Prof. Joseph Blatt of the music
school directs the production and
Prof. Valentine Windt of the
speech department is in charge of
stage direction.
Tickets priced at $1.75, $1.40,
$1.00 and 75c may be purchased
Tuesday at the box office.

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SINGERS AND CLOWNS:
'Ariadne of Naxos' Opens Tuesday

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-Daily-Dick Gaskill
CLOWNS-In a scene from "Ariadne of Naxos" Dolores Lowry,
G., surprises Robert Kerns, '54.

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