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FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1954



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Bank Teller Collects Coins for Hobby

Israel Editor Lederle Says Oversight
Will Speak ,IMay Endanger Projects

Bus drivers take their children
for rides, accountants do their
own tax returns, and an Ann Ar-
bor Bank teller collects coins.
The teller is Mary Meyer, from
Joliet, Ill. who works in the State
Street branch. She has been col-
lecting coins for two years, and
l her collection now numbers over
three hundred.
MRS. MEYER'S husband, Rob-
ert, is a teaching fellow in the
chemistry department, and is also
interested in coin collecting.
The interest for numismatol-
ogy was instilled in Mrs. Meyer
by Durwood Warren, a co-work-
er at the Ann Arbor Bank. It
wasn't until she had come to
Ann Arbor in September, 1950
that she first became interested
in coin collecting.
American coins are the Meyers'
specialty. As a teller, she is in
an advantageous position to pur-
sue her hobby. At any off mo-
ment, she will take a roll of coins,
open it, and avidly go through
them, hunting for a coin that
might be one she needs. But she
doesn't get them free.-
Tellers in the bank know that
she is a collector and keep on
the lookout for coins she needs.
Close friends, and even some Uni-
versity students help her in col-
"' letting.
* * *
AT PRESENT, the Meyers col-
lection, kept in the safety deposit
vault of the Ann Arbor Bank, isI
not highly valuable. "It takes 20
or 30 years before a collection is
worth something," says Mr. Meyer.
One of the most interesting
aspects of coin collecting for the
Meyers has been the huge
amount of American history and
coinage history that they have
obtained through their hobby.

-Daily-Lon Qui

Geishon Agron, editor and pub- - A $1,850,000 auto engineering
lisher of the Jerusalem Post, the building project at the University
largest English language daily in is involved in a legislative over-
the Middle East, will speak at 8:30 sight which may endanger a total
p.m. today at the Hillel, Founda- of $12,944,000 in state building
tion on "Currents In the Middle projects for the next fiscal year,
East." John Lederle, state controller has
Formerly director general of in- reported.
formation for the Government of He said that the legislature
Israel, Agron is now on a six week failed to give the State Adminis-
speaking tour of the United States.
* * *
THE NEWSPAPER editor went
to Palestine in 1920 to devote him-
self tp the Zionist cause and has D
since been hailed by American and
British statesmen as a public lead-
er who has wielded much influ-
ence in Palestine. (Continued from Page 4)
Agron served for years as the Wednesday, May 5
Jerusalem correspondent for the Bower Roller Bearing Co., Detroit, will
have a representative on the campus
Christian Science Monitor, the on May 5 to interview June men grad-
Associated Press and the London uates in Bus. Ad. or LS&A for sales
Times before taking over his positions.
present post. Students wishing to schedule ap-
pointments to see either of the com-
The public is invited to hear this panies listed above may contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admin-
address which will be delivered in istration Bldg., Ext. 371.
the course of Sabbath services con-
ducted jointly by Hillel and the PERSONNEL REQUESTS.
Beth Israel Community Center. The Michigan Civil Service Commis-
sion has announced examinations for
Psychometrist I, Psychologist II, and
* Bank Examiner II. Application dead-
Company Explains ling is May 5.
,a ]. Trans World Airlines, Inc., Kansas
W indshiet M arks City, Mo., has begun to recruit June wo-
men graduates for airline hostess posi-
tions. An announdement of require-
Following speculation which ments is available at the Bureau of Ap-
ranged from "mass hysteria," to pointments.
"hydrofluoric acid caused by the F. W. Dodge Corp., New York City, a
firm which offers services for use in
H-bomb," a national glass com- marketing, is interested in hiring June
pany has offered a tangible ex- men graduates for its management
planation for the strange pock- training program.
marks which appeared on wind- Hall Brothers, fne., manufacturers of
sHallmark Cards, Kansas City, Mo., has
shields across the country-. job openings for June men graduates
The mysterious marks were at- interested in accounting, advertising,
ttibuted to "the general deteriora- management training, cost and busi-
ness administration. June women grad-
tion of older cars and driving con- uates may apply for positions in art,
ditions," by the Pittsburgh Plate verse writing, retail selling, statistics,
ditions," by a large producer of personnel, or secretarial work.
windshield glass. For additional information about
these and other employment opportuni-
Investigation showed that older ties, contact the Bureau of Appoint-
cars were, in general, affected ments, 3528 Administration Bldg., Ext.
more than newer cars, according 371.
to a company spokesman. AN
Academic Notices
Nation Celebrates Astronomical Colloquium, Fri., April
30, 4:15 p.m., The Observatory. Dr. Free-
.A .uualArbo Day man D. Miller will speak on "Photo-
graphic Stellar Spectroscopy at One
Although neither Ann Arbor nor Department of Biological Chemistry.
the University has planned cere- Dr. Eldon D. Nielson of the Department
monies today to celebrate Arbor of Endocrinology Research Division, the

One of their most interesting
coins dates from the Civil War
era. At that time people were
hoarding gold coins, so the gov-
ernment minted "Civil War To-C
kens." They are small copper
coins, the shape and size of a
dime. "At least 15,000 varieties of
these coins are known," said Mey-
er, "an dtheir themes ranged from
politics to advertising."
* * *
A FEW ODD PIECES flow into
any collectors hands, and the
Meyers' are no exception. Quite
recently, Mrs. Meyer happened to
be looking through the pennies at
the bank, when she came across
two oval-shaped coins. They were
mis-minted pennies of the Lin-

4 miles east of Ann Arbor on U.S. 23 - Near Packard Rd.
We Furnish Clubs Free - Open 12 Noon till 11 P.M.
For the best buy on clubs and bags - SEE US.;
Liberal trade-in allowance on clubs and bags.
Dancing Tues., Fri., and Sat,

trative board power to award con-
tracts for the full amount of the
new projects in cases where ap-
propriations were made for only
part of the total needed for com-
pletion. $450,000 has been approp-
riated for the engineering building
Lederle plans to consult Gover-
nor G. Mennen Williams.

coln Head variety, minted in Den-
ver in 1952. The die had been off
center, and the coin was pressed
with half coin face, half solid cop-
The greatest difficulty en-
countered in coin collecting,
other than the rarity of coins
due to age, is the fact that many
of them were minted in small
quantities. One Liberty Bead
series of quarters were minted
in the thousands, or perhaps
only up to half a million.
In another case, there are only
six 1913 Liberty Head Nickels in
existence. At one time, three were
thought to have gone down with
the passengers on the Titanic.
More recently, it is believed that
the coins were once owned by Col,
Green, the son of the famous Het-
ty Green. Since his death; they
are believed to have been dis-
persed to collectors, with none in
circulation. These six coins are
each worth $4,250.
The most difficult coin for the
Meyers' to find has been a Lin-
coln Head penny minted in San
Francisco in 1909. It has "VDB,,
on its face, as well as the mint-
ing place. The "VDB" stands for
Victor D. Brennan, the designer of
the coin.
The Meyers keep their coins in
three-leaf folders which hold nick-
els, dimes, quarters, half dollars,
and gold or silver dollars dating as
far back as 1865. Mrs. Meyer ad-
mits with a sigh that all the books
are far from being filled. "But
they will be someday," she hope-
fully adds,


Cellist, in Dvorak Concerto for Cello
and Orchestra.
Saturday, May 1, 2:30 p.m. (3rd con-
cert). All-Brahms program. Variations
on a Theme by Haydn; "Academic Fes-
tival" Overture; and the Double Con-
certo for violin and cello with Jacob
Krachmainick and Lorne Munroe. Eu-
gene Ormandy, Conductor. Also Festi-
val Youth Chorus in Brahms Songs,
Marguerite Hood, conducting.
Saturday, May 1, 8:30 p.m. (4th con-
cert). Zinka Milanov, soprano, and Kurt
Baum, tenor, soloists, in arias and du-
ets. Eugene Ormandy, Conductor. Or-
chestral numbers: Wagner Overture to
"Die Meistersinger" Hindemith Concert
Music for String Orchestra and Brass
Instruments" and Yardumian's Armen-
ian Suite,(first time at these concerts).
Sunday, May 2, 2:30 p.m. (5th con-
cert). Mendelssohn's "Elijah"; with
University Choral Union, Lois Marshall,
soprano; Blanche Thebom, contralto;
John McCollum, tenor; William War-
field, baritone. Thor Johnson, Conduc-
Sunday, May 2, 8:30 p.m. (6th con-
cert). Artur Rubinstein, Pianist; Eu-
gene Ormandy, Conductor. Program:
Bach Toccata'and Fugue in D. minor ar-
ranged by Ormandy; Grieg Concerto
in A minor for Piano and Orchestra;
Landre Symphony No. 3; and Rachman-
inoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paga-
nini for Piano and Orchestra.
Tickets on sale at the Hill Auditor-
ium box office daily, and one hour
preceding each performance.
Student Recital. Harley Rex, student
of voice with Philip Duey, and of clar-
inet with William Stubbins, will pres-
ent a recital at 8:30 Monday evening,
May 3, in the Rackham Assembly Hall.
During the first part of the program
Mr. Rex, a baritone, will sing a group
of songs by Corkine, Corydon, Dowland
and Pilkington. This will be followed
with works by Bach, and Handel. After
intermission he will sing works by
Carpenter and Gurney, and in the final
group, appear as a clarinetist in Mo-
zart's Clarinet Trio No. 7, in E-flat
major, in which he will be assisted by
Jean Honl, violist, and Justine Voty-
pka, pianist. The final work on the
program, a clarinet solo, is Jeanjean's
Arabesques. Presented as partial fulfill-
ment for the Master of Music degree
(in Music Education), the recital will
be open to the public.
Events Today
Hillel Foundation. Friday Evening
Services at Hillel at 8:30.
S.R.A. Week-end Workcamp will be
held in Detroit, April 30-May 1-2, with
students from Michigan and Wayne
University participating.
SRA Coffee Hour will feature the Lane

Hall Square Dance group, An exhibition
will take place at 5 p.m. Coffee will be
served from 4:15 to 5:30. All are in-
vited to Lane Hall this afternoon.
Roger Williams Guild, Meet at the
Guild House at 7 p.m. tonight to leave
for a Square Dance Party with the
Ypsilanti Baptist group.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Tea
this afternoon from 4 to 5:30 at Can-
terbury House. All students invited.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Can-
terbury Club, PICNIC tonight. Meet at
Canterbury House at 6 p.m.
Wesleyan Guild. ??? Dutch Auction
tonight at 8 p.m. What is it? Come
join the fun and find out!
Coming Events
Drama Season Tickets for the com-
plete season of five plays will be placed
on sale Monday 10 a.m. at the box
office, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Mail orders are now being received and
are being filled in the order of receipt.
The season this year offers recent plays
from the Broadway season, the complete
bill being: May 10-15, LILLIAN GISH
in "The Trip to Bountiful" with Kim
Stanley and John Conwell; May 17-22,
"Gramercy Ghost" with Nydia Westman;
May 25-29, Arthur Miller's prize-winning
play "The Crucible" with E. G. Mar-
shall; May 31-June 5, BARBARA BEL
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ram Sherman; June 7-12, JOHN BARA-
GREY and PAUL McGRATH in the cur-
rent comedy hit on Broadway "Sabrina
Fair." Tickets for individual perform-
ances will not go on sale until May 7.
Foreign Language Group, May 3, at
8 p.m. in West Lecture Room, Mezza-
nine Floor, Rackham Building, featur-
ing Prof. Robert Lado, who will talk
on "Testing and Measuring Language
Proficiency with Particular Reference
to 3rd and 4th Semester Levels." Mem-
bers of the teaching staffs of the lan-
guage departments and graduate stu-
dents are invited.
Newman Club will sponsor a spring
dance Sat., May 1, from 9 until 12 in
the Father Richard Center. Entitled
"Spring Whirl," the dance will feature
the music of Gerry Linehan's Band. The
dress is optional semi-formal, formals,
or dressy dresses. There will be a skit
by some of the club's outstanding tal-
ent; also refreshments will be served.
Everyone is encouraged to come.
Newman Club Communion Breakfast
Sun., May 2, after 9:30 Mass. The speak-
er will be George Makdist, Assistant
Professor of Near Eastern Studies. His
topic will be the "Near East Situation."
The officers for 1954-55 will be an-
nounced. Tickets are available at the
Father Richard Center; small admis-
sion. Everyone is welcome,
The Inter-Arts Union will meet Sat-
urday at 1:30 at the League. All mem-
bers are requested to attend.

Day, at elementary schools and
civic parks all over the country
trees will be planted to commem-
orate the 72-year-old national
Arbor Day's history traces back
to 1872, when authorities in Ne-
braska began it, hoping that trees
planted would eventually shade
the barren plains of that state.
Since then every state has added
its own day for the occasion, with
the emphasis on improvement and
conservation of public grounds.
Student Advisers
Today is the last day for stu-
dents to consult with student ad-
visors on academic problems.
Representatives from 21 literary
college departments, the School of
Business Administration and the
music and education schools will'
be on hand from 3 to 5 p.m. in
room 1025 Angell Hall today.

Upjohn Company, will be the guest
speaker at the seminar of the Depart-
ment of Biological Chemistry in 319
West Medical Building at 10 a.m., on
Sat., May 1. His topic will be "A min-
eralocorticoid of the Adrenal Cortex."
Logic Seminar will meet on Fri., April
30, at 4 p.m., 411 Mason Hall'. Prof.
Arthur Burks will speak on the theo-
ries of logical nets.
Doctoral Examination for Samuel
Richard Hepworth, Business Adminis-
tration; thesis: "Reporting Foreign Op-
erations," Fri., April 30, 716 School
of Business Administration, at 3 p.m.
Chairman, R. L. Dixon.
The May Festival concerts will take
place as follows:
Philadelphia Orchestra will partici-
pate in all programs.
Friday, April 30, 8:30 p.m. (2nd con-
cert). Thor Johnson, Conductor. Choral
Union with Lois Marshall, soprano, and
Blanche Thebom, contralto, in vivaldi's
"Gloria" (first time at these concerts),
and "El Sol" for Chorus by Carlos
Chavez (U.S. premiere). Leonard RQse,


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DICK WALE NER, '52, left a
trail of work as he whirled
through a year of telephone
training. Here he recalls
the variety of his training jobs.
(Reading time: 36 seconds)
"And in the Commercial Department,
I helped analyze the communication prob-
lems of one of the largest textile com-
panies-it had widespread offices and
plants. The recommendations made are
now in use.
"The variety in my training has carried
over to my regular job here in Cincinnati.
My job is to see that good service is
maintained for private line customers -
pipeline and power companies, theater
TV and the like. Every day is different.
"As far as I am concerned, I've found
my career."

"Training can really be interesting. I
found that out when I joined A. T. & T.'s
Long Lines Department after getting
my B.A. at Cincinnati and my M.A. at
Michigan in '52. Long Lines is the
organization specializing in Long Dis-
tance communications. I was put in the
training program, and there wasn't a
dull minute.
"For instance, one of my jobs in the
Traffic Department was estimating the
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placed in a city on Christmas Day. My
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