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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

VEDN ESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1954

THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY, rEBRUARY 24. 1954

YAWN, YAWN, YAWN:
Reactions to Sleepy Students Differ
By FRAN SHELDON
Yawn.
Students spend a lot of time
falling asleep in class.
Very often professors find this
tendency to surrender oneself to
Morpheus "understandable."
SOMETIMES they find it "dis-.
concerting." Sometimes they let
the student sleep, but sometimes ,
they resort to chalk tossing,
stamping feet, or young children
to keep students awake.
Yawn.q
Many methods of keeping stu- j
dents awake have been devise:{
One of the more recent ones to ; ' i " >
be employed at the University is [ y
a variation on the bring-a-sur-
prise -method.

Best illustrated by the baby that
appeared in a class taught by Prof.
Andrei Lozanov-Rostovsky of the
history department, this method is
based on the theory that surprises
cause alertness. The baby appeared
only once, but, as one student ex-
plained, "you never know when
something like it will happen
again-and nobody wants to miss
It."',* *
, . .
PROF. ALLAN $e'ager of the
English department, on the other
hand, has a method that can be
used repeatedly. It is the chalk-
chucking method. Lecturing, al-

Draft Test
Deadline Set
Final date for turning in appli-
cations for the April 22 Selective
Service Qualification Test is
March 9.
William S. Zerman, assistant to
the Dean of Students, recommend-
ed that ROTC students also take
this test because of their possible
withdrawal from the officer's
training program. Zerman pointed
out that numerous students were
eliminated from ROTC last fall
and a similar situation may reoc-
cur next year.
Applications for the test may be
obta'ined from any Selective Ser-
vice 'Board including the Ann Ar-
bor Local Board No. 85 which is
located at 210 W. Washington.
Registration cards must be shown
upon obtaining an application.
SL Petitions
I VOw Available
Petitions for 24 Student Legisla-
ture seats to be filled in the next
all - campus student elections
March 30 and 31, may be picked
up from 1 to 5 p.m. daily through
Friday in the SL Bldg., 512 S.
State.
Twenty-two of the positions are
for two-semester terms, and two
of the candidates elected will serve
for one semester.
Deadline for returning complet-
ed petitions to the SL Bldg. is
March 6.
Wernette To View
Economic Advance
Professor J. Philip Wernette, of
the business administration school
will speak at 4 p.m. today in Rack-
ham Lecture Hall on "What Fu-
ture Economic Progress Means to
You."
Wernette, editor of the Michigan
Business Review, served as. an ex-
pert on taxation for the Commis-
sion of Financial Advisors, Repub-
lic of Colombia, in 1929, and the
Republic of Peru in 1931.

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ways with a piece of chalk within
easy reach, he has been known to
toss the chalk halfway across a
ACS Promotes
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The American Cancer Society
announced yesterday that it is
supporting Dr. Albert Wheeler's re-
search into a natural compound
which may tend to protect the
body against some of the deadly
effects of cancer.
Dr. Wheeler, of the bacteriology
department, is investigating the
effects of cancer on the activity
of an enzyme called catalase. He
and other scientists have discov-
ered that tumors produce a sub-
stance which destroys catalase, re-
ducing the amount of it in the
liver.
By injecting some of this tumor
substance into cancerous animals,
he has been able to slow the
growth of the malignant cells, but
results so far have been inconclu-
sive.
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Once there was a Sophomore who
had a Sister. He also had a Girl. As
Coincidence would have it, both fe-
males labored under the Baptismal
Handicap of Ermintrude. Small world.
The sister (call her Ermintrude I for
the record) go married. In due pre-
ess, she proIuced an Offspring. So,
fraternal-like, Our Boy sat down and
wrote her a Letter of Congratula-
tions, starting "I hear you have a
Baby .. ." Only trouble was, he for-
got to mail it. Went off for the Week-
end, leaving it on his desk, where his
Roommate spotted it.
The latter, being The Soul of Honor,
didn't read any farther than the lead.
off . . which was, logically enough,
"Dear Ermintrude." Jumping at a
Conclusion, he addressed an enve-
lope to Ermintrude II, slapped on a

stamp and dropped theMissive in
the Mails.
Our Sophomore still has a sister
named Ermintrude. No Girl. And he
still has No Idea why.
Had he but had a Telegrammar, he'd'
have Known Enough to send Sis and
Spouse a handsome Congratulations
telegram. (Telegrammar -- an idea-
packed, pocket-size guide to tele-
graph use. To get one, free, just write
to Room 1727, Western Union at 60
Hudson St., New York City.) Tele-
grams get to the Right Destination
. .. carry Good News, Invitations,
Bids for Dates (or Cash) more result-
fully than any other Form of Com-
munication. When you have a mes-
sage to send that Means Something,
just call Western Union or sprint to
your Western Union office.

classroom to hit his mark-
sleeper.
This method is said to extract
a maximum of result from a min-
imum of effort.
Yawn.
William Weigand, also of the
English department, uses chalk,
but in a slightly different man-
ner. He holds attention by toss-
ing a single piece of chalk into
the air "and catching it." When
attention wavers the chalk falls
to the floor.
Many professors, however, dis-
play unconcern if students do sleep
in their classes. They adhere to
the I-don't-really-care method of
teaching and "let 'em sleep."
Yawn.
One such professor said, "Al-
though I don't really mind if stu-
dents fall asleep it is rather dis-
concerting at times, and -at those
times I make noise-bang on the
table or stamp my foot or hol-
ler ..
Another pointed out that al-
though he could not condone
sleeping in class, he found it very
"understandable." The seats are
comfortable, he explained "and
many of the lectures are boring,
so it is easy to fall into a stupor."
Good-night.
SL Referenda
Due March 1
All referenda for the spring all-
campus elections, March 30 and 31,
must be submitted to Babs Hill-
man, '55Ed., Student Legislature
elections director, before March 10,
According to the present stu-
dent government constitution,
campus advisory referenda, to be
included on the ballot, must be re-
quested by petition of 600 students.
Public Relations
A Public Relations Forum will
be held at 3 p.m. today in Archi-
tecture Aud. on the topics, "His-
tory and Growth of Public Rela-
tions in America," "Public Rela-
tions in Action," and "Public Re-
lations on the Community Level."
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